Executive Sous Chef - Shaw's Chicago

  • Lettuce Entertain You Restaurants (Chicago)
  • Chicago, Illinois
  • Aug 05, 2022
Full time

Job Description

Shaw s Crab House is two restaurants in one - a jazzy, sophisticated seafood restaurant and a carefree, lively oyster bar. Featuring a fantastic selection of seasonal crab, top-grade fish and shellfish, several varieties of just-shucked oysters and inventive sushi and sashimi combinations, Shaw s is a classy spot known for their quality food. All of the seasonally fresh fish is chosen with consideration for the environment and often comes from fishing families Shaw s knows personally. That s not to say meat lovers aren t catered to as well. Hand-selected USDA prime steaks are also on the menu - satisfying every taste out there. Shaw s also takes pride in the depth and breadth of its wine list, organized for easy selection by taste characteristics.

Caring. Creative. Careers.

Join the Lettuce Entertain You team! Our 100+ restaurants are nationally recognized for great food and service and as great places to work. We hire and care deeply for people with creativity, passion and the drive to be the best. And we reward our teams with top notch benefits, career-long training and development and opportunities for growth. If you want a career at a progressive company with a long-standing commitment to people, join our caring and creative team.

EOE. We participate in E-Verify / Participamos en E-Verify

Executive Sous Chefs are responsible to lead and direct back of house (BOH) operations; lead and supervise BOH team; and ensure effective and efficient BOH operations including but not limited to the preparation, presentation and service of menu items.

Essential Functions

Lead, direct and ensure effective and efficient BOH operations including but not limited to food prep and cooking, ensuring adequate inventory levels of food and supplies, and supervising kitchen employees
Provide guidance and leadership to hourly and management teams while fostering our Culture of Caring
Track and control food cost, and purchase and order food product and supplies for the restaurant including daily product order
Ensure proper food storage, quality and presentation standards, including temperature controls
Ensure repair and maintenance needs are met and/or communicated to designated manager
Partner with General Manager (GM) and/or designated managers/chefs to create prep lists throughout the day; and assign production duties to BOH staff in order to ensure that preparation quantities support forecasted business levels
Perform regular line checks throughout the day to ensure quality of all menu items
Partner with GM and/or designated managers/chefs for daily walk-through inventory to assess maintenance needs, sanitation issues and supply levels of food and goods, and accept and inspect deliveries as needed
Monitor BOH employee sidework and ensure BOH employees comply with all sanitation/safety guidelines and procedures
Ensure effective communication regarding food production and timing issues, needs, and special requests between front of house (FOH) and BOH
Understand and follow the food allergy procedure and special orders/restrictions
Review and maintain recipe books in partnership with designated partners, chefs and/or managers, and communicate menu/recipe changes to staff
Partner with GM and management team to interview, hire, onboard, train, schedule, supervise and develop BOH hourly employees
Monitor, address and document individual employee performance through on-going feedback, positive recognition, formal performance reviews, coaching and, when necessary, disciplinary action up to and including employment termination
Maintain proficiency in job functions of all BOH positions and provide active back-up support when business needs require
Monitor and ensure the restaurant and the team s compliance with all Company and restaurant policies and procedures as well as all legal and regulatory requirements (including but not limited to safety and sanitation regulations) and represent the restaurant and Company in interactions with legal and regulatory authorities
Work a variety of days and shifts (including early mornings, late nights and weekends) at multiple sites as needed
Travel overnight occasionally as needed
Safely and effectively use and operate all necessary tools, utensils, equipment and software (for example, restaurant management software, knives, etc.)
Effectively communicate in order to perform and follow job requirements in written and spoken direction
Multitask calmly and effectively under pressure
Work in a confined, crowded space of variable light, noise and temperature levels
Move and lift up to 10 pounds, frequently move and/or lift up to 25 pounds, occasionally move and/or lift up to 50 pounds
Stand and walk for an entire shift and move safely through all areas of the restaurant, which may include stairs, uneven or slick surfaces.

Key Responsibilities and Duties

Model and promote teamwork across all teams
Use tact and good judgment when dealing with challenges pertaining to guests, vendors and employees, and respond with patience and courtesy
Organize and conduct periodic informational seminars for employees
Proficiently use and operate all necessary tools (including but not limited to knives) and equipment
Follow all rules, policies, procedures and conditions of employment, including those outlined in the Employee Handbook
Other duties assigned as needed.
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