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Sous Chef

Date: May 26, 2023

Location: Loretto, KY, US

Company: Beam Suntory

Maker’s Mark a Subsidiary of Beam Suntory is Crafting the Spirits that Stir the World. Rooted in two centuries of family heritage, Beam Suntory has evolved into the world's third largest leading premium spirits company ... where each employee is treated like family and trusted with legacy. With our greatest assets - our premium spirits and our people - we're driving growth through impactful marketing, innovation and an entrepreneurial spirit. Beam Suntory is a place where you can come Unleash your Spirit by making an impact each and every day.



Sous Chef  


The following position is open in KentuckyUnited StatesThis position will be based at the distillery which is approximately 20 miles south of Bardstown, KY.


What makes this a great opportunity?

Maker’s Mark has a vision to operate a best in class culinary program leveraging our own farm production wagyu cattle, sheep, fruits and vegetables to enhance the experience guests have when visiting the brand homeplace at the distillery. Partnering with our working farm production team, a leading global drinks program and emerging special events department, the executive chef will support the overarching vision and operations of these programs through excellence in culinary execution via multiple channels including Star Hill Provisions Restaurant, private barrel selections, private dining, special events and more. Maker’s Mark is currently investing heavily in human and physical capital to support these programs.


Role Responsibilities

  • Support day to day operations of the kitchen
  • Work closely with the head chef to create and maintain seasonal, sustainable menus that reflect our unique sense of place
  • Mentor and train line team members and assist in the growth of our team members and culture
  • Respond to special requests from clients
  • Assist on writing, scaling and adjusting recipes with Head Chef
  • Execute tastings for both individuals and groups
  • Establish and maintain kitchen equipment and small-ware inventory
  • Assist the kitchen team as necessary and lead by example
  • Maintain cleaning systems in the BOH
  • Ensure an “A” rating, or comparable, from the Department of Health and/or Department of Agriculture
  • Be a leader in all aspects of the business
  • Maintain a strong, positive work ethic
  • Build and maintain team morale

Support Maker’s Mark corporate goals though other duties as needed


Qualifications & Experience

  • Must have high-end culinary experience with a focus on farm to table
  • Strong communication skills and the ability to work with the executive team and employees under supervision
  • Comfortable with high-level execution
  • Ability to manage and motivate a team
  • ServSafe certified
  • Minimum of six years’ experience cooking professionally
  • At least two years in a managerial capacity in a sous-chef or chef capacity
  • Department of Health and Mental Hygiene- issued Food Protection Certificate



At Beam Suntory, people are our number one priority, and we believe our people grow together in diverse and inclusive environments where their unique insights, experiences and backgrounds are valued and respected. Beam Suntory is committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity, military veteran status and all other characteristics, attributes or choices protected by law. All recruitment and hiring decisions are based on an applicant’s skills and experience.