Catering Sous Chef
Job Opportunity at Acme Fresh Market

Posted on Nov 4


Location: Akron, OH
Job ID: W4167431

Acme Fresh Market Catering is seeking an enthusiastic candidate for the position of Catering Sous Chef based out of the catering kitchen located within the Acme Fresh Market at 3235 Manchester Road in the Akron/Portage Lakes area.  This is a full time, salaried opportunity for an experienced culinarian to lead the Catering kitchen in daily menu production, food safety, and showcase skills in food preparation under the direction of the Catering Executive Chef.  

 Job Description: The Catering Sous Chef is responsible for the management of the daily operations of the Catering Kitchen with emphasis on the following:

  1. Provide professional leadership and supervision of kitchen and delivery associates
  2. Coordinate, plan, participate, and supervise the production, preparation and presentation of food on time, in the correct quantity and to the quality standards set by the Executive Chef
  3. Maintain a safe, orderly, and sanitary kitchen by leading and training associates in established safety procedures, food safety requirements, and ensure cleanliness and sanitation in our kitchen, at events, and with equipment
  4. Assist in planning, organizing and executing events held off premise
  5. Work with the Executive Chef to produce diversified menus in accordance with the department’s vision and guests’ expectations
  6. Maintains inventory of food ingredients and general supplies by selecting and purchasing menu ingredients, evaluates the quality of fresh food and food product deliveries
  7. Proficiency in costing recipes and competence in food cost controls
  8. Establish a weekly work schedule and organize the production in the kitchen, at events and with deliveries
  9. Accomplishes culinary goals, and accepts ownership for accommodating new and different requests including meals with special dietary restrictions
  10. Induct, schedule, train, develop, empower, coach, and counsel associates; resolve problems, provide open communication, recommend discipline as appropriate, and perform special projects and other responsibilities as assigned

Qualifications: The Catering Sous Chef must be a highly motivated self-starter and have:

  • Two to three years’ experience as a Sous Chef or related culinary position is preferred
  • Candidate with a culinary degree is preferred
  • Advanced knowledge of the principles and practices within the food profession is required; this includes competence in standard cooking practices, using kitchen equipment, knife skills and sanitation knowledge
  • Certificate in Ohio Food Protection or ability to obtain certification upon hire
  • Ability to lead and interact professionally with associates and customers
  • Passionate team leader with hands on approach in the production of menu items
  • Able to work event based hours that include early mornings, evenings and weekends
  • Licensed and ability to drive a company van or truck to and from an event
  • Present a favorable department and personal image in our kitchen and for guests at catered events (must be clean shaven) with a professional appearance. 
  • Interest in foods, trends and in exceeding the expectations of the customer
  • Ability to perform physical requirements of position
  • Effective communication in English, basic math skills and computer literacy and the ability to learn our food costing program and catering software

Interested Candidates should email a resume to opportunity@acmestores.com. Please put Sous Chef in the subject line. Please respond asap as interviews will be conducted immediatley. 

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