Sous Chef - PRL-Connecticut

116 Johnson Rd, Falls Village, CT 06031, USA Req #654
Friday, November 3, 2023


Sous Chef in Falls Village, CT

Adamah Brand Values: 

  • Cultivate Connections 

  • Learn from the Earth 

  • Take Care of Each Other 

  • Educate Through Experiences 

  • If Not Now, When? 

At Adamah, we believe in the deep connection between people and planet, adam and adamah. Our mission is to create vibrant Jewish life in deep connection with the Earth, catalyzing culture change and systemic change through Immersive Retreats, Jewish Environmental Education, and Climate Action. Every day, we inspire and empower youth, teens, families, and leaders through programs that deeply interweave Jewish tradition and the natural world, creating diverse and inclusive communities, and building a more sustainable future.    

This full-time position will be responsible for the overall kitchen of the Isabella Freedman Jewish Retreat Center in Falls Village, CT and will report to the Executive Chef. This role involves a flexible schedule including nights, holidays, and weekends. Local candidates only. 

Job Summary

·      Second in command to the Executive Chef, playing a leadership role to other cooks as well as Retreat Service Associates and Porters. 

·      Act as lead cook when Executive Chef is not present creating prep sheets, directing staff, and putting out meals independently. 

·      Work, clean, and organize according to kitchen SOP. 

·      Prepare and serve foods for guests ensuring quality, quantity, and punctuality. 

·      Take seriously and be thorough and thoughtful about preparing delicious foods that cater to guests and staff’s specific dietary needs. 

·      Maintain and respect Kashrut (Kosher laws) in the kitchen and dining room as instructed by Mashgiach (Kosher Supervisor) 

·      Receive and put away orders as needed. 

·      Prepare and maintain cold foods: dressings, dips, snacks, etc. as needed. 

·      Clean and organize walk-in refrigerators, freezers, dry storage, and workspaces as needed. 

·      Carry a positive, kind, and professional attitude with a willingness and desire to learn and teach. 

·      Your job responsibilities will grow to include ordering and inventory.

·       Participate in all managerial meetings and functions, including All-Staff meetings, in-service training, and education sessions as assigned.


·      Must have or obtain a ServeSafe Food Handler’s Certification. 

·      Experience working in a Kitchen. 

·       Minimum four years of experience in a similar position cooking and in the hospitality industry. 

·      Experience with Kashrut (Kosher laws) ideal, but not mandatory. 

·       Demonstrated ability to lead a team and communicate well during meal prep and service. 


  • Attend weekly department meetings.
  • Attend monthly all-staff meetings.

·       Must possess a solid work ethic with strong organizational and time-management skills, excellent attention to detail, professional verbal, and written communication skills in English, as well as provide excellent customer service.

·       Must maintain a professional demeanor.

·       Must be able to adapt to changing situations.

·       Other tasks/duties as assigned.

Working Conditions:

This is an exempt position with work hours on any day of the week. (Depending on the program schedule.) This job description does not state or imply that the above are the only duties and responsibilities assigned to the position.

Employees holding this position will be required to perform any other job-related duties as requested by Management. All requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with a disability.

·       Stand for extended periods of time. 

·       Push, pull, and lift 10-50 lbs. 

·       Walk up and down stairs and on uneven surfaces. 

90 Day Check In: Ninety days from date of employment date, there will be acheck in between you and your supervisor. Annually thereafter.

The Associated: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore and its Agencies are equal opportunity employers, dedicated to a policy of non-discrimination in employment on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, marital status, citizenship, veteran's status, physical or mental disability that does not prohibit the performance of essential job functions (with or without reasonable accommodation) or any other basis protected by federal, or applicable, state or local law.

Other details

  • Job Family PEARL
  • Pay Type Salary
  • Min Hiring Rate $56,000.00
  • Max Hiring Rate $64,000.00
Location on Google Maps
  • 116 Johnson Rd, Falls Village, CT 06031, USA