Sous Chef

solita Tacos & Margaritas Huntington Beach, CA
  • $38K - $42K Annual Salary
    + Bonuses
  • Full Time
  • dental, vision, health, discounts, food
  • Employer Very Likely to Respond

Primary Duties:

To optimize profits by controlling food cost and production. To develop kitchen employees and increase sales. To increase guest satisfaction and manage all operational issues ensuring Company standards of quality and service are met.

Major Areas of Responsibility:

Manages full shift responsibilities with regard to Kitchen Operations as directed by Head Chef.

Manages all areas of kitchen operations, while ensuring Company standards of quality and service. Builds sales and controls cost.

Manages shifts which includes daily decisions making, staff support, guest interaction, scheduling, planning while upholding standards, product quality and cleanliness. Manages staffing throughout shift including deciding when employees can check out for the day. Provides employees with positive and negative feedback and takes appropriate action. Performs line checks throughout shift..

Prepares for new menu implementations. Trains employees on new menu implementations as directed by Head Chef.

Interviews hourly employees. Manages and schedules the kitchen as directed by Head Chef.

Checks in food and supplies ensuring company is billed for proper amount.

Ensures safe working and guest environment to reduce the risk of injury and accidents.

Ensures that all Kitchen equipment is maintained in a clean manner and in working order.

Adheres to all local, county and state health code requirements, ensuring the restaurant is favorably reviewed at all times.

Knowledge and Skill Required

• 4 year college degree preferred but not required

• Minimum of 2 years experience as a Kitchen Manager in a

full service restaurant

• Excellent verbal and people development skills

• Must be validated on all positions in kitchen

• Serve Safe for Managers Certification

Judgment Required

Must be able to coordinate multiple tasks while maintaining required standards of operation in daily restaurant activities. Must be able to determine applicability of experience and qualifications of job applicants. 

Must be able to draw on Operations experience and knowledge of Company procedures to recommend appropriate solutions to restaurant problems. 

Influence on Costs and Sales Adherence to Company standards and service levels increases sales and minimizes costs. 

Proper handling of guest complaints increases future sales.

Ensuring safe work and guest environment reduces risk management costs.

Personal Requirements

Managers must be available to work a variety of opens, swings and closes. 

Supervision of Others 

Direct 20-30 employees each shift

2-5 in-store trainers per shift

May also supervise multiple Department leads

Physical Requirements

Lift minimum of 50 lbs.; ability to lift and/or move up to 50 lbs. Vision abilities to include: distance, close, color, depth, and peripheral. Also the ability to adjust focus. Regular use of hands to finger, handles or feels objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms. Able to work in hot and cold environments.

Our ideal candidates are: a positive person, with a strong background in a resort, fine dining or polished-casual environment and have excellent people skills, strong attention to detail, and a genuine desire to provide a memorable experience for our guests. If this describes you, then we want you to be a part of our family! 

If you enjoy working in a fast paced environment with a growing organization that provides a quality work place, balance, excellent training and the opportunity to develop your skills, you want to join our team! 

We are looking for candidates with a minimum of 2 years of experience and demonstrated success in a similar or related position and similar or related dining environment. 

Position requires excellent availability/flexibility, passion for the hospitality industry, excellent verbal communication skills, and a well developed knowledge of the food and beverage industry.

About solita Tacos & Margaritas

solita Tacos & Margaritas was inspired by the best of our travels in Mexico; from our original surf trips through Baja, California to the subsequent travels throughout the mainland. We are ultimately trying to recreate the feeling of "being away" that we experienced for our guests.

solita Tacos & Margaritas design is intended to represent the relaxed atmosphere of any place you might experience along the coast of Baja, while also including some of the more polished finishes that you would see in sophisticated restaurants found in areas like Mexico City and Guadalajara. 

Please NO CALLS REGARDING THIS POSITION. Please visit our website for more details about SOL Cocina. 

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