Sous Chef

Department: Food + Beverage

Reports to: Executive Chef / Chef de Cuisine

Status: Exempt

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Do you love cooking…like really love it? Is your Netflix account filled with cooking shows? Do you find yourself researching techniques new and old or always looking at how you could improve a dish?

Well, then you need to check out Tampa’s favorite food and wine hotel where we focus on providing our guests with experiences focused on food, wine, art, and culture.

We consider ourselves the guide and our guests are our heroes!  We celebrate and support them all while sharing our unique stories. Therefore, we’re constantly improving our story and property, providing the ultimate experience for our guests. And, of course, it’s our people who bring that experience to life.

We are hiring at the Epicurean Hotel in South Tampa! We’re looking for enthusiastic individuals to join our EPIC team! Do you think you have the right ingredients to add to the mix? Apply today! The Epicurean Hotel is located on South Howard Avenue and sits across the street from the world renowned Bern’s Steak House. The Epicurean is a Food & Wine boutique hotel, apart of Marriott’s Autograph Collection. We’ve crafted a foodies paradise.  A wine lover’s dream.  A place for connoisseurs of life to come and indulge their appetite.  Because there is no greater homage to life than to indulge in and explore all the flavors that it has to offer.  If you share our passion, we look forward to hearing from you.

Be part of an established, incredible hotel to work for – we have been recognized as “Best in Travel” in Trip Advisor’s 2021 Travelers’ Choice Awards!


As a Sous Chef, we count on you to execute the Executive Chef’s vision all while bringing your energy and enthusiasm to work each and every day. We are a team but understand that there is a hierarchy in the kitchen. We are humble and strive to put out the best dish each and every time. You’ll help lead a brand new kitchen (thank you COVID!) and a renewed focus and menu for our Kitchen and Bar concept.

You mix equal parts enthusiasm, attention to detail, and knowledge of our extensive food and beverage options. Educate and inform, train, and engage. Season with a great attitude that makes work fun. We strive for loyalty beyond reason!


  • You know the business. You have one plus years of recent Sous Chef experience.
  • You are a team player. You’re not afraid to roll up your sleeves and jump in to help your team.
  • You show passion & commitment. You thrive in a fast-paced environment and are in it to win it.


You’ll be working for one of the top hotels in Tampa – and having tons of fun doing it. What else is in it for you? A lot! Competitive pay, Marriott Hotel discounts, incentive contests, insurance options, flexible scheduling. Join our Team – and get ready to be a part of the next Epicurean chapter.

Full-Time Associate Benefits:
Medical, Dental & Vision  ·  HSA & Flexible Spending Account Options  ·  Basic Life & Disability Plan Options  ·  401(k) Retirement Plan  ·  Paid Time Off  ·  Holiday Pay  ·  Career Training & Development Opportunities  ·  Tuition Reimbursement  ·  Bereavement Leave  ·  Employee Assistance Program (EAP)  ·  Jury Duty (may vary by state)  ·  Employee Discounts  ·  Employee Referral Bonus  ·  All full-service hotel employees receive a FREE meal

Part-time associates receive all the above benefits with the exception of Medical Insurance & Holiday Pay. These part-time voluntary benefits are 100% employee paid.

Essential Functions

  • Assist with the day to day managing of the kitchen staff
  • Execute on Chef’s vision and menu
  • Continually train the cooks on new products and recipes
  • Continually develop yourself with regards of skills and knowledge
  • Work with Chef to develop new process improvements
  • Follow SafeServe practices to ensure safe and responsible serving of food
  • Maintain the kitchen work area in an orderly and clean condition
  • Assist the Executive Chef with scheduling of kitchen staff
  • Maintain a sense of ownership for the hotel/restaurant

Hotel Performance

  • Ensure successful performance assisting guests with an exceptional experience to ensure high performing scores on the GSS according to Marriott

Qualification Standards

Education & Experience

  • High school diploma or equivalent or higher
  • Minimum of 2 years experience in a restaurant
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written

Physical Demands

  • Ability to sit or stand for extended periods of time
  • Ability to communicate clearly
  • Corrected vision to normal range
  • Ability to use knives and kitchen machinery safely and effectively
  • Ability to lift 20 lbs.
  • Ability to work long hours as needed

Mental Demands

  • Make sound judgments quickly
  • Ability to work with others in a high demand kitchen
  • Work on multiple tasks, making appropriate progress towards deadlines
  • Able to work independently, take direction, and provide direction to others
  • Manage differing personalities within the kitchen, the hotel, and the community
  • Maintain the highest degree of confidentiality
  • Ability to work effectively in stressful, high-pressure situations
  • Ability to effectively handle challenges in the workplace, including anticipating, preventing, identifying, and solving problems as necessary

Career Information

Date Posted:
August 3, 2022

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