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Executive Sous Chef at LAVO Italian Restaurant

Full Time | Salary
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Tao Group Hospitality offers competitive benefits for all full-time team members such as:

  • Medical, Dental, and Vision Coverage
  • 401(k) Retirement Program with Employer Match
  • Life and Disability Insurance Plans
  • Ancillary Insurance Plans
  • Mental Health Support and Services
  • Fertility & Family Forming Support and Resources
  • Pet Insurance
  • Employee Discounts
  • Time off and much more!

Assists the Executive Chef in leading the daily activities of the heart-of-house operations and team members in accordance with department policies and procedures. Interacts with fellow team members, and supervisors in a polite and courteous manner to ensure gracious hospitality.


  • Ensuring the needs of the guests are accommodated.
  • Ensures the general cleanliness of the heart-of-house and the entire venue.
  • Assists in the decision-making process for interviewing, hiring, and training new applicants.
  • Responsible for the scheduling, growth opportunities, and team member development of heart-of-house team members.
  • Works with GM to create job performance reviews.
  • Responsible for heart-of-house operations to ensure safety, quality, recipe accuracy, and financial profitability.
  • Responsible for the execution of regular service, catering, take-out, delivery, and all in/off-venue events.
  • Possesses in-depth knowledge of operational systems, which includes payroll, inventory, and purchasing.
  • Participates in reviewing the venue’s monthly Profit & Loss statement.
  • Ensures Department of Health and company sanitation standards.
  • Ensures that the venue is compliant with all federal, state, and local laws and regulations; and company policies.
  • Coaches and develops heart-of-house team members by setting clear guidelines and expectations.
  • Ensures that all mechanical systems are in good working order and compliant with all federal, state, and local ordinances.
  • Ensures all team members are compliant with all heart-of-house standards and procedures.
  • Ensures the preparation and delivery of menu-focus items to daily pre-service meetings.
  • Possesses in-depth knowledge of all recipes, and food menus and maintains station recipe books.
  • Organize, develop and produce new recipes for potential new menu items and specials.
  • Ensures the completion of all opening and closing procedures as prescribed by the company.
  • Ensures expediting standards.
  • Communicates clearly and concisely with all team members during service.
  • Practical knowledge of the job duties of all supervised team members.
  • Assists in overseeing the replacement or repair of all breakage, and damage to equipment or furniture.
  • Attends, leads, and participates in any training sessions, departmental meetings, or daily pre-shift meetings.
  • Learn by listening, observing other team members, and sharing knowledge while leading by example.
  • Portrays a positive and professional attitude.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of the venue, Tao Group Hospitality, its partners and supporting hotel environments.
  • Works as part of a team and provides help and support to all fellow team members.
  • Assist and/ or complete additional tasks as assigned.


  • Minimum 5 years of previous Culinary experience as a Chef de Cuisine or Sous Chef within a high-volume kitchen setting is essential.
  • Two-year associate degree (60 credit hours) in Culinary Arts or equivalent work experience preferred.
  • Strong menu planning, ability to coach, build a team, problem solve, and leadership skills required.
  • Demonstrated financial acumen with P&L statements, and labor models is desirable.
  • Must be organized, self-motivated, and proactive with strong attention to detail.
  • Proficient with computers (Microsoft Products), POS, and technology.


The work environment characteristics and/or physical demands described here are representative of those a team memberencounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential job functions

  • Must have strong problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills required.
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines.
  • Must have good positive energy throughout the day.
  • Must be able to read the computer monitors and print legibly.
  • Must be able to bend, kneel, sit, and/or stand for extended periods of time.
  • Must be able to move quickly through work and set the pace in the office.
  • Must be able to push and lift up to 40 lbs.
  • Small to Medium office environment.
  • Office, Casino, Nightclub, Bar, Lounge, and/or Restaurant working environment.
  • 5-25% Local Travel (United States).
  • Work in an environment that is subject to varying levels of noise, crowds, and smoke, the severity of which depends upon the guest volume.
  • May work extended hours irregular shifts, evening and/or weekend shifts, and holiday work may be required.
  • Maintain a professional, neat, and well-groomed appearance adhering to Company standards.
  • Must be effective as part of a team; ability to interact with internal and external customers, managers, and co-workers in a professional, courteous manner.
  • Ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality.
  • Ability to handle a fast-paced, busy, and somewhat stressful environment.
LAVO Italian Restaurant

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  • Pastry Cook
  • Porter
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