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.
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.
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 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.
Please send a resume in Word or PDF format to firstname.lastname@example.org with “Sous Chef” in the subject line.
Position open until filled. No telephone calls, please.