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Sous Chef

Job title: Sous Chef
Department: Food Services
Reports to: Banquet Manager
FLSA status: Non-Exempt
Grade: 15

The mission of Sandy Cove Ministries is to help people connect with God and each other in order to be transformed into the image of Christ, through His Word, His creation and community.

Position Summary: Provides leadership in the Kitchen through supervising and training cooks, ordering & preparing the food for guests that contributes to an overall excellent food service experience.

General Purpose: To contribute to an excellent dining experience for guests and staff that enables them to focus on connecting with God and each other.

Role Qualifications:
A personal relationship with Jesus Christ
Must have an excitement for the mission of Sandy Cove Ministries
Heart to serve guests and disciple staff
Culinary certificate, high school diploma, or equivalent culinary experience
2 or more years of experience in food service leadership
Certified in sanitation and proper food handling (SERV Safe)

Essential Job Functions/Responsibilities:
Provide spiritual leadership to department employees
Effectively train and motivate employees of diverse background and skill levels in their responsibilities of preparation, production, sanitation, guest service, and equipment use
Create food perpetration lists to communicate with team the amounts of food to cook/prepare
Plan seasonal menu cycles and create weekly menus
Work with group leaders to plan menus for special events
Place food and supplies orders weekly
Oversee food preparation to ensure highest quality of both food and presentation for all Sandy Cove meals and snack breaks
Cook and prepare meals for guests and staff that meet special dietary requests
Provide oversight to service in the dining room
Ensure the highest level of cleanliness and safety as well as ensure all health and safety regulations as mandated by law
Review complaints and grievances and make necessary oral/written reports to supervisor
Daily inspect all food storerooms, refrigerators, and freezers
Create and manage department schedule
Assist in conducting inventory
Assist in the planning of capital improvements for the kitchen/dining room
Interpret policies and procedures to department staff as necessary
Complete any other reasonable task assigned

Essential Skills and Experience:
Proven strong inter-personal and leadership skills
Ability to foresee needs and problem-solve accordingly
Ability to resolve conflict and make quick decisions
Strong computer/technology skills
Effective communication skills and ability to work in a team environment
Strong organizational skills and ability to work efficiently with minimal supervision
Ability to work under pressure and produce correct results

Nonessential skills and experience:
Experience working in Christian camps or conference centers and/or in food service
Desire to grow personally, professionally, and spiritually
Ministry or other experience working with youth/young adults

Reporting to this position: Dining Room Supervisors, Food Service Ministry Team Members

Physical demands of work environment: The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential function of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions

Physical demands: While performing the duties of this job, the employee must stand to for extended periods of time, walk, sit, use hands, climb stairs, balance, stoop, kneel, talk, see or hear. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds and handle hot/cold and sharp items

Work environment: The noise level in the work environment ranges from minimal to very loud. Room temperature can fluctuate dramatically, and floors can become slippery, and employee handles hot/cold items and sharp objects. Must go into refrigerator/freezers with temperatures as low as -10 degrees Fahrenheit. Must handle food/liquids from preparation equipment up to 600 degrees Fahrenheit.

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



Updated: 11/21/2023 12:40:25 PM

Job Contact:
Suzanne Folke
(410) 287-5433

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Why work at Sandy Cove Ministries:

Impacting lives for Christ is at the core of Sandy Cove Ministries. We do this by helping people connect with God and each other, in order that they be transformed into the image of Christ, through His Word, His Creation, and His Community.

60 Sandy Cove Road
    North East, MD 21901-5436

(410) 287-5433

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