Sous Chef

Washington, DC 20002

Job Function: Food & Beverage & Lodging Job Number: JN -032023-104899 Salary: $57,000 - $65,000 Experience Level: Management / Assistant Managers

Job Description

A locally owned and operated restaurant brand is in search of a Sous Chef. This growing company offers tremendous growth opportunities for candidates who demonstrate a strong work ethic, passion for the restaurant business, and strong leadership skills. Our products are made from scratch, and we provide our guests with a laid-back, yet exceptional dining experience.

Sous Chef Responsibilities
  • Manage the back-of-house team and ensure all prep, recipes, and plating are executed at company standards.
  • Work side-by-side with the team as a coach and mentor, providing the necessary training for all team members to advance their careers
  • Oversee scheduling, inventory, ordering, and equipment maintenance
  • Ensure the kitchen is kept clean, organized, and following health department standards
  • Any back-of-house duties as directed by the General Manager

Sous Chef Qualifications
  • At least two years of experience in a Kitchen Manager or Sous Chef role
  • Experience managing a high-volume scratch kitchen
  • Confident in executing each station in the kitchen
  • ServSafe certified

Sous Chef Benefits:
  • Three weeks of PTO in the first year
  • Complete healthcare package with life and disability insurance
  • Tuition reimbursement for continued learning.
  • 401k with superior company match

Additional Information

At Goodwin Recruiting we are committed to our core values. We take our value, Dedicated to Diversity & Inclusion, very seriously and will never discriminate against a candidate or client based on any protected classes. Our clients seek qualified candidates, and that is what we deliver. A person's age, gender, race, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status, or arrest or conviction record has no bearing on whether he, she, or they are able to do the job. We evaluate the knowledge, skills, and abilities that meet the requirements of the position and aim to open doors and change lives. We value all people, understanding that uniqueness and diversity foster a stronger team that is innovative and brings varying perspectives to the table. We put our money where our mouth is and are proud of our efforts to identify a broad slate of candidates, with many hiring success stories to share.

Recruiter Managing this Job

Charilynn McKennedy
Senior Recruiter & Assistant Trainer
Pinnacle Billers Gold Member

Being in the hospitality industry since 16, I love working and meeting new people on a day-to-day basis. I am a foodie at heart and devoted to helping others. Recruiting gives me a balance of pursuing my passion professionally and personally. 

  • Charilynn McKennedy joined Goodwin Recruiting in January of 2016.    
  • Charilynn grew up in a small town called Albion and started her career in the restaurant industry as a bus-girl at the age of 16. While attending college, she became a Food and Beverage Manager at a Ramada. Something about the hospitality industry became part of Charilynn, and it was clearly the career path for her. She moved to Florida and managed for chains such as Applebee’s, Cracker Barrel, Smokey, Bones, and Grand Lux Café.  
  • Charilynn earned her Bachelor's degree from Niagara University.  
  • Charilynn worked in a mom and pop restaurant, then moved to hotels, and casual and upscale chains. She understands the challenges behind different types of brands. She has successfully managed all FOH operations, Bar Management, and became strong in BOH operations as well. She was responsible for large banquets and events while working at the Ramada, including menu planning. 
  • Charilynn has a strong understanding of what it takes to be a good leader, drive your team, create a family-like culture, and build sales. Her experience has made her extraordinarily successful in recruiting, finding the right fit for our candidates and clients, and building strong, congruent relationships along the way.  
  • Charilynn’s favorite sport is baseball — Go Yankees!  She has a wonderful toddler and husband who support her in everything that she does. Charilynn has had a passion for helping children in need around the world since a young age. She has been sponsoring a child in Brazil through an organization called Compassion for about six years, and working with Goodwin Recruiting has allowed her and her husband an opportunity to pursue fostering children that need a home through 4Kids of South Florida.   
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