Sous Chef
Washington, DC 
Posted 18 months ago
Position No Longer Available
Position No Longer Available
Job Description
Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center (RRB/ITC) is a dynamic hub for government, business, commerce and the community, in the heart of the nation’s capital. As the first and only federal building dedicated to both public and private use, the Reagan Building is the official World Trade Center Washington, DC, featuring a premier conference and events center, executive office space, attractions and exhibits, retail, dining, parking and public programming.  

Trade Center Management Associates (TCMA, A Drew Company), the exclusive manager of the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, is seeking a talented Sous Chef to join its culinary team.

This position will coordinates/oversees the activities of all food production employees in the preparation of menu items.  Ensures that all food products are of the highest quality and are ready to serve in a timely manner.  Responsible for supervising all food ordering, production, holding and storage.  Additional responsibilities include selection, training, scheduling kitchen employees, and assisting supervisor in menu writing and development.  Ensures that TCMA standards are maintained and that employees adhere to the TCMA standards of conduct.  Promotes mutual respect between all employees inside and outside the department.

Essential Functions
  • Ensures that staffing levels in the kitchen are maintained to provide for optimal performance of all duties.
  • Represents Chef in his/her absence.
  • Administers and ensures adherence to departmental guidelines, policies and procedures.
  • Responsible for smooth efficient cost effective operation of food production activities, to include labor management, use of product and adherence to all TCMA sanitations standards.
  • Establishes/oversees kitchen opening and closing operations.
  • Ensures that all food and preparation and production adheres to standardized recipes, planning and presentation guides, portion control and garnish requirements.
  • Organizes materials to assist food handlers in the performance of their duties as needed to ensure standards for timely preparations and service are met.
  • Monitors all food preparation, production, holding and storage operations to ensure adherence to all TCMA Food Service Sanitation standards.
  • Ensures that frequent inspections of all preparation and cooking equipment are performed so that they are kept clean, sanitary and in perfect operating order.
  • Interviews, selects, trains, appraises, coaches, counsels and disciplines department employees according to TCMA standards.
  • Schedules employees and reviews weekly payroll reports, recommends staff adjustments as business activity changes.
  • Search and research food trends, offer assistance on menu development.
  • Promotes and applies teamwork within the department and with other departments in the company.
  • Notifies appropriate individual promptly and fully of all problems and /or unusual matters of significance.
  • Is polite, friendly helpful to all guest, management and fellow employees.
  • Attends all appropriate company meeting and training sessions.
  • Maintains cleanliness and excellent condition of equipment and work area.
  • Executes emergency procedures in accordance with company standards.
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor.
Job Requirements
  • Five to seven years’ experience in quality food production, in an upscale hotel or freestanding restaurant
  • Three to five years Supervisory experience in multi outlet food production, in an upscale hotel environment
  • Experience in pastry and dessert production
  • Excellent culinary skills and knowledge of food productions techniques and standards
  • Thorough knowledge and understanding of kitchen equipment use and operation
  • Ability to speak, read and write English
  • Ability to work flexible schedule to include evenings, weekends and holidays
  • Ability to stand in a working position for extended periods of time
  • Ability to stand, bend and to lift 50 pounds and push carts weighing up to 200 pounds
  • Be comfortable working in a stressful time-sensitive environment

Trade Center Management Associates is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other legally protected characteristics.


Position No Longer Available
Job Summary
Start Date
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Hours per Week
Work Hours (i.e. shift)
Salary and Benefits
$70,000 - $75,000
Required Education
High School or Equivalent
Required Experience
5 to 7 years
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