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Sous Chef - Georgetown University Law School

Washington Dc, DC

  • Culinary

  • Hourly and Seasonal

Job Description

The Sous Chef oversees kitchen operations by supporting and training the Line Cooks and
other Kitchen Staff. The Sous Chef assists the Chef de Cuisine by managing kitchen production
and employees. The Sous Chef is primarily responsible for cooking all food orders in an efficient
manner. In addition the Sous Chef prepares food items in accordance with production
requirements and quality standards while maintaining a safe sanitary work environment. The
Sous Chef always ensures quality consistency by following recipe cards and production and
portion standards. The Sous Chef is expected to serve as an example for the other Cooks to
aspire to by continually going above and beyond. Also, the Sous Chef plays a key role in
ensuring a sufficient inventory is maintained in order to meet daily needs, record deliveries, deal
with discrepancies and assist with storage. The Sous Chef is highly knowledgeable about the
proper use of kitchen equipment including but not limited to steamers, ovens, mixers, grills and
dishwashing equipment.

Job Responsibilities

DO IT RIGHT lead by example
· Oversee and support line cooks in synchronizing food procurement and other food preparation
tasks, ensuring labor and cost control goals are not exceeded
· Read and follow recipes – prepare and cook hot and cold food items
· Ensure there are daily sufficient prepped foods to ensure the restaurant runs as smoothly and
efficiently as possible
· Prepare and plate final food products ensuring an attractive presentation is achieved
· Ensure all food orders are completed in an efficient manner
· Order and receive food product from vendors – check in by item on invoice and input in
receiving log
· Assist in conducting food and beverage inventories – note any out of stock items or possible
· Maintain a strong working knowledge of culinary trends and use them where appropriate
· Ensure proper handling of all food products and equipment is maintained, to ensure food
safety and kitchen standards are adhered to at all times
· Ensure cleanliness and high sanitation standards are maintained at all times
· Organize and maintain stock rooms and walk-in refrigerators
· At the end of the shift return all food items to designated storage areas - cover and date all
perishable items
· Train line cooks on all aspects of the role, helping to enhance their cooking skills
· May be required to schedule labor according to budget guidelines – ensuring all employee
schedules are kept updated
· Must be flexible – willing to work a rotational schedule with rotational days off that may include
weekends and holidays
· Must be well groomed and maintain a high level of professionalism at all times
· Must perform all miscellaneous duties assigned by upper management
· Know and comply with all company policies and procedures regarding safety, security,
emergencies and energy
· Report to work on time and in complete uniform
· Daily use of appropriate PPE for the task assigned
· Report all injuries immediately to your manager/supervisor
· Understand the proper use of and storage of chemicals used in the location. Be familiar with
the chemical MSDS book and its contents.


•    Two to three years’ experience in a related culinary position
•    Candidate will possess two to three years of post-high school education, preferably a culinary degree
•    Advanced knowledge of the principles and practices within the food profession
•    Experiential knowledge required for management of people and/or problems
•    Excellent oral, reading, and written communication skills
•    Candidate must be willing to be hands on with staff and operations and be willing to work event-based hours that include evenings and weekends.


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The people of Aramark proudly serve millions of guests every day through food, facilities, and uniform services in 19 countries around the world. Rooted in service and united by our purpose, we strive to do great things for each other, our partners, our communities, and our planet. We believe a career should develop your talents, fuel your passions, and empower your professional growth. So, no matter what you're pursuing - a new challenge, a sense of belonging, or just a great place to work - our focus is helping you reach your full potential. Learn more about working here at or connect with us on FacebookInstagram and Twitter.

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