Sous Chef

Hardwood Cafe Butler, PA $21.00 to $24.00 per hour

 The Sous Chef is expected to prepare and plate hot food to the exact standard and recipes established by management in a timely and consistent manner. 


1. Demonstrate knowledge of culinary practices and terminology 

2. Consistently express understanding and commitment to the restaurant’s cuisine concept and the 

managements philosophy through culinary technique and esprit de corps. 

3. Manage assigned station to ensure the consistent production of all assigned menu items to the 

exact standard established by management: 

  • • Station inventory/par levels 
  • • Station mis-en-place standard 
  • • Plating standards 
  • • Standard preparation and seasoning techniques 

4. Communicate and expedite all stations food items to ensure timely order delivery. 

5. Ensure all line food items being produced are of the highest level of quality; prepared in a timely, consistent manner and ensuring total guest satisfaction. 

6. Participate in the proper storage and organization of all food, paper and chemical goods. 

7. Demonstrate standard sanitation practices and cleaning schedules; adhere to local and state 

health code regulations. 

8. Adhere to recipes, production and usage records. 

9. Date all food containers and rotate per Culinary Standards, making sure 

that all perishables are kept at proper temperatures. 

10. Check pars for shift use; determine necessary preparation, freezer pull and line set up. Notify 

Chef any out-of stock items or possible shortages. 

11. Operate, maintain and properly clean deep fryer, broiler, range, grill, wood-fired oven, food 

processor, mixer, slicer on a shift basis. 

12. Attend and participate in all required meetings. 

13. Report unsafe working conditions, operational needs, and equipment or other aspects of the 

restaurant in need of repair to management. 

14. Properly handle and report employee and guest accidents. 

15. Respond properly to any restaurant emergency or safety situation. 

16. Follow proper payroll and uniform procedures. 

17. Ensure opening and closing duties are completed consistently. 

18. Keep the Back-of-the-House areas neat, clean and organized at all times. 

19. Practice a ‘clean as you go’ philosophy throughout shift. 

20. Maintain regular attendance in compliance with the standard defined in the Employee Handbook 

and as required by the posted schedule, which will vary according to the needs of the restaurant. 

21. Check schedule on a regular basis for arrival times and changes in them. 

22. Maintain the high standards of respectful communication, presentation, body language and 

workplace conduct as outlined in the Service Agreement and Employee Handbook 

Job Type: Full-time

Required experience: 

  • • 4 Years Sous or Chef de Cuisine experience 

Required education: 

  • • High school or equivalent 
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