Sous Chef
Job Details
Ford House - Grosse Pointe Shores, MI
Full Time
Not Specified
Restaurant - Food Service

Who we are:

Continental is Michigan’s premier events and catering company where we cruise the Detroit River on the luxurious Infinity and Ovation Yacht Charters or entertain with Forte Belanger at the exclusive Waterview Loft at Port Detroit. We have been named one of Crain’s Detroit Business’ “cool places to work” and are consistently name Best Caterer in Detroit by Hour Magazine. At Continental, our goal has always remained the same - delight our guests every mean, every day.


Position Description:

The Sous Chef is responsible to manage the culinary team on a day to day basis for production of food and overall food quality. This includes constant communication with the staff, training of staff on kitchen procedures, laying out the production week to week and scheduling appropriately. Working offsite events, scheduling, and training, writing plans for large events, and visiting events to insure quality and safety standards at each event location.



  • Leadership: Actively engage in the training, development, and leadership of the culinary team.  Assist in the ongoing creation and execution of the company vision. Incorporate individual annual reviews of team members into yearly planning.
  • Food Preparation: Facilitate and manage daily prep in the kitchen. Ensure food is properly prepared, packaged and shipped in a way that will allow for it to be portioned and served to guests in compliance with recipe standards. Ensure the kitchen is closed properly daily
  • Quality: Ensure quality and completeness of food production. Ensure quality standards are being met and timelines followed. Ensure timely and complete communication with interested parties to ensure quality standards are being met
  • Development: Maintain awareness of new food trends, delivery methods for catering, new ingredients and new trends in plate presentations
  • Maintenance: Manage daily upkeep and organization of the kitchen prep areas, cooler and freezers. Rotate products efficiently through the planning process.
  • Management: understand yearly goals and budgets including food costs, labor costs, forecasting of business’ seasonality and scheduling appropriately



  • Bachelor Degree in Culinary Arts OR equivalent work experience in the industry required
  • Proven track record of 5 + consecutive years in banquet and off premise catering, as well as, in a leadership/management role and management of up to 20+ staff
  • Large kitchen, banquet or off premise catering strongly preferred
  • Serve Safe/Allergen Certified or willingness to obtain certification required
  • Must be able and willing to work seasonal event driven schedule including nights, weekend and summer holidays
  • Strong proficiency with electronic communication, Microsoft Office Suite, and related systems used in the industry
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Positive attitude and the willingness to work with all facets and levels of management


Company Offerings:

We value the health, safety and well-being of our associates. For that reason, we offer a competitive compensation package for our employees. Employees can also use our inclusive employee assistance program. Location specific perks may also include wellness programming, on the job training, corporate hosted classes, certification, and team events.

To ensure we protect our team members and the integrity of our company, all associates are required to go through a background check prior to starting with the company. The background check will include validation of information supplied on the application, criminal history, and drug screening. Depending on the nature of the position, additional checks such as driving history, physical ability, or credit check may also be required. Please speak with the recruiter during the application process for more details.



Physical Demands:

The physical demands for this position are sits, stands, bends, lifts, and moves intermittently during working hours.  These physical requirements may be accomplished with or without reasonable accommodations.

The duties of this position may change from time to time.  Continental reserves the right to add or delete duties and responsibilities at the discretion of Continental or its managers.  This job description is intended to describe the general level of work being performed.  It’s not intended to be all inclusive. 

Continental is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer