Sous Chef

Job Description

Covenant Shores, near Seattle, has an opening for a full-time sous chef. This key position functions as an essential part of the dining services team and reports directly to the Executive Chef.

In this role you will:

  • Oversee kitchen operations and staff under the direction of the Executive Chef.

  • Oversee food preparation and presentation to ensure that residents and guests receive high quality food in a timely manner.

  • Prepare food following standard recipes and/or special diet orders.

  • Assist in product organization throughout the kitchen; Place food orders electronically with vendors; Put away large food deliveries.

  • Ensure that sanitation standards of all food production and storage areas are met.

  • Use standard institutional food preparation equipment, including grill/flat top, steam table, stand mixer, slicer, immersion blender, food processor, conventional and convection oven, steamer, ice machine, chafing dishes, sharp knives and coffee maker.

For this role you need:

  • High School diploma or equivalent. Culinary certification or degree highly preferred.

  • Computer skills to place electronic orders, use Food Management programs and printing software.

  • Two years' experience as a cook in an institutional setting; Experience with institutional equipment and procedures preferred; One year advanced training in food production preferred; Experience with therapeutic menu preferred.

  • Previous kitchen supervisor experience preferred.

  • Knowledge of HACCP procedures and all physical/food safety standards, organized records/log keeping, knife skills, demonstrated ability to fabricate meals, scratch cooking techniques, ability to produce high volume batch cooking, portion control, measurements; and ability to read and follow recipes required.

  • Demonstrated ability to train and coach others on the kitchen team.

  • High degree of personal cleanliness and hygiene.

  • Good English writing and speaking skills.

  • Ability to thrive in the fast pace of a busy kitchen.

  • Demonstrated ability to remain calm and tactful under stress.

  • Work on some weekends and holidays required.

Other requirements:

  • Valid Washington State Food Handler's permit.

  • Must pass pre-hire drug screen and background check.

Company Description
Why Covenant Shores?
o Competitive pay
o Excellent benefit package for full-time, including medical, dental, Rx and vision insurance; 403(b) retirement plan with an employer match; Free group term life and disability coverage; Paid time off; Paid holidays; Educational assistance
o Opportunity to develop ongoing relationships with our wonderful senior residents
o Respectful, friendly work environment where your commitment to providing exceptional servant leadership will be recognized
o Beautiful garden setting on the shores of Lake Washington
o Generous ORCA card (transit) subsidy
o On-site Fitness Center
o Employee Assistance Program
o Free Starbucks Coffee!
Covenant Shores is a Continuing Care Retirement Community, part of Covenant Retirement Communities, a nationwide network of 14 faith-based not-for-profit campuses in eight states.
We are centrally located on Mercer Island just off I-90, and offer shuttle service to the campus from two Park-and-Ride locations on the island. We welcome and value people with different backgrounds, beliefs and viewpoints. Covenant Retirement Communities is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Join us if you share our dedication to service and professional excellence!

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