Oak View Group

Sous Chef | Full Time | Rhode Island Convention Center

Location US-RI-Providence
Job ID
Location Name
Rhode Island Convention Center & Amica Mutual Pavilion
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.   


We are seeking an organized and resourceful Sous Chef who proactively manages all responsibilities of the kitchen. Works closely with the Executive Chef and with their staff ensure the cuisine provided is of exceptional quality and accurately represents the recipes and food styles. The Sous Chef will have regular interaction with guests of the outlet and is expected to regularly present her / himself in a professional manner  

This position has a salary of $65,000 -$70,000  

Job expires 08/01/2024 

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). 

About the Venue

Conveniently located in the heart of downtown Providence, the RICC is within walking distance to restaurants, hotels, shops, art galleries, night clubs, museums and more. We offer 100,000 square feet of exhibition space, 20,000 square feet of ballroom space, 23 meeting rooms, and 30,000 square feet of pre-function space. 


  • Execute menus developed for the QSR/BEO
  • Monitor, maintain and improve integrity of food as dictated by managment 
  • Approves, in absence of the Executive Chef, the requisition and purchase of products and other necessary food supplies. 
  • Ensures that high standards of sanitation, cleanliness and safety are always maintained throughout all kitchen areas  
  • Executes controls to minimize food and supply waste and theft. 
  • Safeguards all food preparation employees by implementing training to increase their knowledge about safety, sanitation and accident prevention principles. 
  • Attends appropriate staff and management meetings. 
  • Cooks or directly supervises the cooking of items that require skillful preparation. 
  • Evaluates food products to assure that quality standards are consistently attained. 
  • Interacts with Executive Chef and Catering management to ensure that food production consistently exceeds the expectations of the client. 
  • Evaluates products to ensure that quality, price and related goods are consistently met. 
  • Works with Executive Chef to develop policies and procedures to enhance and measure quality; continually updating written policies and procedures to reflect state-of-the-art techniques, equipment and terminology. 
  • Visits dining area when it is open to welcome visitors. 
  • Perform other duties as directed by Executive Chef. 
  • Oversees all hourly kitchen staff 
  • Financially responsible for food and beverage costs. 
  • Implementation and maintenance of all standardized recipes, production standards and par levels 
  • Maintain consistent and comprehensive training sessions for kitchen staff focusing on but not exclusive of: 
    • Exceptional execution 
    • Sanitation 
    • Culinary skills 
    • Organizational skills 
    • Professional conduct 
    • Guest service 
  • Control and monitor kitchen labor and food costs. 
  • Maintain sanitary standards of kitchen 
  • Oversee daily food preparation in open-kitchen 
  • Maintenance of kitchen facility and equipment 


  • Minimum 3-5 years of experience a with at least one-year experience in a supervisory role as Sous Chef of a staff of 5 or more 
  • Culinary Diploma (consideration of individual’s credentials and resume will be considered in lieu of educational background) 
  • Extended experience and knowledge of Quick Service. 
  • Previous experience working in an "open-kitchen" environment, with regular guest interaction (strongly preferred) 
  • An ability to demonstrate and reinforce basic and advanced culinary skills. 
  • Must have strong communication and organizational skills to manage and motivate a diverse culinary staff. 
  • Restaurant and QSR/BEO experience (preferred) 
  • Must have valid State Sanitation Certificates 
  • Continual Education and Experiences as needed to continually develop the culinary program 

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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