5195 Utica Ridge Rd, Davenport, IA 52807 Davenport, IA 52807
Upscale Casual - Immediate Need
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.
Title of Position - Sous Chef
Job Description: The Sous Chef is second in command, below the Executive Chef. The job of Sous Chef involves significant responsibility, as the Sous Chef must be qualified to lead other kitchen personnel, remain organized and professional, and report vital information 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. Working as a Sous Chef is often a step in the direction of turning into an Executive Chef, and acts as on-the-job training for those wanting to continue their careers. The right candidate must be familiar with all of the daily operations of the kitchen, and must be able to perform any task in the kitchen if needed. 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. As the second in command, the Sous Chef is most often in charge of managing kitchen staff to ensure food is prepared properly. 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.
- Must have a minimum of 2+ years current experience as a Sous Chef in a high volume (over $2-3 million per year), Full Service or Upscale Casual concept
- Hands-on with hiring, training, and developing hourly employees
- Ability to maintain high levels of food quality, consistency, and hygiene
- Outstanding leadership, communication, and organizational skills
- Excellent work ethic and drive to succeed
- Must be proficient with financials (P&L's, inventory, food/labor cost, etc.)
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Tara Gates, CPC
Executive Recruiter | Restaurant Division
Tara Gates joined the Gecko Hospitality team as a Restaurant Recruiter in 2014. As a Recruiter, Tara has been very successful in connecting top talent candidates with successful corporate restaurants. She has mastered the craft of engaging candidates on a personal level, coordinating interviews with the clients, as well as determining the hiring needs and fulfilling the position with candidates that excel expectations set forth by the client. She attributes this to her 20+ years of experience managing different types of restaurant settings from privately owned upscale facilities, banquet, to casual corporate environments.
In addition to being a Recruiter, Tara is an adventurous risk taker and thrill seeker and has a passion for living on the edge. She enjoys four wheeling, rock climbing, white water rafting and traveling. Tara attended Penn State University and was an All Star Track and Cross Country runner.