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Sous Chef - Old Ebbitt Grill

Location: Washington, DC, Estados Unidos

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Pay - $65,000 - $75,000 depending on experience + Quarterly Bonus Potential and Comprehensive Benefits

You don’t have to give up creativity for stability! Clyde’s Restaurant Group (CRG) has both. Enjoy the passion of restaurant-level creative menu ideation and decision-making while also enjoying the pay, benefits, and work-life balance of a large successful organization. Regardless of concept, no two of our restaurants have the same menu. Come work for Clyde’s and enjoy stability, structure, creativity, and empowerment all in one place!

Old Ebbitt Grill currently seeks a Sous Chef for our culinary team. If you want to work in a fun, dynamic, fast-paced, and creative kitchen environment this is the place for you!

Old Ebbitt Grill is located steps from the White House is DC's oldest saloon and highest-grossing restaurant. It is owned by Clyde's Restaurant Group. Our kitchen hours of operation are 11:00 am – midnight.


  • Pension Plan – 100% company-funded retirement plan with full vesting after 1 year
  • 401k with participation immediately
  • Achievable and generous quarterly bonus plans
  • Flexible schedule with 5 day work week
  • Opportunities for rapid career growth and advancement
  • Half price for off-duty dining with 3 guests at all our restaurants. (100% complimentary for General Managers and Executive Chefs for up to 3 guests)
  • Complimentary Shift Dining
  • Parking Benefits
  • Best in class Health plan with Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, and Accident Insurance, Long Term Disability, Telemedicine, Wellness Coach, and reduced rates on acupuncture, massage therapy, fitness memberships, and more
  • Paid Time Off & Sick Pay
  • Paid Medical/Family Leave up to 8 weeks based on jurisdiction
  • Jury Leave, Time Off to Vote, and School Activities Leave for DC restaurants only
  • Charity Donation Matching Program of up to $4,000 per calendar year
  • Assistance Fund for employees in need
  • Best-in-class classroom & on-premises training program
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Annual Flu Shots
  • Discounts from other Graham Holdings companies, including auto, education, retail, art and more.

 QUALIFICATIONS: What we look for in a Sous Chef

  • 2-3 years’ experience as a Sous Chef preferably in a high-volume restaurant
  • Hardworking, attentive, and hospitality-driven
  • Desire to excel and maintain the highest level of service
  • Great verbal and written communication skills
  • Think and act creatively to provide guests with exceptional service and value
  • Conceptual understanding of American food and the culinary ability to deliver American food through menu, food preparation and production
  • Disciplined and firm about standards of performance, yet fair and personable in developing employees

RESPONSIBILITIES: What you will be doing as a Sous Chef

  • Directs kitchen staff (Line Cooks, Prep Cooks & Dishwashers) in food handling practices, food preparation and production, and delivery
  • Inventories prepared foods and determines portion sizes and cooking “specs”
  • Assists in monthly inventories
  • Delegates food preparation assignments to kitchen team
  • Checks quality of all prepared foods by taste, temperature, portioning and appearance
  • Demonstrates food preparation assignments to kitchen team
  • Expedites food order from kitchen stations to dining rooms
  • Trains and develops kitchen team in procedures, policies and the safe operation of equipment, utensils and machinery
  • Creates work schedules for prep cooks and dishwashers and enters them into the timekeeping system
  • Walks and inspects the facility, the equipment and machinery in compliance with safety, health and sanitation regulations

***You do not need to meet every single requirement. If you are excited about this role but your past experience doesn’t align perfectly with every qualification in the job description, we encourage you to apply anyways. Research has shown that women, people of color and other minorities may be less likely to apply to a job unless they meet every single qualification. Clyde’s is dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive and authentic team, so you may be just the right candidate for this or other roles.


WHERE YOU START IS ONLY THE BEGINNING… Clyde's Restaurant Group (CRG) remains one of the most successful and enduring restaurant companies in the nation with a rich history and 11 iconic properties in the greater Washington, DC region that includes the Clyde's brand, 1789 Restaurant, The Tombs, Fitzgerald’s, Old Ebbitt Grill, and The Hamilton. Through acquisitions and concept development, we expect to double our company size over the next five years. Come grow with us.

Clyde’s Restaurant Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer and has an unwavering commitment to treating everyone with courtesy, dignity, and respect, and fostering inclusivity and belonging. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability and genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.

Minorities, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. If you require any special accommodations in order to apply or participate fully in the application process, contact us at [email protected]. 

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