Sous Chef
Brand: Blue Smoke
Req#: 517211
Updated: 11/26/2019
Job Type: Full Time
Location: Blue Smoke BPC (255 Vesey St. NY, NY)
Category: BOH Management
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Job Description


Make a meaningful impact as a Sous Chef at Blue Smoke in Battery Park City!

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!

Blue Smoke Sous Chefs are responsible for actively ensuring a superior guest experience through accommodating and knowledgeable service and excellent food. They support the Executive Chef and the entire team by organizing, planning and directing activities in all aspects of the kitchen and back of the house. They actively embody, inspire and teach skills that will elevate the core values, mission and vision of Blue Smoke and Union Square Hospitality Group.

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
  • Dining credit and discounts throughout the USHG family of restaurants
  • Matched 401(k) to help you invest in your future
  • Access to Mentor Programs, Career Development classes, and personalized career advancement support 

What You Bring to the Table

  • Commitment to embodying our Family Values of:
    • Integrity- Doing the right things always- using sound judgment- 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 is 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
  • 1+ years of Kitchen management experience in a high volume, detail-oriented and excellence driven environment
  • Must have extensive culinary knowledge – a culinary degree is preferred
  • Must be able to work with restaurant personnel as a unified team to create a positive work environment
  • Must love creating delicious food and providing an amazing guest experience
  • Excellent work ethic and dedication to the hospitality industry
  • Must be driven to lead a high performing team in a way that is consistent with the culture of Blue Smoke
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office applications
  • Restaurant scheduling, inventory and purchasing experience necessary
  • Ability to work full-time (including early mornings, late nights and weekends)
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