Oct 30, 2018

Sous Chef

  • Erickson Living
  • Silver Spring, MD
Full-Time Food Services Health Care Hospitality - Hotel Restaurant - Food Service

Job Description

Riderwood Village is looking for a qualified Sous Chef with supervisory experience, able to work in a fast-paced, restaurant style environment. We offer a great work environment, flexible hours, and advancement opportunities. Please take a look at the qualifications for the position below.

SUMMARY: Responsible for ensuring the efficiency quality and production of all food items, to include receiving, storage and sanitation. The sous chef will be in charge of all culinary functions in the chef’s absence, to include, staffing, food production, utility and kitchen sanitation.


ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Maintains the Erickson Living philosophy and ²Vision² statement.
  • Manages daily kitchen production and food Preparation for on-time service of  resident meals.
  • Directs the preparation and service accuracy for all forecasted  menu items to include recipes, proper food handling, food safety, temperature control, taste, consistency, diet restrictions (therapeutic and consistency when applicable) and portion control, utilizing  production forecast.
  • Supervises proper presentation of all food items and to provide maximum appeal and freshness.
  • Provides supervision for, scheduling, training, and discipline of all culinary, and  utility staffs.
  • Maintains effective communication with managers, fellow supervisors, subordinates and all other coworkers.
  • Supervises organization and sanitation of dining rooms, kitchen, storage areas and loading dock.
  • Supervises opening and closing of food service operation in the absence of the Chef.
  • Ensures they and all staff work safely, consistently using designated safety equipment (personal protective equipment- PPE).

We Are Proud To Offer

We aspire to nurture a culture of inclusion that enables and encourages all of our employees to thrive. Here are a few ways we do that:

  • Competitive salary with a bonus program
  • Eligibility for our benefits after 60 days of employment (medical, dental vision)
  • An opportunity to be part of a health/wellness organization
  • Annual wellness discounts,401K with company matching
  • Educational assistance
  • An opportunity to work with passionate people who care deeply about our purpose and each other!

Riderwood is located in Silver Spring, MD

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CMMS is required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Ability to initiate and implement necessary plans to assure proper maintenance of facilities. Ability to supervise.

The manager must have well-developed leadership and management skills. Must be good communicator, a strong team player, a person adept at developing relationships and earning others trust, and a person who strongly cares for others well-being. They also must be able to train, coach and mentor security/emergency services personnel to effectively carry out their job responsibilities.


College degree required in Mechanical Engineering or Construction Sciences or a minimum of 6 years of relevant experience in a Facilities Management and supervising staff capacity with a strengths in Mechanical, Electrical, Life Safety and Fire Protections Systems. Health care experience is a plus with strengths in the Environment of Care.

Supervisory Responsibilities

Supervises the engineering, maintenance and grounds staff.

Language Skills


A CPMM certification is required or the ability to obtain the certification within one year of hire, A CPE is preferred. State licensing/certification may be required.

Please submit all resumes to:  mary.preston-lambert2@erickson.com

Community Description

Riderwood, home to 2500+ residents, is a premier Erickson Living Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC) located in a resort-like setting in Silver Spring. The majority of our residents enjoy a full, independent lifestyle and take full advantage of our six state-of-the-art restaurants, where our Dining team utilizes fresh, local ingredients to prepare cook-to-order meals; our resort-like, 120 acre community that is secured and maintained by our General Services staff; and the life enriching activities led by our Resident Life team. Riderwood has held a 5-star quality rating for eight years and is a HomeCare Elite award winner. Whether your interest is in supporting excellence in healthcare, dining, general services or resident life, Riderwood has career opportunities that will inspire you to be your best every day and assist us in achieving our vision of helping people live better lives. If you are committed to making a difference, you belong on the Riderwood team!



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