Sous Chef in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, US at AVI FOODSYSTEMS, INC.

Date Posted: 2/22/2021

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Job Description

AVI Foodsystems is seeking an energetic and skilled culinarian to join our patient services culinary team at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, located in University City, Philadelphia, PA.

Founded in 1960, AVI Foodsystems has evolved into one of the most respected and trusted food service companies in the nation. Providing comprehensive food services with a focus on the highest quality and freshest ingredients, impeccable service and total value is the reputation we have earned and live up to everyday.

  • Supervise and manage the patient services culinary production team
  • Engage with team members to ensure the highest levels of food quality in preparation, cooking and serving
  • Supervise proudction of recipes in accordance with company standards
  • Follow all HACCP rules for food production / storage
  • Select and develop menus, recipes and other requests 
  • Continuously create and oversee new menu options
  • Proactively identify opportunities to nurture client relationships and grow sales
  • Provide outstanding customer service support
  • Ensure that all kitchen equipment is clean and professional in appearance at all times
  • Follow directions and implement instructions from the Executive Chef
  • Listen and effectively respond to the needs of leadership
  • Pursue and complete directives with limited supervision


Job Requirements

  • Culinary Degree preferred
  • 2 – 4 years of experience in a culinary management/ supervisory/ lead role position is a plus
  • Experience in a high volume food service environment preferred
  • Ability to build relationships by actively listening and responding to the client’s needs
  • Adaptable to changing business conditions
  • Comfortable dealing with fast-paced environments


AVI offers:

  • A family culture and atmosphere
  • Competitive compensation
  • Health, dental, vision, and life insurance for full-time team members
  • 401(k) with generous company match
  • Paid vacations and holidays
  • Immense training and growth opportunities


We conduct pre-employment drug testing. EOE



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