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Sous Chef at Hog Island Oyster

Hog Island Oyster Co - SF

Jun 27, 2019 - City Of San Francisco


At Hog Island we strive to cultivate a great farm to plate experience. We help, and take care of each other, our guests, our community and our planet, and…we have a lot of fun doing it.

Sous Chef -- Full-Time/Exempt

Hog Island Oyster Co. is looking for an experienced and enthusiastic Sous Chef to join our team.

If you are looking for a fast-paced, fun place to work, we encourage you to apply.


Qualifications & Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for supporting the Chef in all aspects of the kitchen, managing and training kitchen staff, food cost, inventory, supervising production of food, ensuring food quality according to company standards.
  • Strong foundation in culinary technique with a fundamental understanding of how to manage a daily changing, market-driven menu.
  • Supervising and supporting line and prep cooks in the execution of the prep schedule and menu items.
  • Participating in daily and weekly meetings with the Executive Chef to strategize and discuss all issues relating to food quality, purveyor relations, HR, food costs, and maintenance of the environment.
  • Maintaining the esprit de corps within the kitchen by setting a professional tone and achieving results in which all workers share responsibility appropriate to their skill level and job definition.
  • Representing the intent and reputation of Hog Island in the work product.
  • Keeping orderly records of purveyor information and order sheets. Participate in the recording and development of recipes in use on our menus, and disseminated to all workers to whom these are relevant tools.
  • Using good judgment in maintaining the cleanliness and sanitation of work areas and equipment in accordance to Health Department and Safety standards.
  • Overseeing equipment cleanliness and maintenance, including reporting any malfunction.
  • Adhering to policies regarding ethical behavior.
  • Exercising good judgment and honesty in all areas of the responsibilities outlined in the job definition.
  • May involve heavy lifting of pots and pans as well as sacks, cases, or crates of ingredients. Must be able to lift 50 lbs.
  • Basic computer skills including Excel, Word, Ctuit, Micros, etc. are required


  • 1 to 3 years experience as a Sous Chef in a high paced environment
  • Culinary degree is preferred, but not required.
  • Familiarity with food costing
  • Decision making & organizational skills
  • Proactive, punctual, and communicative
  • Ability to work efficiently and within a team environment, positive attitude
  • Food knowledge
  • Working ability in Spanish is a plus
  • Must be able to work evenings and weekends

Hog Island Oyster Co. offers great benefits including:

  • Industry-leading training and knowledge
  • Medical insurance (starting at 20 hours/week)
  • 401k & Pre-tax Flexible Spending Account
  • Paid vacation & sick leave
  • Generous employee discount
  • Opportunities for advancement

Apply Now by sending your resume to be part of one of the most celebrated oyster producers in North America. We are an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.

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