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Sous Chef | Upscale Casual Dining Concept | Salary Up to $55K!

Des Moines, IA

Posted: 06/19/2024 Country: US Job ID: 1229434 Salary: 50k/year - 55k/year State/Province: IA

Job Description

Restaurant Sous Chef

Des Moines, IA

Upscale, Casual Dining, Creativity rewarded

Salary Up to $55K!

Expanding Restaurant Group – 

Des Moines, IA-based restaurant group is seeking a Sous Chef able to help lead a team! The ability to work all stations, lead by example and communicate effectively in a high-volume environment is needed. The right candidate will have prior kitchen leadership experience or at least 2 years of experience in a high-volume setting in Des Moines, IA

Job Description: The Sous Chef will assist the Executive Chef in leading and directing all menu changes and updates, will be actively involved in hiring and training, and developing all BOH staff. The sous chef must have the ability to lead and direct the staff in attaining expected food and supply costs and will be responsible for all repairs and maintenance for all BOH operations. The sous chef will be a working chef, but should be an effective delegator, must be able to take responsibility for all administrative functions, and ensure compliance with the kitchen standards of operations in the absence of the Executive Chef. The Sous Chef must be well-rounded, have the ability to work with people at all levels, and be articulate in communications with staff and guests


  • Excellent Compensation
  • Performance Bonus
  • Great Benefits
  • 401k
  • Paid Vacation and Sick Days
  • Career Growth Opportunity


  • Minimum of 2-3 years current experience as a Sous Chef in a casual dining restaurant
  • Must have Sous Chef experience in establishments doing over $2 million per year in sales
  • Ability to maintain high levels of food quality, consistency, and hygiene
  • Strong leadership, communication, and organizational skills
  • Hands-on experience hiring, training, and developing hourly employees
  • Excellent work ethic and drive to succeed
  • The sous chef must have experience with inventory, ordering food, and costing out specials 

Apply Now - Sous Chef is located in Des Moines, IA! 

To apply, e-mail your resume to jcameron@geckohospitality.com

Meet Your Recruiter

Marty Tarabar

Marty Tarabar is a Gecko Hospitality Franchise Partner for 7 states. starting with Gecko in 2005, Marty has forged relationships with candidates and clients, connecting their needs and visions. He has brought on, trained and developed a strong team of recruiters to support his franchise territories.

Marty started dishwashing at the local diner was his way of financing his many travels. As a Boy Scout, Marty traveled to Japan, Israel and across the United States twice before the age of 17. Starting as a fry cook while in college, he went on to work for regional and national restaurant groups as a General Manager, Training General Manager and a District Manager. Marty also worked as a Food Service Manager for Genuardi Family Markets, a division of Safeway.

As a member of the Pennsylvania Restaurant & Lodging Association, he’s done seminars for restaurant owners across the state.

After many years on the road, Marty and his wife, Jill, settled in beautiful Bucks County, Pennsylvania, where they are enjoying the life of empty nesters.  He enjoys trips to see his grandson in the St Louis area and helps his wife at Fine Arts and Craft Shows to support her stained-glass business.

Since leaving operations Marty has much more time to devote to many activities with his synagogue and home improvement projects. He is a lifetime Red Cross Blood Donor (over 80 pints donated so far) and regularly volunteers his cooking skills for charitable events.

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