Sous Chef job – The Smith Penn Quarter – Washington, DC

Sous Chef

The Smith Penn Quarter

Washington, DC

Since 2007 The Smith, a casual American Brasserie, has served food people crave. We care about every meal and every moment. We value our team and the culture we have created, and hire truly great people who get pleasure out of making people happy. Our energy, engaging staff, and consistently great food keep guests coming back time after time. The Smith’s locations in Manhattan (East Village, Midtown Manhattan, Lincoln Square, and Nomad) are large, high energy and high volume restaurants with fun bars, great food and warm hospitality; collectively serving over one million guests annually. In addition, three of the four are consistently in the Top 10 “most reserved” restaurants in New York City on Open Table, with The Smith Lincoln Square many times in the #1 spot. The Smith Nomad opened with huge success in March 2016 and a location in Washington D.C. will open in the fall of 2016.

The Sous Chef Responsibilities include but not limited to:

  • Properly managing all operations of the kitchen.
  • Upholding the highest standards of food safety, food handling and sanitation requirements to ensure the health and safety of staff and guests.
  • Overseeing and ensuring that all company systems and policies are maintained at all times.


  • 2/3 Years of experience as a Sous Chef
  • Experience with high volume, culinary driven restaurant.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Career oriented and self-motivated.
  • Strong leadership qualities with ability to motivate and coach a dynamic team.
  • Time Pro/compeat/hot schedules knowledge a plus.

What we offer:

  • Comprehensive Benefits Package (Vision, Dental, & Medical, & FSA)
  • Company paid Life Insurance
  • Tremendous Growth Opportunities

Job Type: Full-time

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