Café Sous Chef

Abbott is a global healthcare leader that helps people live more fully at all stages of life. Our portfolio of life-changing technologies spans the spectrum of healthcare, with leading businesses and products in diagnostics, medical devices, nutritionals, and branded generic medicines. Our 109,000 colleagues serve people in more than 160 countries.

Our location in Columbus, OH currently has an opportunity for a Café Sous Chef.


Primary Job Function:
Food Preparation in Café for Chef. Cover Stations in Café. Track and delivery Catering for Café. Some Supervisory Duties of Staff.


This position is responsible for general food service work involving varied tasks including preparing food for all stations, specials, and other food stations. Responsible for sanitation and food safety in designated food station. Tracking of Cycle Menus, and Temperature Control Logs, Assist Café management with food production, catering and other designated projects and events. Must possess the ability to:
  • Maintain a high level of quality and integrity of food confidence with customers
  • Has oversight for multiple service stations and must be able to lead the team in the absence of the Chef.
  • Prepares or directs preparation of regular and catering menu items according to prescribed menus and recipes. Sets up caterings as needed.
  • Demonstrates continuous effort to improve operations, decrease turnaround times, streamline work processes, and work cooperatively and jointly to provide quality seamless customer service.
  • Teamwork: Hospitality, gives and welcomes feedback, contributes to building a positive team spirit, puts success of team above own interests, supports everyone's efforts to succeed, exhibits objectivity and openness to others views
  • Problem Solving: Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; Develops alternative solutions; Works well in group problem solving situations; Uses reason even when dealing with emotional topics
  • Adheres to standards of professional appearance, personal cleanliness, and proper uniform. Displays confidence and a friendly disposition at all times.
  • Provide outstanding customer service
  • Assist with food ordering for the designated stations
  • Maintain food ordering sheet with needed food requests to ensure that product is on hand
  • Understand and protect the financial assets of the company at all times.
  • Control cost and maximize revenue
  • Communicate in a timely and professional manner with the five major groups we do business with.
  • Understand and be in compliance with all policies, procedures and laws related to employment, food handling, sanitation, and alcohol service within a restaurant.
  • Establishes quality standards for menu items and for food production.
  • Assist in controlling all costs pertaining to the kitchen.
  • Maintain sanitation of restaurant to exceed Health Department standards, Maintain sanitation of station, sanitation certification
  • Maintains proper security of all restaurant personnel and guest property.
  • Assist in putting away stock
  • Open kitchen and turn on equipment as required
  • Assist in Delivery of catering orders as needed
  • Ability to Receive Catering Orders in Detail
  • Communicate needs to Café Staff accurately and timely
  • Train for the ability to fill in at all other Café Stations as needed
  • Ability to follow a recipe operational specification
  • Assist Kitchen and Catering preparation
  • Assist Ordering Par Sheets and Purchasing activity
  • Maintain a high level of quality and integrity of Food Confidence with Customers
  • Ability to work in a computer-based recipe & inventory program, by inputting recipes and invoices
  • Ability to correctly input all information on Production Logs on a daily basis
  • Ability to assist in operations accounting procedures
  • Assist in Kitchen in the proper practice of Preparation & Sanitation Techniques
  • Partner with cross-functional stakeholders
  • Ability to Lift 50 pounds
  • Work a flexible schedule as required by catering needs
  • Assist with all other Café duties and stations as required


  • Minimum two years experience in a kitchen environment
  • Strong customer service skills
  • Strong verbal communication skills
  • Must be knowledgeable about the preparation and production of Entrees, soups and salads in Banquets at high volume pace
  • Ability to prepare quality food in a fast-paced working environment
  • Ability to be flexible and handle several tasks at once
  • Ability to follow directions
  • Ability to understand and follow a recipe
  • Customer interaction skills a must
  • Customer Service Experience
  • Prior Kitchen Experience of 2-3 years, High volume would be helpful
  • Prior experience in banquet service a plus
  • Flexibility of working different Stations
  • Quick learning agility

  • Culinary Arts Degree Preferred


At Abbott, you can have a good job that can grow into a great career. We offer:
  • Training and career development , with onboarding programs for new employees and tuition assistance
  • Financial security through competitive compensation, incentives and retirement plans
  • Health care and well-being programs including medical, dental, vision, wellness and occupational health programs
  • Paid time off
  • 401(k) retirement savings with a generous company match
  • The stability of a company with a record of strong financial performance and history of being actively involved in local communities

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