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Sous Chef Job Description


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Sous Chef Job Description

  1. 1. SOUS CHEF Job Description Job Title: Sous Chef Department: Food & Beverage Dept Reporting To: Head Chef Liaises with: Heads of Department, Store-man, Laundry-room Responsible for: All subordinate kitchen staff Prepared By: Human Resources Dept Prepared Date: March 2014 Approved By: General Manager JOB RESPONSIBILITIES & DUTIES: •To deputise in the Head Chef's absence •Assist in selecting, training, supervising, developing, disciplining and counselling staff in the Kitchen •Coordinate and participate in the activities of chefs and other kitchen personnel engaged in preparing and cooking, foods to ensure efficient and profitable food service •Direct and participate in planning menus and utilisation of food surplus and leftovers •Schedule kitchen staff according to business levels •Assist in maintaining inventory; estimate food consumption and purchase or requisition food and non-food items necessary for kitchen operation •Direct and correct the presentation and portioning of food according to company standards •Confer with Head Chef or Executive Chef to coordinate policies and procedures between the kitchen and dining areas as well as Banquet functions and Banquet staff •Oversee production of banquet food operations. •Perform other duties as assigned LANGUAGE SKILLS Ability to read, analyse, and interpret general business professional publications, technical procedures, manuals or statutory regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and standard of performance manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, suppliers, members, and employees. EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE •Formal Training in Culinary Arts •Must have at least 5 years culinary experience •Food and wine knowledge and creativity •Leadership/supervisory experience required •Knowledge of purchasing, ordering, receiving, food costing and inventory procedures COMPUTER SKILLS Working knowledge of various computer software programs including, but not limited to, Word-processing, spreadsheets, and email. CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS Certificate of completion from trade school. Driver's License. PHYSICAL DEMANDS While performing the duties of Sous Chef, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and stoop, kneel, or crouch. The employee
  2. 2. must occasionally lift and/or move up to 24KG. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and distance vision. WORK ENVIRONMENT While performing the core functions of Sous Chef, the employee is usually indoors, in a controlled environment, and experiences moderate noise levels in the working environment. ____________________________________________________ Print Name ____________________________________________________ Signature ____________________________________________________ Date