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Sous Chef - 1959 Kitchen and Bar

1616 N Wells St, Chicago, IL 60614, USA Req #61
Friday, May 31, 2019

Job title: Sous Chef - 1959 Kitchen and Bar

Job location: Chicago, IL

Position type: Full-time


About the Second City
 

The Second City is the premier brand in improve-based sketch comedy and the world’s largest school of improvisation with theatres and training centers in Chicago, Toronto, and Hollywood.  We have full time touring ensembles, the Harold Ramis Film School, and a thriving B2B division focused on hands-on learning, digital content, and consumer insight. Founded in 1959, the company continues to grow rapidly in size and influence.
 

About the Second City

The Second City is the premier brand in improve-based sketch comedy and the world’s largest school of improvisation with theatres and training centers in Chicago, Toronto, and Hollywood.  We have full time touring ensembles, the Harold Ramis Film School, and a thriving B2B division focused on hands-on learning, digital content, and consumer insight.  Founded in 1959, the company continues to grow rapidly in size and influence.
 

About 1959 Kitchen & Bar

Taking its name from the year of Second City's founding, 1959 Kitchen & Bar is considered one of Chicago’s best hidden gems. With its sleek retro vibe that pays homage to The Second City’s rich history, it features a little something for everyone. The menu ranges from savory pub fare to more specialty dining options. Drink-wise, choose anything from the latest craft beers and cocktails to the Chicago staples. Whether it’s a pre-show warm-up or post-show nightcap, 1959 is the perfect complement to one of Chicago’s greatest treasures.
 

Position Overview

The Sous Chef is second in command in our kitchen, following our Executive Chef’s specifications and guidelines. The successful candidate will employ culinary and managerial skills in order to play a critical role in maintaining and enhancing our customers’ satisfaction.
 

Important note: Every day is a high volume day with peaks and valleys as theater goers arrive and order within a small window. Catered events happen regularly both in the theaters and 1959. These events often happen at the same time as regular service. Only the candidates with love of this rush should apply. The ideal candidate will also be available for all special events and should be flexible to adjust as needed.
 

Primary Responsibilities

  • Thorough hands on approach, develop and promote learning for all back of house employees. 
  • Upholding the highest standards of food safety, food handling and sanitation requirements to ensure the health and safety of staff and guests. 
  • Overseeing and ensuring that all company systems and policies are maintained at all times. 
  • Ensure consistent execution of company policies. 
  • Manage labor house and kitchen waste. 
  • Be available to fill in as needed to ensure the smooth and efficient operation of the restaurant as directed by the restaurant manager or immediate supervisor
  • Complying with health and food safety standards, restocking items, cleaning
  • Able to receive orders and keep track of inventory

Physical Functions

  • Ability to lift up to 20 lbs frequently and carry up to 40 lbs.
  • Ability to stand/walk a minimum of 10 hours or as needed
  • Must be able to exert well-paced and frequent mobility for periods of up to 10 hours or as needed
  • Will frequently reach, feel, bend, stoop, carry, finely manipulate and key in data
  • Work in both warm and cool environments
  • High levels of noise from music, customer and employee traffic
  • Must be able to tolerate potential allergens:  peanut products, egg, dairy, gluten, soy, seafood and shellfish

Qualifications

  • Culinary degree is preferred, but not required
  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience managing a large staff
  • Strong and proven leadership skills
  • Maintain an attention to detail while working in a high-volume environment.
  • Ability to work well under pressure
  • Ability to work quickly while maintaining safety standards and procedures
  • Ability to properly handle a knife, confidently
  • Active social media presence
  • Ability to work early morning hours, late night hours and weekends

All candidates for this role will be asked to authorize a background check and must be 21 and

older.

The Second City is an open, inclusive workplace and welcome applicants who bring along with them diverse life experiences, including every permutation of economic and cultural backgrounds, orientation, ethnicity and points of view. We strive to continue our efforts to work with people who may otherwise be marginalized or underrepresented in our business and around our community.

Other details

  • Pay Type Salary
  • 1616 N Wells St, Chicago, IL 60614, USA