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Sous Chef - Inn

Ashland, VA 23005

Posted: 05/13/2024 Country: US Job ID: 1743982 Salary: 45k/year - 50k/year State/Province: VA

Job Description

We're seeking a dedicated Sous Chef to join our client's dynamic kitchen team. If you're passionate about food and enjoy creating innovative dishes with fresh, local ingredients, this could be the perfect role for you.

As Sous Chef, you'll be responsible for preparing and cooking meals to the highest standards of quality and taste. You'll work closely with the Executive Chef, ensuring culinary excellence in every dish served.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Assist the Head Chef in managing daily kitchen activities and ensure all kitchen operations comply with health and safety regulations.
  • Prepare high-quality dishes in line with the restaurant's standards.
  • Contribute to menu development and seasonal changes.
  • Train junior kitchen staff on food preparation techniques, plating methods, and health and safety protocols.
  • Oversee inventory and manage kitchen stock levels, reducing waste where possible.


  • At least 2 years' experience in a similar role.
  • Culinary degree or equivalent professional experience.
  • Excellent knowledge of various cooking methods, ingredients, equipment, and procedures.
  • Proven ability to manage a diverse team and work well under pressure.
  • Strong leadership and communication skills.

If you're a creative culinary professional looking to take your career to the next level, we'd love to hear from you. Apply today or email andyb@geckohospitality.com.

Meet Your Recruiter

Andy Bhikhari

Andy Bhikhari is a business operations specialist with 10+ years of experience in problem-solving to improve operational efficiency and profitability. Andy is adept at developing standard operating processes, coordinating KPIs and metrics, applying technology and automation, and building meaningful relationships. He’s excited to join his wife (Carolina Bhikhari) and the Gecko team in his new position as Franchise Partner.

Andy graduated from the University of South Florida with his B.S. in Industrial Engineering and is a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt. Prior to joining Gecko, his most recent role was Manager at KPMG, Advisory Operations. Andy has held roles in various industries which include raw materials, retail, pharmaceutical packaging, medical device technology, and advisory consulting. Now, he’s looking forward to learning about and contributing to the executive recruiting industry.

Andy resides in Orlando, FL with his wife and their two year old son, Benjie. Outside of work, he enjoys spending time with family, traveling, attending automotive events, producing music, and is a self-proclaimed donut connoisseur.

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