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Sous Chef

Maialino / Gramercy Park Hotel (2 Lexington Ave.)
Job Description

Maialino is looking for Sous Chefs to join our team! 


Founded by CEO Danny Meyer with the opening of Union Square Cafe in 1985, Union Square Hospitality Group has created some of New York’s most beloved restaurants, cafes, and bars such as Gramercy Tavern, Maialino, The Modern, Marta and Porchlight to name a few!

We are a Values-Driven Company that is committed to creating great work experiences for our people with lots of growth opportunities for advancement.

As an important member of our team, you’ll receive:

  • Full Health, Dental, and Vision insurance
  • Paid Time Off to support you in having an active life outside of work
  • Paid Parental Leave (yes! even as an hourly employee!)
  • Money to spend in our restaurants and a 20% discount (and we’ve won 28 James Beard awards)
  • Discounts toward gym memberships, spas, transit passes and hotels – just to name a few…
  • Matched 401(k) to help you invest in your future- and you can take it with you when you leave
  • Access to more than 50 Learning and Development programs to support your growth & development
  • Access to Mentor Programs and Career Development advice to help you navigate your career options with us

What You Bring to the Table 

  • Commitment to embodying our Family Values of :
    • Integrity- Doing the right things always- using sound judgement- even when no one is looking
    • Excellence- Doing what needs to be done, as well as it can possibly be done
    • Hospitality- Doing all that can be done for others- and more than in expected- in thoughtful ways that let people know you are on their side
    • Entrepreneurial Spirit- Seeing opportunities others haven’t-and creating opportunities others wish they’d thought of first
  • Ability to demonstrate classic cooking techniques
  • At least one year of professional kitchen experience
  • Sense of urgency and comfort in a fast-paced environment
  • An understanding of Department of Health food safety standards
  • Strong communication and listening skills
  • Ability to stay positive and calm under pressure

Ideally, You Also Have:

  • At least 1-2 years full-service restaurant experience as a Cook or relevant position.
  • Culinary Degree or Certification
  • Advanced knife skills and ingredient knowledge
  • Ability to multitask

 

Skills & Requirements
  • Advanced Knife Handling
  • Culinary Menu / Recipe Development
  • Family Meal
  • Food Budgeting
  • Food Cost Optimization
  • Food Safety Knowledge
  • Kitchen Management
  • Menu Development
  • Purveyor / Local Farmer Relationships
  • Staff Education / Motivation
Qualifications