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Dig Inn is a restaurant inspired by seasons & act of cooking.
New York City    Posted: Friday, December 28, 2018
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About the role: The culinary & hospitality elements of business during service is the glue to our operation, & you are responsible for maintaining high standards. Leading chefs in training during high volume shifts & supporting administrative & cash handling duties is your vice. As your heart lies in the kitchen, you will use your strong decision-making skills to deliver high quality food & service.

With a genuine love for food, you will be tasting dishes, adjusting temperatures, & staying up to speed in a fast-paced environment. The Sous Chef acts as an integral team member during shifts & can oversee multiple areas of the restaurant. Maintaining responsibility during opening & closing shifts keeps your role dynamic as you strengthen your skills to lead. We are looking to have you on our team to grow & develop in our restaurants.

About the team: Our restaurant teams are evolving within the structure of our inspired version of the fine-dining kitchen brigade. Overseeing your chefs in training, you will report to your executive sous chef & collaborate with a field chef from our culinary team. The restaurant teams provide our guests with an experience that goes beyond a great meal.

You will:

  • Manage your prep list & communicate with your leaders on food inventory, ensuring your walk-in is fully-stocked & organized
  • Motivate & develop chefs in training by modeling culinary expertise & a good attitude
  • Speak to current menu offerings, seasonality, & promotions with our guests & team members
  • Take ownership of restaurant cleanliness by setting up the opening shift for success & closing with confidence that the restaurant is prepared for the next day's operations
  • Follow Dig Inn & health department standards
  • Stand & walk for extended periods of time
  • Work with a multifaceted environment, communicating with guests & employees to ensure culinary excellence at all points of the shift
  • Demonstrate professional maturity
  • Go home feeling fulfilled

You have:

  • 1+ year leadership experience in a culinary and/or foodservice environment
  • The ability to demonstrate & execute an exceedingly strong work ethic
  • Skills to motivate & develop chefs in training on your team
  • Food Safety Certification
  • The ability to perform physical requirements of the position (lift up to 50lbs)
  • The willingness to roll up your sleeves & pitch in whenever necessary
  • An appreciation for the people you work with
  • Excellent communication skills
  • A desire for growth in our brigade
  • A passion for real, good food

Work Perks: Aside from the standard job description fare (competitive pay) we also offer:

  • Commuter benefits
  • Complimentary Dig Inn lunch everyday

About us:

Dig Inn is a farm-to-table food company with over 20 locations in New York & the Northeast, serving seasonal vegetables & culinary comfort food on an urban scale.

The company is built on a culture of driven curiosity & ambitious innovation, finding & implementing new solutions to offering a simple, healthy, affordable meal. Our mission is to build a better food system (one vegetable at a time) that offers a better deal to customers, cooks, & farmers alike.

Since getting started in 2011, we have focused on the essentials of our missionbuilding kitchens, training chefs, & developing one-on-one relationships with over 50 partner farms. The next few years will be a period of expansion, as we open in new cities & use the platform weve built for a better conversation around sourcing, cooking, & the business of food.

And did we mention free Dig Inn for all employees? We strongly recommend the sweet potatoes.

Dig Inn believes in the power of a shared table to bring people together as we are committed to building a culturally inclusive team. Diverse candidates encouraged to apply.

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