Sous Chef - RPM Italian

Lettuce Entertain You Restaurants (DC Metro)
Washington, DC
Nov 24, 2021
Nov 26, 2021
Food Service, Chef
Full Time
Created by Bill and Giuliana Rancic with RJ, Jerrod, and Molly Melman, RPM Italian offers modern Italian cuisine in an elegant yet urban atmosphere. Our menu is both sophisticated and unpretentious: from the simplicity of freshly prepared in-house pastas to the textured flavors of whole wood-grilled Branzino, RPM Italian focuses on well-crafted and versatile interpretations of classic dishes.Caring. Creative. Careers.Join the Lettuce Entertain You team! Our 100+ restaurants are nationally recognized for great food and service and as great places to work. We hire and care deeply for people with creativity, passion and the drive to be the best. And we reward our teams with top notch benefits, career-long training and development and opportunities for growth. If you want a career at a progressive company with a long-standing commitment to people, join our caring and creative team. EOE. We participate in E-Verify / Participamos en E-VerifySous Chefs are responsible for running back of house (BOH) operations and shifts, including supervision of kitchen, dish and all other BOH teams as well as the preparation, presentation and service of menu items.Essential FunctionsRun BOH shifts and ensure effective and efficient BOH shifts and operations including but not limited to food prep and cooking, ensuring adequate inventory levels of food and supplies, and supervising the kitchen, dish and all other BOH teamsEnsure proper food storage, quality and presentation standards, including temperature controlsPartner with GM and/or designated managers/chefs to create prep lists throughout the day and assign production duties to BOH employees in order to ensure that preparation quantities support forecasted business levelsMeet with GM and/or designated managers/chefs throughout the day to ensure production standards, staffing levels, and specialsPerform regular line checks throughout the day to ensure quality of all menu itemsAssist the GM and/or chef with daily walk-through inventory to assess maintenance needs, sanitation issues and supply levels of food and goods, and accept and inspect deliveries as neededPurchase and order food product and supplies for the restaurant including daily product orderMonitor BOH employee sidework and ensure BOH employees comply with all sanitation/safety guidelines and proceduresAssist with tracking and controlling food costEnsure effective communication of food production and timing issues, needs, and special requests between front of house (FOH) and BOHUnderstand and follow the food allergy procedure and special orders/restrictionsEnsure BOH repair and maintenance needs are addressedPartner with GM and designated managers/chefs to interview, hire, onboard, train, supervise and develop all BOH employees and teams as neededPartner with GM and/or designated chef to monitor, address and document individual BOH employee performance through recognition, coaching and, when necessary, disciplinary action up to and including employment termination as neededPartner with GM and/or designated chef to schedule, conduct and document formal employee performance reviews as neededMonitor and ensure the restaurant and the BOH teams' compliance with all Company and restaurant policies and procedures as well as all legal and regulatory requirements (including but not limited to safety and sanitation regulations) and represent the restaurant and Company in interactions with legal and regulatory authoritiesProficiently perform functions listed in job descriptions of direct reports and their teamsWork a variety of days and shifts (including early mornings, late nights and weekends) at multiple sites with or without overnight travel as neededSafely and effectively use and operate all necessary tools, utensils, equipment and software (for example, restaurant management software, knives, etc.)Effectively communicate in order to perform and follow job requirements in written and spoken directionMultitask calmly and effectively in a busy, stressful environmentWork in a confined, crowded space of variable light, noise and temperature levelsMove and lift up to 10 pounds, frequently move and/or lift up to 25 pounds, occasionally move and/or lift up to 50 poundsStand and walk for an entire shift and move safely through all areas of the restaurant, which may include stairs, uneven or slick surfacesKey Responsibilities and DutiesPartner with GM and/or designated managers/chefs to conduct periodic kitchen, dish and all other BOH team meetingsPartner with GM and/or designated managers/chefs to regularly review and maintain recipe booksProficiently use and operate all necessary tools (including but not limited to knives) and equipmentModel and promote teamwork across all teamsUse tact and good judgment when dealing with challenges pertaining to guests, vendors and employees, and respond with patience and courtesyFollow all rules, policies, procedures and conditions of employment, including those outlined in the Employee HandbookOther duties assigned as needed#CAPOST#BRANDID-4489640INDMANAGE