Sous Chef

Job Type

Full Time




331 E. 70th Street
New York
United States


Lenox Hill Neighborhood House, widely recognized as one of New York’s premier human services providers, is a 124-year-old settlement house that provides an extensive array of effective and integrated services – social, educational, legal, health, housing, mental health, nutritional and fitness –which significantly improve the lives of 15,000 people in need each year on the East Side of Manhattan. Our clients range in age from 3 to 103 and include older adults, homeless and formerly homeless adults, children and families, recent immigrants, disabled persons, adult learners and thousands more.  For more information on Lenox Hill Neighborhood House, please visit our website at

Lenox Hill Neighborhood House’s model farm-to-institution program serves 350,000 fresh, healthy and delicious meals a year to thousands of low-income New Yorkers. We use more than 90% fresh produce and serve 70,000 pounds of locally-sourced produce and grains each year. For many of our clients, Lenox Hill Neighborhood House is their primary source for meals. Our kitchen is open 365 days a year, preparing and serving breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks to the 3-5 years olds in our Early Childhood Center, the 5-11 year olds in our after school program and summer camp, the women in our shelter and the older adults that we serve in our two senior centers. 

We are looking for an innovative, ambitious, and mission-conscious Sous Chef to help take our program to the next level. The Sous Chef will report to the Executive Chef and will assist with creating menus, food ordering, preparation and delivery of all meals, and oversee accurate record keeping of food production and inventory. The ideal candidate will be comfortable with technology and utilizing data systems to track food costs and quantity. The Sous Chef must also evaluate costs, negotiate prices with vendors and develop relationships with potential new sourcing opportunities. The Sous Chef must be able to comply with all government requirements relating to the making and distribution of food and be certified, or become certified, to make and serve food in New York City.

We are interested in talking with candidates with a commitment and passion for healthy, local, sustainable food and 5+ years in food production. Demonstrated ability to lead existing teams and to work in a complex environment is key. The Sous Chef must be a charismatic professional with strong management skills, as well as excellent organizational and interpersonal skills to work effectively with many of diverse backgrounds to bring Lenox Hill Neighborhood House to its next level of excellence. A competitive compensation package will be provided to the successful candidate.

If interested, please send cover letter and resume by email to:


Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

No requirement

How To Apply

If interested, please send cover letter and resume by email to: