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Sous Chef

posted December 2, 2019

Windows Catering Company
Alexandria, VA
Do you have the passion and creativity?

About This Job

Windows Catering Company, DC’s premier caterer, is searching for a creative and motivated Sous Chef to join our talented Executive Chef/owner. 

Our ideal candidate is a creative professional who takes initiative and participates in creating delicious seasonal menus and meal designs. This position offers plenty of opportunity for growth.

You should have excellent communication skills with in-depth knowledge of several cooking methods, ingredients, equipment and processes.

  • Develop new menu options based on seasonal changes and customer demand.
  • Assist with the preparation and planning of meal designs.
  • Ensure that kitchen activities operate in a timely manner.
  • Receive inventory, and if necessary, order new supplies.
  • Provide support to contract kitchen support with various tasks including line cooking, food preparation, and dish plating.
  • Adhere to and implement sanitation regulations and safety regulations.
  • Manage the kitchen in the executive chef's absence.Requirements:
  • Associates Degree in Culinary Arts and/or relevant experience.
  • Must feel comfortable working in many environments and with direct client contact.
  • Experience in Fine Dining a plus
  • A minimum of 5 years’ experience in a similar role.
  • Strong knowledge of cooking methods, kitchen equipment, and best practices.
  • You must be computer literate.
  • Serve Safe Certified a plus.
  • Teamwork-oriented with outstanding leadership abilities.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

Job Type: Full-time


  • Catering and cooking: 5 years (Required)


  • Associate (Preferred)


  • ServSafe (Preferred)

Compensation: Based on experience


About This Employer

Windows Catering Company

5724 General Washington Drive
Alexandria, VA

(703) 519-3500


Our Story

Known as one of the premier off-premise caterers in Washington D.C., Windows has an established national reputation for exceptional food, creativity and presentation combined with outstanding service. Windows’ New American-style cuisine is abound with inventive interpretations and modern creations based on the very best traditions of American, regional and international cuisine.

In 1985, Chef-proprietor Henry Dinardo, well known on the national food scene, founded the nationally acclaimed restaurant, Windows, which earned him the honor as one of the Top 25 Chefs in America by Food & Wine Magazine. In 1987, Chef Dinardo and partner, Carol Bloom, a former public relations executive for the Watergate Hotel, established Windows Catering Company to meet the growing demand for high-quality special events and entertaining.

Overseeing Windows’ in-house kitchen and bakery, Executive Chef Pasquale Ingenito, and the 2005 National Pastry Champion Chef Laurent Lhuillier work with a talented team to create an exceptional variety of hors d’oeuvres, entrees and desserts. Attuned to the changing tastes and trends in food and presentation, Chefs Dinardo, Ingenito and Lhuillier continually update Windows’ offerings with a variety of delicacies that include Truffled Lobster “Corn Dog” with Grain Mustard Soubise and Hudson Valley Foie Gras with Torchon Apricot Peach Compote and Moulard Duck Ham.

Windows Catering Company is an equal opportunity employer in practice and policy. We treat employees and applicants fairly without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age or disability. Windows Catering Company is a drug-free workplace.