Sous Chef

Why E. & J. Gallo Winery?

Recognized by Glassdoor as a "Best Place to Work" two years in a row, we couldn't be prouder of our employees. We are the largest family-owned winery in the world with over 100 brands. We are committed to driving innovation, sustainability, and fostering a culture of collaboration. We look forward to having you join the team! Your Talent & Gallo A Perfect Pairing

Are you a creative individual┬ with a passion in Culinary Arts? Do you thrive in a fast-paced environment┬ where you will be inspired to produce┬ culinary dishes that are in line with the Executive Chef's vision and standards?┬ This Sous Chef position will empower you to provide┬ operational support in managing the food service organization to include overseeing inventory management, kitchen staff scheduling/ instruction, and functioning as the primary point of contact in the Chef's absence. If you are interested in working for a company that values innovation and employee growth, apply now!

What You Will Do:

  • ┬ Engages in the preparation of dishes for various tasting venues which continuously meet the Chef's culinary vision.

  • Manages the inventory of kitchen supplies while operating within an assigned budget.

  • Participates in managing kitchen staff in the execution of their daily tasks; ensures the adherence of regulatory sanitation compliance and practices.

  • Provides creative input on menu changes.

  • Ensures that staff members are following all Heath Department food safety codes.

  • Evaluates and makes recommendations to the Chef regarding labor needs in the execution of kitchen activities.

  • Participates in the development of kitchen personnel in the execution of culinary activities.

  • Assumes elevated management responsibilities in the absence of the Executive Chef.

  • Executes a monthly inventory; participates in the ordering of products through various vendors which with the corporate ordering process.

  • Participates in meetings regarding events, menu changes, etc.

  • Works closely with Front of House staff to communicate menu changes, reservations needs, dietary restriction substitutions, etc.

  • Leads efforts in maintaining a clean and organized kitchen.

  • Approves timekeeping for kitchen staff members.

  • Creates work schedule for kitchen staff ensuring that labor cost remain within budget and there is enough staff present to execute service functions.

  • Provides input to the restaurant's goals.

  • Must maintain satisfactory attendance, to include timeliness.

  • Responsible for understanding and complying with applicable quality, environmental and safety regulatory considerations.

  • This job description reflects management's assignment of essential functions; it does not prescribe or restrict the tasks that may be assigned.

What You Will Need:

  • High school diploma or State-issued equivalency certificate.

  • 2-year Certificate of Competition from a culinary institute plus 3 years of food service experience reflecting increasing levels of responsibility OR 5 years of food service experience reflecting increasing levels of responsibility.

  • Knowledge of safety, sanitation and food handling procedures.

  • Skilled in food preparation, presentation and coordination.

  • Experience providing input in the development of menus.

  • Experience providing direction and instruction to kitchen staff members.

What Will Set You Apart:

  • 2-year Certificate of Competition from a culinary institute plus 5 years of food service experience reflecting increasing levels of responsibility.

  • Possession of ServeSafe Certification.

  • Sous Chef experience.

  • Previous kitchen management/supervisory experience.

  • Intermediate understanding of professional cooking and knife handling skills.

  • Experience demonstrating excellent communication and influencing skills.

  • Experience working as part of a team.

  • Possess up to date and in depth understanding of the food service industry.

  • Continually strive to achieve personal goals and objectives.

  • Experience communicating relevant business information regularly, efficiently and concisely.

Gallo does not sponsor for employment based visas for this position now or in the future.┬ 

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Requisition ID:┬ 58560┬ 




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