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Sous Chef

Company: The Wheel
Location: Stamford
Posted on: March 14, 2023

Job Description:

SOUS CHEFDrawing on fresh ingredients from over 40 local farmers, fishermen and purveyors, we feature the best of what's in season with an ever-changing menu plus produce grown and harvested on The Wheel's very own rooftop garden. At the center of the restaurant's open kitchen lies a hearth oven used to roast meats, fish and vegetables, as well as to bake Neapolitan-style pizzas. - -Expectations -

  • Manage the day-to-day activities in the kitchen, including food preparation and production, and management and training of kitchen staff
  • Ensure efficient, cost-effective operation and profitability of food production
  • Supervise and inspect all preparation and cooking equipment on a regular basis to ensure that they are kept clean, sanitary, and in perfect operating order
  • Ensure that food products, presentation, and plating are of the highest quality, and are prepared to serve in a timely manner
  • Work effectively with the culinary management team -
  • Assure adherence to all standards of food quality, preparation, recipes, and presentation in conjunction with the specifications
  • Monitor holding and storage operations, stocking and food rotation, and guarantee food service sanitation standards are met
  • Assure kitchen personnel is trained in best cleanliness and sanitation practices
  • Manage staff schedules, payroll, kitchen set up / break down, production, prep is completed and staff wear proper uniform as well as disciplinary procedures are followed when applicable
  • Understand the financial component, purchasing within budget guidelines, achieving cost off food and expectations.
  • Instill teamwork and synergy between the FOH and BOH staff through proper communication and delegation to ensure a "one team" mentality -
    • 2+ years of culinary management experience in a high-volume upscale restaurant -
    • Dedication to culinary excellence, team success, and growth
    • Strong knowledge of food preparation, kitchen safety and sanitation, effective time management and quality control
    • Basic understanding of administrative tasks including inventory, purchasing, scheduling
    • Desire to learn from our culinary leaders and develop professionally and personally
    • Ability to communicate clearly with managers, kitchen and dining room employees, and guests.
    • The ability to work well under pressure and be a leader who will NUTURE and SUPPORT their TEAM.
    • Technically savvy with / to become proficient with key systems and IT infrastructure (Foodager, Jolt, Hot Schedules, KDS)
    • Receptive to constructive criticism and performance feedback
    • Safe Food Handling Certification
    • Must be able to lift and or move up to 10 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and /or move up to 100 pounds.
    • Able to work in a standing/walking position for long periods of time
    • Command of the English language
    • Must be eligible to work in the United States

Keywords: The Wheel, Stamford , Sous Chef, Hospitality & Tourism , Stamford, Connecticut

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