Oak View Group

Sous Chef | Hudson Yards

Location US-NY-New York
Job ID
Location Name
Hudson Yards by Rhubarb LLC dba Verano
Culinary / Kitchen Management
Regular Full-Time

Oak View Group

Oak View Group is the global leader in venue development, management, and premium hospitality services for the live event industry.  Offering an unmatched, 360-degree solution set for a collection of world-class owned venues and a client roster that includes the most influential, highest attended arenas, convention centers, music festivals, performing arts centers, and cultural institutions on the planet.


More information at OakViewGroup.com, and follow OVG on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn


In conjunction with the Executive Chef and Executive Sous Chef, the Sous Chef is a key position for the profitable and effective operation of the culinary department. The Sous Chef will work in conjunction with the Chef in developing and executing the restaurant menu. In this regard, the Sous Chef will be tasked with the daily preparation of high quality products, while maintaining budgeted food cost by tracking inventory and raw materials. The Sous Chef will actively recruit, supervise, coach, counsel, direct, train and mentor employees in meeting company quality standards. The Sous Chef will assist in scheduling and assigning tasks for optimum productivity and efficiency. The Sous Chef will actively and independently manage all aspects of employee relations throughout the employee life cycle to ensure a positive, harmonious, compliant, and cooperative work environment.


The job of the Sous Chef requires open availability, professional presentation, outstanding interpersonal skills, self-direction and strong management and independent decision-making skills are required.


This role will pay an annual salary between $65,000 to $75,000, eligibility for the OVG Leadership incentive program.


For FT roles: Benefits: Health, Dental and Vision insurance, 401(k) savings plan, 401(k) matching, and paid time off (vacation days, sick days, and 12 holidays).


Job expires 8/31/2024

About the Venue

Join us in the heart of Hudson Yards, where good food, refreshing cocktails, and vibrant vibes meet. You’ll find us on the plaza facing the iconic Vessel, the perfect spot for soaking up the summer sun. Indulge in flavorful dishes and Central American favorites inspired by vibrant Mexican street food, with specially curated menus by our chefs. Reserve your spot for the ultimate destination to enjoy summer with the backdrop of the Hudson River.


  • Ensure profitable operation of the Kitchen by crafting and executing a distinctive menu that will set a standard in the market.
  • Oversees the overall excellence of all product preparation and timely flow of service.
  • Responsible for adhering to budgeted food cost by tracking inventory and product.
  • Ensures that all recipes, products, food preparations techniques and food execution meet restaurant's specifications and commitment to culinary excellence.
  • Assists with recruiting the best talent and for their successful onboarding.
  • Responsible for training, supervising, scheduling and assigning of tasks for optimum productivity and efficiency.
  • Assists in food prep assignments and/or cooking during peak periods as needed and ensures that the team appropriately stocks and maintains sufficient levels of food products at line stations during service period.
  • Maintains a clean and stocked workplace, prep area, storage area and walk-in.
  • Implements all personnel policies/decisions as outlined in the Employee Handbook while holding the team accountable to these policies.
  • Provide feedback to Executive Chef regarding team and individual performance while delivering coaching and counseling to team members daily. Responsible for administering disciplinary action when necessary.
  • Document and record all personnel discipline information. Work with Human resources for personnel discipline issues.
  • Administer goal setting, performance evaluations and skills training as needed.
  • Ensure weekly deep cleaning standards are met while adhering to standard operating procedures for food handling (labeling, proper storage, and rotation of product).
  • Assists Executive Chef with fulfilling kitchen record keeping and administrative requirements including food inventories and ordering of food products. Responsible for organizing employee work schedules, ensuring appropriate coverage for all kitchen areas.
  • Ensures kitchen staff are aware of workplace expectations by providing on-going assistance, training, and mentoring.
  • Assists Executive Chef to ensure quality, consistency and concept are maintained. Monitors production of food preparation, ensuring recipe specifications, portion controls, and kitchen timings are met. Monitors all food served relative to appearance, temperature, sanitary and quality standards.
  • Ensure that all food safety standards are followed.
  • Communicate with supervisors, peers, and subordinates.
  • Make decisions and solve problems. Organize, plan, and prioritize work.
  • Other duties as assigned by Executive Chef.


  • High school diploma or equivalent GED.
  • Minimum of 3 years in a similar position in an upscale restaurant with prior supervisory experience.
  • State issued Health Certificate and immunizations are required.
  • Technical proficiency and experience demonstrating verifiable knowledge of food preparation methods.
  • Ability to positively interact with diverse personalities, including co-workers, subordinates, guests, and purveyors in a variety of work situations. Must have active listening and effective communication skills.
  • Ability to develop results-oriented staff through effective training, evaluation, motivation, coaching and counseling. Ability to assist others in developing needed skills for effective job performance.
  • Ability to delegate responsibility to others to meet objectives and achieve desired results.
  • Ability to recognize problems and to find solutions creatively and expeditiously. Ability to set priorities and use initiative; solid decision-maker.
  • Ability to be detail-oriented, multi-task and effectively prioritize in a continuously changing environment.
  • Ability to be self-directed while working in a team-oriented environment.
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule; able and willing to work nights, weekends, and long hours.
  • Must be able to stand for extended periods of time.
  • Must be Serve Safe certified.
  • Knowledge of and skill in using computer software, including MS Word/ Excel/ Outlook.
  • Must be able to supervise, coach, and train employees.
  • Must be constantly aware of frequently changing events in cooking processes.

Strengthened by our Differences. United to Make a Difference.

At OVG, we understand that to continue positively disrupting the sports and live entertainment industry, we need a diverse team to help us do it. We also believe that inclusivity drives innovation, strengthens our people, improves our service, and raises our excellence. Our success is rooted in creating environments that reflect and celebrate the diverse communities in which we operate and serve, and this is the reason we are committed to amplifying voices from all different backgrounds.


Oak View Group is committed to equal employment opportunity. We will not discriminate against employees or applicants for employment on any legally recognized basis (“protected class”) including, but not limited to veteran status, uniform service member status, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, genetic information or any other protected class under federal, state, or local law.


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