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Sous Chef

Little Saint
Healdsburg, CA
  • Posted: 6 days ago
  • $70,000 to $75,000 Yearly
  • Full-Time
Job Description


Located in the heart of historic downtown Healdsburg, Little Saint is a vibrant meeting place where guests are invited to connect over food, music, art and conversation. Our mission is to create an environment that is good for the soul, the earth and the community. Inside our 10,000-square-foot space, Little Saint offers up a full-service farm-forward restaurant, cafe and wine shop with a focus on plant-based cuisine. The building is home to exciting live music and thought-provoking conversations, as well as a series of film screenings and performances to benefit local artists and our farming community.


  • Competitive Salary
  • Medical, Dental, Vision Plans
  • Paid Time Off - Including vacation, sick and mental health days
  • Employee Assistance Program - 8 free counseling sessions annually
  • 401(k) w/ company discretionary match
  • Employee dining and wine discounts
  • Uniform - Chef’s Coat, Apron


Under the general direction of the Chef de Cuisine, the Sous Chef works with the Little Saint team members to carry out the daily activities of the kitchen including development, preparation, and execution of dishes, and training, development, and supervision of the culinary team.


Development, Preparation, and Execution of Dishes

  • Assist in developing and implementing the menus for the restaurant and inn, including daily specials utilizing surplus product and efficient use of trim.
  • Ensure that all food and products are consistently prepared and served according to the recipes, portioning, cooking and serving standards of the property.
  • Be prepared to expedite service efficiently and effectively, maintaining the proper pace and food quality. Work closely with the expeditor and service team to ensure the integrity of the guest’s experience.
  • Help place orders with farms, purveyors, and other entities for the menu and daily operations.
  • Work collaboratively to ensure continuous improvement in quality of guest experience, service, operational effectiveness and efficiency, employee training and retention.
  • Attend all scheduled employee meetings and come prepared to contribute to ideation sessions.
Training, Development, and Employee Management

  • Supervise the kitchen team, ensuring that direction and guidance is provided and quality standards are achieved.
  • Continually mentor and provide opportunities for growth and advance the education and development of staff as it relates to food, wine, service, technique and agriculture.
  • Understand and effectively communicate all policies, procedures, standards, specifications, guidelines, and training programs to staff.
  • Administer prompt, fair and consistent corrective action for any and all violations of company policies, rules, standards and procedures, in coordination with HR & CDC.
  • Provide training and mentorship for new hires to help them assimilate into the company’s culture and understand expectations.
  • Schedule labor as required by anticipating business activity while ensuring all positions are staffed when and as needed while controlling labor costs and efficiency. Modify staffing as needed based on volume and demand. Review and approve payroll as requested and in line with company payroll processes and procedures.
  • Work with Director of HR to maintain training manuals, safety program, and to schedule and conduct periodic employee evaluations

  • Minimum 2+ years of culinary management experience in a fine dining atmosphere
  • Commitment to quality, excellence, and genuine hospitality
  • Highly organized and self-motivated, with the ability to manage multiple priorities under time constraints
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to read, write, and speak English fluently
  • A person of integrity; fair and consistent
  • Ability to work in a standing position for long periods of time, and frequently lift up to 50 pounds
  • The ability to stand, walk, climb stairs, stoop, bend, reach with hands and arms
  • Flexibility with a schedule that includes evenings, holidays and extended hours
  • Good math skills, and computer proficiency


  • To have a positive impact, taking responsibility and initiative to resolve issues, always clearly communicating with leadership team and team members
  • To be decisive, accepting responsibility for making things happen, thinking ahead, and developing contingency plans
  • To be an active listener, remaining present and open, providing verbal, non-verbal, and supportive feedback, and showing our respect and empathy with one another.
  • To be motivated and committed, approaching all tasks with enthusiasm and seizing opportunities to learn new skills or knowledge in order to improve your performance
  • To be flexible, responding quickly and positively to changing environments
  • To maintain high team focus via cooperation and support to other team members in the pursuit of department goals
  • Be a positive role model and demonstrate the ethos of Little Saint

Each of the items listed is considered to be an essential function of the role. However, this list should not be construed as an exhaustive list of all the responsibilities of the position. Little Saint reserves the right to alter the duties of this role.

Little Saint is an equal opportunity employer to all, regardless of age, ancestry, color, disability (mental and physical), exercising the right to family care and medical leave, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, military or veteran status, national origin, political affiliation, race, religious creed, sex (includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and related medical conditions), and sexual orientation in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws.

Little Saint is committed to hiring a diverse workforce, sustaining an inclusive culture, fostering an environment of continual improvement, and opportunities for growth and career development.

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Little Saint


Healdsburg, CA



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