Sous Chef/Assistant Kitchen Manager

  • The Matador
  • Seattle, Washington
  • Jun 08, 2021
Chefs, Cooks, Food Preparation Workers General Managers and Management Executives

Job Description

Opper Melang Restaurants is a growing company specializing in restaurants + bars, unmatched service and uniquely designed atmospheres.

We are currently looking for an experienced Sous Chef to join our team at Matador Ballard!

~ Our ideal candidate should be open to local PNW relocation (WA, OR, ID), as well as our developing markets in the central/southeastern states!

~ The Sous Chef position is specifically intended for upward mobility within OMR's management structure.

~$55-60K; dependent on experience

We are looking for an individual who will be an immediate asset to our team- bringing talent, passion and dedication for continual achievement and humble improvement, leading by example and striving for personal advancement, supporting and developing fellow team members, exceeding company expectations and goals, and crafting memorable guest experiences each and every day.

Our Sous Chefs contribute to OMR's Mission by ensuring that memorable hospitality is provided to our Guests byway of perfectly executed culinary creations. They remain attentive to Guests' needs from their kitchen domain, ensuring Guests feel welcome, comfortable, important and relaxed throughout their experience within our walls.

Our Sous Chefs own the kitchen with ingenuity and purpose. They are responsible for ensuring the quick, precise creation of our menu items and are proud of what hits the expo window, settling for no less than the best. They understand our labor and food costs, financial and profitability goals, and team productivity expectations. They inspire teamwork and leadership, both of which are key to our everyday success.

Our Sous Chefs actively support their entire team, recognizing how best to train, develop and coach each team members' unique learning and feedback styles. They are humble, transparent and supportive, yet know when to take control of situations that are best led or handled by our Leadership team.

Our Sous Chefs are responsible for supporting all aspects of kitchen operations and assume responsibility for the restaurant in the Chef's absence. They work to ensure that all activities are consistent with and supportive of the restaurant's business plan, aiming to exceed negotiated goals for financial, operational, staffing and conceptual visions.

Finally, our Sous Chefs bring their own unique flair to the more mundane tasks required of them, such as inventory and ordering, unit cleanliness, and the repair & maintenance of the building and equipment.


- At least 2 years of kitchen management experience in a full-service, moderate to high volume restaurant and experience in a leadership position.

- Knowledge and understanding of scheduling and managing costs

- Honest and reliable

- Detail-oriented and organized

- Utilizes an inspirational, "hands on" coaching approach

- Energetic and self-starting with a "Guest First" focus

- Professional appearance and demeanor

- Strong communication and leadership skills


- Profit Sharing Plan!!!

- Competitions + trips

- Medical, Dental and Vision benefits

- Employee Assistance Program and Life Insurance

- Paid Time Off

- 401k Retirement Savings Plan

- Continued Career Development and Growth Opportunities

- FREE Shift Meals

- 25% discount at all locations for self and up to 3 guests

- Referral bonus program

We offer a highly competitive compensation package, varying with years of experience. To apply, please reply with your resume and include a list of references.

*We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and promote an alcohol and drug-free work environment. We offer competitive compensation packages including benefits, varying with position and years of experience.

The Core Values of Opper Melang Restaurants are the foundation of our culture and beliefs. These guiding principles dictate our behavior and help us understand the differences between right and wrong. Core values create unwavering guidance to help our company determine if we are on the right path to fulfilling our goals. Each individual core value listed below is an unconditional characteristic of ourselves, our fellow team members, our partners, and the company as a whole. They are the standards by which we hold ourselves and everyone we work with accountable to, represented daily in all of our decisions and actions.

- Trust

We are invested in creating a genuine and supportive environment for all of our employees.

- Accountability

Hold accountable, be accountable.

- Commitment

Coachable, mindful, ever-evolving team members that aspire to inspire.

- Obsession

A genuine obsession and passion for the guest experience and communities in which we serve.