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Ole Red Executive Sous Chef

Ole Red Executive Sous Chef

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Ole Red - Nashville
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Opening in late spring 2018, Ole Red will be downtown Nashville’s most exciting new destination. In collaboration with country superstar and Opry member, Blake Shelton, Ole Red will be a multi-level entertainment venue with a two-story bar and restaurant, private event space and a rooftop restaurant and bar featuring the best views of the city. The Executive Sous Chef will have the unique opportunity to define the Ole Red culinary brand by creating and executing recipes menus at its flagship location. This individual will oversee details related to the production and execution of the menu items in this brand new 16,000 square foot structure, which includes two separate kitchens and dedicated private event space.


  • Manage food production and presentation, while leading the culinary team to achieve exceptional standards of excellence and exceed guest experience expectations
  • Work with the Executive Chef to create and develop menus, standard recipes and presentations by leveraging industry experience and current culinary trends
  • Foster a strong, cohesive team environment where individuals are rewarded and recognized for outstanding performance
  • Prepare menus for catering and banquet events, as well as special artist related requests
  • Select, train and develop culinary team in all aspects of the business to prepare them for future growth opportunities throughout the company
  • Responsible for attaining budgeted cost of goods and culinary labor costs to meet and/or exceed financial goals/objectives of the venue
  • Maintain proper purchasing and inventory levels of all food, beverage and non-food and beverage products based on fiscal business projections
  • Process all invoices accurately and in a timely fashion, as well as conduct audits with Accounting as required
  • Work with Executive Chef to create and consistently refine strategic sourcing plan resulting in maximum profitability through optimum purchasing, pricing and rebates
  • Train culinary team on the maintenance, cleaning and operation of all kitchen and service equipment, ensuring that the highest levels of safety and sanitation are achieved
  • Ensure understanding of and compliance with all food and beverage federal, state, and local rules/regulations, as well as all Opry Entertainment policies and procedures
  • Uphold Ole Red standard operating procedures (SOP’s), to include strict controls over loss prevention
  • Perform other duties as assigned



  • High School Diploma Required
  • Bachelor’s degree in Hospitality or Culinary preferred


  • Minimum of 7 years restaurant culinary experience required
  • Minimum of 3 years in culinary management
  • Special event and/or banquet/catering required
  • Fine dining and casual dining experience is required
  • Experience opening a new restaurant is preferred
  • Intermediate computer skills with Microsoft Office and familiarity with POS system functionality
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Financial background with proven ability to identify opportunities for revenue enhancement and fiscal management
  • Excellent analytical and problem resolution skills, with the ability to proactively recommend solutions
  • Strong leadership and managerial skills that include the ability to coach, develop and clearly communicate expectations


  • State of Tennessee Alcoholic Beverage Commission server permit
  • Valid drivers’ license with a satisfactory driving record
  • CPR certification