Sous Chef Shift Lead

Date: Sep 23, 2022

Location: Indianapolis, IN, US, 46202

Organization: HHC

Division:Eskenazi Health  

Sub-Division: Hospital  

Req ID:  14404 


Schedule: Full Time 

Shift: Varied 

Salary Range: $17.83 - $23.61 


Eskenazi Health serves as the public hospital division of the Health & Hospital Corporation of Marion County. Physicians provide a comprehensive range of primary and specialty care services at the 327-bed hospital and outpatient facilities both on and off of the Eskenazi Health downtown campus as well as at 10 Eskenazi Health Center sites located throughout Indianapolis.


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Job Role Summary

The Sous Chef Shift Lead prepares and serves food to patients, guests, and visitors utilizing standardized recipes in conjunction with current feeding volume per production planning worksheet. The Sous Chef Shift Lead serves as a resource during assigned shift/area, communicates daily changes to team members and assures standardized processes are followed including service execution, staff training and proper food safety and sanitation. The Sous Chef Shift Lead may also participate in testing new products, recipes, and workflows in order to implement effective changes within the workplace per direction of management and facility need. 


The primary schedule for this position is Monday through Friday days, however flexibility is required to support departmental needs and ensure the main goal of providing patient care through food. 

Job Requirements

•    Associate’s Degree in hospitality, culinary or related field preferred; equivalent work experience with shift responsibilities will be considered in lieu of degree
•    Minimum two years’ experience in a full service restaurant, hotel, catering or healthcare kitchen environment required
•    Must demonstrate mastery of all peer-level positions in scheduled location as a prerequisite for job placement
•    Serve Safe Certification through the National Restaurant Association required at time of hire or must be obtained within six months of employment
•    Ability to read, write and understand English required; ability to read, write and understand Spanish preferred 

Essential Functions and Responsibilities

•    Prepares menu items in accordance with established handling procedures in various locations including but not limited to: mass food production, retail dining, coffee shop, inpatient room service, catering, and special events
•    Demonstrates mastery of all working positions in assigned area; assists with training of new personnel in assigned location
•    Monitors workflow on scheduled shift/area and communicates any issues/needs to appropriate leadership; serves as a working resource and communicates any work-related shift changes with peers
•    Assists management with product testing, recipe development, and workflow changes; provides construction feedback in order to implement effective change
•    Performs typical shift responsibilities including monitoring food quality, temperature tracking, using equipment correctly, following assigned cleaning schedule, and uses the First-In, First-Out (FIFO) method effectively
•    Completes required paperwork related to shift including but not limited to: waste sheets, meal count tracking, inventory of supplies and food, and beginning/end of shift checklist(s)
•    Responsible for cash management within assigned area of responsibility, ensuring that all funds are accounted for and match sales in the POS system; properly deposits cash
•    Embodies excellent customer service by upholding a professional attitude as a representative of the department when interacting with guests, visitors, patients, and employees; resolves patient and visitor complaints in a timely and efficient manner; uses AIDET to introduce self
•    Handles food and food service areas in accordance with Indiana State Department of Health, Joint Commission regulations and departmental policy and procedures; follows a daily cleaning schedule of assigned areas in order to maintain cleanliness/sanitation; prioritizes hand-hygiene within the kitchen in addition to utilizing disposable gloves when indicated; adheres to departmental hygiene and dress-code standards in order to provide safe food to vulnerable populations
•    Performs other job responsibilities as assigned; relieves other food service staff as necessary for smooth operation of department per supervisor assignment



Accredited by The Joint Commission and named one of the nation’s 150 best places to work by Becker’s Hospital Review for four consecutive years and Forbes list of best places to work for women, and Forbes list of America’s best midsize employers’ Eskenazi Health’s programs have received national recognition while also offering new health care opportunities to the local community. As the sponsoring hospital for Indianapolis Emergency Medical Services, the city’s primary EMS provider, Eskenazi Health is also home to the first adult Level I trauma center in Indiana, the only verified adult burn center in Indiana, the first community mental health center in Indiana and the Eskenazi Health Center Primary Care – Center of Excellence in Women’s Health, just to name a few.




Nearest Major Market: Indianapolis