AJ Schneider Co.

  • Cafe Magnolia Sous Chef - Galt House

    Job Locations US-KY-Louisville
    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(2 weeks ago)
    # of Openings
    Food & Beverage
  • Overview

    The Galt House Hotel is the largest downtown meeting and convention hotel in the Southeast region. We are located adjacent to the KFC YUM! Center and walking distance to many restaurants and attractions in the downtown area. Our hotel features over 130,000 square feet of flexible meeting space, 1300 guest rooms, six restaurants and lounges, and much more.


    We are seeking a professional and energetic Sous Chef to join our Culinary team.


    • Lead daily kitchen operations to ensure the proper production of food items and kitchen compliance with company policies and procedures.
    • Coordinate and organize the kitchen in the absence of the Executive Chef.  Delegate and follow up on assigned objectives.
    • Assist the Executive Chef in the creation of menu items, recipe cards and plate presentations.  Ensures adherence to established standards.
    • Assist the Executive Chef in managing food costs and labor costs and labor productivity according to financial guidelines.
    • Assist in the execution of departmental goals.
    • Provide training in food production and equipment usage to the culinary staff within the designated kitchen.
    • Ensure that kitchen staff performs according to HACCP, OSHA, and sanitation guidelines.
    • Oversee proper requisition, storage, utilization and inventory of food products.
    • Interact with guests and service staff to ensure guest satisfaction and resolve guest complaints.
    • Maintain knowledge of and comply with all departmental policies/service procedures/standards.
    • Maintain knowledge of correct maintenance and use of equipment.
    • Monitor and maintain cleanliness, sanitation and organization of assigned work areas.
    • Ensure that staff report to work as scheduled; document any late or absent employees.
    • Ensure that each Kitchen work area is stocked with specified tools, supplies and equipment to meet the business demand.
    • Provide feedback to staff on their performance; handle disciplinary problems and counsel employees according to Hotel standards.
    • Must be flexible in work hours and available to work days, evenings, weekends and holidays.
    • Perform other duties as assigned.

    Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.


    • High school diploma or equivalent required.
    • 3+ years of experience in the culinary industry.
    • Positive leadership skills with the ability motivate staff in a fast paced working environment.
    • Excellent hand-eye coordination.
    • Understanding of various cooking methods, ingredients, equipment and procedures.
    • High level of creativity.
    • Excellent time management skills.
    • Accuracy and speed in handling emergency situations and providing solutions.
    • Familiar with industry's best practices.
    • Working knowledge of various computer software programs to include Microsoft Office, Excel and restaurant management software.
    • Ability to work flexible schedule.

    The Galt House Hotel offers a comprehensive benefits package which includes medical, dental, 401k, a complimentary meal in associate cafeteria, complimentary parking, a discounted monthly TARC bus pass and more.

    The Galt House Hotel is a Drug Free Workplace, creating a culture of care where diversity is welcomed.


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