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Catering Sous Chef
Company Name:Restaurant Associates
This position requires candidates to have a US work permit. Please do not apply if you are not legally able to work in the United States.

Restaurant Associates is currently seeking Catering Sous Chef for one of our locations in Philadelphia.

This is a great opportunity!

Restaurant Associates, a division of the Compass Group, is a national hospitality company based out of New York City. We specialize in fine dining restaurants, corporate dining, performing arts centers and museums, as well as off-premise catered events. Our clients include many of the Fortune 500 companies and internationally renowned cultural centers throughout the United States. We also have created, developed and manage popular restaurants around the country such as the Morgan Dining room in NYC, Table 1280 in Atlanta, and Bravo in Boston. Our high standards and commitment to imaginative concepts have attracted the best professionals as well as the top graduates of industry schools. Opportunities for development and growth are unlimited.

Restaurant Associates' Mission statement is total customer and client satisfaction. Our vision is simplicity, style and passion. This vision is shared by all our associates and in effect, positions Restaurant Associates as a leader in the hospitality industry.

Play a key role in our future success!

Job Description:
Responsible for the successful culinary production operation under the direction of the Executive Chef and Director. May serve as the department head for culinary operations in the absences of Executive Chef. Duties include heavy food production of client meals and high level catering functions always ensuring the standards of excellence set by Restaurant Associates and the Client are met. Must adhere to HACCP guidelines to ensure efficient, safe and sanitary food production, preparation and presentation. Additional duties may include menu development, inventory, ordering/purchasing, food cost controls, training, sanitation, and hourly associate management to include hiring, counseling, coaching and development.

?Good supervisory, leadership, management and coaching skills
?Excellent communication skills both written and verbal
?Ability to communicate on various levels to include client, management, departmental, customer and associate levels
?Understanding of financial, budgetary, and food control practices
?Proficient computer skills to include; various computer programs, Microsoft Office programs, e-mail and the Internet
?Ability to multi-task as well as stay on task and concentrate with constant interruptions
?Knowledge of HACCP controls
?Ability to lift, bend and carry up to 40 lbs.
Necessary Ingredients:
?A.O.S. Degree in Culinary Arts or culinary certificate and 4 years of culinary experience including 3 year at management level.
?Upscale fine dining experience
?Knowledge of current food and catering trends with a focus on quality, production, sanitation, food cost controls, and presentation
?Experience in high volume production with the ability to oversee large culinary associate staff
?The ability to hire, train, develop, coach and counsel hourly associates
?Hands-on leadership and training skills
?ServSafe? Certified
?Must be able to pass criminal background check and pre-employment drug screening
Company Profile:Restaurant Associates is a national hospitality company based in New York City. We specialize in restaurants, corporate dining, cultural centers and off-premise catering. Our clients include many of the Fortune 500 companies and internationally renowned cultural centers throughout the United States. Our RA brand standards and commitment to innovative concepts continue to attract top industry professionals.
Job Profile:
Position: Sous Chef
Start Date: Immediate
Job Category: Catering
Job Type: Full-time
Compensation: $50-59,000
Experience: 3 years
Education: Culinary Arts Degree Preferred
Job Location(s): Northeast, USA; Pennsylvania
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