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Roots Handmade Pizza in West Town is Hiring a Sous Chef (1924 W Chicago Ave)

Roots Handmade Pizza from the Fifty/50 Restaurant Group is looking for an eager and energetic person to join their team as a Sous Chef. This position has the option for growth into an Executive Sous position. Duties will include: staff development, training, coaching, recipe testing and development, working closely with the Executive Chef in overseeing and executing the menu. A Roots Handmade Pizza Sous Chef will be responsible for working their station in the kitchen and keeping a clean and sanitary work environment. An ideal candidate should have at least 3 years line cook experience. A successful candidate will play a key role in contributing to our customer satisfaction and acquisition goals.

Essential Functions:
• Set up and stock stations with all necessary produce, sauces, and proteins
• Answer, report, and follow instructions from Executive Chef
• Prepare food for service
• Cook menu items in compliance with the rest of the kitchen staff
• Keep a positive and professional approach with coworkers
• Make sure that food comes out simultaneously with great quality and in a timely manner
• Comply with nutrition and allergy regulations and standards
• Help with other prep if needed
• Must pass/take a Food Handlers Certificate within two weeks of hire date
• Upholding the highest standards of food safety, food handling and sanitation requirements to ensure the health and safety of staff and guests
• Manage labor house and kitchen waste.
• Able to receive orders and keep track of inventory

Other Functions:
• Be available to fill in as needed to ensure the smooth and efficient operation of the restaurant as directed by the restaurant manager or immediate supervisor
• Complying with health and food safety standards, restocking items and cleaning

Physical Functions:
• Ability to stand/walk a minimum of 10 hours or as needed
• Must be able to exert well-paced and frequent mobility for periods of up to 10 hours or as needed
• Be able to lift up to 50 pounds frequently
• Will frequently reach, feel, bend, stoop, carry, finely manipulate and key in data
• Work in both warm and cool environments
• Must be able to tolerate potential allergens: peanut products, egg, dairy, gluten, soy, seafood and shellfish
• Returning unused items after service to the correct inventory location
• Properly storing prepped goods
• High levels of noise from music, customer and employee traffic

Qualifications, Education and Behavior
• At least 18 years old
• Have a minimum of 3 year line cook experience
• Ability to work quickly while maintaining safety standards and procedures
• Ability to properly handle a knife, confidently
• Ability to work in high volume environments
• Ability to work early morning hours or late evening hours
• Ability to work consistent schedule at least 5 days per week
• Understanding of various cooking methods, ingredients, and how to use kitchen equipment

About the Fifty/50 Restaurant Group:
Formed in 2008, The Fifty/50 Restaurant Group is an independent company made up of hardworking, talented restaurant professionals. We have 14 restaurants with more on the way. We offer subsidized health insurance, dental insurance, 401k, employee discounts, paid paternal leave, and plenty of other benefits and perks to qualified employees.

Interested applicants please email resume to [email protected]

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