Sous Chef

2655 Ericeira, Portugal

Full Time

About the Role

As a Sous Chef, you will work very closely with the owner and will set and drive the business’s strategy, vision, and kitchen operations in collaboration with the location management team. You will be responsible for managing a multicultural team and delivering excellent guest experiences.


Your responsibilities

  • Lead the Balagan kitchen team for both F&B outlets

  • Manage shifts including daily decision making, staff scheduling, and planning

  • Manage and support all kitchen activities, including food preparation and production

  • Train and hire new team members

  • Plan and manage food orders in a timely manner, ensure proper stock rotation

  • Ensure control and compliance with all health and safety regulations and local laws

  • Ensure control and compliance will all recipes and calculated margins

  • Support creating and developing the menu for both outlets

  • Support tracking, analyzing, and optimizing food costs

  • Support developing the profitability of the café and restaurant operations

Your competencies

  • You have the relevant job experience for this position

  • You have profound culinary knowledge and understanding (Israeli / Middle Eastern)

  • You know Portuguese safety, sanitation, and food handling regulations

  • You have excellent communication skills in Portuguese and English (mandatory)

  • You are comfortable working in a busy high-volume restaurant

  • You know how to calculate menu prices and are able to analyze financial performance

  • You are a team player and natural people person

  • You pay attention to the details and are happy to take over responsibility

  • You are able to work evenings, weekends and on holidays


What we offer

  • Full-time (40h per week)

  • Attractive compensation package including bonus structure

  • Free meals while on shift

  • Flat hierarchies and space for personal growth

  • Career development opportunity within the first year

  • Continuous internal and external training opportunities

  • Christmas Eve & Christmas Day off for everyone

  • Free access to the location’s cultural and wellness activities

About the Company

Balagan Food is a Middle Eastern inspired restaurant business operating as a nomad concept since 2020 in Greater Lisbon area. The Beach House at Praia do Sul in Ericeira will be our first fixed location with two F&B outlets: a Deli & Café on the ground floor and a full-service Restaurant & Bar on the first floor open 7 days a week. We are committed to using fresh, locally sourced ingredients but once served to the table transformed into a vibrant Mediterreanean-Middle Eastern cuisine. Opening this summer season, it’s an exciting time to join Balagan and we look forward to writing this new chapter together with you!

IMPORTANT: Applications are accepted in English or Portuguese.
Please send your CV as well as a short motivation letter about why you would like to work with us.

We look forward to hearing from you!