Vacancy for Restaurant Sous Chef - Restaurant Jobs in Palo Alto, CA

Restaurant Sous Chef – Upscale – I104

Position NameHospitality Recruitment: Restaurant Sous Chef - Upscale
LocationPalo Alto, CA
Salary Range$85000 - $95000
Client Overview

Our client's mission is to provide our guests with the most authentic Italian experience outside of Italy.

Each  restaurant has been designed specifically for the communities we serve, so restaurant hours, menus and reservation sizes available may vary by location. We are open for lunch and dinner every day at almost all locations and large parties, private dining groups and special events are welcome.

Using the freshest ingredients and traditional cooking techniques, each Il Fornaio offers a wide variety of premium-quality Italian food paired with great wines and cocktails in beautiful settings located in California, Las Vegas, Seattle and Denver. All 22 kitchens are supervised and guided by Executive Chef Maurizio Mazzon using recipes and preparations that Italians have mastered over centuries of making great food.

These ideals are best demonstrated by Festa Regionale, our monthly exploration of the food and wine of the different regions of Italy. This passion for authenticity has been fostered for almost 20 years.

Why people LOVE working for this company!

  • Pride of working for a high end, fine dining Italian restaurant
  • Growing concept focusing on local community
  • Employee focused

Position Overview & Responsibilities

  • Performs daily shift responsibilities while supervising all back of the house staff ensuring 100% guest satisfaction
  • Monitor breaks and staffing
  • Checklists (food quality, temperature)
  • Pre-shift meeting
  • Monitor 5-Star Standards
  • Supervises food preparation, production and service in all areas of the kitchen and line.
  • Records delivery of merchandise and properly files invoices.
  • May cook and prepare food items alongside employees to ensure proper procedures.  May assist during a rush.
  • Conducts interviews, makes hire recommendations, completes new hire paperwork, trains, disciplines and makes termination recommendations for back of the house employees.
  • Conducts performance reviews for back of the house employees.
  • Supervises the cleanliness and sanitation of the kitchen, storage and surrounding areas.
  • Enforces compliance of all safety & security procedures.
  • Completes documentation related to food safety, facility safety and security procedures.
  • Coordinates with management necessary repairs and maintenance.
  • Coordinates with Chef or Senior Sous Chef monthly food inventory, work schedules and administrative duties.
  • Identifies possible problems and responds to them in a professional and constructive manner
  • Follows up on opening and closing staff side work.
  • Upholds 5-Star Service standards.
  • Completes supervisory responsibilities in accordance with company policies and procedures, and all applicable laws.
  • Maintains a professional and acceptable appearance at all times.
  • Upholds a positive attitude that enforces a good working environment.
  • Works as a team player; has a pleasant and helpful attitude toward guests and staff members to ensure guest satisfaction.  Exemplifies the company's core values of honesty, integrity, respect, commitment and quality fanaticism.

Benefits

  • Medical, Dental, Vision
  • 401K Plan
  • Life insurance
  • 50% dining discount
  • Employee Meals

Position Requirements

  • Understanding of various cooking methods, ingredients, equipment and procedures
  • Excellent record of kitchen and staff management
  • Accuracy and speed in handling emergency situations and providing solutions
  • Familiar with industry’s best practices
  • Working knowledge of various computer software programs (MS Office, restaurant management software, POS)
  • BS degree in Culinary science or related certificate would be a plus
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  • Darryl Jackson makes you his priority! 

    I would say that Darryl Jackson was very professional and helped me in all aspects of my job search.  Darryl took my resume and made it more attractive and appealing, he was also very attentive to my needs and what my expectations were.  What I feel was a key part of the success in our relationship was the constant communication on his part.  Darryl makes it his business to know his client and always speaks to you in a positive manner.  He tries to make you see the good aspects of each individual employer.  In the future if I would need to seek other employment I truly believe I would look for his availability.    

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    Luis C

    Darryl Jackson makes you his priority!
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    Bruce Leininger is an exceptional and irreplaceable asset to Practice & Associates.  Bruce took the time and really get to know me, my passions and personality.  He understood my wants when it came to my career move .  He took the time to talk to me and build a relationship with me.  Bruce had a lot of patience and was always in communication with me in regards to different opportunities.  I respected and appreciated his advice and input.  I will always be grateful to Bruce, as he listened with all his heart.  I will always remember what Bruce has done for my family and I and I will make sure that everyone I know who wants a career change only talks to Bruce!                  

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