Sous Chef

  • Moerlein Lager House
  • Cincinnati, OH, USA
  • Sep 27, 2019
Full time Chefs, Cooks, Food Preparation Workers

Job Description

Prominently situated in the dynamic Smale Riverfront Park, the Moerlein Lager House offers a guest experience unlike any other - a working microbrewery producing a full line of Moerlein craft brews, and delectable, scratch kitchen fare featuring grain spent breads, hand carved sandwiches and smoked rotisserie meats… foods reminiscent of those served in the city's celebrated 19th century beer gardens.

Our Sous Chefs are creative, committed, decisive, and passionate. They operate as the Executive Chef's right hand in the kitchen following the outlines, specifications, and guidelines.

Sous Chefs play a critical role in employing their culinary and managerial skills to enhance the guest experience. Other important qualities include:

1) Respect for guests and one's team

2) Strong communication skills

3) Business Sense
4) Passion for coaching, training, and developing one's team

5) Enhanced, hands-on leadership skills.

Responsibilities include:

  • Assist in the preparation and design of appetizers, entrees, and desserts.
  • Produce a delicious, eye-catching, and high-quality product with attention to food costing and budgetary guidelines.
  • Manage and develop team members in the kitchen, establishing a schedule that assesses and plays to the strengths of one's team.
  • Ensure the kitchen operates in an efficient, timely manner that upholds company standards.
  • Comply and enforce federal and state-specific health department standards.
  • Maintain an approachable, patient, and positive attitude in working with one's Front of House and Back of House team.
  • Perform administrative tasks (e.g. forecasting, food costing, inventory, payroll, scheduling, Labor Costing, etc.)
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • One to three years of previous Sous Chef experience in an upscale, scratch cooking kitchen.
  • Ability to provide excellent professional references from former supervisors.