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Sous Chef

Union Square Cafe (101 East 19th Street)
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Job Description


Are you hungry for excellence?

Are you seeking the tools to realize the highest version of “you”?

Do you seek a kitchen environment which fosters upward mobility?

If so, apply for our Sous Chef position today!

We are looking for a sous chef who uses their skillset for the betterment of the team that contributes to the perfect balance between “going out” and “coming home” that Union Square Café has strived for!  Our kitchen depends on a team sport mentality for success, as each sous chef is asked to be at their personal best each day for the good of the team, and always look to lead their teams to excellence!  Our sous chefs are always finding the “Yes” in order to provide hospitality for our guests!  We believe in promoting from within as our executive chefs and senior leaders grow and developed within this enlightened culture.


Candidate Capabilities:

  • Facility Cleanliness and Food Safety Standards
  • Product Knowledge
  • Station Performance and Maintenance
  • Knife Skills
  • Family Meal Coordination and Integrity
  • Executing the Chef’s vision through Culinary Menu / Recipe Development
  • Ordering / Purchasing / Inventory
Skills & Requirements

The Ideal Candidate will possess:

  • 1 year Sous Chef experience
  • Heightened Culinary Intuition
  • Emotional Self Awareness under pressure
  • Effective Time Management to execute administrational duties
  • Passion for motivating, educating, and empowering the team
  • Ability to thrive in the context of Italian, Northern California, and French culinary points of view

Eligibility for USHG Benefits Package:

  • Full Health, Dental, and Vision insurance available at 90 days service.
  • Paid Time Off begins accumulating the moment you start.
  • Employee dining: 20% discount at all USHG restaurants at 180 days service.
  • 401(k): matched 401(k) available at 1 year service.
  • Community contribution opportunities available.
  • Career Development Counseling
  • Learning and Development Program; featuring classes, workshops, and auxiliary learning opportunities

Join Union Square Café for our re-opening and begin building your path for tomorrow’s growth, today!