Open Position

Sous Chef

Prepares and serves meals in a school food service environment.


Successful candidates for the Sous Chef position will have strong cooking, leadership, and management skills, with at least two years of experience as a Sous Chef in a high volume, dynamic environment. Additional responsibilities will include supervisory tasks of employees, including training, discipline, and problem solving.

Essential functions include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Ensure ordering and production practices remain within budget while assisting the Executive Chef
    • Oversee daily purchasing of food and supplies, maintaining product quality while diligently finding best pricing and sourcing the highest quality product
    • Work with Executive Chef to develop new programs including school specific menus and thematic menus
    • Assist with menu writing and idea generation, keeping in line with HCF’s philosophy
    • Work in collaboration with Catering Coordinator to maintain timely and accurate production of menu items for catering events
  • Maintain and develop standards in kitchen as company grows
    • Work with hourly staff to maintain proper sanitation and safety in the kitchen
    • Take proper care of equipment and communicate with Executive Chef when maintenance is required
    • Follow HACCP procedures for food safety and help maintain records
  • Kitchen personnel
    • Lead and manage a team as well as provide guidance throughout the kitchen
    • Work with HCF delivery drivers to ensure timely and safe food deliveries
    • Develop standardized recipes and enforce staff to follow recipes
    • Assist with recipe costing and nutritionals
    • Manage kitchen staff for daily production; production includes school accounts, catering and corporate dining


  • A minimum of 2 years in a managerial role in a kitchen
  • Fine-dining food production experience and/or large-batch food production
  • Must have experience cooking from scratch
  • Must be open to feedback and coachable

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Submit a copy of your resume along with a short description of why you would make a great fit to the team at HandCut Foods!

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