JR 2315 Sous Chef Santa Ana, CA 92704 Salary: Starting at $65,000 annually DOE Full Time Exempt
PATH (People Assisting The Homeless) is seeking candidates with supervisory experience in culinary services and current managerial food handler’s certificates to join our Orange County Team as a Sous Chef at the Yale Navigation Center.
In addition to a rewarding work environment, we offer our employees a competitive benefits package that includes medical, dental and vision coverage, vacation and sick time, paid holidays, and a retirement plan.
WHAT WE DO Since its foundation in 1984, PATH has pioneered bold and effective approaches to assist people experiencing homelessness. PATH operates services throughout California, connecting our clients to a comprehensive continuum of homelessness prevention, street outreach, employment preparation and placement assistance, individualized case management, supportive services, interim housing, and permanent supportive housing.
Our Culinary Services Team is a critical to the success of our interim housing sites. By providing three meals and snacks and refreshments throughout the day, the kitchen and its staff are a key component to creating a welcoming, home-like environment for our guests as they work to obtain and sustain permanent housing.
WHAT IS A SOUS CHEF? As part of the Interim Housing team, the Sous Chef is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the kitchen. This includes providing supervision, leadership, and administrative oversight to ensure meals are served appropriately and within standards and the kitchen remains in working order and in compliance. Responsibilities of the Sous Chef include:
Staff Supervision & Support
Providing direct supervision to culinary staff and oversight of all kitchen activities
Coordinating kitchen scheduling, including that of paid staff and volunteers
Planning and setting workload assignments and schedules
Providing regular and appropriate feedback to staff including conducting 30-, 60-, and 90-day reviews.
Coordinating weekly staff meetings
Handling all staff timesheets and payroll functions
Leadership & Client Services
Promoting and following the established interim housing values, guidelines, and rules.
Modeling and promoting a team culture and environment that is professional and welcoming for all interim housing guests, staff, volunteers, and other visitors.
Meeting with guests with medical dietary restrictions to set up menu plans.
Kitchen Administration & Oversight
Creating and posting monthly menus
Monitoring kitchen costs including labor, food, supplies, and equipment
Ensuring inventories are maintained
Filing and submitting kitchen related documentation such as Incident Reports and Corrective Action Reports.
Reviewing Health Department reports and coordinating with the Head Chef and other kitchen staff to correct violations
Coordinating and maintaining relationships with kitchen vendors and donors
Coordinating food donations, including assisting with pick-ups and drop-offs as necessary
Kitchen & Equipment Maintenance
Ensuring the kitchen is maintained to Health Department code and PATH standards.
Setting the standards for maintaining kitchen sanitation and cleanliness
Ensuring equipment is maintained equipment in proper sanitary and operating condition
Coordinating regular maintenance activities such as hood exhaust cleanings, oil waste pick-ups, and propane gas fills.
Coordinating with PATH’s facilities team for repairs, fixes, or other maintenance.
Ensuring that all meals prepared following Health Department code and served at the appropriate times and temperatures
Conducting daily taste tests to ensure all meals are palatable, appetizing in appearance, and meet PATH’s standards
WHAT YOU BRING We’re looking for candidates that:
Maintain and execute confidential information according to HIPAA standards
Possess a high level of tolerance and understanding for individuals with urgent and multiple case management and health needs
Work just as well independently as they do on a team
Exercise mature judgement, and are highly motivated, self-starting and proactive
Are excellent at communicating, whether in writing or verbally
Are well organized, have a strong sense of prioritization, and can coordinate multiple demands in a high-pressure environment
Demonstrate proficiency with Microsoft Office Software, particularly Word and Excel.
Possess strong interpersonal skills, including the ability to develop successful and positive relationships with individuals at all organization levels.
MANDATORY REQUIREMENTS For this role the Sous Chef must:
Have at least 2 years of relevant experience
Hold a current Managerial Food Handling certificate
Be able and willing to work flexible hours which may include evenings or weekends
Have employment eligibility verification
Have or be able and willing to obtain CPR/First Aid training
Provide proof of full COVID-19 vaccination
Have reliable transportation and:
A valid driver’s license
Proof of insurance and ownership for personal vehicles used during work duties
The ability to qualify for PATH insurance coverage
Successfully complete the following as a condition of hire:
COVID-19 VACCINATION Effective 11/01/2021 PATH will require all employees to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19. All prospective hires will be expected to provide proof of full vaccination as part of the pre-employment credentialing process.
READY TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE THROUGH ACTION? If this sounds like you, please visit our PATH Careers Site at www.epath.org/careers and search for JR# 2315 to submit your application. A resume is required.
PATH provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, PATH complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.