Catering Sous Chef

NOVA Parks
Vienna, VA
Nov 25, 2021
Nov 27, 2021
Food Service, Chef
Full Time
The Catering Sous Chef is responsible for assisting in the planning and implementation of a high quality, upscale corporate, wedding and social event catering plan at designated facilities with a focus on ensuring profitability and consistent food preparation within catering operation. Pay Rate: $15.45 per hourMajor Duties/Tasks:Assist in the preparation and execution of high-quality food for a variety of special events.Accurately carry out proposals for catering services.Prepare food menu items for a combination of buffet, family style, and plated service.Assist with on-site catering staff supervision during events.Assist in the preparation of menu items for client tasting dates.Assist in the scheduling of event staff.Assist in maintaining the appearance and cleanliness of the kitchen area through a combination of daily and weekly cleaning schedules.Adhere to procedures to reduce waste and spoilage.May be required to meet with clients to determine specific catering needs.Maintain inventory systems for food and equipment.Assist in placing and receiving food, paper, chemical, and rental delivery orders.Work with park staff to maintain site-specific catering and communication procedures.Ensure that catered events operate in accordance with local health department standards.Assist with tracking individual event revenues and expenses.Adhere to all ABC regulations and inventory requirements.Work with outside caterers when necessary.Knowledge of emergency response procedures.Carry out additional duties as assigned by Management Staff.Minimum Qualifications:Must be 21 year of age or older.Ability to prepare and execute a high-end wedding menu.Working knowledge of and experience in the operation of food service facilities to include knowledge of commercial cooking equipment.Working knowledge of current sanitation standards and ability to adhere to these standards.Strength and dexterity necessary to perform all required tasks, including ability to lift 50lbs, stooping, and bending.Working knowledge of computers.Exhibit good communication and customer service skills.Availability to work a variable work schedule, which may include early and late hours, and weekends and holidays.Ability to perform a variety of duties including custodial and cleaning tasks.Possession of or ability to obtain and maintain a driver's license with a safe driving record.Possession of or ability to obtain necessary licenses or certifications, including but not limited to ServSafe and TIPs Alcohol certifications.