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Four Seasons - 77010

Title: Sous Chef

Zip: 77010

Sous Chef Job Description BASIC PURPOSE: Plan, organize, control and direct the work of employees in the Kitchen Department responsible for food preparation while ensuring superior quality and consistency. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Select, train, evaluate, lead, motivate, coach, and discipline all employees in the Kitchen’s food production area to ensure that established cultural and core standards are met.

  • Assist in the planning and development of recipes and ensure the correct preparation and presentation of a consistent level for all food items prepared through production and demonstration.

  • Control labor and operating expenses through effective scheduling, budgeting, purchasing decisions, and inventory control.

  • Ensure that sanitation standards as set forth by Four Seasons, local, state, and federal regulations are in compliance as well as the cleanliness and organization of the kitchen.

  • Maintain control systems which will assure quality and portion consistency, monitor food shipments to ensure they meet established purchasing specifications as well and foster an awareness of the importance of food preparation and quality.

  • Communicate with employees and managers to ensure operational needs are met as well as attend regular operational meetings to ensure effective coordination and cooperation between departments.


  • Education: College degree preferably specializing in hotel/restaurant management or culinary arts, or equivalent experience is required.

  • Experience: Three to five years previous experience in a culinary/food & beverage line position, or one to two years in a supervisory or assistant manager position.


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