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La Scuola Sous Chef

Department: Central Kitchen
Store Location: Chicago

Founded in Italy in 2007, Eataly is the world’s largest artisanal Italian food and beverage marketplace. At Eataly, you can Eat a meal at restaurants or quick-service counters, Shop for the ingredients, and Learn through classes and tastings. Eat Better, Live Better! Eataly is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

 

JOB OVERVIEW

Eataly’s on-site cooking school, La Scuola, is a place where people can learn about and experience Italian cuisine through unique cooking classes and private events. We are seeking an Events & Education Chef to oversee programming in Scuola. The Chef will teach classes and plan, prepare and oversee all events.

 

Reports to the Executive Chef. Works closely with the Events & Education Team and manages kitchen staff for events including prep cooks and line cooks.

 

  • Teaches a wide variety of demonstration and hands-on classes for private and public groups
  • Works and oversees breakfasts, lunches and dinners including: 3-4 course menus, family-style menus, cocktail-style receptions and buffet-style receptions
  • Prepares, demonstrates and executes all menu items for La Scuola; most items are savory, but occasionally sweet items will need to be executed
  • Supervises the production of food items for events in collaboration with back-of-the-house personnel: apportions meats, vegetables and desserts, and utilizes food surpluses to control food costs
  • Manages prep cooks and line cooks who work events: trains, provides feedback, and ensures health and quality standards are consistently met
  • Oversees kitchen mise-en-place of all stations and the cleanliness of the La Scuola kitchen
  • Informs front-of- house personnel of menu changes, specials, shortages, allergies and dietary restrictions
  • Plans events and creates menus together with the Education & Events team, the Executive Chef, front-of-house personnel, and directly with clients when required
  • Purchases or submits requisitions for food items, kitchen supplies and equipment
  • Performs other duties as assigned

 

QUALIFICATIONS

  • 4-5 years of cooking experience, with 1+ year of management experience
  • Working knowledge of kitchen equipment, food production procedures, and safety and sanitation regulations
  • Excellent communication skills and enjoyment of speaking in front of large groups
  • In-depth knowledge of Italian cuisine and culture
  • Italian language skills strongly preferred

 

JOB REQUIREMENTS

  • Ability to exert well-paced mobility, bend and squat for periods of up to 4 hours in length
  • Ability to lift up to 25 pounds
  • Ability to use knives, hand tools and standard commercial kitchen equipment

 

BENEFITS AND PERKS

  • Medical, Dental, Vision Insurance and Paid Parental Leave
  • Paid Time Off, 401K with company match, Commuter Benefits and Plum Benefits
  • Free staff lunch daily and discounts at Eataly

 

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