Sous Chef

  • 145 Beech St, Chelsea, MA 02150, USA
  • Full-time

Company Description

Are you interested in joining one of the largest and fastest growing hotel companies in the Northeast United States?  Do you want to join an organization that recognizes your contributions and hard work? Do you want to be part of a company where you have the ability to develop and grow your career? If so, then look no further than Colwen Hotels!

At Colwen Hotels, we are on the lookout to engage the best and brightest hospitality professionals in the industry to join our incredibly service-driven and focused team. Our award-winning properties are made up of passionate, dedicated and energetic individuals who provide exceptional service to both our guests and their fellow associates. We approach each and every day with a “can do” attitude and what we like to call “stick-to-itiveness” that provides a level of service that creates memorable experiences for our guests. Equally as important, Colwen Hotels is committed to sustainability, responsibility and stewardship in the communities where we work and grow.

Colwen Hotels is part of a fully integrated organization that designs, builds, owns and manages branded and independent hotels in markets across the Northeast. With more than twenty operating hotels and nearly twenty more in various stages of construction and development, it is a very exciting time to join our team!

Job Description

 We are seeking a Sous Chef to join our team.  If you are ready to contribute your talents to a company that is growing rapidly, we need to hear from you.  Prior experience is highly desirable. 


  • Interact with guests to obtain feedback on product quality and service levels
  • Oversee and enforce food specifications, portion control, recipes and sanitation
  • Assist management in hiring, training, supervising and scheduling associates
  • Participate in performance management activities
  • Prepare, cook, and present food in accordance with productivity standards, costs controls and forecast
  • Adherence to all applicable brand standards
  • Plan, coordinate, and implement special events and functions
  • Able to read and comprehend weekly Banquet Event Orders (BEO) and prepare food orders based on BEO
  • Assist in creating and implementing new  banquet menus
  • Enforce safety procedures and cleanliness standards throughout kitchen
  • Order food as needed or as directed by Executive Chef
  • Maintain kitchen and equipment
  • Set up and organize catering functions
  • Ensure recipes are properly prepared per standard while maintaining portion control and minimizing waste
  • Ensure that received food products are high quality, stored properly and are rotated FIFO
  • Attend all hotel meetings as required
  • Responsible for daily kitchen operations


  • 2 years  food and beverage experience (hotel experience preferred)
  • 2+ years of post-high school education, culinary education is desirable
  • Proven track record in social and corporate catering
  • ServSafe certification (within 30 days if certification is expired)
  • TIPS certification not required but desired
  • Strong knowledge of HACCP procedures and application
  • Strong Leader of people
  • Strong presentation skills
  • Proficient in English language
  • Intermediate to advanced computer skills
  • Familiar with common computer software programs
  • Must be willing to work holidays and weekends
  • May require overnight stays
  • Some work in office
  • Must be willing to work varied hours

Additional Information

Colwen Hotels offers a comprehensive rewards and compensation package for eligible associates that includes:

  • Opportunities for advancement and career growth 
  • Warm and supportive work environment 
  • Competitive Wages 
  • Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance 
  • Company-funded Health Reimbursement Account 
  • Flex Spending Account 
  • Voluntary Life Insurance 
  • Short Term and Long Term Disability
  • 401(k) retirement plan with Employer Match after one year of employment 
  • Paid Time off Programs 
  • Holiday Pay 
  • Jury Duty Leave and Bereavement Leave
  • Hotel Discounts

Colwen Hotels is an equal opportunity employer. EEO M/F/D/V