Want to influence a generation?  How about working in a place where you know you make a difference?  Try one of our 4000 public and private school locations managed by Chartwells School Dining Services.  That’s about 1.6 million young students we provide meals and food service for each day.  Eat. Learn. Live exemplifies Chartwells’ promise and philosophy that nourishing students is not only our business; it’s our commitment to the communities in which we serve.

Job Summary

Working as the Sous Chef, you will manage the back of the house operations and work hands on to successfully manage the culinary/kitchen of the operation.  Additionally, you will be responsible for the following:

Key Responsibilities:

  • Assists with training, coaching and developing staff
  • Plans and creates nutritious menus
  • Purchases goods and manages inventory
  • Implement new culinary programs in conjunction with the Chartwells K12 marketing and culinary team
  • Adheres to HACCP guidelines to ensure efficient, safe and sanitary food production, preparation and presentation. 
  • Ensures that all kitchens provide appealing and nutritious food while also meeting state, federal and school district guidelines


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Minimum of A.A. Degree in Culinary Arts
  • Two to five years of culinary management experience
  • Strong leadership skills
  • Desire to work with an industry leader
  • Knowledge of current culinary trends
  • Good knowledge of food and catering trends with a focus on quality, production, sanitation, food cost controls, and presentation
  • Knowledge of P&L accountability and contract-managed service experience is desirable.
  • ServSafe Certification


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Req ID:  216562

Chartwells K12