Sous Chef (Full-Time)

Falls Church, VA

About Goodwin Living

Goodwin Living is the #1 Washington Post Top Workplace for 2023!

Explore our current job listings below and find out what makes us a Top Workplace by exploring what makes us a diverse workplace, our great benefits and our opportunities for career growth. You can also know us better through team member stories. We’d love to welcome you to our team!

Sous Chef (Full-Time)

Celebrated as the #1 Top Workplace in the D.C. region for 2023 by The Washington Post, Goodwin Living is more than a team – it's a global family of individuals who represent more than 65 countries.

Why Our Team Members Vote Us #1

Goodwin Living ranks #1 thanks to team members who respond to an annual survey conducted by a neutral, third-party resource. Here are some reasons they honor us with this ranking:

Embracing Diversity: Our strength is in our diverse team from over 65 countries, fostering an inclusive and vibrant culture that values every voice. 

Growth and Opportunities: We bolster personal and professional development, offering myriad opportunities, from on-the-job training to mentorship programs and financial support, to help you reach your full potential. 

Valuing Our Team Members: By prioritizing team member satisfaction, we create a fulfilling work environment with competitive benefits, work-life balance, and recognition programs, ensuring our team feels appreciated and valued. 

Location: Falls Church, VA

Scheduling Requirements: Availability to work rotating shifts and every other weekend.

About the Position

Oversees kitchen operation while maintaining a safe and sanitary work environment for the staff. Prepares or directs preparation of all food by the kitchen staff in accordance with corporate programs and guidelines. Follows standardized recipes, portioning and presentation standards. Completes and utilizes daily production worksheets and waste log sheets. Tastes completed meals to ensure quality


  • Assists with planning regular and modified menus according to established guidelines.
  • Assists in trainings kitchen staff in food preparation, safe handling, operation of equipment, food safety and sanitation based on Morrison and regulatory standards.
  • Establishes and maintains cleaning and maintenance schedules for equipment, storage and work areas. Ensures that kitchen staff follows and completes schedules as assigned.
  • Maintains inventory of food and non-food supplies to stay within established guidelines while assuring that necessary product is available when needed.
  • Makes all decisions regarding utilization of leftover food products staying within guidelines for such products.
  • Complies with federal, state and local health and sanitation regulations and department sanitation procedures as evidenced through local health department and third-party audits.
  • Adheres to facility confidentiality, HIPAA and patient rights policies.
  • Follows the facility’s protocols for Hazardous Materials and Waste Program.
  • Adheres to Emergency Preparedness Program. Participates in disaster drills as appropriate.
  • Projects and practices consistent ownership attributes, which provide a high level of customer service at all points of contact.
  • Interviews candidates for employment and makes hiring and termination decisions after consultation with Human Resources and DS Director.
  • Mentors and assists employees with personal growth, training, and job skills.
  • Delegates responsibilities to employees adequately to ensure effective and appropriate accomplishments of tasks as needed.
  • Encourages feedback from, maintains relations with, and monitors commitment of providing highest quality service to customers including residents, internal customers, and partners/suppliers.



· High School graduate or equivalent required.

· Three years food service experience preferred; minimum of one year required.

· At least three yeas supervisory experience preferred.

· Holds current Serve Safe Food Service Sanitation Certificate.

· Good communication skills required.

A sampling of our many benefits!

We’ve got you covered with incredible benefits, whether you work full-time, part-time, or PRN (as needed). Here’s a glimpse of what we offer to Full-Time team members:

  • Paid Time Off
  • Health Insurance
  • DailyPay: Work and get paid the same day!
  • Tuition Assistance for Career Development
  • Financial assistance with U.S. Citizenship application or DACA Renewal
  • Tutoring for ESL, Citizenship Test & GED
  • Staff Emergency Grants
  • Free Meals, Access to a Fitness Center, Pool, and More

About Goodwin Living

At Goodwin Living, we can all find work with purpose! As a nonprofit senior living and healthcare organization based in Alexandria, Virginia, we are driven by our mission: to support, honor and uplift the lives of older adults and those who care for them. Our commitment to our team members is written directly into that statement. We create an enriching and supportive work environment that has inspired our team members to vote us into the Washington Post Top Workplace rankings since 2019, and they made us #1 in 2023!

Goodwin Living is an Equal Opportunity Employer and an AARP Employer Pledge Signer. We take pride in our inclusive work culture that values diversity and fosters talent. With us, you are more than just a team member; you are part of a community committed to excellence and continuous learning.