Oak View Group

Sous Chef | Full-Time | Moody Center (Austin, TX)

Location US-TX-Austin
Job ID
Location Name
Moody Center (Austin, TX)
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


The Sous Chef oversees the direction of the kitchen’s daily activities in accordance with OVG policies and objectives to ensure guest satisfaction, profitability and a positive, productive and compliant work environmentResponsible for assisting the Executive Chef and Executive Sous Chef(s) with the overall kitchen operations, including food and labor cost controls.  The Sous Chef is responsible for the effective supervision and operation of the culinary team including event planning support, scheduling, food preparation and production, food cost control, compliance with food safety and sanitation policies, cleaning, kitchen safety, employee training and supervision, and any other tasks assigned by the GM or Executive Chef.  


This role will pay ah hourly wage of $24 to $30.75.


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

At Moody Center in Austin, Texas, we are building a championship organization that serves our fans, community, and business partners through world-class sports, entertainment, and experiences. We believe our employees are our greatest assets.  We strive to create a culture that empowers and inspires our employees to go above and beyond for our clients, patrons and community.  


Moody Center is Austin’s new arena that gave the “Live Music Capital of the World” the world-class arena it deserves.  Moody Center is a premiere 15,000+ seat venue that hosts the biggest artists and acts on the planet. Designed specifically for concerts, the new arena is home to The University of Texas Women’s and Men’s basketball games, family shows, and other sporting and community events. Moody Center is the first of its kind in the industry with an unrivaled partnership between Oak View Group, Live Nation/C3 Presents, The University of Texas at Austin, and Minister of Culture, Matthew McConaughey. Moody Center has been recently named the Arena of the Year by Pollstar and by the Academy of Country Music. 


We want you to join our team and create the most electric entertainment experience in the nation. 

Visit www.moodycenteratx.com to learn more about our mission to be #BeATXcellent.  


For additional information and news, follow @moodycenteratx on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube and Tik Tok.   


  • Helps to ensure budgeted food percentages are achieved through effective control measures including portion controls, kitchen timings, food inventory rotation measures, receiving and food storage procedures, inventory controls, effective purchasing procedures, kitchen security procedures and waste control. 
  • Helps controls labor costs through effective scheduling of kitchen staff, cross-training and development of employees. 
  • Ensures that the purchasing and preparation of all food products meet OVG standards of quality and consistency. Assists with the development of menus, ensuring quality, consistency and style of concept are maintainedSupervises production of food preparation ensuring recipe specifications, portion controls and kitchen timings are met. Supervises all food served relative to appearance, temperature, sanitary and quality standards. 
  • Supervises all line set-up, prep and breakdown activities. Responsible for in-service delegation of tasks to line personnel. 
  • Coordinates the storage, maintenance and repair of all kitchen equipment to ensure operational readiness. 
  • Assists with the delivery and set-up of catered services and food service areas as needed. 
  • Assists with training and development of part-time kitchen staff, including departmental orientation of new employees. Provides leadership and support to the entire kitchen staff; builds morale and encourages empowerment of staff. 
  • Maintains a positive and compliant employee relations climate. Assists with staffing, training, evaluation and counseling of kitchen staffPromotes support and communication with entire staffPositively interacts with front of house staffRapidly solves problems. 
  • Assists with compliance of all health, sanitation, safety and employment regulations by clearly communicating and reinforcing standards and procedures to kitchen staff. 
  • Assists the Executive Chef and Executive Sous Chef(s) in fulfilling kitchen record keeping and administrative requirements including food inventories and invoicing of food products. Assists with part-time employee scheduling, ensuring appropriate coverage for all kitchen areas.  
  • Promotes teamwork among staff through effective communication, follow through and goal setting. Leads by example and thorough instruction to effectively obtain quality management of product, service and philosophy of concept. 


  • Minimum of 1-2 years kitchen management experience in a full-service restaurant or events venue. 
  • Associates of Science or Culinary Arts degree, preferred  
  • 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 various 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 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. 
  • Demonstrated and verifiable track record of meeting projected costs. 
  • Professional appearance and presentation required. 
  • Knowledge of and skill in using computer software, including MS Word/Excel/Outlook. 
  • Maintains a current Food Handler’s card and alcohol service permit if required by state or local government. 
  • Working knowledge of employee scheduling in a hospitality environment. 
  • Ability to obtain and maintain certification in a nationally recognized sanitation 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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