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Sous Chef

Company: The Quoin
Location: Wilmington
Posted on: May 16, 2022

Job Description:

Join the experience as we are seeking an experienced Sous Chef. The restaurant design have been melded with design features and fixtures from local makers that reflect the building's original era, features a dining room adorned with warm wood accents, plush upholstered banquets, an illuminating ceiling design, and features an open kitchen showcasing a wood-fired oven & grill focusing on Italian-influenced, wood-fired cuisine that emphasizes the smokiness and char of the wood burning oven & grill. Serving a casual, yet sophisticated & seasonally driven menu, The Quoin is helmed by esteemed chef Jim Burke.

The Sous Chef supports the Executive Chef in all operational aspects of the business. You will be second in command to the Chefs, being responsible for carrying out the Executive Chef's requests and orders, on all day to day operations of the restaurant, production, staff, and brand quality.

Duties and Responsibilities


-Executing and carrying the Executive Chef's requests and orders without questioning.
-Ability to execute all positions on the line and help line staff when they get behind.
-Execute and oversee the production of all menu items.
-Complete understanding of work safety and emergency procedures.
-Expedite orders correctly and efficiently to ensure smooth kitchen flow.
-Fully understand the importance of and have the ability to utilize standard recipe cards and plating guides.
-Ensuring all reach-ins and walk-ins are locked.
-Perform line checks to include temperature checks of all refrigeration, rotation and dating of all foods, proper prep(taste), freshness and specials completed for the nights service.
-Assisting with creation and execution of daily specials.
-Implement closing duties for the runners, stewards, line/pantry cooks and ensure all duties are being completed.
-Ensure all foods are up to our quality and standards, all specials are current with the seasons and trends.
-Possess good math and English skills for calculating, communicating, writing requisitions/ completing food inventories and for retrieving information as needed.
-Work closely with staff to ensure that their respective jobs are being executed as per company guidelines.
-Ensure A+ standards for kitchen cleanliness and follow all Health Department Guidelines to ensure proper food handling from the beginning to the end when the food is leaving the kitchen.
-Attend all weekly management meetings and corporate meetings that are scheduled. Hold monthly mandatory kitchen meetings and address all issues that arise.
-Assisting the chefs and coordinating with the purchaser with ordering on a daily basis.
-Assisting the chefs with the scheduling on a weekly basis.
-Prevent breakage by monitoring kitchen crew.
-Inspire and motivate kitchen staff.
Fiscal Responsibility

-Assisting and monitoring daily labor and food cost reporting sheets to ensure costs are trending within budgeted parameters.
-Assisting reviewing monthly profit and loss statement and acts on all variances.
-Helps ensure all overtime is authorized
Qualifications


-Minimum 4 years professional hospitality leadership experience in a similar environment
-Fully understand the purpose of and have the ability to produce all Mother Sauces, all stocks and have the ability to utilize them to make any other needed sauce.
-Competent in fabricating all meat, fish and poultry.
-Understand the differences and uses of all herbs and types of seasonings.
-Knowledge and the ability to produce various ethnicity of foods
-Excellent product identification knowledge in produce, meats, fish, herbs, grains and equipment.
-Understand, and have the ability to train, on all basic cooking methods: braising, poaching, roasting, steaming, saut--, grilling, blanching.
-Excellent knife skills, ability to cut all vegetables and fruits in all utilized cuts and have the ability to train and monitor others..
-Management certified according to state health department criteria
Benefits

-Free Employer Paid Basic Healthy Lifestyle Benefits Plans
-Full comprehensive affordable medical benefits including Health, Vision, Dental, Life and much more!
-Discounted Dining
-401 (K) Retirement Savings
-Paid Vacation, Holiday, Personal, and Sick days

Method owns and operates high quality restaurants and hospitality projects in several markets around the country. These complex projects offer Method-owned boutique hotels, caf--s and restaurants and state-of-the-art amenities. Method operates with hospitality in mind and customer satisfaction as our goal utilizing a hands-on, detail-oriented philosophy. Method's projects have been featured in national, regional, trade and local press including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Conde Nast Traveler, Bon Appetite, dwell, Monacle, USA Today and more.

Keywords: The Quoin, Wilmington , Sous Chef, Hospitality & Tourism , Wilmington, Delaware

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