Sous Chef Job at Groot Hospitality - Miami, Miami Beach, FL

  • Groot Hospitality - Miami
  • Miami Beach, FL

Job Description

Groot Hospitality employs team members who demonstrate a passion for hospitality and dedication to company values and customer service. We are a diverse organization that provides the opportunity to excel in a fast-paced multicultural environment. We are always looking for passionate people who will embrace our belief of hospitality, company growth and customer experience. Our commitment to diversity, teamwork, and integrity are indicative of the service we provide to our guests. We offer career opportunities with work/life balances, as well as a rewarding career experience.


The Sous Chef oversees, directs and performs the daily execution of all assigned kitchen food production and service execution while establishing and maintaining standards of operation in the areas of food quality, timelines of food, cleanliness and maintenance, profitability and supervision of staff.


Due to the nature of our business, this position is required to work weekends and holidays.


The day-to-day responsibilities include but are not limited to:


General Duties and Responsibilities:

· Ensures all food entering the restaurant, received from purveyors, meets corporate specifications and health standards.

· Ensures all food is prepared to corporate specifications in presentation and recipe.

· Initiates periodic quality checks for all products, i.e., temperature checks.

· Works with Chef regarding orders and all food products are to par levels.

· Maintains proper rotation of food to ensure quality and freshness.

· Monitors weekly sales and adjusts prep production levels.

· Performs daily line checks with front of the house managers

· Maintains and ensures that all food is prepared within acceptable kitchen times.

· Ensures that all stations are properly stocked and set up.

· Conducts periodic kitchen walk throughs to ensure quality of food meets corporate specifications.

· Ensures restaurant and Health Department sanitation requirements are always maintained.

· Ensures all kitchen equipment and working conditions are well maintained.

· Practices prevention maintenance by providing daily, weekly, and monthly cleaning schedules.

· Conducts periodic kitchen walk throughs to ensure cleanliness standards.

· Creates and edits scheduling for kitchen staff throughout the week

· Sends employees home when approaching overtime to be vigilant about labor cost

Other Responsibilities


· Computer literacy to include Excel Spreadsheet and Word experience.

· Ability to work in a team and independently.

· Ability to multi-task and meet multiple deadlines.

· Ability to successfully work in a fast-paced environment.

· Ability to maintain composure in a potentially stressful environment.

· Ability to produce recipes within corporate specifications.

· Ability to read and comprehend spreadsheets and P&L statements.

· Ability to calculate, analyze and troubleshoot P&L, i.e. food costs, labor costs, and budgets.

· Ability to demonstrate expertise in performing all positions within the kitchen.

· Working knowledge of POS system.


Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities


· Bachelor’s degree in Culinary or relevant field

· A minimum of 2 years’ experience in a similar role

· Strong knowledge of cooking methods, kitchen equipment, and best practices

· Good understanding of MS Office and restaurant software programs

· Teamwork-oriented with outstanding leadership abilities

· Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

· Exceptional organizational, time management, and problem-solving skills


Working Conditions


· This position will spend 80 % of the time standing.

· Occasional environmental exposures to cold, heat and moisture.

· The individual must be able to transport up to 40 pounds on occasion and up to 25 pounds regularly.

· Must be able speak, read and understand basic cooking directions. 



The above job description is meant to describe the general nature and level of work being performed; it is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required for the position.


All job requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities. Some requirements may exclude individuals who pose a direct threat or significant risk to the health and safety of themselves or other employees.


Requirements are representative of minimum levels of knowledge, skills and/or abilities. To perform this job successfully, the employee must possess the abilities or aptitudes to perform each duty proficiently. Continued employment remains on an “at-will” basis.

Job Tags

Holiday work, Full time, Weekend work,

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