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Date Added: Thu 20/05/2021

Sous Chef

Media, PA, US
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Job Type: Permanent, FullTime

Do you aspire to enhance the lives of others while enjoying a positive work environment?

Wesley Enhanced Living (WEL) is dedicated to making a compelling difference in the lives of our residents through providing excellence and innovation in aging services. If you are looking for an inspiring and rewarding workplace, Wesley Enhanced Living is a great place to be!

Wesley Enhanced Living is a retirement community providing Independent Living, Personal Care, and Skilled Nursing services to senior adults. We are seeking individuals whose values align with Wesley Enhanced Living’s values of Grace, Honor, and Integrity. Ideal candidates will be:

  • Kind and Compassionate
  • Honest and Trustworthy
  • Committed to Moral and Ethical Principles
  • Driven to Provide Enhanced Living to Our Residents

Wesley Enhanced Living is working to set a new paradigm in aging services by always doing the right thing and we need YOU to help us discover new ways to achieve this goal.

Discover the Art of Living and Working WEL

The Sous Chef is primarily responsible for staff performance including the daily supervision and retention of culinary staff. The Sous Chef needs to be familiar with all aspects of the kitchen operations. The Sous Chef is committed to providing excellent service by increasing staff productivity, developing and maintaining programs to improve service excellence, enhancing resident satisfaction, and ensuring cross training and staff development. The Sous Chef’s goal is to provide a full and enhanced dining experience to residents and visitors, while maintaining budget goals and regulatory compliance.

Sous Chef essential duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Maintains effective and efficient dining services, maintains positive resident relations, develops and maintains positive relations with staff members in all departments.
  • Ensures products and staff services are consistent with regulatory standards as well as quality and excellence standards.
  • Assists Profit & Loss management by following WEL policies and procedures, managing staffing and overtime budget, maintaining inventory controls, managing staff performance, reviewing financial reports, and taking appropriate actions.
  • Assists General Manager, and Head Chef with interviewing, hiring, training, daily supervision, and retention of qualified staff.
  • Taking the Head Chef’s daily responsibilities on when he or she is not there
  • Must possess the ability to delegate tasks to staff as well as effectively coach and mentor members of the culinary staff.
  • Maintains and corrects the job performance of employees through effective discipline.
  • Complies with, supports, and enforces policies inclusive of safety and infection control procedures.
  • Ensures staff adheres to sanitation policies and regulations. Conducts in house inspections bi-weekly.
  • Directly supervises the delivery of food products and effective staff service to residents.
  • Ensures food is received, stored, prepared, held and served in compliance with dining services procedures and state and federal guidelines.
  • Assists Head Chef with ordering all products needed
  • Ensures adherence to quality assurance processes by routinely auditing (i.e., meal service, dining, safety, sanitation, and meal satisfaction) the dining areas.
  • Assists Head Chef with maintaining supplies inventory by checking stock and reporting anticipated needs
  • Assists the Head Chef with menu planning and catering functions

Related Experience: Minimum 5 years' cooking experience required. Previous Health Care Food Service experience preferred

Education or Degree Requirement: Minimum Associate's level in Culinary or Hotel/Restaurant Management or 5yrs' food service experience and 3yr supervisory experience

Licenses, Certifications, Registrations: ServSafe Certification

A Drug-Free Workplace . Equal Opportunity Employer

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