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Sous Chef-Food Services

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Location: Aurora, CO, United States
Category: Professional/Management
Job Type: Full Time
Job ID: 87568
Date Posted: Jul 4, 2023

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Sous Chef Opportunity at UCHealth - University of Colorado Hospital!


This role supervises staff and provides culinary expertise in food preparation service, assuring proper production techniques, portion control and plating standards are applied according to menu, recipe, and department standards.

Work Schedule: Full Time Days


  • Leads, guides, assigns work and follows up to ensure completion of assigned tasks.
  • Supports a disciplined environment and provides after hours supervision in the absence of the supervisor or Chef.
  • Maintains a station while supervising the operation.
  • Understands the workflow, prioritizes, uses timelines, understands deadlines.
  • Mentors and develops staff using sound culinary principles.
  • Uses culinary knowledge, enhances product quality by contributing ideas to menu cycles and recipe development.
  • Prepares new recipes, documents results, and makes recommendations for improvement.
  • Ensures recipe compliance and portion control.
  • Orders goods as needed; uses culinary math and historical data to calculate amounts.
  • Reports equipment problems and documents history of repairs.
  • Ensures proper food handling methods, product rotation and storage.
  • Ensures department compliance with department, hospital, and regulatory guidelines.
  • Ensures compliance with HACCP standards.
  • Participates in the training of staff and and performs supervisory functions.
  • Within scope of job, requires critical thinking skills, decisive judgement and the ability to work with minimal supervision. Must be able to work in a fast-paced environment and take appropriate action.


  • One year relevant experience required
  • Three years of high-volume food production experience including one year of supervisory experience strongly preferred
  • Five years supervisory experience, culinary degree or certificate preferred
  • Inventory control, purchasing, costing, and forecasting experience preferred
  • Food Handlers Permit preferred
  • ServSafe Certification preferred within 90 days of hire
  • Demonstrated ability to read, write, and communicate effectively
  • Demonstrated customer service skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Demonstrated ability to follow instructions
  • Demonstrated basic computer and math skills


  • Interact with patients, customers, and co-workers, requiring the employee to verbally communicate information, as well as understand spoken information.
  • Operate food service equipment and computer, requiring the ability to move fingers and hands.
  • View and read labels, computer monitor, and documents.
  • Carry, push/pull, and walk while transporting food, supplies and service equipment.
  • Climb, squat, kneel, and lift to clean equipment and reach and retrieve food and supplies.
  • Remain standing for long periods of time to perform work.
  • Tolerate extremes in temperature such as performing work at a grill or in a refrigerator/freezer.

The pay range for this position is:$21.490000 - $27.940000 / hour. Pay is dependent on applicant's relevant experience.

UCHealth offers a Five Year Incentive Bonus to recognize employee’s contributions to our success in quality, patient experience, organizational growth, financial goals, and tenure with UCHealth. The bonus accumulates annually each October and is paid out in October following completion of five years’ employment.

UCHealth offers their employees a competitive and comprehensive total rewards package. Some of the many benefits included in this package are full medical, dental and vision coverage; retirement plans; paid time off; employer-paid life and disability insurance with additional buy-up coverage options; tuition and continuing education reimbursement; and a full suite of voluntary benefits such as identity theft protection and pet insurance. Our employees and their family members have full access to our Employee Assistance Program, which includes up to 5 free counseling visits and work/life solutions, such as one free legal consultation. In addition, other emotional counseling support is available depending upon their need.

At UCHealth, we do things differently.

We believe in something different: a focus on the individuality of every person. In big ways and small, we exist to improve the extraordinary lives of all those we serve. As Colorado’s largest and most innovative health care system, we as a team deliver on the commitment to provide the best possible experience for our patients and their families. We foster a true human connection and give people the freedom to live extraordinary lives. A career at UCHealth is more than a job, it’s a passion.

Going beyond quality requires the perfect balance of talent, integrity, drive and intellectual curiosity. We are looking for individuals who recognize, like us, that the world of medicine is ever-changing and are motivated to do what is right, not what is easy. We support creativity and curiosity so that each of us can find the extraordinary qualities within ourselves. At UCHealth, we’ll do everything in our power to make sure you grow and have a meaningful career. There’s no limits to your potential here.

Be Extraordinary. Join Us Today!

UCHealth recognizes and appreciates the rich array of talents and perspectives that equal employment and diversity can offer our institution. As an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, UCHealth is committed to making all employment decisions based on valid requirements. No applicant shall be discriminated against in any terms, conditions or privileges of employment or otherwise be discriminated against because of the individual’s race, creed, color, religion, gender, national origin or ancestry, age, mental or physical disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, transgender status, genetic information or veteran status. UCHealth does not discriminate against any “qualified applicant with a disability” as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act and will make reasonable accommodations, when they do not impose an undue hardship on the organization.


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