Sous Chef

Meridian Restaurant and Bar – Pacific City, Oregon
Department Meridian Restaurant and Bar
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Manager/Supervisor

Headlands Coastal Lodge and Spa is a luxury retreat catering to adventure-seekers and the active Pacific NW lifestyle. Our carefully appointed 33 room hotel offers a breathtaking view of the ocean, Haystack Rock, and Cape Kiwanda.

Meridian seats 40 in the main dining area and an additional 16 at the open bar. Some of the bar seating will be purposed as a chef's table, with food prepared table-side. The restaurant has views of the ocean, and features a double-sided glass fireplace with custom plastering reminiscent of the sandstone cliffs of Cape Kiwanda. A unique indoor patio lounge overlooking the ocean offers accordion-style windows that open completely to let even more of the ocean air in. Private dining options are available for groups.

We are a medium sized restaurant, focused on producing a fine dining experience with all the warmth and genuineness that Oregon is famous for.  We pride ourselves on having a seasonally fresh menu, that is made possible with the various meats, cheeses, and produce purchased from our local farmers.  With an ever changing view of the Oregon Coast, and guests from around the world, no two days are ever the same. If you have high standards, are collaborative and hard-working, you could have an opportunity to join us as we create something truly unique.

POSITION SUMMARY:  The Sous Chef is responsible for planning and directing food preparation in a kitchen, supervising other kitchen staff; effectively discipline under-performing staff members; responsible for scheduling & apprenticeship development; coaching and mentoring staff;  have the ability to quickly and authoritatively delegate job tasks to the kitchen team.  The Sous Chef is in charge of making sure the food served is of top quality.  Our Sous Chef’s work with the executive chef with menu planning, special events and inventory.   They ensure the kitchen meets safety standards.

Among the responsibilities are:

  • Oversee and manage all areas of the restaurant kitchen and manage matters of immediate importance, especially as they relate to food, menu development, and kitchen employees. 
  • Oversee and manage all areas of the restaurant kitchen and manage matters of immediate importance, especially as they relate to food, menu development, and kitchen employees. 
  • Adhere to company standards and service levels to increases sales and 
  • minimize costs, including food, beverage, supply, utility and labor costs.
  • Estimate food needs, place orders with distributors, and schedule the delivery of fresh food and supplies
  • Ensure customer service in all areas. Respond to complaints, taking any and all appropriate actions to turn dissatisfied guests into return guests. 
  • Manage shifts which include: daily decision making regarding labor and staffing, scheduling, planning, specials and fresh sheet development while upholding standards, product quality and cleanliness.
  • Maintain an accurate and up-to-date plan of restaurant staffing needs. Prepare schedules and ensure that the restaurant is staffed for all shifts.

Benefits include Medical, Dental, Vision, Disability and Accident Insurance, 401K Retirement Savings Plan with match, paid vacation and time off.

 

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  • Location
    Pacific City, Oregon
  • Department
    Meridian Restaurant and Bar
  • Employment Type
    Full-Time
  • Minimum Experience
    Manager/Supervisor
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