Sous Chef

  • Crafted Concepts
  • Denver, Colorado
  • Sep 11, 2021
Chefs, Cooks, Food Preparation Workers

Job Description

You might know us by our proper names - Rioja, Bistro Vendôme, Stoic & Genuine and Ultreia. Or, you've noticed a multi-year track record of accolades and accomplishments - James Beard Best Chef Southwest, Westword Best French Restaurant and Best Oysters and more, Top 3 finisher on Top Chef Masters. We're the Crafted Concepts restaurant group and we have a unique opportunity for the right person to join our team as a sous chef with outstanding opportunity for career advancement.

Integrity, Quality, Responsibility and Community are our core values and the perfect candidate will work alongside our current staff to uphold those values and lend a hand to train the next batch of chefs. Culture is paramount in a healthy, high performing kitchen and we need to reinforce our culture and vision every day.

Our kitchens are intensely focused on sustainability, creative scratch cooking, and careful preparation. We strive to preserve and improve our food system at every opportunity through participation in the James Beard Smart Catch sustainable seafood program and collaborations with local farmers, ranchers and makers. .

We are looking for motivated and passionate leaders to work together and provide our guests with an exceptional experience.


Work weeks are 5-day(s) per week. Days off may be split depending on circumstances or preference. Workdays are 9-10 hours per day minimum.

Food Quality and Consistency

Operate a verbal "fire" kitchen for up to 500 covers. Less in some concepts, more in others.

Keep tickets times within standard parameters.

Demonstrate skill at plating, visual presentation and composition.

Recipe Repertoire and Menu Contribution

Develop recipes for menu placement.

Create and execute daily specials.

Bring new techniques and experiences to work.

Industry Trend Awareness

Research and evaluate competition.

Study new market trends and opportunities for recipe and technique development.

Facility and Equipment

Understand food kitchen equipment safety and routine maintenance.

Ensure proper tool handling and safety in the kitchen.

Discipline, Safety and Security Administration

Perform disciplinary tasks and procedures as needed.

Process Worker's Compensation claims as necessary.

Understand all safety standards and be able to effectively and concisely respond when procedures are compromised.

Administrative Skills

Participate in schedule creation.

Cost and set pricing for new menu items of their own creation.

Create sales projections and assist chef teams with purchase strategy and execution.

Interpersonal Skills

Continuously display a positive and supportive outlook toward the job, their peers, and their staff.

Provide leadership in moments of problem solving and not be afraid to "make the call".

Utilize all company resources to work through problem resolution.

Operate professionally at all times.

Maintain focus on self-development.


Highly completive salary

Lucrative and attainable bonus structure and performance incentives

Health Insurance (bring the whole family, junior can start in the dish room)

Paid time off

Parking (negotiable)

A well-trained crew in an award-winning environment

Access to a robust knowledge base of traditional and modern cookery

Opportunities for continued education

Comprehensive management training programs

50% dining discount for you plus 1 guest at your concept

20% dining discount for you plus 1 guest at any other CC restaurant

A great place to work with a great vibe!

Crafted Concepts - Providing Genuine Hospitality Through Integrity • Quality • Responsibility • Community?

Delivering unique and spectacular dining experiences, perfectly integrating hospitality and culinary superiority. Crafted Concepts is committed to hiring, developing and nurturing the most proficient staff while striving to be the employer of choice in the Denver area.

Please send a complete resume with references. Applicants should anticipate a face-to- face interview, a working interview and a tasting.

Salary ($40,000-$50,000)