Sous Chef

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    Brookline, MA 02445
    Full-time
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    Job Description

    The Lodge Sous Chef assists the Executive Chef and is a key member of the Food & Beverage department management team. The Sous Chef supports the Executive Chef in menu development, preparation of guest meals, execution of catered events, management of kitchen staff, management of non-restaurant food production, management of daily departmental profitability and delivery of staff meals. Sous Chef responsibilities include management, cooking, prep, ordering, inventory, cleaning and all other duties associated with running a kitchen.

    The Sous Chef is in charge of managing the kitchen when the Executive Chef is not present and assists in running the kitchen when he/she is present. This role is 100% hands-on. The Sous Chef works closely with the Restaurant & Tavern Manager to ensure guests have a fantastic all-around food experience. The Sous Chef is also highly involved in supporting our youth program through training and supervision of our kitchen staff.

    The Lodge provides full breakfast, sit down and to go lunches, dinner in our main restaurant, tavern and outdoor dining room, outdoor BBQ's, pool area light fare and staff meals. The lodge prides itself in serving fresh, healthful food that far exceeds expectations given our remote setting. Given our location, most of our guests eat with us in our relaxed mountain environment each night, in addition to locals. To learn more about our restaurant and recent menus, please see our website under "Dining & Facilities."

    The lodge is a coveted wedding venue, and we cater customized weddings and other special events each year in our outdoor plaza and other venues. This wedding and event focus adds additional challenges and creative opportunities to the Sous Chef role.

    The lodge also has live-in staff and over 100 total staff in season, and the Sous Chef supports the Executive Chef in overseeing the staff kitchen and associated 3 meals a day staff dining program in addition to coordination of our guest food service operations.

    Qualifications

    The ideal individual has significant line cooking experience, restaurant management experience, culinary training (formal or informal), is excited to support a great staff environment in a professional yet "down-home" way, and embraces working in a rustic environment in a relationship-oriented business. Ideal qualifications include:
    • Prior sous chef or similar experience (preferred)
    • Strong culinary training (formal or informal)
    • Interest in living on-site
    • Excited about creating a warm family atmosphere for staff while maintaining high standards (& has had prior success managing to these goals)
    • Strong interest in training/coaching
    • Hospitality or related experience
    • Catering experience
    • Independent thinker with great initiative, but comfortable working within a defined framework
    • Key personality traits
    • High integrity
    • Guest service oriented and staff-focused
    • Self-motivated (takes initiative) with high standards
    • Mature, personable leader with a relaxed nature
    • Execution oriented; enjoys hands-on implementation
    • Leading a healthy, drug-free lifestyle
    • Dynamic, fun, and likes the outdoors
    • Flexible with a "whatever it takes" attitude
    DETAILS:
    • Full time salaried position currently available
    • Position is full time year-round (the lodge closes for 6 weeks in winter)
    • Room and board are included
    • Compensation based on experience
    • Hours variable, including nights and weekends as well as situational/crisis availability; a regular schedule with specific days off will be established
    Posting ID: 619450722Posted: 2021-05-13Job Title: Chef