Job Description

  • Category
    Dining Services
    Specific Schedule
    7:00am-4:30pm Friday through Tuesday, including holidays as needed
    Regular Full-Time
    Village Center
    USD $50,000.00/Yr.
    USD $65,000.00/Yr.
  • Job Summary

    Friendship Village Tempe is seeking an experienced Executive Sous Chef for our salaried Full-time position with benefits.

    The starting salary for this position is $50,000 to $65,000 per year.

    Position Summary:

    • Responsible for the daily operation of all kitchen areas in conjunction with the Executive Chef.
    • Under the direction of the Executive Chef assists with and/or performs the duties of scheduling, administrative responsibilities, production, production documentation and recipe compliance.
    • Motivates, trains, develops, and directs the back of house employees in preparing and cooking foods to accomplish the objectives of the operation.
    • Adheres to all policy and procedures concerning safe food handling practices, organization and cleanliness of the kitchen.

    Education & Experience

    • Associate’s Degree in Culinary Arts preferred.
    • At least one year of high-volume kitchen management experience required.
    • Knowledge of state and federal regulations for food safety and sanitation.
    • Catering experience a plus.
    • High volume, complex food-service operations experience preferred.
    • Comprehensive knowledge of food and catering trends with a focus on quality, production, sanitation, food cost controls and inventory, and presentation.
    • Must be experienced and proficient with computers; to include Microsoft Office (Word, Excel and Outlook).
    • Food Handlers card must be acquired from Maricopa County Health Department and on file with HR within 30 days.
    • Servsafe certification must be acquired within 30 days of hire.

    Physical Requirements & Working Conditions

    • Must be able to stand or walk for up to 90% of the shift.
    • Must be able to bend, stoop, and stretch frequently throughout the day.
    • Moderate to heavy physical effort needed frequently.
    • Manual dexterity for preparing food.
    • Ability to use standard industrial kitchen appliances.
    • May be exposed to extreme temperatures (freezers and stoves-range burners) for short periods of time.
    • May be exposed to industrial cleaning chemicals.
    • Ability to lift and or move up to 50 pounds independently.
    • Requires visual and hearing acuity

    Employee Benefits:

    At Friendship Village Tempe, we truly value our employees. We offer full-time employees benefits including:

    • Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance
    • 403B Retirement Plan – with Company Match
    • Life / Disability Insurance
    • Opportunities for Advancement
    • Competitive Pay
    • Direct Deposit
    • Employee Referral Bonus
    • Accident Insurance
    • Paid Holidays
    • Paid Sick Time
    • Paid Time Off/Vacation
    • Educational Grant Program
    • Employee Wellness Program and Gym On-site
    • Employee Discounts
    • Discounted Bus Passes
    • Discounted Employee Meals
    • Emergency Loan Program
    • Employee Events
    • Employee Recognition Programs
    • Flexible Spending Account
    • Trip Reduction Program
    • Paid Bereavement Leave
    • Paid Jury Duty
    • Leave of Absence Policy
    • Military Time Off

    Hospitality Focus:

    Friendship Village Tempe fully embraces a culture of hospitality. To that end, we include the following hospitality promises as a guide for our interpersonal interactions with residents, co-workers, and guests:

    • We greet residents, employees and guests warmly, by name and with a smile.
    • We treat everyone with courteous respect.
    • We strive to anticipate resident, employee and guest needs and act accordingly.
    • We listen and respond enthusiastically in a timely manner.
    • We hold ourselves and one another accountable.
    • We embrace and value our differences.
    • We make residents, employees and guests feel important.
    • We ask “Is there anything else I can do for you?”
    • We maintain high levels of professionalism, both in conduct and appearance, at all times.
    • We pay attention to details.


    Friendship Village is a place employees can wake up happy to come to work each day. We take pride in our exceptional culture of family and hospitality.

    We hold a 4.4 star rating on Glassdoor.

    We also have a 4.0 star rating on Indeed. has awarded us a 5 star rating


    Our staff and residents rate us 4.6 stars on Facebook.

    Application Instructions

    Please click on the link below to apply for this position. A new window will open and direct you to apply at our corporate careers page. We look forward to hearing from you!

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