Sous Chef
Francois Bend Gonzales, LA DOE


 To prepare nutritious, appetizing and attractive meals, while working as a team with other culinary team members to provide smooth, efficient and safe operation of the kitchen area.



  • Must be 18 years of age.
  • High school graduate or equivalent.
  • Culinary Arts Degree or equivalent experience.
  • Two (2) years of experience in the culinary field. 
  • Ability to read and prepare recipes, in detail.
  • Ability to work with staff and residents to resourcefully resolve food service problems.
  • Possess computer skills, including word processing and spreadsheet applications.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively in English, both verbally and in writing, with residents and staff.
  • Ability to work in a team setting and be a team player.
  • Maintain a positive, respectful, and professional approach with coworkers and residents
  • Ability to keep all business and operations information confidential.
  • Possess excellent customer service and organizational skills.
  • Ability to work under little supervision with time constraints while maintaining a high level of performance.



  • Follow safe food-handling procedures.
  • Ensure that food, supplies and appropriate personnel are available for the meal and assists in coordinating prep for the following days menu.
  • Complete leftover logs and use leftovers in a time safe and creative manner to minimize waste.
  • Follow procedures for covering, labeling, dating and storing food in a timely manner.
  • Ensure Temperature logs are completed at required time (Cooler, Freezer, Production Sheets, and Dishwasher).
  • Oversee the Community Food Services staff and overall kitchen operation in the absence of the Executive Chef.
  • Assist in training new food service employees.
  • Assign tasks as needed and assist in the set-up of special functions.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by supervisor.





  • Meet the assigned work requirements of the job. Regular attendance is required.
  • Serve as a role model for all employees by displaying a responsible, cooperative, and positive attitude.
  • Represent the Community in a professional, courteous, and friendly manner.
  • Adhere to dress/appearance code. Changes in attire may be dictated by special occasion or weather
  • Follow specified procedures regarding the handling of contaminated material encountered in accidents or injuries on the Community premises.
  • Attend education and training classes as necessary to fulfill state regulations applicable to the
Francois Bend is an EEO employer - M/F/Vets/Disabled
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