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A sous chef acts as an assistant to the head chef and is the second in command in any professional kitchen. Along with the restaurant's head chef, sous chefs are generally in charge of the menu preparation: a la carte, employee meals, and those for the private dining rooms. They primarily assist the executive chef in all aspects of the main, grill, and banquet kitchens. They take care of the ordering, scheduling, sanitization, maintenance, staff performance, and development needs of a restaurant. The sous chef oversees and ensures that the food preparation and quality are up to the restaurant's standards. They ensure  that all orders are handled correctly, which optimizes the efficiency of the kitchen and labor costs for the restaurant. A successful sous chef focuses on food quality and has excellent customer service skills. They draw an average base salary of $48,150 per year and the earning capabilities increase with the right exposure and experience. A career as a sous chef is a great choice for professionals with a passion for cooking who are planning to build a career or looking for career advancement opportunities in the culinary world.

Responsibilities of a Sous Chef

The sous chef is responsible for the variety of food served on the menu, plating the food, and organizing the line. They monitor the inventory and decide when to replenish the order supplies. In most restaurants, the sous chef is in charge of hiring, training and supervising new chefs and kitchen employees as needed. They guide the staff to meet the standards of the kitchen and the restaurant. They also take care of the hygiene needs of the kitchen, following the standards set up by the executive chef or the restaurant manager. The sous chef implements and follows safety regulations and ensures that the kitchen staff is well equipped to follow guidelines. They also maintain effective communication with chefs, management, employees, and guests ensuring that reporting is up to date through periodic meetings.

Job Qualifications for Sous Chefs

For the position of sous chef, the hiring managers generally favor candidates that have graduated from a culinary school. The applicant should have at least two years of experience in a supervisory position. The candidate should be diplomatic and a team player with the ability to foster relationships with the other staff, management, and guests. They should contribute positively to the restaurant’s culture and overall knowledge of the kitchen staff, providing incentives for the team in order to create a positive working environment. They must have excellent customer service skills along with the ability to lead and mentor a team. Additionally, a sous chef should be committed to quality and excellence and possess a passion for exceeding guest expectations. A sous chef must be knowledgeable about food and also have managerial skills.

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Frequently Asked Questions about hiring a Sous Chef

What is the best way to find and hire a Sous Chef near me?
Online job boards are the best place to find qualified Sous Chef applicants. Employers posting their Sous Chef job on Indeed get about 12 applications from that board on average.
Which job boards should I post on to find Sous Chef applicants?
You should post to multiple job boards at once. The most successful job postings for a Sous Chef are on Indeed – but on average, employers post to 11 boards at the same time, using tools like Workstream. Publishing to multiple job boards at once helps you get your first applicant in 5 hours on average, which is shorter than the national average for Sous Chef positions.
What's the best way to communicate with applicants looking for a Sous Chef role?
SMS has 82% open rates which is higher than phone call or Email. Text to hire today!
Is it OK to text Sous Chef job applicants?
Hourly paid workers, such as Sous Chefs are actually more engaged when texting about jobs. We have found that text messages are 182% better than email at getting an applicant's response. Have a look at Workstream, which automates the process of texting and uses a phone number specifically assigned to your job post so you don’t have to use your personal phone.
Can I use a different phone number to engage Sous Chef applicants via text message?
Yes, tools such as Workstream provide custom phone numbers that allow employers to engage with applicants through their tool without having to use a personal or business cell phone.

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