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Sous Chef- at CUT Restaurant by Wolfgang Puck

General Information

United States of America
Washington, DC
Rosewood Washington D.C.
Food & Beverage - Culinary
Job Type
Full-time Permanent

Job Description

Competitive Benefits: 

  • Medical, Dental, Vision Benefits 
  • Competitive Pay Rates 
  • Cellphone Stipend to assist with cost
  • 401k Plan and after 1 year up to 3% Match 
  • Paid Time Off (Vacation, Holidays, Sick and more) 
  • Complimentary Room Nights- up to 12 nights per year
  • Restaurant Discount- 50% off F&B 
  • Complimentary Meal during your shift 
  • Life Insurance and AD&D 
  • Complimentary Short-Term Disability and Long-Term Disability 
  • Pre-tax commuter benefits 
  • Flexible schedules 
  • Tuition Reimbursement up to $500 per year 
  • A clear career pathway - career advancement opportunities 

Relationship Hospitality. It’s in the genes. Some just have it; a natural desire to deliver meaningful and heartfelt experiences. It’s a calling. At Rosewood Hotel Group we work instinctively and from the heart, to master and elevate our craft. Together, we push the boundaries to impart magic into every day. We care for people, and make it our purpose to build long-lasting, genuine relationships. Here, we do what we were born to do. Here, we answer The Calling. 

Sous Chef at CUT Restaurant by Wolfgang Puck


 Ensure the consistency in the preparation of all food items for a la carte and/or buffet menus according to property recipes and standards.

 Communicate effectively with the culinary team, other hotel and restaurant teams and encourage guests’ feedback.

 Actively share ideas, opinions and suggestions to improve the environment and menus.

 Consistently offer professional, friendly and proactive guest service while supporting fellow associates.

 Oversee daily operations of food production for all Outlets, In Room Dining, Banquets, Private Events and Associate Dining area.

 Ensure all kitchen associates are aware of standards and expectations, including butchers, cooks, tournants and stewards.

 Support Outlet Managers by keeping open lines of communication regarding guest and kitchen feedback

 Maintain and enhance the food products through creative menu development and presentation.

 Balance operational, administrative and associate needs to include annual reviews, scheduling, coaching, on-boarding and training.

 Assist with food ordering, monthly inventory and daily invoicing.

 Ensure proper staffing and scheduling in accordance to productivity guidelines.

 Follow all safety and sanitation policies when handling food and beverage.

 Other duties as assigned by the Executive Chef and Executive Sous Chef. 

*The list of responsibilities is illustrative only and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and tasks performed by this position. The company reserves the right to add, remove or alter duties when business need dictates. 


 * Experience: Minimum two years' experience in a similar capacity for a 4- or 5-star hotel or restaurant.

 * Education: High School Diploma/ equivalent education preferred. Formal culinary training is preferred, or an equivalent combination of education and work-related experience.

 * General Skills: Must be able to perform job functions with attention to detail, speed and accuracy; prioritize, organize and follow-up; be a clear thinker, remaining calm and resolving problems using good judgment; follow directions thoroughly; understand a guest's service needs; work cohesively with co-workers as part of a team; work with minimal supervision; maintain confidentiality of guest information and pertinent hotel data. 

 * Schedule: Flexible availability is required for this position to include days, evenings, weekends and holidays.

 * Technical Skills: Ability to enforce hotel's standards, policies and procedures with all kitchen associates; ability to prioritize, organize and delegate work assignments; ability to direct performance of kitchen associates and follow up with corrections where needed; ability to motivate kitchen staff and maintain a cohesive team; ability to promote positive work relationships with service associates and other departments; ability to ascertain staff training needs and provide such training; ability to work well under pressure of organizing and attaining production schedules and timelines; ability to maintain good coordination; ability to transport cases of received goods to the workstations; ability to transport pots and pans of food from storage/prep areas to the serving line; ability to work varies shifts, work in a noisy and sometimes close conditions; ability to work with all products and food ingredients involved; ability to use all senses to ensure quality standards is met; ability to differentiate dates; ability to operate, clean and maintain all equipment required in job functions; ability to plan and develop menus and recipes; ability to expand and condense recipes; ability to perform job functions without direct supervision; ability to ensure security of kitchen access, products and hotel.

 * Language: Required to speak, read and write English, with fluency in other languages preferred.

 * Physical Requirements: Must be able to exert physical effort in transporting of supplies, restaurant equipment, furniture, plates and flat ware. Endure various physical movements throughout the work areas, ability to stand stationary for long periods of time; able to reach up and down to lift, pull, push a minimum of 35 pounds.

* Licenses & Certifications: Valid ServSafe Food Protection Manager Certificate preferred.

*Salary Range: $70,000 - $80,000 Annually

This information reflects the anticipated base salary range for this position based on current national data. Minimums and maximums may vary based on location. Individual pay is based on skills, experience and other relevant factors.

Rosewood Washington DC requires all employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, and applicants are required to submit proof of vaccination prior to starting employment. In accordance with the law, Rosewood Washington DC will accommodate employees who cannot be administered the COVID-19 vaccine for medical or religious reasons, and applicants should contact the Director of Talent and Culture if they have questions about this requirement or wish to request an accommodation.

About Us

About Rosewood Washington DC

Ideally located in the charming neighborhood of Georgetown, alongside the historic C&O Canal, Rosewood Washington, D.C. features 55 rooms including 12 suites and six townhouses. The hotel, which opened in 2013, offers ample privacy, bespoke guest services and a tangible connection to the culture and traditions of the nation’s capital.

In addition to its enviable location, Rosewood Washington, D.C. presents its guests with peerless amenities and facilities. Overlooking the picturesque canal, CUT by Wolfgang Puck and CUT Bar surprise and delight with a creative, seasonally inspired menu and masterful libations. On the rooftop, CUT Above, a wraparound bar and lounge area boasts a stunning indoor/outdoor swimming pool and sweeping views of the Potomac River, Washington Monument, Roosevelt Island and the spires of Georgetown University. Fitness and spa services, private dining and meeting venues and a calendar of intriguing, curated events and occasions round out the hotel’s remarkable offerings.