Sous Chef- Assistant Food Service Director

Bethpage, New York
Food Service
Long Island Area
Depends on Experience 
Full Time
Day Shift

At the present time, we are seeking an experienced Sous Chef to assist to the Food Service Director. The Sous Chef/Assistant Food Service Director will be responsible for ensuring that all meals are prepared and presented in accordance with The Bristal recipes and guidelines for the community, as well as assume Food Service Director responsibilities during the absence of the Food Service Director.

Additional responsibilities include:

  • Overall preparation and presentation of the meals
  • Assist the Food Service Director with the receipt and storage of food and with sanitation and safety practices for the community according to Bristal policies and procedures and federal, state and local regulations
  • Assume responsibility for overall operation of department during absence of Food Service Director
  • Maintain the highest standard of personal hygiene, dress and appearance according to Bristal Policies and Procedures
  • Plate food using proper portion control utilizing measurement tools ounce scales, scoops, and spoons for resident and employee meals
  • Utilize the proper methods to use, breakdown, clean, sanitize and reassemble kitchen equipment, in accordance with directions from FSD and/or equipment manufacturer
  • Meet all reporting requirements in a concise, accurate and timely fashion, including; temperature logs, in-services, incident/accident reports, Resident complaints and time clock punches
  • Participate in resident dining enhancements and special functions, including; Executive Lunches, formal and private parties and chef action stations
  • Respond to questions and requests of Residents in a timely, accurate, and courteous manner
  • Understand and effectively explain all food service programs to potential Residents and/or family members as part of the community marketing initiative
  • Assist in the orientation and training of new employees
  • Maintain a positive and cooperative manner toward staff and residents
  • Assist other kitchen staff in the performance of their assignments when necessary
  • Demonstrate flexibility to perform duties wherever volume deems it necessary within the Community
  • Respond to changing situations in a flexible and positive manner in order to meet active needs at the moment, such as editorializing work when necessary
  • Comply with Bristal safety practices including infection control policies and procedures, and OSHA standards to ensure a safe working environment for self and others
  • Accomplish all other duties assigned by Food Service Director

The ideal candidate will have the following skills/qualifications:

  • At least 2-3 years' experience in food handling and preparation, sanitation and safety standards for institutions and/or restaurants
  • Knowledge of local and state health and sanitation and safety codes
  • Experience in kitchen supervision
  • Knowledge of and prior experience with operation of kitchen equipment
  • Knowledge of and prior experience with food handling, preparation and cooking
  • High School graduate; cooking school graduate is preferred
  • Ability to read and write English, follow written and oral instructions, recipes and labels
  • Schedule required is Sunday - Thursday or Tuesday-Saturday Day Shift 10am-6:30pm