Vacancy for Restaurant Sous Chef - Restaurant Jobs in Santa Clara, CA

Restaurant Sous Chef – Upscale – I104

Position NameHospitality Recruitment: Restaurant Sous Chef - Upscale
LocationSanta Clara, CA
Salary Range$80000 - $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.


  • 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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What Clients Say About Patrice & Associates

  • Shawn Hoye was great to work with.

    Super attentive with plenty insight into the local job market which gave me a leg up in making the perfect career move.              

    Many Thanks,

    Sean Giffing

    Shawn Hoye was great to work with!
  • Whitney Davis was incredible!

    I would just like to say what an asset Whitney Davis was in regards to me finding another job. I appreciate all the help and I would definitely recommend him to others.        

    Thank you!

    Larry A.

    Whitney Davis was incredible!
  • So grateful for Corina Mack!

    I am so grateful and thankful that Corina Mack reached out to me. I have had many companies that have tried, but she tops the cake. She is nothing short of a fabulous person and very knowledgeable in every aspect of the word. No matter what time of the day or evening, she made herself available to my big or even little questions. When I was skeptical she calmed my nerves and was very OPEN AND HONEST. These traits are hard to come by now a days. Her integrity and honesty should be only one of the many reasons you work with her! THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR ALL YOU HAVE DONE AND BOSTON LOOKOUT BECAUSE I'M HERE!!!     Sincerely, Misty C. So grateful for Corina Mack!
  • Mike Buterbaugh was AWESOME!

    I applied for a General Manager position that your company was advertising for, Mike Buterbaugh was my recruiter. He fixed my resume up and submitted it to the company I was applying for. He coached me through all three interviews and I am happy to say that I got the position! I have worked with other recruiters and only had phone interviews. Mike produced results, he was great!

    Many Thanks,

    Tisha Torres

    Mike Buterbaugh was AWESOME!
  • Thank you, Liz Costa!

    I am so grateful to Patrice & Associates for helping me land such an amazing opportunity! Liz Costa is not only professional, she is friendly, encouraging, and extremely helpful!  She was always available to answer questions or provide quick updates.     Sincerely, Ikisha Niro Thank you, Liz Costa!