Sous Chef - Local Favorite Italian Food

Altoona, IA 50009

Posted: 08/21/2019 Country: US State/Province: IA Job ID: KI9058990821 Salary: 47500
Sous Chef - Salary $45-50k
Immediate Need - Iowa Favorite
Altoona, IA

Our Company is actively seeking the best possible Sous Chef in the Altoona, IA area! In the past 15 years we have been redefining outstanding food and service in the industry. We take pride in every aspect of our restaurants, from the décor to the made-from-scratch entrees. Our goal is to make everyone feel welcome for any occasion. With an extensive wine list and an evolving menu, we’ve become a favorite place to eat among our restaurants across the Midwest. We’ve received numerous customer service awards over the years, and our success wouldn’t have been possible without our team members. To be the Sous Chef of our Altoona, IA location, apply today!

Title of Position:  Sous Chef
Job Description:  As our Sous Chef you will be responsible for leading the culinary personnel and maintaining a professional and organized kitchen. Ensuring excellent food quality and preparation will be a priority as the Sous Chef. The Sous Chef will report vital information directly to the Executive Chef. If there are occasions when the Executive Chef is unable to work, the Sous Chef assumes all duties normally designated to the Executive Chef. The Sous Chef will assist in selecting, training and coaching of the culinary staff. A Sous Chef often acts as the intermediary between the front and back of the house, so strong leadership and communication abilities are a must. Our ideal candidate will have outstanding problem solving abilities and the ability to quickly adjust to changing situations. Our Sous Chef will work closely with the Executive Chef and become familiar with administrative duties and cost control practices to expand knowledge and the ability to grow your career.

Benefits:
  • 401(k)
  • Performance Based Incentives
  • Career Advancement
  • Paid Vacation
  • Competitive Pay
  • Work & Life Balance
  • Apply today to learn more about this Sous Chef position!

Qualifications:
  • Minimum of  2+ years current experience as a Sous Chef in a high volume (over $3m per year in sales) Full Service or Upscale Casual concept
  • Ability to maintain high levels of food quality, consistency, and hygiene
  • Strong leadership, communication, and organizational skills
  • Hands-on with hiring, training, and developing hourly employees
  • Excellent work ethic and drive to succeed
  • Sous Chef must be proficient with financials (P&L's, inventory, food/labor cost, etc.)
 
Apply Now –  Sous Chef located in Altoona, IA!

Kirsty Burton
Recruiting Coordinator

Kirsty Burton joined Gecko Hospitality in 2017. Her parents worked in hospitality when she was a child, so it was natural to follow them into the industry. She started her first job at 16 with a local restaurant and remained in restaurants and bars for several years. After moving into retail, it didn’t take long to get back behind the bar. Kirsty took on a Management role and after training, was promoted to manage the kitchen and the busy nightclub bar in the evenings.

After training, Kirsty moved into Relief Management and traveled to other locations to manage other pubs, restaurants and nightclubs. She was able to use her experiences and talents for roles in recruitment and development within various industries, over the past several years. 

In her spare time, she loves traveling, making jewelry and has a passion for motorcycling.

Testimonials

“This was the best experience I have ever had with a recruiter. Kirsty was hand on the whole time and I would not had gotten the job if it wasn’t for her. Kirsty is AMAZING.” - Adam G.

"Kirsty is amazing." - Amy R.

"Very nice, very professional." - Gregory L.

"Working with Gecko Hospitality was a great experience.  Kirsty is pleasant and genuinely cared about finding a placement that was a good fit for me." - Sean L.

"Kirsty was very helpful in my job search.  There were multiple leads and jobs that she let me know about and was persistent with the different business representatives to make sure I had an interview to showcase my skill set." - Nick D.

"Great experience with Kirsty.  She helped my search outside the box and we were able to find the right fit, not just a fit." - Jason K.

"Kirsty was the sweetest most helpful person and always called to check up on me." - Ingrid R.

"Both Tara and Kirsty do a great job finding me qualified people in a tough employment market." - Jeff C.

"Kirsty was totally amazing. She took the time to listen and help me every step of the way." - Shayne K.

 

 

 

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