Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Grill & Catering
Location: Nashville, Tennessee
Type: Full Time
Chef / Sous Chef / Chef de Cuisine
FLSA Classification: Hourly, Exempt
The Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum
The Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum has an opening for a full-time non-exempt Sous Chef.
Museum Overview: Located in the heart of downtown Nashville, the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum documents and interprets the history of country music—a musical genre and culture central to the identity of the city, the state, and the nation. Accredited by the American Alliance of Museums, the museum proudly combines subject expertise, ambitious research, and preservation of an unparalleled collection with expressions of creativity in music, art, and history. The museum collects artifacts that illustrate the evolving history and traditions of country music and provides diverse learning opportunities through educational programs, publications, and exhibitions. The core exhibit follows the story of country music from its folk beginnings through its evolution as a commercial art form. Rotating exhibits examine a broad range of topics, from country classics to contemporary and emerging artists in American Currents. The museum owns Hatch Show Print, a letterpress print shop opened in 1879, and it operates Historic RCA Studio B, where Elvis Presley and many others recorded.
Position Overview: The Sous Chef will play a key role in the overall success of our Food and Beverage operation. Reporting to the Executive Chef, he/she will plan and manage the kitchen staff in the procurement, production, preparation, and presentation of all food in a safe, sanitary work environment. He/she will also participate in both long and short term planning; as well as assist with the day-to-day operations of the kitchen and related areas. The Sous Chef recommends menu and procedural changes, works closely with the sales and service teams, and manages food and labor costs within approved budget constraints.
Specific Duties Include:
Plan and manage the procurement, production, preparation, and presentation of all food in a safe, sanitary, cost-effective manner
Manage Human Resources in the kitchen to attract, retain and motivate employees
Monitor and control the maintenance/sanitation of kitchen, equipment, and related areas to ensure a healthy, safe work environment which meets/exceeds state and local standards and regulations
Develop and implement menus and back-up (use records, production lists, pars, training, etc.) within corporate guidelines to continually improve revenues and profit margins while maintaining quality
A minimum of 2-4 years of experience as a Sous or Banquet Chef, or Chef de Cuisine, in an upscale resort/hotel or high-volume club/restaurant environment
Qualified candidate will be detail-oriented, and have the culinary expertise to handle multiple events of varying scope, content, and size
A proven track record of high sanitation and food safety scores
Successful experience with writing, costing, and implementing new restaurant and banquet menus
Person must enjoy, and contribute to, an often fast-paced and very creative environment
Candidate must possess a can-do service attitude, exhibit strong leadership qualities, excellent communication skills, a sense of humor, patience, tact, and a willingness to go the extra mile
Must be willing and available to work flexible/non-standard hours, including weekends and holiday
Note to Applicants:
The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate the varied attributes, characteristics, and perspectives that make each person unique, and we believe that fostering a culture of inclusion is essential to institutional excellence. The museum promotes an environment of respect, communication, and understanding, while actively seeking opportunities to learn about and establish practices that further facilitate equity. The museum does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor. The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum does not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics.
We are a drug-free workplace and an equal opportunity employer that welcomes all qualified candidates to apply for open positions. The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum is committed to providing a safe and secure environment for its staff and visitors. All offers of employment are subject to and contingent upon the successful completion of a background check and employment verification, including federally mandated E-verify processes, as required for position.
All applicants must submit a resume, cover letter, and three professional references with their online application to be considered for the role.