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ASM Global, the leader in privately managed public assembly facilities, has an excellent and immediate opening for a Sous Chef II for ASM Global/Savor. SAVOR... is proud to be the exclusive Food & Beverage provider at the Knoxville Convention Center. This position assists with the directing the culinary and stewarding departments and is responsible for purchasing receiving and producing food items in the facility in the absence of the Executive and Sous Chef. 


Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Include the following: Ordering, receiving and preparing food items.
  • Maintaining food costs and budget goals.
  • Produce required product according to Banquet Event Orders for each event.
  • Maintaining all kitchen equipment cleanliness and annual maintenance.
  • Maintain a Health Department score of 90 or higher.
  • Responsible for Kitchen in absence of Executive and Sous Chef.
  • Assists with monthly inventory.
  • Prepares hot and cold food to order per standardized recipes
  • Prepares food items for banquet orders and large groups
  • Provides highest quality service to guests and co-workers at all times
  • Follows proper food handling techniques and coordinates the use of time, material and equipment to avoid waste and unnecessary expense
  • Assists with opening and closing inventory counts
  • Sets station up prior to opening to ensure a state of readiness based on historical par levels to ensure adequate supply during service
  • Store and properly handle raw and cooked foods and non-food supplies
  • Follows temperature danger zone guidelines to ensure food safety
  • Ensures all products are properly wrapped, labeled and dated
  • Practices FIFO, (First in, first out), for all products to ensure proper rotation
  • Operate equipment, (knives, grill, flat top, fryer, etc.), according to use and safety instructions
  • Keeps work area clean, organized and sanitary.
  • Cleans and organizes work station at end of shift to ensure safety guidelines are maintained and the stand is ready for the next shift.
  • Other duties as assigned.



  • Supervise temporary labor staff as needed



To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Education and/or Experience        

  • One-year certificate from culinary school;
  • 6 plus months’ in a multi-purpose, high volume operation preferred
  • Or similar combination of education and experience


Skills and Abilities

  • Ability to read and interpret recipes and prep list
  • Ability to create recipes and use culinary knowledge to enhance the kitchen menus
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions and procedure manuals
  • Intermediate knife skills and cooking skills
  • Creates and supports a team environment
  • Conducts work efficiently to meet high demand.
  • Must be able to work in a high stress environment.
  • Ability to work in confined spaces for long periods of time.
  • Able to work in an environment having both hot and cold temperature extremes.
  • Must have a pleasant personality and adhere to Uniform Standards policy.
  • Must be able to work in a fast-paced environment.
  • Be able to meet company standard on background and motor vehicle check
  • Must be able to obtain ServSafe certifications within 90 days of hire.


Other Qualifications

  • Must be able to work flexible hours, irregular hours may exist
  • Must have attention to details
  • Must be able to adapt to change in the work environment, managing, competing demands, frequent changes, delays or unexpected events
  • Must be compliant with Health Codes


Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to move around the facility; to stand for long hours during events; talk and hear. This position may require work inside or outside of the building, as needed by events.

  • Position requires walking and standing regularly
  • Must be able to Lift ___50___pounds
  • Must be able to Push __50___pounds
  • Ability to move heavy (200+ pounds) wheeled carts.
  • Constant reaching, standing, walking and stooping
  • Performing work through repetitive eye/hand coordination
  • Noise level in the work environment is usually moderate
  • Irregular hours dictated by events
  • Must be able to balance and have good manual dexterity


To Apply

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Recruiter: Kristy Todd, HR Manager

ASM Global Knoxville: Knoxville Convention Center

701 Henley Street

Knoxville, TN 37902


Applicants that need reasonable accommodations to complete the application process may contact (865-522-5669)


ASM Global is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, and encourages Women, Minorities, Individuals with Disabilities, and protected Veterans to apply. VEVRAA Federal Contractor.