The Optimist

Sous Chef

The Optimist
Salary provided
Posted on 20 Jun 2020

Sous Chef

The Optimist

Job Highlights

  • Training & Development Opportunities
  • Staff discount in all group outlets!
  • Birthday leave & $1000 Restaurant birthday voucher

Job Description


  • This position is suitable for a passionate individual, fully hands on and used to work in high volume restaurants
  • The Sous Chef will be reporting to the Head Chef and Executive Chef
  • We offer a busy and good working environment with plenty of opportunities to grow
  • Charcoal Josper Grill and Sous Vide cooking are an advantage for this vacancy as well as Mediterranean cuisine experience.


  • Produce high quality plates both design and taste wise
  • Ensure that the kitchen operates in a timely way that meets our quality standards
  • Fill in for the Executive Chef in planning and directing food preparation when necessary
  • Resourcefully solve any issues that arise and seize control of any problematic situation
  • Manage and train kitchen staff and assess staff’s performance
  • Order supplies to stock inventory appropriately
  • Comply with and enforce sanitation regulations and safety standards
  • Maintain a positive and professional approach with coworkers and customers

Additional Information

Career Level
Not Specified
Years of Experience
Not Specified
Job Type
Full Time

Company Overview

At The Optimist, we grill things. Located over three floors at 239 Hennessy Road, we are a no service-charge Barcelona chic bar and Asador-inspired restaurant which gives an authentically generous Northern Spanish experience. Eat your heart out with towers of fresh seafood, grilled prime cuts and sharing dishes. Choose your steak or fish by weight from our daily blackboards and market displays while the grill master cooks it fresh in front of you on Asador-style traditional grills.

Join us for a drink at our street-level bar which transports you to early 20th century Southern Europe with vintage detailing, quirky artwork and lush greenery. The softly lit ambience is a perfect place to hang out with amigos over goblets of our signature Spanish-style gin and tonics or delicious hand-crafted cocktails.

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