Sous Chef Componere
- Date Posted October 12, 2018
- Location Emeryville, CA
- Category Culinary
- Job Type Full-Time
Componere is a team of professionals, passionate about our craft and serving great food.
OUR FOOD: Our custom designed menus are inspired by the seasonal bounty of Northern California and crafted by our industry leading culinary team.
We avoid the typical catering shortcuts, many of which result in mediocrity or the lack of vitality common in event food. Whether it’s a refined sit down dinner, a rustic family-style feast, or a giant product launch, we approach everything we do with a desire to make it the best.
OUR FARM:The desire to provide a uniquely special experience drives much of what we do, and inspired the development of our own farm in Marin County. In addition to providing us with pristinely fresh produce and tomatoes still warm from the sun, our farm helps give our food a special sense of place – grounded in Northern California, regardless of varying global influences.
OUR TEAM: Our culinary team leads the industry in world-class experience at the best restaurants and enables our unique approach. We’ll never have a Componere chef oversee your tasting and then a freelancer run your event.
Professional, polished and warm hospitality characterizes our service team. They’re complemented by an expert production team with years of experience producing events from 70 to 7,000.
OUR CULTURE: We’ve built a culture, unique in the industry, that allows us to attract the best talent and empowers them to thrive.
We’re also passionate about being a light in the community. We invest in our community regularly through pop-up benefit dinners held at our kitchen as well as our long-term partnership with the Bay Area Rescue Mission.
Componere is Latin for “to bring all the parts together”!
We’re a growing company seeking a talented Sous Chef to join our team! Michelin starred restaurant experience strongly preferred. The ideal candidate should also be creative; enjoy preparing a variety of menus inspired by different cultures and themes; be fast, clean, and efficient; and have a positive team-oriented attitude.
Check us out at www.componerefinecatering.com where you can learn more about our company, read about our own small Marin farm, and more.
Our culinary team is a group of accomplished restaurant chefs that never thought they’d do catering but now enjoy reimagining the industry. This position provides an opportunity to be creative, constantly experience new things, and have some evenings off on non-event days, without many of the compromises commonly associated with catering.
This position may be structured as either a full-time salaried or hourly position.
Benefits for the full-time salaried position:
- Competitive pay
- Unlimited vacation package including typically time off for both Thanksgiving and Christmas (most team members average around 4-5 weeks per year plus three day weekends)
- Full paid Kaiser health plan and dental benefits
- Paid premium health club membership
- Profit sharing retirement plan
A sampling of press quotes:
"Componere Fine Catering compares to the best restaurants in the Bay Area." - Silicon Valley Magazine
2018 Zagat "10 Under the Radar Chefs to Know"
"Meals as good as the French Laundry" - Bloomberg
"Executes restaurant-level experiences in the far reaches" - San Francisco Chronicle
Voted "Best non-brick and mortar restaurant" by the chefs and restaurateurs of the Golden Gate Restaurant Association
"On the Cutting Edge: Componere Fine Catering stays ahead of the culinary curve...beautiful cuisine made from sustainably grown organic ingredients..." San Francisco Magazine
- Culinary degree preferred
- 3-5 years experience in current top restaurants
- Understand or experience in preparing food in volume without sacrificing quality
- Ability to type fluently and use spreadsheets for planning prep lists, ordering product, etc.
- Custom design menus
- Consistently research and develop new menu ideas
Physical Demands and Work Environment
Physical Demands: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to walk/stand up to the entire day or duration of an event, sitting at a desk using the computer, or be sitting in a vehicle while driving. The employee must occasionally reach, bend, stoop and lift up to 40 lbs., reach overhead, perform repetitive motion, and have the stamina to work up to 12 hours a day.
Work Environment: While performing the duties of this job at an event site, the employee is exposed to ambient temperatures and weather conditions at the time of an event or in the kitchen.
Componere Fine Catering is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer! We value all our team members and do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics. Compensation this position is PAID: salaried, varies DOE, $40,000.00 - $65,000.00 How to apply