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Sous-chefs plan and direct food preparation and cooking activities. Sous-chefs prepare and cook meals and specialty foods. They are employed in restaurants and hotels and similar establishments on cruise ships. Sous-chefs are often considered an entry level management position. The position of sous-chef generally demands 25% of their time in the office and 75% of their time in the kitchen.

Sous Chef Responsibilities:

  • Supervise activities of all kitchen staff, including chefs and specialty chefs
  • Staff scheduling
  • Performance management of staff including discipline
  • Involvement in menu and product research and development
  • Ensures appropriate health and safety standards, FOODSAFE practices
  • Monitors apprenticeship development
  • May have involvement in formulation of job descriptions
  • Equipment performance monitoring, may demonstrate use of new equipment
  • Inventory management

Sous Chef Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • A secondary school diploma is usually required
  • Related post secondary education is usually preferred
  • A few to several years of previous experience in commercial food preparation is required
  • Proficient with labour law
  • Proficient with health and safety rules and regulations
  • Ability to coach and mentor other staff
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to deal with high pressure environments
  • Good decision making skills

Sous Chef Possible Future Career Path:

  • Executive Sous-Chef
  • Executive Chef
  • Owner of Restaurant

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