Sous Chef Job at Gecko Hospitality, Manhattan Beach, CA

  • Gecko Hospitality
  • Manhattan Beach, CA

Job Description

We are a collection of eclectic, chef-driven restaurants renowned for our soulful food, engaging service, handcrafted cocktails, and curated boutique wine selections. With a passion for delivering exceptional dining experiences, we are continuously seeking talented, highly passionate, experienced, and motivated Chefs to join our close-knit family.

Job Description:

As a Sous Chef with our restaurant group, you will play a pivotal role in maintaining and elevating our culinary standards. We are seeking a passionate industry leader and charismatic role model who thrives in a dynamically evolving environment. The successful candidate must demonstrate a high level of culinary mastery, an unwavering commitment to Back of House product guardianship, exceptional communication and organizational skills, effective delegation, financial acumen, and a proven track record of mentoring crew and peers.


  • Collaborate closely with the Executive Chef to ensure the smooth and efficient functioning of the kitchen and overall operations.
  • Provide visionary leadership to the culinary team, instilling a culture of excellence, continuous improvement, and a commitment to from-scratch cooking and the finest ingredients.
  • Coach and mentor Sous Chefs and other team members, setting high-detail coaching standards and demanding excellence from the entire kitchen staff.
  • Oversee and actively participate in menu development and engineering to deliver innovative and exceptional dining experiences to our guests.
  • Identify and address product cost challenges, ensuring the maintenance of high-quality standards while optimizing kitchen efficiency.
  • Engage actively in Guest interactions, demonstrating a genuine passion for culinary artistry and creating unforgettable dining experiences.
  • Uphold and exceed the exacting expectations of a Michelin Starred Chef, continuously honing and refining your culinary craft.

Requirements :

  • Minimum 1 year of experience in a Senior Sous Chef role within a chef-driven/fine dining restaurant environment.
  • Demonstrated experience leading and mentoring a team of Sous Chefs, with a relentless commitment to maintaining kitchen quality and standards.
  • Proficient in troubleshooting and managing product cost challenges while creating innovative and appealing menus.
  • Exceptional attention to detail, humility, respect, and integrity in an environment of exceptionally high standards.
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills, capable of handling multiple tasks and delegating effectively.
  • Proven ability to drive financial results while maintaining uncompromising culinary excellence.
  • Passion for mentoring and cultivating a culture of excellence, collaboration, and continuous improvement within the kitchen team.

If you are an executive-level Sous Chef with a strong desire to be a mentor and leader in the culinary world, fostering a culture of creativity and precision, we invite you to join our team. We are committed to guiding and supporting your professional growth, and in return, we expect an unyielding dedication to culinary artistry and a relentless pursuit of excellence. If you share our vision and strive to exceed expectations at every turn, we would love to hear from you.

Target Base Salary: $75,000 - $80,000 - Plus Benefits and Growth !

As part of our standard recruiting process, we may contact you via SMS text message or email regarding potential job opportunities that align with your profile. By responding to this message and providing us access to your email address and phone number, you agree to these communications. Please note that standard message and data rates may apply depending on your mobile phone service plan. To seek assistance or opt-out of our SMS messages, you can reply with "HELP" or "STOP" at any time. Your consent to communicate with you via SMS text message moving forward is greatly appreciated and will help us keep you informed about exciting career prospects in the future. Thank you for considering this important aspect of our recruitment process.

About Gecko Hospitality:

Our mission is to be the catalyst that transforms the restaurant industry by connecting exceptional talent with visionary establishments. We are driven by a commitment to understanding the unique essence of both our clients and candidates, fostering relationships that transcend the ordinary. At Gecko Hospitality of Southern California, our commitment to gathering meaningful information and fostering deep connections drives us to make the perfect match every time, elevating both the careers of our candidates and the success of our clients. We are passionate about the restaurant industry and dedicated to its continued growth and prosperity.

Job Tags

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