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Sous Chef

Memphis Zoo
Memphis, United States Posted: May 10, 2024

We are seeking a dynamic Sous Chef with expertise in catering to diverse palates and managing culinary operations for events ranging from large groups to festive picnics and private events. As a Sous Chef specializing in culinary events, you will collaborate closely with the Executive Chef to ensure the successful execution of unique and memorable dining experiences within the zoo premises.

  • Work closely with the Executive Chef to plan and create menus tailored for large groups, picnics, and events.
  • Oversee the preparation, cooking, and presentation of meals for special events and gatherings.
  • Manage and lead the kitchen team during events to ensure seamless execution.
  • Coordinate with event planners and zoo staff to understand specific dietary requirements and preferences.
  • Ensure compliance with health and safety standards, especially in high-volume food production.
  • Train and supervise kitchen staff to deliver exceptional service during events.
  • Monitor inventory levels and coordinate with suppliers for timely deliveries.
  • Contribute creative ideas for themed events and innovative culinary offerings.
  • Assist in the development of cost-effective recipes suitable for large-scale events.
  • Proven experience as a Sous Chef in catering for large groups or events.
  • Culinary degree or equivalent experience in a high-volume kitchen.
  • Strong organizational and multitasking skills in a fast-paced environment.
  • Creativity and adaptability in designing menus for diverse occasions.
  • Knowledge of food safety regulations and sanitation practices.
  • Excellent communication skills to collaborate with event planners and zoo staff.
  • Ability to lead and inspire a team to achieve culinary excellence.
  • Flexibility to work weekends and evenings as required for events.
  • Please note that this job description is not exhaustive and additional duties may be assigned, or existing duties may be modified, at any time to meet the needs of the organization.
  • Memphis Zoo is a drug free workplace
  • $50,000/annually

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