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Sous Chef

Property Name: Pfister Hotel
Location: Milwaukee, WI, United States
Date Posted:
Requisition #: 240000WE

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The Pfister Hotel is on the hunt for our next Sous Chef who will support us in continuing our tradition of culinary excellence.


Built in 1893, The Pfister Hotel in Milwaukee has been a hotel icon for over 130 years. As one of the best hotels in Milwaukee and the Midwest, we continue to celebrate a grand tradition of gracious service and impeccable style.  The Pfister Hotel has received AAA Four Diamond hotel status for 46 consecutive years. The hotel is one of only 11 properties throughout North America to maintain the AAA Four Diamond designation since the inception of the Diamond Rating program in 1976.


What you’ll be doing:

·       Responsible for and supervises daily line operations.

·       Prepares all food items for buffet and restaurant use according to recipe specifications.

·       Visually inspects appearance of all food for proper taste, color combination, and overall presentation to maintain appeal.

·       Supervises all assigned staff including training, counseling, and discipline.

·       Ensures proper ordering, receiving, and storage of all food items in refrigerators, freezers, and dry food storage to maintain product freshness.

·       Properly rotates food products in order to keep spoilage and waste to a minimum.

·       Ensures that all equipment in work area is properly cleaned and sanitized.

·       Performs other duties as required, e.g., special orders/buffet presentations.

·       Schedules appropriate number of staff according to daily needs of restaurant functions and weekly forecasts.


What you will need:

·       High school education preferred. 

·       Apprenticeship, culinary schooling, or equivalent work experience beneficial.

·       ServSafe Certification preferred

·       Managerial and production experience required in similar hotel or resort.  3-5 years in management of high volume production of hot and cold food, associate dining, upscale restaurants, and multiple outlet operations.

·       Thorough knowledge of food products, standard recipes, and proper preparation.

·       Knowledge of food and labor cost controls, and the calculation of these controls.

·       Ability to multi-task and manage many projects in an efficient and timely manner.



  • A free, well-balanced meal every shift
  • Room discounts at Marcus Hotels & Resorts and Historic Hotels of America properties
  • Discounts at Marcus Hotels & Resorts restaurants, golfing, skiing and spa
  • Discounted parking
  • Paid time off
  • Medical, dental and vision insurance (offered after 30 days of employment), company-paid life insurance, employee assistance program offer and 401k with employer match


The Pfister Hotel is an equal opportunity employer.


Who we are:

A division of The Marcus Corporation, Marcus Hotels & Resorts has a rich 60-year history of operational and service excellence. We are “People Pleasing People” who strive daily to create extraordinary experiences for guests and associates alike. Focused on expanding our U.S. based portfolio of 15 hotels and resorts, our properties are known for their unique character and style.


Note: This document describes the general nature and level of work required of people in the job. It is not intended to be an all-encompassing list of responsibilities, duties, and skills.


The Pfister Hotel is an equal opportunity employer.