Kitchen Manager / Senior Sous Chef
*Sous Chef / Kitchen Manager*Hiring immediately for full-time hourly Sous Chefs or Kitchen Managers.*Benefits:** Eligible for medical, dental, 401(K) retirement plan and paid time off* Competitive pay and bonus eligibility* Paid management training program provided* Clear path for growth we promote from within* Uniform (chef s coat / hat) provided at no cost* Free meal per shift* Employee referral program for outside your own location ($250 for team members and $500 for management)* Exclusive employee discounts* Financial support from the employee-funded Lucky Cat Fund Assistance during times of hardship for qualifying team members* Closed on Thanksgiving and Christmas at most locations* A great place to work and make friends a true team and family environment*Job Summary*The Sous Chef leads a culinary operation with the freshest ingredients, the cleanest kitchen, top of the line equipment, and high operating standards, reporting directly to the Operating Partner. *Job Responsibilities** Lead a high volume, scratch kitchen of passionate people through knowledge and experience of food prep and execution of menu items, procedures, and recipes to kitchen staff* Ensure guest satisfaction through memorable culinary experiences* Develop, mentor, and inspire your culinary team to remain curious continuing to learn and teach* Promote a fun and positive family-style work environment* Provides clear direction to the kitchen staff throughout the shift* Assists with scheduling, interviewing, and hiring at the direction of the Operating Partner* Provides feedback to staff and recognition of staff* Responsible for maintaining product quality standards by performing regular line checks* Will engage in prep and line cooking activities as needed during the shift to ensure timely execution* Accountable for following and executing all state safety and sanitation guidelines* Contributes to building sales and maximize financial success for the restaurant* Assists with cost control and food inventories as directed by the Executive Chef*Job Requirements** 2+ years of prior culinary or restaurant management experience* Experience working in a hands-on, fast paced, high volume environment* Experience mentoring and training hourly team members* Exposure to managing inventory, cost of goods and overall control of financials * Must be able to stand and walk for periods of eight to ten hours in length each shift* Must be able to reach, bend, balance and transport various objects weighing up to 30 lbs. repeatedly during a shift. At times it might be necessary to lift up to 50 lbs.* Must be able to operate kitchen equipment including a wok, mixer, slicer, and buffalo chopper, as well as have the ability to use knives appropriately and maintain their integrity* Must be able to work around various levels of temperature, including warm to very warm temperatures in the kitchen*Preferences:** Experience working in casual or upscale dining* Experience working in a restaurant chain or franchise with established processes, systems, and accustomed to corporate structure and protocols*Why work for us?*Because it s more than a job. We are passionate people doing meaningful work, motivated by our purpose: To celebrate life, family, and food.P.F. Chang s is a unique concept like no other restaurant; a scratch kitchen and concept you can take pride in. We believe in PF Chang s 28 years strong and still growing, sharing, and celebrating each day!*How We Protect Our Team Members *The Company reviews CDC guidelines and complies with Federal, State, and local rules to keep our P. F. Chang s Team Members and Guests safe. *Apply Now** Search for jobs by keyword or location.* Gather your work history, and if applicable prepare your resume for submission. * Click Apply Now to submit your application. * If you meet the qualifications of the job, someone from PF. Chang s will contact you.*Interested in learning more about the position, but not ready to apply? ** Click on the [P.F. CHANG'S WORK WITH US]( and provide your name, address, email, telephone number, and career area you are interested in. * Someone from PF Chang s will contact you to discuss the opportunity.