Sous Chef

Railtown Cafe is seeking talented individuals to join their dynamic and ever-growing team. Railtown offers a positive working environment with a strong sense of camaraderie, competitive and fair wages, uniform service, daily staff meal and 50% off Railtown Cafe food. With aggressive expansion plans and professional development encouraged on all levels, the opportunities for advancement and growth for the right individual are limitless.

Sous Chef: 

Reporting to the Executive Chef, the Sous Chef will be responsible for day-to-day kitchen operations at the new Main Street Cafe. He/she will work closely with colleagues to ensure high-quality and consistency of food preparation and presentation; oversee accurate ordering; train and educate colleagues on culinary techniques; maintain staff levels through proactive recruiting and mentorship; monitor performance levels of all team members and maintain departmental standards as determined by the Executive Chef; and ensure all health and safety standards are met. We are seeking a highly motivated, detail-oriented team player with a minimum of four years cooking experience and a proven ability to solve problems, oversee administrative activities and manage multiple functions and projects while meeting deadlines and fostering an environment of employee growth and development.

Reporting to the Executive Chef, the Sous Chef will be responsible for day-to-day kitchen operations at the new Main Street Cafe. He/she will work closely with colleagues to ensure high-quality and consistency of food preparation and presentation; oversee accurate ordering; train and educate colleagues on culinary techniques; maintain staff levels through proactive recruiting and mentorship; monitor performance levels of all team members and maintain departmental standards as determined by the Executive Chef; and ensure all health and safety standards are met. We are seeking a highly motivated, detail-oriented team player with a minimum of four years cooking experience and a proven ability to solve problems, oversee administrative activities and manage multiple functions and projects while meeting deadlines and fostering an environment of employee growth and development.

BASIC PURPOSE: 

Prepare breakfast, lunch, and dinner food items per guest orders in accordance with production requirements and quality standards while maintaining a safe, sanitary work environment.

SUMMARY OF RESPONSIBILITIES:

Reporting to the Executive Chef, responsibilities and essential job functions include but are not limited to the following:
Responsible for the kitchen department in the absence of the Executive Chef
Responsible for accurate ordering, according to business levels
Responsible for maintaining staffing levels through proactive recruiting
Train and educate colleagues on high standards and culinary techniques
Monitor performance levels of all team members and acts accordingly
Maintain departmental standards as determined by the Executive Chef
Work closely with colleagues to ensure the high quality and consistency of food preparation and presentation
Responsible for the day to day maintenance of labor and food cost controls
Coach and mentor colleagues – creating an environment that allows employees to achieve job fulfillment and provides a path for career development with Railtown Café through coaching and timely performance reviews
Develop and implement initiatives to improve service by streamlining procedures and removing obstacles that hinder service delivery
Ensure that all Health & Safety standards are met, procedures followed and that colleagues have the correct knowledge and tools to work safely

QUALIFICATIONS:

Minimum of 4 years cooking experience in all areas of a similar high volume environment
Minimum of 4 years cooking experience in all areas of a similar high volume environment
Experience with administration such as food cost, schedules, menu design and labor control is an asset
Experience in off – site catering events is an asset
BC Food Safe certification is required
Highly motivated and guest driven with the proven ability to solve problems and to make timely guest service decisions
Innovative, creative and willing to take risks
Proactive with a demonstrated eye for detail and the ability to manage multiple functions/projects, while meeting deadlines
Proven leadership ability that supports an environment of employee growth and development, inter-departmental teamwork, and exceptional guest service
Must be highly health and safety conscious and actively involved in enhancing workplace wellness