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Sous Chef

Alderbrook Resort & Spa

This is a Contract position in Los Angeles, CA posted January 14, 2022.

Description:THIS POSITION IS LOCATED IN UNION, WA Salary: $55-70K/year DOEReady to take the next step in your culinary career as part of the Alderbrook team?

Our Culinary program is looking for the next Sous Chef to join the management team .Key qualities: talented, dedicated, excellent communication skills, ability to lead/guide a team, ability to foster a respectful, team-oriented, and collaborative environment.NORTH FORTY LODGING LLC REQUIRES COVID-19 VACCINATION AS A CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT.Successful candidates will either (i) receive a COVID-19 vaccination, or (ii) qualify for exemption from such vaccination requirements for reasons specified in applicable law.

(More information below)GENERAL SUMMARY:The Sous Chef is responsible for culinary preparation of Restaurant menu items to established standards of presentation, recipe cards, costing and consistency in all foods.

Assists in the training and supervision of the restaurant culinary staff.

Works with Chef team on sanitation standards in kitchen, storeroom organization, assists with the control of food and labor cost.

Ensures positive relations between front and back of the house staff.ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:Manages and maintains standards for food presentation, culinary prep, cleanliness and sanitation.Maintains standards by supervising and inspecting prep of all food items produced, assures that quality, consistency and costing standards are maintained.Coordinates needed supply requirements with Chef team, assures proper handling and rotation of food.

Assists with monthly inventory.Works with Executive Chef and FOH Management on all areas of guest satisfaction.Assigns Kitchen duties to assure timely service of menu items and coordinates scheduled staff to meet labor requirements for productivity, profitability, peak demand periods and maintaining sanitation standards.Maintains a healthy, team player atmosphere in culinary department by effective problem solving, team leadership and communication.Maintains standards of Alderbrook Resort & Spa and DepartmentAny and all other duties as assigned.SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:Supervise the Culinary TeamCommunicate with the Chef Team regarding any performance issue encountered with Culinary Team.Supervise Kitchen and Patio cooks during designated shifts, delegate breaks as required.Ensure all interactions with and between coworkers are conducted in a highly professional and efficient mannerEnsure a safe working environment and attitude on the part of all employees in areas of responsibility.

Requirements:SUCCESS FACTORS/JOB COMPETENCIES:Professional: Report to work when scheduled and with a professional and well-groomed appearance.

Demonstrates consistent professionalism in the execution of daily assignments.

Communicates ingredients, preparation methods and promotions to guests as appropriate.Planning: Ability to prioritize tasks and dutiesPersonal: Pleasant personality
– provides eye contact, friendly voice, hospitable by nature; service oriented, fast learner, self-reliant, sensitive, tolerant of stress and able to maintain a positive attitude at all times, shows initiative, judgment, desire & ability to work with a diverse staff, commitment to the Resort and fulfillment of the Alderbrook PromiseKnowledge of Work: Excellent attention to detail and work standards; strives to continually improve skills and knowledge necessary to complete job responsibilities; skillfully uses utensils and equipment needed for the position; accurately completes forms, waste logs, productions sheets, etc.; measures, portions or otherwise prepares beverages an food with great precision and efficiency.

Experienced in both European and American regional cuisine.

Knowledge of recipe development in areas of daily specials, cross utilization of product and current food trends.

Knowledge of all current local and state regulations of food handling, sanitation codes and storage procedures.Interpersonal: Demonstrates flexibility and a willingness to accept change, new procedures and constructive comments; ability to work/communicate effectively verbally and non-verbally with multiple operating departments.

Able to speak and write EnglishWork habits: Ability to work independently, autonomously and without supervision, while also able to follow written and verbal instructions when necessary.

Able to work long hours and overtime if necessary.


Able to cope with varied and fast-paced activities; meets sanitation, food handling, quality and presentation standards.

Coordinates multiple tasks and meets production and service time schedules; follows instructions and recipes as neededEDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, REQUIREMENTS:Ideal candidate will possess a degree from a Formal Culinary Arts program, and have 2 years of supervisory experience in a 4 star hotel operation or fine dining establishment.

In addition, ideal candidate will have 5 years continued experience in areas of banquet production, saucier and fine dining.

Familiarity with local suppliers and regional ingredients a plus, and must be proficient in Microsoft Office Suite.

Must possess, or have the ability to obtain, a Food Handlers Card.COVID-19 Vaccination RequirementNorth Forty Lodging LLC requires team members to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (as defined by CDC).

Successful candidates either (i) must be vaccinated against COVID-19, or (ii) qualify for exemption from such vaccination requirements for reasons specified in applicable law.

This requirement applies to all positions unless approved for reasonable accommodation based on disability, medical condition, or a sincerely held religious belief that prevents them from being vaccinated.If you are able to be vaccinated, you must have all shots of your primary COVID-19 vaccine administered by January 4, 2022.

You will be required to provide proof of vaccination and declare your vaccination status upon start of employment.If candidates are unable to be fully vaccinated due to disability, medical condition or a sincerely held religious belief they will be required to apply for an exemption from this policy within 5 days of job offer in order to move forward with employment.

Candidates will be required to provide information or documentation about the reason they cannot be vaccinated as part of the exemption process.

If the request for accommodation is not approved, the job offer will be withdrawn.ORGANIZATIONAL RELATIONSHIP:Position reports to: Executive Sous Chef and Executive ChefPosition supervises: Line and Patio CooksPosition regularly interfaces with: All DepartmentsPHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT:The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.Work Environment: Conditions are those of a typical of a kitchen environment.

It is a controlled environment, and the position experiences variations in temperature, a moderate level of noise, and certain chemicals in the work environment.Physical Demands: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear.

The employee is regularly required to stand for extended periods; walk; sit; climb stairs; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and stoop, kneel, bend and twist, push and pull, or crouch.

The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 40 pounds.

Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and distance vision.

May require sustained visual and mental concentration.STANDARD SPECIFICATIONS:Requirements are representative of minimum levels of knowledge, skills and/or abilities.

To perform this job successfully, the incumbent will possess the abilities or aptitudes to perform each duty proficiently.A review of this description has excluded the marginal functions of the position that are incidental to the performance of fundamental job duties.

All duties and requirements are essential job functions.This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position.

Employees will be required to perform any other job-related duties assigned by their supervisor.This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise, other than an “at-will” employment relationship.

Alderbrook Resort & Spa may amend a job description at any time with or without notice.Our ability to achieve our mission is enhanced by a diverse team and an inclusive culture.

We seek candidates who possess knowledge, skills, and lived experience that contribute to the diversity of our team and share a commitment to equity.Alderbrook Resort & Spa is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, creed, religion, age, marital or nursing mother status, pregnancy, national origin, citizenship, the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, status as an actual or perceived victim of domestic violence, sexual assault, or stalking, or any other status or characteristic protected by applicable local, state, or federal law.