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Sous Chef

The Darcy

1515 Rhode Island Avenue
Washington, DC 20005-5595

226 Room Hotel
Gestionado Por Northwood Hospitality

Compensation: NA, Tiempo Completo

Job Description

The Sous Chef plans, organizes, controls and directs the work of team members in the kitchen. Responsible for food preparation while ensuring superior quality and consistency. This position also controls costs and manages inventory to maximize efficiency and profits.

Guest Management
* Ensure guest delight with quality and presentation of all menu items.
* Assess guest satisfaction by visiting with dining patrons daily and reviewing guest comments.
* Train wait staff to answer all questions pertaining to existing menus.
* Attend team briefings.
* Conduct team briefings as needed.

Culinary Management/Production
* Deputise in the Executive Chef's absence.
* Ensure all team members are familiar with the day's requirements.
* Ensure that the necessary stocks are on hand at the right quality and quantity.
* Ensure that fair discipline is maintained.
* Ensure that all staff is treated fairly and with respect.
* Ensure that all Health and Safety regulations, are being strictly adhered to.
* Ensure that all maintenance problems are timeously reported and followed up.
* Ensure that all communications between restaurant and kitchen run smoothly.
* Ensure that each cook receives the correct orders for the appropriate tables.
* Ensure that each dish leaving the kitchen is checked for quality, quantity, presentation and correct temperature.
* Ensure that regular on-the-job training is carried out so that staff performs their duties correctly.
* Ensure that commodities, i.e. fresh food, dry goods and cleaning materials, are correctly stored.

* Excellent knowledge of cutting edge buffet presentation and set ups
* Has a modern and trendy approach to food.
* Has a restaurant approach to food presentation and preparation yet able to produce them on a large scale.
* Able to create personalized and creative food amenities
* Aware of all current food trends and able to incorporate them in our operation
* Aware of up to date culinary cooking techniques

Financial Management
* Control labor and operating expenses through effective scheduling, budgeting, purchasing decisions and inventory control.
* Maintain control systems that will assure quality and portion consistency; monitor food shipments to ensure they meet established purchasing specifications.
* Train staff on the economic impact of portion controls, proper food preparation and other cost controls.


  • High school diploma and a culinary degree are required. College degree is preferred.


  • Experience in a 5 star/5 Diamond establishment
  • Experience in a similar operational area
  • Strong experience in a leadership role (is preferred)
Leadership Competencies
  • People Management and development
  • Influence
  • Communication
  • Developing relationships
  • Planning for Action
  • Analyzing information
  • Decision Making
  • Business Development
  • Motivation
  • Business management
  • Profitable business
  • Service Excellence
  • Quality/Improvement
  • Employee satisfaction
Publicado 9 De Marzo De 2024

The Darcy

Welcome to The Darcy

The Darcy is an eclectic, 226-room boutique hotel in the heart of Washington, DC, providing chic accommodations, distinctive dining, and over 7,000 square feet of meeting and event space. Classically American but with a European sensibility, The Darcy offers an authentic, original, and local experience that allows our guests to immerse themselves in community. 

Discover our Nation's Capital with thoughful amenties. Cruise from Georgetown to Capitol Hill with our courtesy bike and scooter rentals, make it a family affair and keep the kids entertained with our Darcy Daypacks, and relax after a day of sightseeing with our complimentary daily cocktail hour featuring local products or enjoy an in-room crafted cocktail from our talented mixologists.  Be prepared for any occasion with our Haberdashery - a guest wardrobing suitcase of high-end men’s accessories for borrow or purchase, get the right fit with custom tailoring, and grab that last minute gift for someone special with our semimonthly pop-up flower shop. At The Darcy, we make sure you don’t miss home.