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Sous Chef for High Volume Restaurant - $69K + Bonus

Tacoma, WA 98409

Posted: 06/10/2024 Country: US Job ID: 1898339 Salary: 67k/year - 69k/year State/Province: WA

Job Description

Sous Chef for High Volume Restaurant - $69K + Bonus

Are you a skilled Sous Chef with a passion for culinary excellence? We are currently seeking a talented and motivated Sous Chef to join our team located in the heart of Tacoma, WA. If you thrive in a fast-paced, high-volume environment and possess a strong background in the culinary arts, this opportunity is perfect for you.

About Us:

We pride ourselves on delivering exceptional dining experiences and a menu that showcases the finest ingredients and flavors. Our high-volume restaurant is known for its vibrant atmosphere, outstanding service, and top-quality cuisine. We are committed to providing our guests with memorable dining experiences while maintaining the highest standards of quality and excellence.

Position Overview:

As a Sous Chef, you will play a key role in our kitchen operations, working closely with our Executive Chef to ensure the smooth running of the culinary department. Your responsibilities will include:

  • Assisting the Executive Chef in menu planning, recipe development, and food preparation
  • Overseeing and managing kitchen staff to maintain a productive and efficient operation
  • Monitoring food quality, portion control, and presentation to ensure consistency
  • Managing inventory and ordering supplies to meet demand while minimizing waste
  • Adhering to all health and safety regulations and maintaining a clean and organized kitchen environment
  • Collaborating with the culinary team to continually innovate and elevate our menu offerings
  • Training and mentoring junior kitchen staff to develop their culinary skills


To be successful in this role, you should have the following qualifications:

  • Previous experience as a Sous Chef or in a similar culinary leadership position
  • Extensive knowledge of culinary techniques, food safety standards, and kitchen operations
  • Strong organizational and time management skills to handle a high-volume kitchen
  • Excellent communication and leadership abilities to effectively manage a team
  • Creativity and a passion for culinary excellence to contribute to menu development
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet tight deadlines while maintaining quality standards


We value our team members and offer competitive benefits, including:

  • Competitive salary of $69,000 per year
  • Performance-based bonus structure
  • Health and dental insurance coverage
  • Paid vacation and sick leave
  • Career development opportunities

Join us in creating exceptional dining experiences and showcasing your culinary expertise! Apply today and become a valued member of our culinary team.

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Meet Your Recruiter

Keith Josselyn

Keith Josselyn is a seasoned professional in the hospitality industry, bringing more than two decades of experience to Gecko Hospitality. Keith was the Operations Support Manager at Laughing Planet Café in Oregon, and he was been instrumental in managing operations, recruiting, training, and opening new stores. His broad range of duties included meeting financial goals, hiring and training staff, ensuring store maintenance, and providing superior guest service.

His community outreach efforts, such as fundraising for local schools and non-profits, special events, and donations, show his commitment to the local communities where the stores are located. Moreover, Keith assisted in culinary aspects, including recipe development and implementation across the company's 17 stores.

Before joining Laughing Planet Café, Keith was the General Manager at the first flagship Native Foods Café in Oregon. Prior to this Keith worked for Aramark Corporation as the Food Service Director for a large account in the Pacific North West and as Executive Chef for the Portland Market. He was responsible for meeting the financial, service, and client expectations, along with full culinary, accounting, guest services, vending, and operational responsibilities. Keith continued his tenure at Aramark as an Executive Chef for the Portland Market and provided culinary support for the West region. He was responsible for meeting aggressive financial goals, ensuring a safe and sanitary workplace, and assisting with culinary operations for five Portland accounts.

Earlier in his career, Keith was the Chef, Owner, and Managing Partner of an Italian concept. This experience provided him with invaluable insights into running a restaurant business.

His community outreach efforts, such as fundraising for local schools and non-profits, special events, and donations, show his commitment to the local communities where the stores are located. Moreover, Keith assisted in culinary aspects, including recipe development and implementation across the Northwest.

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