21c Museum Hotels
  • 11-Oct-2018 to 10-Dec-2018 (MST)
  • Food & Beverage
  • Louisville, KY, USA
  • Salary
  • Full Time

Benefits include health/vision/dental/life insurance, real-time access to earned wages, paid time off, 401(k), teammate referral bonuses and family meal.

Title:  Executive Sous Chef (ESC)

Reports To:  Corporate Director of Food + Beverage/Executive Chef(s)


You love food.  You are a confident and creative leader.  You contribute to team that perform consistently at high levels and you make it a really fun place to work.  You are accustomed blending and contributing to the team because you are the best at what you do.  You are a thinker and a doer.  You are innovative, yet understand when to keep things simple.  You say yes. 

You are a thorough person who can complete daily tasks under various conditions and also adept at assisting the Executive Chef at crafting a big picture strategy and long term planning for the restaurant.  You are multi-skilled and able to hop into any position within your area of responsibility at any time.  You understand that cooking ability and palate are just as important as leadership qualities.  You come from a place of care, concern and accountability.  You laugh and uplift those around you and find your work rewarding.

Reports To:  Corporate Director of Food and Beverage Operations and Property Executive Chefs


  • Traveling to all 21c properties to cover Sous Chef/EC/line position duties as needed.
  • The ability to be multifaceted and have eyes all over the place.

Existing Properties:

  • Learn the strengths and weaknesses of the line team you are assisting, knowing what you can delegate to who, when to do it, and provide clear expectations of their finished product.
  • Make yourself available to assist the team with recipe techniques, station prep and to answer any questions they may have.
  • Relay important information about the shift service for the team as they arrive, such as menu changes, station assignments and private events.
  • Maintain communication with both property Executive and Sous Chef team regarding any feedback, concerns etc.
  • Makes sure stewarding team is following their opening, closing, and mid service side work. Coordinate with CDC/EC on supervision of stewarding department.
  • Maintains clean and organized walk-ins & dry storage area.
  • Is aware of food and labor costs and makes efforts to control these in their particular service periods.
  • Is abreast of all menu changes, regardless of service period.


  • Work with EC to train Sous Chefs on 21c SOP's
  • Work with EC/Sous Chefs on hiring and training of hourly teammates
  • Provide feedback and guidance on line sets, menus, general service during menu testing and test meals
  • Make yourself available to assist line staff with recipe techniques, station prep and to answer any questions they may have.

Job Requirements:

  • Ability to work flexible hours (nights, weekends).
  • Ability to travel to multiple properties as needed.
  • Understanding and ability to execute Banquet and Catering events.
  • Ability to jump on the line at any station or service period.
  • Responsible, dependable, punctual.
  • Strong communication skills; must be able to speak, read, and understand English.
  • Clean and professional appearance.
  • Must be able to show enthusiasm for cooking and the restaurant.

Company Profile:

About 21c Museum Hotels' Food & Beverage Program

21c Museum Hotels is focused on creating unique, chef driven restaurants that are as much a part of the community as the hotel. 21c's team oversees the process from design to construction, concept development, branding, chef selection and menu development. Once open, the 21c team continues to oversee the restaurant's operations.  Currently, 21c operates a diverse roster of restaurants including Proof on Main, located in 21c Louisville; Metropole, located in 21c Cincinnati; The Hive, located in 21c Bentonville, Garage Bar in Louisville, KY, Counting House, located in Durham, NC, Lockbox, located in Lexington, KY, Mary Eddy's Kitchen x Lounge, located in Oklahoma City, OK, Gray & Dudley, located in Nashville, TN and The Savoy in Kansas City, MO.

Additionally, 21c supports each restaurant with national PR and marketing efforts to ensure that our chefs are peers with the best in the country. Our restaurants have been featured in a variety of national lifestyle and epicurean publications including Esquire, Bon Apptit, Food & Wine and GQ. In addition to media outreach, we also focus on strategic partnerships with key industry influencer including chefs, organizations and events such as Southern Foodways Alliance, James Beard Foundation, Outstanding in the Field, Share Our Strength, and Music City Food and Wine Festival.

For the 5th year in a row, Chef Matthew McClure from The Hive was named "Best Chef: South" Semifinalist for the 2018 James Beard Foundation Awards.

21c Museum Hotels is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other legally protected characteristic. The EEO is the Law poster is available here: http://www1.eeoc.gov/employers/poster.cfm

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