Sous Chef Kitchen Manager

P.F. Chang's China Bistro
August 4, 2022
Palo Alto, CA
Job Type


Hiring immediately for full-time hourly Sous Chefs or Kitchen Managers.

Benefits We Offer:

  • Eligible for medical, dental, 401(K) retirement plan and paid time off
  • Competitive pay and bonus eligibility
  • Paid management training program
  • Opportunity to work with a growing brand with advancement opportunities and ongoing development - we promote from within
  • Uniform (chef's coat / hat) provided at no cost
  • Food provided - free meal per shift
  • Employee referral program - Refer a friend for a $250 referral bonus for Team Member positions and $500 for restaurant management positions (for locations other than home location)
  • Exclusive employee discounts
  • Closed on Thanksgiving and Christmas at most locations
  • Financial support from the employee-funded Lucky Cat Fund Assistance during times of hardship for qualifying team members

Job Summary:

The Sous Chef assists in leading a culinary team managing daily restaurant culinary and food service operations to ensure high operating standards.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Lead a high volume, scratch kitchen culinary team with food prep and execution of menu items, procedures, and recipes, providing clear direction throughout the shift
  • Ensure guest satisfaction through memorable culinary experiences
  • Develop, mentor, and inspire your culinary team to continue to learn and teach
  • Promote a fun and positive family-style work environment
  • Assists with scheduling, interviewing, and hiring
  • Provides feedback to staff and recognition of staff
  • Responsible for maintaining product quality standards by performing regular line checks
  • Will engage in prep and line cooking activities as needed during the shift to ensure timely execution
  • Accountable for following and executing all state safety and sanitation guidelines
  • Contributes to building sales and maximize financial success for the restaurant
  • Assists with cost control and food inventories as directed by the Executive Chef

Job Requirements:

  • 2+ years of prior culinary or restaurant experience
  • Exposure to managing inventory, cost of goods and overall control of financials
  • Experience working in a hands-on, fast paced, high volume environment
  • Experience mentoring and training hourly team members
  • Must be able to stand and walk for periods of eight to ten hours in length each shift
  • Must be able to reach, bend, balance and transport various objects weighing up to 30 lbs. repeatedly during a shift. At times it might be necessary to lift up to 50 lbs.
  • Must be able to operate kitchen equipment including a wok, mixer, slicer, and buffalo chopper, as well as have the ability to use knives appropriately and maintain their integrity
  • Must be able to work around various levels of temperature, including warm to very warm temperatures in the kitchen


  • Bilingual in English and Spanish
  • Experience working in casual or upscale dining
  • Experience working in a restaurant chain or franchise with established processes, systems, and accustomed to corporate structure and protocols

Why work for us?

Because it's more than a job. We are passionate people doing meaningful work, motivated by our purpose: To celebrate life, family, and food.

P.F. Chang's is a unique concept like no other restaurant; a scratch kitchen and concept you can take pride in. We believe in P.F. Chang's - 29 years strong and still growing, sharing, and celebrating each day!

How We Protect Our Team Members:

The Company reviews CDC guidelines and complies with Federal, State and local rules to keep our P. F. Chang's team members and guests safe.

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