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Sous Chef

Company: Venetian Gardens
Location: Venice
Posted on: November 20, 2022

Job Description:

The Sous Chef assists with daily kitchen operations, including meal preparation,
purchasing, cost control, sanitation, safety, and staff training. In addition, this individual
is responsible for preparing and cooking food in the community and ensure's that all
meals are prepared and presented according to Company standards.

Principle Duties and Responsibilities:
The following essential functions are the fundamental job duties of the position to be
completed with or without appropriate reasonable accommodation.
--- Provide a high level of customer service and promote a restaurant-style dining
atmosphere.
--- Work closely with the Executive Chef and/or General Manager to keep residents
satisfied with food and dining programs.
--- In the absence of the Executive Chef, oversee the staff and daily operations of
the kitchen, ensuring high standards for food preparation and service.
--- Assign tasks, coach, train, and develop kitchen staff as requested by the
Executive Chef.
--- Create a strong sense of teamwork and cooperation among all staff.
--- Ensure that all food is received, stored, and prepared according to Company
standards.
--- Maintain kitchen and food storage and preparation areas in a clean, safe, and
sanitary condition at all times.
--- Responsible for the overall food quality and presentation of meals according to
established recipes and approved menus.
--- Assist the Executive Chef with the management of the budget for items such as
Last Updated: 9/22/2022
Approved By: VP, Culinary
linen, table setting supplies, uniforms, payroll, and special events.
--- Assist Executive Chef in menu planning and development based on resident
likes and dislikes.
--- Adhere to and train staff on standard food safety practices.
--- Assist with planning, preparing, and executing special events, banquets, and
theme meals.
--- Acquaint new residents with menus, seating, and dining options and hours, when
applicable.
--- Attend and/or Conduct Pre-Meal stand up for all dining and kitchen staff.
--- Document temperatures of food before service, refrigeration, and freezer
temperatures.
--- Prepare and ensure snacks and beverages are available to residents at all times.
--- Assist with cleaning kitchen floors (sweeps and mops) and emptying the trash.
--- Assist with the transportation and storage of food and supplies.
--- Operate and Maintain kitchen equipment in a clean and sanitary manner.
--- Assist Executive Chef with in-services.
--- May perform other duties as needed and/or assigned.
Minimum Qualifications
--- High School Diploma or general education degree (GED).
--- Minimum of three (3) to five (5) years experience as a lead cook or chef in a
hospitality or healthcare environment.
--- Communicate effectively in English with employees and residents and read and
write English.
--- Basic mathematical skills to accurately calculate food purchasing and adhere to
set budgets.
--- Strong attention to detail and quality.
--- Culinary Training is preferred.
--- Food handlers permit as required by local/state and/or Company standards.
--- Able to read and follow recipes and printed production guides, cleaning
schedules, and logs.
--- Serv safe is required
--- Knowledge of food handling, preparation, cooking, and service.

Keywords: Venetian Gardens, Palmetto , Sous Chef, Hospitality & Tourism , Venice, Florida

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