Sous Chef

Birmingham, AL 35242 US

Posted: 11/09/2018 Employment Type: Full-Time Job Category: Restaurant Division (Corporate Dining) Job ID: 43BO131 Salary: $50,000 - $60,000

Sous Chef
On-Site Restaurant Company

Our Company is searching for a Professional Sous Chef who is passionate about working with the freshest seasonally inspired ingredients available and who is creative enough to transform them into delicious delights for our guests. If this sounds like the type of Sous Chef position you have been desiring, Apply Immediately for our location in Birmingham, Alabama! Our plethora of on-site restaurants are inspired by fresh, local ingredients and the ability to create home-made environmentally friendly products. Made from scratch with the goal of sustainability, we strive to create the most delicious cuisine wherever you want it! Awarded the Acterra Award for Sustainability and The Most Innovative Company in Food, our hope is to inspire others to follow in our footsteps. This is a great opportunity to further your career as our Sous Chef at one of the top steak houses in the country. Apply Today for our location in Birmingham, Alabama.

Title of Position – Sous Chef
Job Description: The Sous Chef is the Executive Chef’s right hand person, making sure all menu items are executed with excellence 100% of the time. 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 the Executive Chef by contributing to building top line sales and guest counts through the delivery of competitively superior team members and guest experience. The Sous Chef position was designed to help lead the team of culinary professionals to deliver high quality, great tasting food, proper food safety procedures and profitability. The Sous Chef has to be a problem solver, ready to come up with on the spot solutions for problems that may occur in the kitchen. The Sous Chef is often in charge of training new employees, as well.

Benefits:

  • Industry Competitive Salary
  • Health / Life Insurance
  • Paid Vacation
  • A Dynamic, Fun Work Environment


Qualifications:

  • Minimum of 2-3 years current experience as a salaried Sous Chef in a high volume environment; prior contract services experience a plus
  • 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 Birmingham, Alabama!

Benjamin O'Neal
Executive Recruiter | Restaurant Division

Benjamin started his career with a private, multiple concept restaurant group in his hometown of Virginia Beach, Virginia. Moving up the ranks from Assistant Manager, he became Director of Operations of 16 full service, casual dining and fast casual restaurants for many years. Benjamin eventually sold his ownership in the company to marry and start a family.

Ben's career path took him to Papa John's Pizza, where he was a Regional Operations Director for five years, until he was presented with the opportunity to own his own restaurant. Ben took that leap, and within five years, his enterprise grew to four diversified concepts ranging from fast casual to a high-end steakhouse. After 6 successful years, Benjamin sold his restaurants in order to spend more time with his wife and growing son. But the itch was still there. Not long after he and his family moved to Birmingham, Alabama to begin a new journey there, Benjamin accepted a job as an Area Manager with Sonic Restaurants where he stayed for five years. Deciding he wanted to be his own boss again, he left Sonic and began consulting, working with operators of small to medium size restaurant groups to help them grow their businesses. He has worked with franchises such as SmashBurger, Tin Drum AsiaCafe, Pizza Hut, Papa John's, Taco Bell, Arby's, Wendy's, McDonalds, Sonic, Applebee's, TGI Friday's, Fresno's Fresh, Grisanti's Italian, and Texas Steakhouse & Saloon to name a few.

Ben has always been known as a great "operator" but his greatest asset is his ability to build relationships between employers and employees that enable them to take the next step in achieving personal and professional success. At Gecko, this is our number one priority, which is why Benjamin is such a great fit for our team.

Benjamin, his wife Libby, and son Miles, live in Birmingham, Alabama. In his spare time he enjoys reading, golf and watching his son on his high school soccer and cross-country teams.
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