You might hire a sous chef to:

  • Work with the head chef to perform all opening, closing, and other side duties

  • Use kitchen utensils and equipment such as grills, ovens, and steamers to prepare excellent food

  • Communicate relevant, up-to-date information to kitchen staff

  • Maintain kitchen inventory to ensure sufficient quantity and quality of ingredients



Required skills and qualifications
Preferred skills and qualifications
Management and leadership experience Understanding of best practices in the dining and hospitality industry
Familiarity with a wide range of cooking techniques
Motivating presence to help staff overcome difficult situations
Clear, confident communication abilities
Ability to de-escalate and resolve workplace conflicts
Practiced problem-solving techniques
Proficiency in office, point-of-sale, and restaurant management software
Efficient time management skills
Knowledge of up-to-date health and safety standards