Sous Chef

Montreal, QC

Start date As soon as possible

Job type

Full-time Category Hospitality
Description

Ensuring Culinary Standards and Responsibilities are Met

• Manages kitchen shift operations and ensures compliance with all Food & Beverage policies, standards and procedures.

• Estimates daily production needs on a weekly basis and communicates production needs to kitchen personnel daily.

• Assists Executive Chef with all kitchen operations and preparation.

• Prepares and cooks foods of all types, either on a regular basis or for special guests or functions.

• Develops, designs, or creates new applications, ideas, relationships, systems, or products, including artistic contributions.

• Assists in determining how food should be presented and creates decorative food displays.

• Maintains purchasing, receiving and food storage standards.

• Ensures compliance with food handling and sanitation standards.

• Performs all duties of kitchen managers and employees as necessary.

• Recognizes superior quality products, presentations and flavor.

• Ensures compliance with all applicable laws and regulations.

• Follows proper handling and right temperature of all food products.

• Operates and maintains all department equipment and reports malfunctions.

• Checks the quality of raw and cooked food products to ensure that standards are met.

 

Leading Kitchen Operations

• Supervises and coordinates activities of cooks and workers engaged in food preparation.

• Leads shifts while personally preparing food items and executing requests based on required specifications.

• Utilizes interpersonal and communication skills to lead, influence, and encourage others; advocates sound financial/business decision making; demonstrates honesty/integrity; leads by example.

• Encourages and builds mutual trust, respect, and cooperation among team members.

• Serves as a role model to demonstrate appropriate behaviors.

• Maintains the productivity level of employees.

• Ensures employees understand expectations and parameters.

• Establishes and maintains open, collaborative relationships with employees and ensures employees do the same within the team.

• Ensures property policies are administered fairly and consistently.

• Communicates performance expectations in accordance with job descriptions for each position.

• Recognizes success performance and produces desired results.

 

Ensuring Exceptional Customer Service

• Provides services that are above and beyond for customer satisfaction and retention.

• Manages day-to-day operations, ensuring the quality, standards and meeting the expectations of the customers on a daily basis.

• Sets a positive example for guest relations.

• Empowers employees to provide excellent customer service.

• Interacts with guests to obtain feedback on product quality and service levels.

• Handles guest problems and complaints.

 

Maintaining Culinary Goals

• Achieves and exceeds goals including performance goals, budget goals, team goals, etc.

• Develops specific goals and plans to prioritize, organize, and accomplish your work.

• Utilizes the Labor Management System to effectively schedule to business demands and for tracking of employee time and attendance.

• Trains employees in safety procedures.

 

Managing and Conducting Human Resource Activities

• Identifies the developmental needs of others and coaching, mentoring, or otherwise helping others to improve their knowledge or skills.

• Improves service by communicating and assisting individuals to understand guest needs, providing guidance, feedback, and individual coaching when needed.

• Participates in the employee performance appraisal process, providing feedback as needed.

• Brings issues to the attention of the department manager and Human Resources as necessary.

 

Additional Responsibilities

• Provides information to supervisors, co-workers, and subordinates by telephone, in written form, e-mail, or in person.

• Analyzes information and evaluating results to choose the best solution and solve problems.

• Attends and participates in all pertinent meetings.

Requirements

• High school diploma or GED; 4 years experience in the culinary, food and beverage, or related professional area.

OR

• 2-year degree from an accredited university in Culinary Arts, Hotel and Restaurant Management, or related major; 2 years experience in the culinary, food and beverage, or related professional area.

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