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Executive Sous Chef at Tao Downtown

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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 



  • Tao Group Hospitality in-venue Executive Sous Chef training 



  • 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 member encounters 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 

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