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This job expired on July 04, 2023

Sous Chef Fallingwater

  • Date Posted May 05, 2023
  • Location Mill Run, PA
  • Category Culinary / Design
  • Job type Full-Time
Company description Fallingwater, now a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is hailed internationally as a masterpiece of 20th century architecture. Fallingwater was also named the “best all-time work of American architecture” in a poll of members of the American Institute of Architects. Designed in 1935 by renowned American architect Frank Lloyd Wright, Fallingwater is one of Wright’s most widely acclaimed works and best exemplifies his philosophy of organic architecture: the harmonious union of art and nature. Since 1963, the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy has owned and preserved Fallingwater so that the public can tour, experience and be inspired by this example of American architecture and history. Job description

Fallingwater, a property entrusted to the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy and designated as a National Historic Landmark and inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List, is seeking a full-time Sous Chef. The overall objective of the Sous Chef is to act as the assistant to the Executive Chef and to uphold the highest industry standards in customer service and hospitality. The job duties include supervising the café staff at the Fallingwater Visitor Center, directing food preparation, helping with menu creation and meal design, and assisting with special events. This position will report directly to the Executive Chef.


· Works directly with Executive Chef in all aspects of running a food service operation including organization, paperwork, cooking, employee training and supervision, inventorying, cleaning, menu production, and special event catering.

· Assists in the development of seasonal menus and meal design and develops new menu options based on seasonal change and customer demand.

· Assists in monitoring inventory at both Café and Kitchen. Assists Executive Chef in ordering food and supplies as needed.

· Supervises Cafe staff, plans and schedules daily food production and foodservice sanitation, as directed by Executive Chef.

· Assists Executive Chef in training new hires and existing staff, including training on continuing compliance with food service regulations, and in overall Café cleaning and maintenance.

· Upholds Fallingwater’s sustainability standards and meets all requirements of certification with the Green Restaurant Association and Sustainable Pittsburgh Restaurants.

· Ensures that cash control measures in the Cafe are followed.

· Oversees general Cafe cleaning and maintenance to ensure aesthetic standards are maintained.

· Assists with customer complaints and difficult customers.

· Supports the Conservancy’s cost containment and fundraising efforts and needs, as applicable and directed by the Executive Chef.

· Performs additional related duties and responsibilities as requested.


· Minimum of two years of formal culinary/foodservice management training or commensurate experience; minimum of two years of culinary preparation experience; minimum two years of culinary management experience in similar volume operation with comparable duties and responsibilities.

· Must be well versed in a wide variety of cooking skills, techniques and possess a knowledge of food presentation.

· Must have or be able to obtain current certifications and licenses required by local, state, and/or Federal guidelines for food production management.

· Knowledge in sustainable food practices is preferred.

· Proven skills as a strong team player with some experience supervising employees and with professional kitchen organization is required.

· Must be able to work weekends and holidays, be able to work overtime as necessary, and show flexibility with scheduling and hours.

· Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from managers, staff, customers, and general public.

· Proficiency with MS Office software and experience with POS systems required.

· Driver's license required to fulfill job duties.

· To be able to complete all physical requirements of the job with or without a reasonable accommodation.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

· Ability to lift up to 40 lbs.

· Ability to regularly reach with hands and arms and talk or hear while performing job duties

· Ability to sit for extended periods while prepping food; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and climb or balance

· Ability to stand for extended periods throughout the work day, as well as stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl

· Specific vision abilities required by this job include distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus

· Ability to work in an environment with moderate to high noise level

· Ability to work in an environment with exposure to fumes and vibrations

· Ability to drive a motor vehicle

Location: The position is based at Fallingwater in Mill Run, PA.

Position Duration: This is a full-time, seasonal position.

Starting Rate: $25.05-$28.32/hour. Pay offer to commensurate with experience.

Application Process: Please send a cover letter and resume to and list Sous Chef in the subject line.

Application Deadline: Until filled

We offer a robust and competitive benefits package which includes paid time off, medical, dental, vision, life insurance/AD&D, short-term disability, long-term disability, 403(a) and 403(b) retirement plans including generous employer match, EAP, and more!

COVID-19 considerations:

All WPC/Fallingwater locations are mask friendly, but not required. We are encouraging vaccinations. Employees are required to follow the WPC Covid policy in effect, which is subject to change based on CDC recommendations.

The Western Pennsylvania Conservancy is an Equal Opportunity-Affirmative Action Employer – Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran / Gender Identity / Sexual Orientation / Age

Western Pennsylvania Conservancy is fully committed to diversity and inclusion. We seek contributors from all backgrounds to join our team.

Job Type: Full-time


  • Day shift
  • Evening shift
  • Morning shift

Weekly day range:

  • Monday to Friday
  • Weekend availability

Work setting:

  • Café
Compensation this position is : hourly, varies DOE, $25.00 - $28.00 Application instructions
This job expired on July 04, 2023
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