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Lead Cook and Sous Chef ~Year Round Private School ~ Great Pay ~ Madison, CT

Madison, Connecticut
SAGE Dining Services® is seeking experienced Lead Cooks and Sous Chef for a beautiful private school in Madison, CT.

To get a glimpse of what a day at a SAGE venue looks like, check out our video: https://vimeo.com/340290507/19b1fa72cf


  • Full-time
  • No late nights!
  • Schedule that may include a weekend day
  • Some evenings and weekends required
  • Occasional events/overtime outside of the regular schedule

What you get:

  • Benefits
  • Paid sick time
  • Daily training
  • Free lunch
  • Uniform, shoes, and masks
  • Competitive wages paid weekly: $17.00 - $24.00 per hour
  • Career growth opportunity
  • Mission-based company

What you'll do:

  • Follow from-scratch recipes
  • Follow food and sanitation protocol in accordance with COVID-19 safety practices
  • Follow all HAACP rules
  • Purchasing and Receiving
  • Assist with catering events
  • Take the lead on prep and kitchen production - this is hands-on!
  • Keep accurate production logs
  • Inspire and motivate team members
  • Maintain a clean and organized workspace
  • Interact with community
  • Smile!

What you will need:

  • Substantial culinary knowledge and prior cooking experience preferably in a university or school setting and/or catering required
  • We are a small team, everyone pitches in with prepping, serving, cleaning, and dishwashing.  The right candidate must be able to multitask and think on their feet.
  • Complete and pass a Bench Test
  • Reliable transportation required
  • Familiarity with diverse styles of cuisine & food safety procedures
  • Ability to read and write in English and use simple math
  • Strong organizational skills
  • ServSafe certification is a plus

We’re using phone and video interviewing to make the hiring process safe and present as little risk as possible to you as an applicant. When you come for an in-person interview, you’ll see we practice physical distancing in a sanitized environment. SAGE follows healthcare best practices to keep our Team Members and visitors safe, requiring them to complete daily temperature and symptom checks, wear a mask at all times, and maintain physical distancing. Of course, this is food service, so our teams are accustomed to keeping all areas clean, but we’re sanitizing and disinfecting more frequently.

Working for SAGE means being part of a community. You’d work alongside creative, enthusiastic Team Members who share your passion for culinary excellence. You’d also make a difference in an academic community and bring excitement to the dining hall with made-from-scratch, Chef-inspired recipes that delight students, faculty, staff, and parents.

Positions at SAGE provide competitive wages and benefits, with hours that offer a better work-life balance than those at a restaurant. We create careers, not just jobs, with significant opportunities for growth and promotion. Team Members learn SAGE Standards and enhance their skill set through extensive training in food safety, allergen awareness, and preventing eating disorders.

SAGE has enjoyed steady, organic growth for the past 30 years. We continue to grow and raise the bar in food service for the educational market. By sourcing local ingredients, introducing communities to new cuisines, and providing attentive service, we create exceptional dining experiences that delight the senses, inspire minds, and foster community.

This job advertisement should not be misconstrued as an offer of employment or a comprehensive listing of position responsibilities/expectations.

Equal Opportunity Employer.

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