Sous Chef

Posted Tue, Mar 22  |  City Works Eatery & Pour House

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Position Summary

Our Sous Chefs are a key part of our team, and critical to providing genuine hospitality. They are energetic, excited to grow in the hospitality industry and care about their team.

The Sous Chef is second in command in our kitchen, following our Executive Chef’s specifications and guidelines. The successful candidate will employ its culinary and managerial skills to play a critical role in maintaining and enhancing our guest satisfaction.

Primary Responsibilities and Requirements:

Help in the preparation and design of all food and drinks menus Produce high quality plates both design and taste wise

Ensure that the kitchen operates in a timely way that meets our quality standards

Fill in for the Executive Chef in planning and directing food preparation when necessary Resourcefully solve any issues that arise and seize control of any problematic situation Manage and train kitchen staff, establish working schedule and assess staff’s performance Order supplies to stock inventory appropriately

Comply with and enforce sanitation regulations and safety standards Maintain a positive and professional approach with coworkers and customers

Qualifications & Skills

3+ years of experience as a Sous Chef

Understanding of various cooking methods, ingredients, equipment and procedures

Excellent record of kitchen and staff management

Accuracy and speed in handling emergency situations and providing solutions

Familiar with industry’s best practices

Working knowledge of various computer software programs (MS Office, restaurant management software, POS)

BS degree in Culinary science or related certificate would be a plus

About City Works:

Bottleneck Management operates vibrant, high-energy, approachable restaurants in the most dynamic neighborhoods and locations. From the start, we’ve been about genuine people and genuine hospitality. We’ve grown into a crowd-pleasing hospitality juggernaut while continuing to hold our core values close to our hearts. We offer a fun and supportive working environment, with competitive salaries, insurance, 401k, vacation, paid sick days and generous restaurant discounts.

Understand the wants and needs of others Support others through words and actions Empower each team member to excel. Enjoy each other, our guests and our time at work. We believe it’s our people that make us strong, so we’re committed to finding driven, hospitable, upbeat and intelligent teammates. Whether it’s in our home office or our restaurants, we put hospitality first, like excellent hosts at a party.

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Arsenal Yards is approximately a 10-minute drive from Harvard Square and approximately a 15-minute drive from Copley Square. Other areas will find it easily accessible from the Mass Pike or Fresh Pond Parkway, among many routes available to Watertown’s East End. Once on site, ample free parking is available. Traveling via public transportation? MBTA bus route 70 stops right on site and can be picked up at the Central Square Red Line T stop.