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Sous Chef

Thompson Hotel (215 Tingey St SE, DC)
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Job Description


Be the first in making a meaningful impact as a Sous Chef at Maialino Mare!

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 looking for a Sous Chef who uses their skill set for the betterment of the team that contributes to the opening of our new businesses in D.C. The Sous Chef will be an integral member of the USHG leadership in Washington DC, this position must lead, inspire and embody our Family Values and our philosophy of Enlightened Hospitality in all interactions with our people, guests, vendors and the community.

As a valued member of our team, your compensation will include the following benefits:

  • 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

Key Responsibilities

  • 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

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 year Sous Chef experience
  • Heightened Culinary Intuition
  • Emotional Self Awareness under pressure
  • Effective Time Management to execute administrative 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 
Skills & Requirements Qualifications

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity and inclusion at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.