A Sous Chef coordinates, plans, participates, and supervises the production, preparation and presentation of food for the community. This role works closely with the Supervisor to ensure that a consistent quality product is produced which conforms to all established standards.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
The following duties are normal for this position. This list is not to be construed as exclusive or all inclusive. Other duties may be required and assigned.
Reviews prep list and ensures all food items are available and dated up to the community’s
Oversees inventory of the stations. Controls quality of food to avoid waste and ensure proper rotation and utilization.
Assists in maintaining and enforcing policies and procedures of all meals of all levels of
Coordinates daily meal preparation adhering to quality standards and established time frames in the absence of the manager or as
Assists in ensuring that all mealtime deadlines are met in all levels of
Assists Supervisor in maintaining adequate and balanced food
Assists in developing appropriate goals and action plans to meet resident
Practice all safety and loss prevention
Assists in managing department expenses not to exceed budgetary
Other duties as assigned by the
The position falls under the direct supervision of the Director of Dining Services but is expected to perform independently and exercise good judgment. The position supervises, directs, and reviews the work of other associates and participates in performance appraisals and disciplinary
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and abilities required.
Educational Requirements and Experience:
Associates degree in culinary arts program
At least one (1) year of work experience in related
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Ability to read and write, follow written and oral instructions and communicate effectively in English. Ability to work with the elderly in a courteous and friendly manner, demonstrating patience and compassion. Ability to perform duties with consideration for residents’ rights at all times and demonstrate integrity and discretion in the care of residents and in handling their health information. Excellent interpersonal
Ability to safely operate facility vehicles in accordance with facility policies and procedures, as well as all state and federal regulations. Knowledge of fire, missing persons and other safety and emergency procedures and vehicle maintenance
On a daily basis, throughout the workday: Must be capable of driving, sitting, standing, walking, climbing stairs, reaching, turning, bending, stooping, crouching and kneeling, reaching over the head, grasping with both hands, and fine manipulation. Must physically be able to lift up to 15 pounds unassisted. Must have normal eyesight or use corrective lenses to attain normal eyesight. Must have three-dimensional vision and ability to judge distances and spatial relationships so as to see objects where and as they actually are. Must be able to recognize colors. Must be able to hear and distinguish between normal tones and be able to perceive the nature of sounds. Must be able to exchange ideas by means of the spoken word as well as engage in activities to convey detailed or spoken instructions to other workers accurately, loudly, and/or quickly. Must have normal sense of touch and
Environmental Adaptability and Safety:
Works in well-lighted, well ventilated building. Must be able to tolerate occasional exposure to dust, fumes, odors, water, etc., as well as some noise. When outside, must be able to tolerate exposure to weather, fluctuations in temperature (hot, cold), wet and/or humid conditions. Subject to frequent interruptions. Subject to hostile or emotionally upset individuals. Must be willing to work, when necessary, beyond normal working hours and on weekends, as well as in other positions as necessary. The position requires limited exposure to risk to physical and/or mental health and safety (i.e., physical assault, communicable disease, etc).
Watermere at Southlake is an Equal Opportunity Employer.