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Sr. Sous Chef

Oakland, CA 94607

Posted: 02/01/2019 Job Category: Food & Beverage Job Number: 25505 Pay Rate: DOE 60K+
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HSS Hospitality Staffing Solutions is recognized as the largest national hospitality staffing company today serving over 900 hotels nationwide. Our commitment to quality in servicing hospitality clients has earned HSS the trust and respect of the best hotel brands in the business. We are committed to finding and placing the best hospitality talent in the industry! 
HSS is currently recruiting for a Senior Sous Chef for a direct position in the Oakland, CA area.
PAY DOE | Competitive
JOB Description:
The Senior Sous Chef will be responsible for the quality of all fresh prepared foods at our client  including sit-down, take out, deli and grab & go. This position will work closely with the Head Chef, Director of Culinary/Facilities, and Lead Line Cooks to achieve our clients vision. This position will also be responsible for fostering a great working environment in the kitchen and the shop at large; this includes playing an active role in training and onboarding new employees.
Job Duties and Responsibilities
Create and maintain excellent standards for the kitchen and dish-room staff. This may include recruiting new staff members, training current staff members, and implementing staff meetings to communicate and enforce guidelines.
Manage the kitchen’s internal expediting station by ensuring that employees have proper plating technique and taste.
Coach Lead Line Cooks on how to operate the daily procedures of the Head Chef.
Oversee all kitchen procedures when Head Chef is not present.
Coordinate with the Head Chef and Butcher to ensure maximum product usage and profitability; the Senior Sous Chef will be responsible for ensuring minimal waste
Perform Line Cook duties; the Senior Sous chef is expected to set an example and answer any questions from Compadres when cooking.
Ensure compliance with local health department and other regulations; train all Compadres on how to maintain these standards.
Propose new dishes and specials as needed.
Job Competencies, Qualifications, and Requirements
-    Comprehensive culinary knowledge, especially meat.
-    Management Skills
-    Knife skills
-    Expediting
-    Cooking meat to temperature
-    Teamwork
-    Leadership
-    Attention to detail
-    Organized
-    Cleanliness
-    Management
-    Ability to work under pressure
-    Ability to adapt in a fast paced environment
Technology related KSAs:
-    Knowledge of POS systems
-    Computer proficiency, especially with Excel and Word
Minimum Qualifications
-    5+ years of culinary experience
-    1+ Sous Chef/Kitchen Manager experience
-    High school degree/GED equivalent is preferred
-    Manager Food Safety certification is required
-    Spanish proficiency preferred
Physical Requirements
-    This positions requires the ability to work standing for 8+ hours a day, 5 – 7 days a week
-    Schedule and hours varies from Monday - Sunday
-    Lift approximately 50 pounds
Apply here with your resume and references and let us connect you to your next career opportunity!
Interested candidates please apply directly and/or email search@hssstaffing.com.
HSS is the largest staffing agency focused on hospitality staffing.  We work every day to match people looking for work with: Hotels, Resorts, Banquet Halls, Colleges & Universities, Event Spaces, Medical Facilities, and more. If you’re looking for work in the hospitality industry apply/search for our openings at: https://jobs2.smartsearchonline.com/hssstaffing/jobs/ 
HSS is an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against applicants due to race, ethnicity, gender, veteran status, or on the basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.
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