Posted: Sep 11, 2021

Sous Chef

World Cafe Live - Philadelphia, PA
Salary: $45,000.00 - $50,000.00 Annually
Application Deadline: Oct 31, 2021
Restaurant - BOH
World Cafe Live is a nonprofit organization founded on the principles of welcoming.  Our mission is to open doors to shared music and culinary experiences that create connections, inspire learning and celebrate who we all are. We are a place for music. We are a place for learning. We are a place for community.
Since opening in 2004, we have been a vibrant hub for independent live music in Philadelphia.  We invite over 150,000 people through our doors every year, supporting emerging and established artists, creating educational programs, and welcoming audiences of all ages and abilities. In addition to presenting over 500 shows each year, World Cafe Live offers great food and beverages daily and caters over two hundred special events annually.
Shifting from recovery to resilience, we are now enthusiastically preparing to re-open this fall with a renewed focus on civic engagement, accessibility, and what it means to define a positive WCL experience for all employees, artists, and guests. As an equal-opportunity employer, we strive to create a space where you can bring your authentic whole self to work. We look forward to you joining our team.
Sous Chef
The Sous Chef position at World Cafe Live offers a great opportunity for a talented, creative, and energetic culinary professional to bring their dedication and excitement to two unique spaces in Philadelphia, as well as develop new opportunities. The World Cafe Live footprint includes both The Lounge (a restaurant and bar that accommodates 140 seated or 220 standing), and The Music Hall that comfortably seats 300 and expands to accommodate 650 standing. In each space you can expect flawless sound, lighting, and video, on-site production and catering, flexible seating, and adjacent secure parking. Reporting directly to the Director of Food & Beverage, the Sous Chefs will support all aspects of both a la carte and event catering execution.
        Core Responsibilities:
  • enforce and maintain all standards and procedures as issued by the Executive Chef in relation to all kitchen activity and equipment
  • maintain ServSafe certification and enforce and maintain all Office of Food Protection Health and Safety standards
  • prepare line cooks for any/all a la carte or event services
  • preform all duties of a lead line cook or expo as needed to execute service
  • checkout line cooks and close down kitchen at conclusion of service or event
  • participate in feature creation and execution
  • complete entering of food invoices into kitchen inventory software as needed or assigned by required deadlines
  • complete all orders after detailed walkthrough of current inventory and ensuring that all product needed is in house in correct quantities
  • maintain working knowledge of current vendors for all food sources/equipment maintenance
  • attend weekly events meetings and any other required meetings as assigned
  • assisting leadership in maintaining budgetary labor and food cost goals
  • support monthly inventory and weekly scheduling
The successful candidate will possess the following attributes:
  • Positive attitude, especially in challenging or high pressure situations
  • Team oriented mindset, with the ability to work autonomously
  • Minimum of four years of experience in high volume kitchen
  • Ability to become an integral part of the process of meeting or exceeding organizational goals
  • Reliable transportation to venue location
  • Ability to multi-task in a high-paced atmosphere
  • Proven ability to be responsive in a timely manner via phone and email
  • Availability to work flexible hours primarily including nights and weekends
  • Ability to stand for long periods of time and lift up to 50lbs of weight
Compensation: This is a full-time position for approx. 40-50 hours a week with an annual salary range of ($45,000-$50,000) commensurate with experience. Additional benefits include: PTO plan, 401k options, travel and cell phone reimbursement credits, and healthcare packages.
*Please note that as of 9/17 we are asking all WCL employees to be fully vaccinated from COVID-19