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Modern and fun corporate cafe at Gap Inc. seeks an experienced Sous Chef who is passionate about great service and great food.
This is the perfect position for an ambitious, talented, and customer-focused person who is ready to be part of a great team. We work Monday through Friday office hours mostly, offer competitive salaries and great benefits (medical, dental, generous clothing discount at Gap, Old Navy and Banana Republic, company matched 401K plan, and a discounted employee stock purchase plan. . .to name a few).
Commitment to your and our success includes:
-Being a team-player with a friendly, outgoing personality -- you will interact with customers everyday
-Showing up every day with passion, creativity and a desire to exceed expectations
-Ability to provide leadership with a humble and positive attitude -- we all have something to learn
-Understanding that we have a highly repetitive clientele and your willingness to be friendly and to keep them happy makes a big difference in our success as a team
-Working the front-end and keeping it clean and organized at all times
General Summary: This position is responsible for leading and assisting with all food production and delivery for the cafe and catered events. This position also provides direction and training to line cooks, prep cooks and dishwashers. Receiving daily product deliveries, order reconciliation to delivered products, and performing inventory are also essential job functions. The Sous Chef also assists with food costing, and menu planning. This position works directly with the Cafe Chef and Manager to assure a high level of customer satisfaction, timely food production and delivery.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES and RESPONSIBILITIES:
1. Food Production and inventory
-Communicates recipes, portioning and merchandising details to Line Cooks as directed.
-Creates production sheets and coordinates daily workflow
-Ensures that production deadlines are met and that stations are prepared for service.
-Tastes all prepared food and ensures compliance to recipe and checks seasoning
-Provides feedback to management on product quality and vendor service
-Partners with management to maintain appropriate inventory levels on-hand
2. Customer Service and Staff Motivation
-Trains and coaches staff on customer service skills
-Continually seeks opportunities to improve the customer experience.
-Develops and motivates kitchen teams to continually upgrade skills and food knowledge
-Provide performance feedback on consistent basis
-Provide training and coaching as needed to direct reports for performance improvement
1. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
-Excellent customer service skills
-Demonstrated ability to cook and manage production
-Excellent communication, both verbal and written, skills
-Excellent time-management skills and sense of urgency
-Commitment to quality
-Ability to transfer recipes to palate
-Broad based food and service knowledge
-Excellent visual presentation skills
-Excellent influencing skills and ability to develop and maintain good relationships
-Professional and mature attitude
2. Minimum Education Level:
-High School Graduate
-Culinary Degree strongly encouraged
-Current Qualifying Certificate in Food Production issued by New York City
-5+ years of food service experience
-2+ years as a Sous Chef at a professional hotel, restaurant or corporate dining facility
-Corporate dining experience strongly encouraged to apply