Sous Chef

Staff / Full-Time

Brimmer and May School, Chestnut Hill, MA

Brimmer and May School, an all-gender independent school in Chestnut Hill, MA seeks a highly skilled and passionate Sous Chef to join our dynamic culinary team at The Brimmer and May School. The Sous Chef will assist the Director of Food Services in overseeing kitchen operations, ensuring high-quality food production, and maintaining a clean and efficient kitchen environment. The ideal candidate will have a strong culinary background, excellent leadership skills, and a commitment to culinary excellence.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Assist in Menu Planning and Development: Collaborate with the Director of Food Services to create innovative and seasonal menus that meet our high standards of quality and presentation.
  • Oversee Food Preparation: Ensure that all food is prepared to the highest standards of quality and consistency, of high nutritional quality and attractively presented.
  • Allergy Control and Food Safety:  Enforce and maintain strict protocols for handling allergens. Ensure staff are trained on allergy awareness, cross-contamination prevention, and proper food labeling
  • Inventory and Ordering: Monitor inventory levels, conduct regular stock checks, and manage ordering of supplies and ingredients to ensure efficient kitchen operations.
  • Quality Control: Maintain rigorous quality control to ensure dishes meet the School’s standards before they reach the customer.
  • Training and Development: Train, mentor, and develop kitchen staff to improve their skills and performance. Foster a positive and productive work environment.
  • Ensure Cleanliness and Hygiene: Maintain a clean, organized, and sanitary kitchen and dining environment. Enforce strict adherence to health and safety standards.
  • Cost Management: Assist in managing food costs and waste, implementing strategies to optimize profitability while maintaining quality.


  • Education: Culinary degree or equivalent experience in a professional kitchen.
  • Experience: Minimum of [5] years of experience in a similar role, volume or batch cooking experience a plus
  • Skills:
    • Strong culinary skills with a deep understanding of various cooking techniques and cuisines.
    • Excellent leadership and time management abilities.
    • Strong organizational and multitasking skills.
    • Ability to work under pressure in a fast-paced environment.
    • Knowledge of food safety and sanitation standards.
    • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Certifications: Food Handler’s Certification or equivalent.

Working Conditions:

  • Ability to work flexible hours, including evenings, weekends, and holidays.
  • Physical stamina to stand for extended periods and lift heavy objects.
  • Work in a fast-paced and often hot environment.


  • Competitive salary and potential for bonuses.
  • Health, dental, and vision insurance.
  • Paid time off and holidays.
  • Opportunities for professional development and career advancement.

If you are passionate about culinary excellence and eager to be part of a talented team, we would love to hear from you. To apply, please submit your resume and a cover letter detailing your relevant experience and why you are the ideal candidate for this position.

Contact Information:

Send resume to Taran Gavrin,

Brimmer is an equal opportunity employer. We select the best qualified applicant for the job based on job-related qualifications, regardless of age, race, religion, sex, gender, gender identity, disability, sexual orientation, familial or marital status, national origin, ancestry, or any other characteristic protected from discrimination under state or federal law. As an inclusive community, we welcome candidates who will increase the diversity of our school, especially candidates who self-identify as BIPOC.

Brimmer and May School

Chestnut Hill, MA
Early Childhood, Elementary, Middle School, High School
All Gender