Trillium Brewing Company – Executive Sous & Sous Chef

Trillium is hiring an Executive Sous Chef and Sous Chef to join our team!

Founded in 2013 with the desire to create a lifestyle through craft beer, Trillium is a New England farmhouse-inspired brewery rooted in community and shared experiences. Our core values drive our approach: a desire to push the boundaries of experimentation with innovation and education, and a focus on hospitality in warm and welcoming spaces with a wide range of styles for a diverse audience. Trillium operates a production brewery and taproom in Canton, a greenhouse-inspired brewery and taproom in Fenway, a beer garden and brewery on the Rose Kennedy Greenway, and a brewery, taproom, and restaurant in Boston’s historic Fort Point neighborhood.


  • Inspire a passionate team culture in support of consistent execution of Trillium’s goals
  • Drive a culture of continuous improvement and strive for operational excellence by collaborating with cross-functional teams
  • Lead, inspire, and educate restaurant staff to achieve their defined goals and results, consistently monitoring performance and creating development plans
  • Partner with Human Resources to address employee relations issues; identify appropriate training and/or coaching opportunities and follow-up to ensure effective, legally compliant, and consistent resolutions are reached
  • Provide positive, actionable solutions when faced with challenges
  • Ensure that Handbook policies, procedures and standards are maintained and followed in a consistent and fair manner

Kitchen Management

  • Execute and supervise food production activities, e.g. proper cleaning, cutting, marinating, seasoning, cooking of food items, etc.
  • Responsible in assisting Executive Chef or Executive Sous Chef in hitting all budgeting goals by maintaining proper inventory, pricing, portioning and shelf-life levels.
  • Monitor and control all labor and food costs through effective scheduling, training, and supervising the production of the food
  • Assist in the development of food products and menus as needed for menu presentations
  • Expedite orders to maximize efficient production and delivery to the guest in the proper order
  • Monitor and control the maintenance and sanitation of the kitchen and equipment to ensure a healthy, safe work environment in compliance with Trillium and industry standards
  • Conduct quality checks of good received
  • Ensure appropriate rotation of all stored products
  • Monitor and ensure compliance with recipe specifications

Desired Qualifications & Abilities


  • Minimum 3 years kitchen staff supervisory experience
  • Maximum 10 years technical food production experience in modern dining restaurant
  • Well rounded rood background with extensive knowledge of all kitchen equipment

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Excellent verbal, written communication and math analyzation
  • Proven track record of cost control including food, equipment, labor, and waste
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals
  • Ability to write routine reports and correspondence
  • Ability to calculate and apply figures and amounts in recipe and labor costing and control
  • Ability to follow delegation while providing technical and management troubleshooting and problem-solving techniques
  • Organized and efficient with great attention to detail
  • Strong interpersonal staff relations and leadership skills
  • Ability to remain calm under pressure and communicate clearly, with composure and enthusiasm, to customers and staff
  • Ability to provide consistent food quality
  • Willing to work a flexible weekend schedule (Friday-Sunday) including nights and holidays
  • Excellent conflict resolution skills
  • Move lift, carry, push, pull, and place objects weighing less than or equal to 25 pounds without assistance and objects weighing in excess of 50 pounds with assistance


  • Medical, dental and vision benefits with no wait period
  • Short & long term disability and life insurance
  • 401k plan with generous match with no wait period
  • Performance Incentive Bonus
  • Paid time off
  • Trillium Comp Card
  • Trillium discounts
  • Philanthropy program
  • EAP
  • Employee gym
Employment Type(s): Full-time
Base Pay: 70,000/year

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