Job Posted: March 11th, 2022

Job Title

Sous Chef - Herringbone La Jolla Restaurant


Hakkasan Group

Job Description


The position is responsible for ensuring all food preparations are met with the highest quality standards and menu specifications. Act as a leader and mentor to the line level staff, while supporting the management in essential restaurant functions.

  • Efficiently operate within pre-established food and labor cost controls and plays an active role in contributing to the outlets profits
  • Maintain operational control of purchasing, receiving, purveyor lists, and inventory of all kitchen items
  • Design production schemes and assists in implementation of restaurant menu and menu engineering
  • Provide management and support of all kitchen employees ensuring proper scheduling and vacation planning
  • Maintain high customer satisfaction through consistently introducing innovative products
  • Establish measurable goals and objectives that focus on profit, product and people
  • Ensure kitchen and employees meet both state and departmental requirements concerning sanitation and personal hygiene
  • Ensure all hiring practices, employee disciplinary actions, and expectations of employees are in accordance with the Federal, state and local laws as well as the Culinary Union
  • Ensure that employees have all required certification validated, i.e., Health Cards, and Alcohol Awareness
  • Provide employees with proper training and developmental opportunities that will aid in their career aspirations
  • Ensure kitchen equipment is properly maintained and functioning
  • Actively interact with guests and consistently coaches’ staff on guest relations skills


  • Accountability
  • Development
  • Working relationships
  • Judgment
  • Quality of work
  • Job skills knowledge
  • Productivity
  • Dependability
  • Reliability
  • Written communication
  • Verbal communication
  • Manageability
  • Appearance
  • Teamwork
  • Guest satisfaction



  • High School Diploma Required
  • Minimum of two year (2) culinary degree preferred
  • Proof of eligibility to work in the United States
  • Valid Driver’s License
  • 21+ years of age
  • Maintain a professional, neat and well-groomed appearance adhering to Company standards
  • If you are hired, we will require proof that you have received the COVID-19 vaccine or that you have a valid religious or medical reason not to be vaccinated.


  • Minimum of three to five (3-5) years prior experience at a high volume, five-Star quality operation
  • Well versed in both classic American cuisine as well as a background in fast paced environment.
  • Experience in labor and food cost control
  • Previously worked with all products and food ingredients
  • Experience planning and developing menus and recipes
  • Food handling certification
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills
  • Strong coaching and development skills
  • Ability to proactively lead a team


  • Must have strong problem-solving skills
  • Ability to act in a professional manner always
  • Ability to communicate effectively and assertively in the English language, both verbally and in writing
  • Ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality
  • Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals
  • Ability to maintain personal integrity
  • Ability to work as a team, stay organized, handle various projects at one time, follow up and make accurate decisions
  • Ability to handle a fast-paced, busy, and somewhat stressful environment
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions.

  • Must be able to read the computer monitors
  • Must be able to print legibly for employees, management, and guests to read
  • Must be able to move quickly through work and set the pace in the office and/or venue
  • Must be able to sit and/or stand for extended periods of time
  • Must be dexterous and able to participate in all service aspects.
  • Must be able to twist, tow (push or pull), reach, bend, climb and carry as necessary
  • Must be able to push and lift up to 25 lbs.
  • Ability to use hands to handle, or feel objects, tools or controls
  • Ability to reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl
  • Ability to talk, hear, taste, and smell
  • Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus

How to Apply

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Additional Information


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions

  • Occasionally work in the nightclub, bar, lounge, and/or restaurant
  • Noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. Occasionally work in an environment that is subject to varying levels of noise, crowds and smoke, the severity of which depends upon Guest volume
  • Work varied shifts to include days, nights, weekends and holidays


  • Ability to work safely and prevent personal injury
  • Commitment to the safety of fellow co-workers and our guests, and the ability to demonstrate that commitment through daily actions


Herringbone Restaurant features “Fish Meats Field” California coastal cuisine with an emphasis on line-caught seafood, high-quality meats and locally sourced produce. Filled with a sense of nautical whimsy, Herringbone’s innovative design creates a fresh, contemporary atmosphere of easy Southern California beach living. Our “Fish Meats Field” menu takes guests on a true culinary excursion with fresh catches and inspirations from around the world.

US Candidates Only

Tao Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE). Qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, pregnancy, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, age, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, genetic information, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by state or federal law.

Contact Info

(858) 459-0221