Sous Chef

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The Organization

Old Skool Cafe (OSC) is a faith-based, violence prevention program that provides job training, employment, and a second chance at life by way of an evening jazz restaurant run by at-risk, formerly incarcerated, and foster care youth ages 16-22.

Position Summary

The Sous Chef (SC) will train and cook alongside youth in the kitchen. The SC may oversee special catering events and may also offer culinary instruction and/or demonstrate culinary techniques. The SC directly supervises kitchen personnel with shared responsibility for hiring, discipline, and performance reviews.


Primary Responsibilities

The critical deciding factor for a SC to join OSC will be the fit with the vision, mission, and values of the organization. We are seeking a professional with a solid skill set in kitchen management and culinary ability, and the passion to use those skills to make life-long impact in the lives of youth.

To this end the SC will primarily:

  • Train and manage kitchen personnel, supervise and coordinate all related culinary activities.

  • Estimate food consumption and requisition/purchase food.

  • Standardize production recipes to ensure consistent quality.

  • Establish presentation technique and quality standards.

  • Ensure proper equipment operation/maintenance.

  • Ensure proper safety and sanitation in kitchen.

  • Maintain professional image of restaurant, including proper uniforms and appearance.

Reporting Relationships

Reporting to the Executive Chef, the SC helps manage operations and youth in the kitchen.

Company Conformance Statements:

In the performance of their respective tasks and duties all employees are expected to conform to the following:

  • Willingness to embrace and cultivate a culture conducive to positive youth development.

  • Commitment to the double bottom line of positive financial and social outcomes of Old Skool Café as a thriving social enterprise.

  • Perform quality work within deadlines with or without direct supervision.

  • Interact professionally with other employees, customers, and suppliers.

  • Work effectively as a team contributor on all assignments.

  • Work independently while understanding the necessity for communicating and coordinating work efforts with other employees and organizations.


We’re looking for a sous chef who is curious, very teachable, highly professional, humble and confident, and emotionally intelligent.  

The professional qualifications we’re looking for are:

  • Culinary degree required.

  • At least four (4) years of experience in a high volume restaurant.

  • At least two (2) years of management experience of employees in a high volume restaurant.

  • Must be able to display skill in various kitchen techniques.

  • Ability to partner and build relationships with management, colleagues and vendors while demonstrating leadership and integrity and promoting team success.

  • Ability to train and mentor youth with no prior work or hospitality experience.

  • Ability to motivate others to accomplish goals.

  • Proficiency in Google Docs and or Excel.

  • Food Manager's card (preferred not required). Food Handler's card (required).


Old Skool Café (OSC) offers a positive, meaningful work environment that values each person’s uniqueness and contribution. At OSC, you will make a positive and lasting difference in the world. OSC also offers a competitive annual compensation ($45,000 - $55,000 DOE) and benefits package including health, vision, and dental coverage, retirement benefits, generous paid time off, and numerous professional development opportunities.

Application Process

Please send a resume in Word or PDF format to with “Sous Chef” in the subject line.

Position open until filled. No telephone calls, please.