Compass Group, North America SOUS CHEF, CAMBRIDGE, MA in CAMBRIDGE, Massachusetts

  • We have an opening for a Sous Chef position.

  • Location: Cambridge, MA /Note: online applications accepted only./

If you have a positive attitude and a love for learning, you may be interested in joining our team.

Restaurant Associates is recognized as the nation’s premier hospitality company, operating over 170 prestigious locations. Restaurant Associates, based in New York City, provides premium food services to museums, performing arts centers, aquariums, corporate dining, educational facilities and off-premise catering events in New York City, Boston, Hartford, Atlanta, Chicago, Washington D.C., and Philadelphia. Restaurant Associates is a subsidiary of Compass Group North America, the world’s leading foodservice organization.

At RA, food is inspiration. Our unmatched culture of hospitality excellence enables us to provide memorable experiences for premier clients. We empower many to be their best though delicious food that happens to be "better-for-you" and the planet.

Core Values:

  • Dedication to Quality

  • Spirit of Ownership

  • Commitment to Talent & Diversity

  • Responsible Citizenship

  • Passion for Hospitality

Full time associates at Restaurant Associates are offered many fantastic benefits such as:

  • Medical

  • Dental

  • Vision

  • Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs)

  • Commuter Benefits

  • Wellness Program

  • Employee Assistance Program

  • Life Insurance for Associates and Eligible Dependents

  • Short Term Disability (STD) and Long Term Disability (LTD)

  • Accidental Death & Dismemberment (AD&D) Insurance

  • Discount Marketplace

  • And other voluntary benefits

Job Summary

Job Summary:

Working as the Sous Chef, you will be responsible for the successful operation of the Culinary Department for a facility. The successful candidate may serve as the department head for culinary operations in the absence of Executive Chef. Duties include heavy food production of client meals and high level catering functions.Daily Operations for a 20, 000 square ft. Conference Center with panoramic views of the Charles River and Boston Skyline. Space has have 11 flexible meeting rooms accommodating groups of 10 to 400 for Conferences, award banquets, reunions, galas, weddings and high profile events on this well know Massachusetts Campus. Must be cooperative and willing to work with others. Must be neat in appearance and work habits, and has to comply with safety and sanitation regulations by law.

Must adhere to HACCP guidelines to ensure efficient, safe and sanitary food production, preparation and presentation. Responsible for handling, preparation and storage of perishable products. Additional duties may include menu development, inventory, ordering, sanitation, and hourly associate management to include hiring, counseling, coaching and development. Additional related duties and special projects as assigned


  • Degree in Culinary Arts is preferred or equivalent professional experience

  • Minimum of 3 years related experience in upscale food service operations including 1 year at the management level

  • Knowledge of food and industry trends with a focus on quality, production, sanitation, food cost controls, and presentation

  • Must possess at least 1 year experience in menu development

  • Ability to set up and distribute production sheets

    • Supervisory, leadership, training, management and coaching skills*
  • Excellent communication skills both written and verbal

  • Ability to multi-task as well as stay on task and concentrate with constant interruptions

  • Prioritize and delegate tasks in a timely manner

  • Maintain a positive attitude under pressure and motivate team

  • Proficient computer skills to include; various computer programs, Microsoft Office programs, e-mail and the Internet

  • Ability to lift, bend and carry up to 40 lbs.

  • Knowledge of safe and sanitary food handling principles

  • Conformity to the highest standards of personal integrity and ethical behavior

  • ServSafe or Department of Health certification a plus

About Compass Group: Achieving leadership in the foodservice industry

Compass Group is an equal opportunity employer. At Compass, we are committed to treating all Applicants and Associates fairly based on their abilities, achievements, and experience without regard to race, national origin, sex, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other classification protected by law.

Qualified candidates must be able to perform the essential functions of this position satisfactorily with or without a reasonable accommodation. Disclaimer: this job post is not necessarily an exhaustive list of all essential responsibilities, skills, tasks, or requirements associated with this position. While this is intended to be an accurate reflection of the position posted, the Company reserves the right to modify or change the essential functions of the job based on business necessity. /*Los Angeles applicants: Compass Group will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring (Ban the Box ordinance)./

Req ID: 226751