We are seeking a Sous Chef to join our new luxury location! Our Tysons location hosts four on-site dining units including fine dining, all day casual, modern casual and an upscale bar/lounge.

POSITION SUMMARY

Assists in preparing all types of food while always maintaining the highest quality and standards. Ensures safe handling of all food and ingredients. Strong food fabrication knowledge. Ability to produce all basic stocks, soups, and sauces. Ability to work at all production stations. Demonstrates basic supervisory skills.  Supports the team by demonstrating the highest standards of culinary excellence, accountability, respect, integrity, and compassion. This is a safety sensitive position.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Prepares production sheets and oversees the consistent preparation and timely delivery of quality food to residents, guests, family members and staff.
  • Ensures adherence to safe food handling, proper personal hygiene, and sanitation procedures, according to Health Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP) guidelines.
  • Provides oversight and training of kitchen staff including food preparation and presentation, departmental orientation, safe operations of kitchen equipment and cleanliness standards; supervises staff in absence of Executive Chef/Chef de Cuisine/Sous Chef.
  • Assists with creation of menus and recipes; orders and secures needed food items and supplies within approved departmental budget and quality guidelines.
  • Monitors food production to minimize waste and over production.
  • Ensures kitchen, storerooms and coolers/freezers are organized and zoned.
  • Ensures timely and accurate documentation including required production and temperature logs.
  • Assists with weekly scheduling of kitchen staff and monitors daily, weekly, and periodic cleaning assignments, ensuring proper use and cleaning of equipment and supplies.
  • Collaborates with Building Services to establish and monitor preventative maintenance programs.
  • Assists with menu development as requested.
  • Assists with receiving deliveries, puts away deliveries when necessary, and assists with the organization of dry storage, walk-ins and freezer using proper rotational practices.
  • Assists Kitchen Attendant as needed / assigned with dish and ware washing, receiving, transportation of food and equipment, and cleaning duties.
  • May be assigned to assist Pastry Chef with basic or fundamental tasks.

QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS

Required:

  • 5+ years of experience preparing a variety of quality foods in varying quantities.
  • Ability to make independent decisions as needed.
  • Able to establish and maintain professional, positive relationships between and among production and service staff.
  • Able to read and interpret work related documents and follow standardized recipes.
  • Current sanitation certification
  • Reliable, predictable, and punctual attendance, to provide timely service to internal and external customers and to support uninterrupted business operations.
  • Strong communication skills with the ability to articulate and delegate tasks to staff.

Mather is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Benefits

Mather offers a competitive benefits package.*

Team members are eligible for:

  • A generous paid time off (PTO) program including vacation days/personal days, sick days, and holidays. This is an “earn-as-you-go” plan that rolls over year to year, offering long- and short-term flexibility.
  • A 401(k) program with per pay-period employer match and annual employer contribution (available to those age 21 or better)
  • Convenient, subsidized parking (or public transportation for certain locations)
  • Our SELF program, which allows for team members to be reimbursed up to $75 per year for items and experiences that support their self-care, from yoga classes to art supplies to concert tickets

Benefits-eligible team members can take advantage of:

  • Medical, dental, and vision plans
  • Tuition reimbursement for continuing education
  • Extended illness benefits
  • Employee wellness programs
  • Short- and long-term disability insurance
  • Life insurance - free to all team members 

*Benefits are subject to change without notice. Benefits details dependent on employment status.

About The Mather:

The Mather is a Life Plan Community in Tysons, Virginia, for those 62 and better that defies expectations of what senior living is supposed to be. More than a luxury residence, The Mather is in an enviable walkable, urban neighborhood, close to the Metro and all the DC area has to offer. Opened in March 2024, The Mather includes 293 independent living apartment homes, as well as assisted living, memory support, and skilled nursing, along with multiple restaurants, a fitness center, art studio, gardens and more. 

The Mather is located at 7929 Westpark Drive, Tysons.

About Mather

Based in Evanston, Illinois, Mather is a unique, non-denominational, not-for-profit organization founded in 1941. Dedicated to developing and implementing Ways to Age WellSM, we create programs, places, and residences for today’s young-at-heart older adults. Mather has received a national certification as a Great Place to Work®, and has been selected as a Nation’s Best and Brightest in Wellness Award recipient four years in a row.

Mather is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer committed to a diverse workforce. Candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information, or any other protected characteristic under applicable law.

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