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Sous chef

Updated: Jun 24

Madbush Falls, Vermont's new restaurant, hotel and mountain bike basecamp, is looking for a culinary leader to help us grow to more meal periods and increase the seasonality of our menu. Our indoor/outdoor restaurant has been full every night with stellar reviews on food and service. If you would like to be part of growing one of Vermont’s most exciting new culinary offerings, this could be the position for you. You’ll join leaders from a host of other very successful Vermont businesses including the Skinny Pancake and Lawson's Finest who have set out on this new venture together.

As Sous Chef, you will oversee the day-to-day culinary operations of Madbush Falls with Executive Chef Cody Pratt. The ideal candidate will have a passion for food, strong leadership skills, and masterful ops at very station in the kitchen. You will be responsible for maintaining the restaurant’s par stock, assisting in interviewing and hiring, assisting in menu item creation and standardization, staff meal planning, daily food preparation and delegation, as well as supervising kitchen staff to ensure that all dishes are prepared to the highest standards.

This is a "lead by example" position. You will be responsible for preparing food according to our brand new recipes that celebrate Vermont and have a hand in creating them too. You’ll help our active clientele fuel up before and after big days outdoors, working in a brand-new kitchen built to crank volume. You’ll help maintain a clean and organized kitchen and work together to ensure that all orders are delivered to customers in a timely and accurate manner.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Oversee the daily operations of the kitchen, ensuring that food is prepared to the highest quality and standard.

  • Assist in development and implementation new menus, recipes, and techniques to keep the restaurant fresh and innovative.

  • Help train and supervise kitchen staff on food preparation techniques, safety, and sanitation procedures.

  • Monitor inventory levels and ensure that all ingredients and supplies are ordered in a timely and cost-effective manner.

  • Assist in managing food costs and labor expenses to maintain GOP.

  • Ensure that all kitchen equipment is properly maintained and functioning at optimal levels, reporting issues to the Executive Chef.

  • Conduct regular food quality checks to ensure that all dishes meet the restaurant's standards.

  • Work closely with the Executive Chef to develop and execute strategies to improve the restaurant's profitability and overall performance.

  • Collaborate with the Executive Chef and General Manager to ensure seamless service and guest satisfaction.

  • Assist in implementation of policies and procedures to ensure the efficient operation of the kitchen.


  • Experience as a veteran line cook, KM, Chef de Cuisine, Sous Chef, or similar leadership role.

  • Excellent culinary skills.

  • Passion for creating incredible food that delights and attracts customers.

  • Strong leadership and management skills.

  • Ability to manage costs and labor expenses.

  • Ability to manage a high-volume kitchen.

  • Experience with menu planning and recipe development preferred but not required.

  • Strong communication and collaboration skills.

  • Familiarity with health and safety regulations.

  • Experience integrating technology into a kitchen workflow.

  • Willingness to work flexible hours, including evenings, weekends, and holidays.

Education and Experience:

  • High school diploma or equivalent required.

  • Culinary degree preferred but not required.

  • Minimum of 2 years of experience in a high-volume kitchen.

  • Previous experience in a leadership role preferred.

  • Serve safe or food safety Certification Preferred

Base Pay: $50,000-$60,000/yr


  • “Unlimited” vacation: also known as discretionary vacation. You’ll be expected to work 5 days per week, understanding that it could involve early mornings, later evenings, and weekends, and that during busy times it may be more than 5 days. In turn we will not provide a certain limited number of vacation days. Time off (whether an hour or a week) will be at your discretion, subject to your and our ability to run the business in your absence.

  • Lifestyle benefits: Free shift meals, employee discounts at the Rider’s Outpost (increasing with tenure), free mountain bike demos, 50% off of sauna use.

Madbush Falls provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.


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