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Production Sous Chef

Company: Citarella
Location: New York
Posted on: January 27, 2023

Job Description:

Since 1912, Citarella has been a part of New York. Our name is synonymous with freshness, quality, and value. In a city that offers overwhelming variety, we proudly offer the largest selection of fresh seafood & aged prime meats along with prepared foods and gourmet groceries. While growing, we have maintained our commitment to providing the best quality, value, and service.Citarella, The Ultimate Gourmet Market, is seeking an experiencedProduction Sous Chefto join our growing team. You're an individual whose interest and passion for cooking is as unparalleled as our commitment to superb customer service and quality food. This role is based out of ourcommissary kitchen located inHunts Point, Bronx.Role Overview:As a member of our kitchen team, our Sous Chef will work closely with the the Executive Chef and Kitchen Manager to ensure the highest standards are met for all food prepared at the commissary and served at our store locations. They will assist in creating and ensuring Citarella standards, systems and procedures are maintained and followed. The Sous Chefs are also responsible for working with the Kitchen Manager(s) in overseeing overall commissary operations while also nurturing and supporting the culinary team leading by example on or off the line.Responsibilities:

  • Work with Executive Chef and Kitchen Manager(s) to develop, train, and foster a positive environment for kitchen team. Duties will include, but not be limited, to SOPs, sanitation & food handling, menu standards, presentation, cooking techniques/efficiencies, catering cooking and displays, etc.
  • Work with Executive Chef and Kitchen Manager to instill a positive Company Culture, build morale and create an on-going positive work environment utilizing established as well as newly developed initiatives
  • Work hands on with Executive Chef and Kitchen Manager(s) to continually monitor production procedures to ensure quality, consistency, efficiency, productivity and professionalism are at highest level
  • Supervise cooks to ensure all daily and weekly projects and tasks are met. Ensure recipes/methods, quality, portioning, product utilization, deadlines, daily/weekly/holiday planning, purchasing, communication, inventoryare followed.
  • Learn about new and seasonal menu items and changes in procedures for current menu items. Oversee and hold staff accountable for implementing new/revised menu changes.
  • Work with Executive Chef and Kitchen Manager(s) in developing production methodologies to increase efficiency, productivity, quality and/or consistency in commissary
  • Conduct Daily and Weekly recaps with necessary chefs and managers to plan and forecast all aspects of production
  • Prepare, cook, and package food for store delivery
  • Inspect supplies, equipment, or work areas to ensure conformance to established standard
  • Accountable for working with Executive Chef and Kitchen Manager(s) in meeting budgets for food, labor, and direct operating expenses as they pertain to the culinary operations
  • Work with Executive Chef and Kitchen Managers to ensure proper portioning, preparing and serving quantities are accurate in order to maintain food costsMinimum Requirements:
    • 2-3 years experience in high volume production facility (Commissary and/or multi unit production)
    • Strong culinary and safety/sanitation knowledge
    • Bilingual a plus (English/Spanish)
    • Strong communication, organizational, and visual skills
    • Ability to work in a fast pace environment and build progressive speed; high volume
    • Ability to safely handle and operate kitchen equipment and knife skills
    • Ability to work in a team-oriented environment
    • Maintain a clean and organized workstation.IN RETURN, WE OFFER:Free Employee ParkingCompetitive Wages, Medical/Dental /Vision, life insurance benefits, Flexible Spending Accounts, Employee Discounts, Paid Time Off, 401k Retirement Savings Plan with Company Match.Citarella is an equal opportunity employer

Keywords: Citarella, New York , Production Sous Chef, Hospitality & Tourism , New York, New York

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