This Sous Chef position is located in Carlsbad, NM
Salary: $50,000 - $55,000 yearly
The ideal candidate will have strong culinary skills, display an innovative mindset, have excellent organizational skills, and have the ability to complete supply/food orders with accuracy and attention to detail. Under the direction of the Culinary Director, you will effectively, and professionally assist in leading a kitchen staff by inspiring their confidence, educating, and motivating them to consistently provide dynamic and excellent service with a focus on local, sustainable, seasonal, and organic ingredients.
We offer a beautiful work environment, friendly dedicated co-workers, a great schedule, and a solid career opportunity.
Support the healing journey for patients and their loved ones by delivering high-quality food service in a healthcare environment. Share your passion for your craft, respect for great food, and an appreciation for our chef-led philosophy. Enjoy most nights and weekends off while growing your career and income in an engaging and rewarding environment.
- Build a well-trained and motivated team that produces high-quality food while adhering to safety, sanitation, and service principles
- Provide leadership that supports a team environment that fosters morale, passion, quality, and respect
- Be open-minded and ready to learn from your manager and team members alike
- Develop creative menus that are in sync with current market trends
- Demonstrate continuous ability to maintain and/or improve customer and patient satisfaction
- Support team member recruiting, training, development, scheduling, and assignments
- Execute, maintain, and monitor quality control systems to protect food integrity
- Drive compliance with health, safety, and industry regulatory agencies
- Kitchen Skills: Knife skills, cutting techniques, recipe preparation, live-action cooking
- Interpersonal Skills: Ability to interact with individuals at all levels of the organization
- Communication: Effective written, spoken, and non-verbal communication as well as presentation skills
- Customer Service: Service-oriented mentality with a focus on exceeding expectations
- Professionalism: Maintain a positive and professional demeanor
- Proactivity: Self-motivated with the ability to effectively prioritize projects and needs
- Team Player: Willingness to collaborate and provide support where needed to achieve outcomes
- Business Ethics: Demonstrate integrity, respect, and discretion in all business dealings
- Organization: Attention to detail and ability to effectively manage tasks in a fast-paced environment
- A cook’s certificate or associate’s degree from an accredited culinary program, or 5+ years of experience as a sous chef or kitchen manager
- Computer skills including word processing, spreadsheets, email, and ordering platforms
- A passion for food, a desire to grow, and a work ethic that supports both
- Must be willing to relocate for promotion opportunities
Not Required But a Big Plus
- Proficiency in languages other than English, especially Spanish
- Familiarity with OSHA, The Joint Commission, and other regulatory requirements
What We Offer
- Paid time off (vacation and sick)
- Medical, dental, and vision insurance
- 401(k) with employer match
- Employee assistance program (EAP)
- Employee resource groups (ERGs)
- Career development and ongoing training - executive chef opportunities
Important to Know
- To comply with CMS mandates, all HHS employees working in healthcare must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or have an approved exemption (medical or religious) upon start of employment.
- Veterans and candidates with military experience are encouraged to apply.
- HHS is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer committed to workplace diversity and inclusion.
Who is HHS
HHS is a private, family-owned business dedicated to caring for its team members and providing honest, quality-driven customer service. Founded in 1975 as Hospital Housekeeping Systems, today HHS provides services including housekeeping, food, and facility management to nearly 1,000 customers across six industries.
We are growing rapidly and seeking motivated leaders to join us for the next stage of our journey. We support and encourage growth from within and believe that we have countless future leaders in our organization who are waiting for their next opportunity. Our Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Team supports a work environment where individuals of all backgrounds are heard, respected, and encouraged to grow.