Sous Chef

Lambert’s Downtown BBQ is located in the Schneider Brothers Building, serves up slow smoked BBQ & modern Texas cooking, with nightly live music in the upstairs bar and lounge.

Lambert’s is a part of the locally owned and operated McGuire Moorman Lambert Hospitality group. MMH offer’s competitive financial compensation and additional benefits.

Position Summary

The Sous Chef is responsible for executing the menu and assisting in menu planning with the Chef de Cuisine/preparing meals and aiding in managing/directing the kitchen staff including cooks, waitstaff, and dishwashers. Responsible for collaborating with Chef de Cuisine and FOH management in managing all team members for a cohesive partnership.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities

The essential functions include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Making periodic and regular inspections of units to observe quality of food preparation and service, food appearance, and cleanliness and sanitation of production and service areas, equipment and employee appearance
  • Coordinating all training activities for kitchen and service staff. Includes identifying training needs, as well as the implementation of programs to address training needs
  • Developing recipes and portion specifications, nutritional needs, product specifications, ease of preparation, and established procedures and budgetary constraints
  • Participating in other menu planning activities to include the determination of purchasing specifications, product and recipe testing, and menu development
  • Assisting operation managers as requested in areas such as plate presentation, special function menu planning, and the design of new service areas
  • Preparing operational reports and analyses setting forth progress, adverse trends and making appropriate recommendations
  • Performing other work-related duties as assigned


Minimum Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities)

  • Four years progressive experience in high volume food production or catering
  • At least 2 years previous high level (executive chef, chef de cuisine, sous chef) experience in a well established restaurant
  • Equivalent combination of relevant education and/or experience considered
  • Ability to work in high-stress environment
  • Ability to track, monitor and correct food and labor costs
  • Must have STRONG communication skills
  • Flexibility in scheduling, working weekends and holidays
  • Positive attitude
  • Strong work ethic & organizational skills

Beyond the valued hard work McGuire Moorman Lambert offers:

Medical Benefits: Portion of Medical & Dental paid after 90 days of employment

Dining Benefits: Employee + 1 guest receive 100% off food at his/her home restaurant

Employee + guests receive 50% off food at all other MMH restaurant’s

401k:  100% match up to 4% of the employee contribution 

GYM Benefits:$35/month local gym membership, while employed.

Paid Family Leave 


We are a growing restaurant group with opportunities for advancement; please send us your resume for review.

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Full time
Austin, TX 78701, US