Executive Sous Chef

Hot Springs National Park, VA

Posted: 05/29/2019 Employment Type: Full-Time Job Category: Hospitality Division (Resorts / Inns & Lodges)

Executive Sous Chef

Southern Hospitality Resort


Are you looking for a career where you are valued? Our team of hospitality professionals are currently looking for an Executive Sous Chef. Apply today for this position in Hot Springs, VA. Our resort is unlike any other. We have award winning spas, luxurious golf courses, and many popular amenities. Our resort overlooks the mountains, and offers both casual and fine dining restaurants, an adult-only serenity garden, and family-friendly water attractions that are all on site. Aside from our new water slides, we also have a downhill ski area and a beautiful Equestrian Center. Activities also include a Shooting Club and even miniature golf. Overall, our resort is one of the most popular in the area. If you are interested in joining our team and adding to our success, do not miss this opportunity! Join our team to be a part of a growing organization and begin your career as our Executive Sous Chef. Apply Now for this position in Hot Springs, VA.


Job Title: Executive Sous Chef

Job Description: The Executive Sous Chef will ensure the proper execution of culinary efforts in all kitchens and food production areas; this will involve a daily tour of each area to check food quality, kitchen cleanliness and organization, staff appearance, and genuine engagement with all fellow associates. The Executive Sous Chef will work with the Banquet Chefs/Sous Chefs weekly and daily to ensure an appropriate plan for special events and to support service as needed. Our Executive Sous Chef will also be responsible for all areas of the kitchen operation in the absence of the Executive Chef, as well as work with all support kitchens, including Butcher Shop, Pastry, Garde Manger, and Saucier to ensure proper and timely production of product.


  • Competitive Salary
  • Medical, Dental & Vision Insurance
  • Life and Accident Insurance
  • Paid Vacation



  • The Executive Sous Chef must have a Bachelor’s degree, or equivalent work experience
  • Our Executive Sous Chef should have previous experience working as an Executive Sous Chef in a high-volume, high-end multifaceted resort restaurant
  • Previous management experience is a must, as well as management experience leading a team of at least 15, including development, performance evaluation, interviewing, hiring, etc.
  • The Executive Sous Chef must have the ability to be a proactive communicator
  • CPR and First Aid certification is strongly preferred


Apply Now – Executive Sous Chef in Hot Springs, VA

If you would like to be considered for this position, email your resume to mikez@geckohospitality.com


Mike Zanolli
Franchise Partner | Hospitality Division

Mike Zanolli is the Gecko Executive Hospitality franchise partner in Virginia and Washington D.C. He brings over 25 years of experience in the hospitality industry.  He started his career in hotel operations after graduating from The Hotel School at Cornell University and gradually moved into food and beverage operations.  He has opened multiple hotel properties ranging from 300-room all-suite hotels to 4,000-room international casino resorts.

Working in 4 and 5-star hotels and casino resort properties, having experienced multiple property openings and building and maintaining management teams throughout his career, Mike truly understands the need that clients have in hiring qualified, knowledgeable candidates that will represent their brand and fit well within their organization.   

Mike also understands what candidates look for in finding the right organization that fits their desires and provides opportunity for personal growth.

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