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Sous Chef


Grace Adventures is a Christian Training and Equipping Center located in Northwest Michigan, serving over 100,000 meals annually to youth, adults, and families. Our Food Services/Culinary Program is integral in providing the individuals we serve with a world-class experience while they strengthen relationships. We desire to bring on a Sous Chef/Food Service Manager who can recognize quality both in food and staff, as well as provide attention to detail in the little things that will result in a delicious yet cost-effective experience. This individual will also operate in a manner consistent with the Mission and Core Values of the organization.

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A Sous Chef, or Second Chef, is responsible for providing supportive leadership to kitchen staff throughout food service and assisting in creating a positive culture. Their duties include assisting the Executive Chef in monitoring kitchen activities, expediting orders to ensure quality taste or presentation, and taking on additional responsibilities in the Executive Chef’s absence to ensure that kitchen staff has proper direction. For Grace Adventures, the Sous Chef manages food preparation and cooking, ensuring the success and quality of meal service in terms of guest experience and quality of food, as well as assisting in the training and management of employees. This individual will have Serve Safe Certification within one year of employment and comply with all Federal, State, and Local Safety practices.

Daily responsibilities will include but are not limited to:

Preparing meals and food to meet the specifications of the approved menu in a timely manner
Properly measuring kitchen ingredients and food portions
Ensuring kitchen staff adhere to set standards, procedures, department rules, and sanitation requirements through ongoing training, coaching, and equipping
Using kitchen knives and equipment such as grills, ovens, steamers, and warmers in food preparation
Managing the kitchen inventory and ensuring supplies are fresh and of high quality; assist in stocking when orders are delivered
Ensuring proper food temperatures when cooking and adequate storage afterward
Keeping the workstation and kitchen equipment clean, organized, and sanitized; adopting a clean as you policy
Taking charge of kitchen opening, closing, and other side duties as directed by the Executive Chef
Assist in serving meals
Assist in ordering food or inventory of items as needed
Organize transportation of food to other locations
Organize and direct volunteers
Maintain a professional appearance in compliance with Grace Adventure’s dress code
Maintain standards of quality in all areas of the Food Service Operation
Assist in cleaning the dining room as needed (vacuuming, trash, set-up, mopping)


2 + years working in a kitchen
1 + years of supervisory experience
ServSafe and Allergen Safety Certified (or ability to gain certification within 90 days of hire; company to pay for)
Must have a working knowledge of kitchen procedures and equipment
Administrative Skills
An attitude of excellence in workmanship
A testimony and lifestyle that gives evidence of a true experience of salvation by grace in Jesus Christ
Self-disciplined and self-motivated
Have the physical ability to lift heavy things and be on your feet for long periods of time


Full-Time Exempt - Salaried Position (Housing not provided)
Health, Dental, Vision Insurance (after 90 day period)
403(B) – 2% basic and 3% match (after one year of employment)
Monthly Cell Phone Allowance
Free Employee Meals
Equipment Use (as approved and signed off by Maintenance Director)
Free Trash drop off at camp
Employee Discounts on programs (all dependent children get one week of camp per year for free; employee and spouse can attend one sponsored retreat for free per year), apparel, and snacks
Many more!

Time:  Full-Time Year Round
Salary:  Paid
Category:  Food Services



Updated: 7/26/2022 1:33:36 PM

Job Contact:
Tyler Bauer
(231) 873-3662

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Why work at Grace Adventures:

2100 North Ridge Road
    Mears, MI 49436

(231) 873-3662

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