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Sous Chef - Breckenridge Brewery Pub

Littleton, CO

CO Salary Range: USD 46,000.00 per year

This job is located in our Pub in Breckenridge, CO


A Sous Chef in the kitchen is the second in command, as well as an extension of the Executive Chef/restaurants vision for growth and excellence. The job of Sous Chef involves significant responsibility, as the Sous Chef must be able to lead other kitchen workers, remain organized and professional, and report vital information to the Executive Chef. If there are times when the Executive Chef is unable to work, the Sous Chef assumes all responsibilities normally assigned to the Executive Chef. Working as a Sous Chef is often a step toward becoming an Executive Chef, and serves as on-the-job training for those wishing to continue their careers. A Sous Chef must be familiar with all of the daily operations of the kitchen, and must be able to perform any task in the kitchen if needed. A Sous Chef often acts as the intermediary between the kitchen and wait staff, so strong leadership and communication abilities are a must.

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Duties and Responsibilities:

Planning and directing food preparation.

  • As the second in command, the Sous Chef is most often responsible for managing kitchen staff to ensure food is prepared properly.
  • The Sous Chef must be a problem solver, ready to come up with on the spot solutions for problems that may occur in the kitchen.
  • Advanced understanding, and management, of food cost
  • The Sous Chef will help expo so that the chefs at each station will deliver food to the window hot and timely as a complete order.
  • Effective food ordering and inventory tracking.
  • Organize dry storage DAILY as well as ensure all cleaning is complete at the end of each shift.
  • Create prep lists, daily specials and soup of the day, and ensure various checklists are complete.
  • Initiate ordering, create dinner special, consolidate walk-in's by rotating stock effectively.

Managing kitchen staff.

  • Displaying strong character and leadership- leading by example and creating relationships that result in natural respect.
  • The Sous Chef will often have the task of ensuring that all back of house employees are performing at the level required by a professional kitchen.
  • He or she may be asked to complete disciplinary actions, and may come up with incentives to ensure that workers are putting their best effort forth.
  • Scheduling BOH staff based on volume, and develop BOH labor cost tracker.
  • Complete new hire paperwork and new hire onboarding for BOH staff.
  • Participate in weekly management meetings and effectively communicate important information to staff.

Quality Control:

  • The Sous Chef is responsible for ensuring that food that leaves the kitchen is of the highest quality and consistency.
  • The Sous Chef will often be asked to ensure that portions are correct and the food is plated correctly.
  • If the plate is not up to standard, the Sous Chef will send it back no matter the volume of business.
  • Rotating Inventory for Food Safety and Sanitation. Ensure Kitchen, Dish Pit and Trash Area are cleaned up, and hold staff accountable for their daily and weekly cleaning duties.
  • Food safety and speed rack awareness. Temp the line as if the Health department is coming in, check and maintain your proteins for business.

Job Qualifications


  • Significant cooking experience in high-speed kitchen environment
  • Strong communication and leadership skills and can do attitude
  • Ability to lift and carry up to 40lbs
  • Elevated focus on Food Safety
  • Allergen recognition
  • A passion for Hospitality and the overall experience for both guests and chefs
  • Advanced written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to problem solve and find solutions
  • Ability to work weekends, holidays, evenings and nights.
  • Proficient with MS Office, Excel, Word, Outlook. Advanced written and verbal communication
  • Ability to walk / stand for 8 + hours each shift
  • Ability to work in hot environments

Education: High School Diploma / GED required, Higher education of culinary preferred.

Must pass background check and driving record check.

Breckenridge Brewery offers health, dental, vision and other benefits. Additionally, we offer 401K with 6% match. We offer paid sick and vacation time.

At Breckenridge Brewery, we are more than a team of industry folks dedicated to making great beer. We strive to bring people together with beer and experiences in the spirit of Colorado, whether that's at a summer concert on our 12-acre campus in Littleton, around the fire pit at the Farm House, or after hitting the slopes at our original location in Breckenridge. We want all to feel welcomed, feel inspired, and have a damn good time. As we invest in supporting and developing our people, we also invest in giving back to our community and making an impact on the world. A big part of that is teaming up with local and national companies often to collaborate, raise awareness for causes we care about, and do some good. These are the values our team across the brewery have and those who join us share. When you're here, you're always in good company.

Job ID: Anheuser-21001342
Employment Type: Other