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Sous Chef - J Winery (hiring bonus included!)

Location: Healdsburg, CA, US

Date: Oct 8, 2021

Company: E. & J. Gallo

Why Gallo?

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$2,000 hiring bonus included!

Just South of Healdsburg in the heart of Russian River Valley, you’ll find J Vineyards and Winery, founded on plots of land selected for their remarkable soil and ideal climate for bringing fine wines to perfection. J Vineyards was the first—and has consistently remained among the best—in offering a fine wine and food pairing program. Our pairing experience includes a commitment to local ingredients drawn from a 50-mile radius of the winery. We are seeking a Sous Chef that engages in day to day execution of culinary management duties. Regularly leads the preparation of culinary dishes that are in line with the Executive Chef’s vision and standards. Provides operationalsupport in managing the food service organization to include overseeing inventory management,kitchen staff scheduling/ instruction, and functioning as the primary point of contact in the Chef’s absence.

What You Will Do:

  • Engages in the preparation of dishes for various tasting venues which continuously meet the Chef’s culinary vision.
  • Manages the inventory of kitchen supplies while operating within an assigned budget.
  • Participates in managing kitchen staff in the execution of their daily tasks; ensures the adherence of regulatory sanitation compliance and practices.
  • Provides creative input on menu changes.
  • Ensures that staff members are following all Heath Department food safety codes.
  • Evaluates and makes recommendations to the Chef regarding labor needs in the execution of kitchen activities.
  • Participates in the development of kitchen personnel in the execution of culinary activities.
  • Assumes elevated management responsibilities in the absence of the Executive Chef.
  • Executes a monthly inventory; participates in the ordering of products through various vendors which with the corporate ordering process.
  • Participates in meetings regarding events, menu changes, etc.
  • Works closely with Front of House staff to communicate menu changes, reservations needs, dietaryrestriction substitutions, etc.
  • Leads efforts in maintaining a clean and organized kitchen.
  • Approves timekeeping for kitchen staff members.
  • Creates work schedule for kitchen staff ensuring that labor cost remain within budget and there is enough staff present to execute service functions.
  • Provides input to the restaurant’s goals.

What You Will Need:

  • High school diploma or State-issued equivalency certificate, plus 2-year Certificate of Competition from a culinary institute and 3 years of food service experience reflecting increasing levels of responsibility; OR High school diploma or State-issued equivalency certificate; plus 5 years of foodservice experience reflecting increasing levels of responsibility.
  • Skilled in food preparation, presentation and coordination.
  • Experience providing input in the development of menus.
  • Experience providing direction and instruction to kitchen staff members.

What Will Set You Apart:

  • High school diploma or State issued equivalency certificate, plus 2-year Certificate of Competition from a culinary institute and 5 years of food service experience reflecting increasing levels of responsibility.
  • Possession of ServeSafe Certification.
  • Previous kitchen management/supervisory experience.

Gallo does not sponsor for employment based visas for this position now or in the future.

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Requisition ID: 84549 



Gallo is an Equal Employment opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, traits historically associated with race, including but not limited to, hair texture and protective hairstyles (such as braids, locks, and twists), color, national origin, ancestry, creed, religion, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition as defined by applicable state law (including cancer and predisposing genetic characteristics in California), genetic information, marital status, familial status, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, sexual orientation (actual or perceived), transgender status, sex stereotyping, age, military or veteran status, domestic violence or sexual assault victim status, or any other basis protected by applicable law. 


We also consider qualified applicants with criminal histories, consistent with applicable federal, state and local law. Gallo is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for candidates with disabilities in our recruiting process.
If you need any assistance or accommodations due to a disability, please let us know at 209.341.7000.


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