Sous Chef - Italian Inspired Cuisine Job at Little Mama's Italian Kitchen, Charlotte, NC

  • Little Mama's Italian Kitchen
  • Charlotte, NC

Job Description

Sous Chef - Italian American Cuisine | FS Food Group

Founded in 1992, Mama Ricotta’s has become a hallmark of excellence in Italian-American dining within Charlotte. From its inception, Mama Ricotta’s has captivated diners with its blend of authentic recipes and innovative Italian cuisine, setting a benchmark for quality and authenticity. Inspired by the success and popularity of Mama Ricotta's, FS Food Group launched Little Mama’s Italian Kitchen. This brand mirrors the beloved Italian American cuisine of Mama Ricotta’s and extends its tradition of culinary excellence. Little Mama’s has recently celebrated the opening of its second location, underscoring our ambitious plans for further expansion in the coming years!

As FS Food Group continues to grow, we are seeking a dynamic and passionate Sous Chef to support and innovate within our Italian brands, especially focusing on Little Mama’s Italian Kitchen. This position offers a fantastic opportunity for culinary professionals who excel in high-volume environments and are eager to contribute to the legacy and expansion of our celebrated establishments.

Why Join the FS Food Group Family?

  • Competitive compensation based on experience.
  • Comprehensive and well-rounded training program.
  • 100% Employer-paid Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance for all management.
  • Employer-paid base life insurance policy after 6 months of service.
  • Achievable Monthly Bonus Program.
  • Paid Time Off starting at 6 months of service.
  • Closed for family time on major holidays - Thanksgiving and Christmas Day.
  • 401k.
  • Continued career development and unlimited growth opportunities.
  • 50% dining discount at all FS Food Group restaurants in North and South Carolina.
  • Experience the benefits of having a corporate office team that handles essential operational tasks such as marketing initiatives, financial accounting, procurement processes, recruitment efforts, repair and maintenance services, and more. This allows our managers to focus solely on driving their teams towards success!

Key Responsibilities:

  • Assist the Executive Chef in overseeing daily kitchen operations, ensuring the culinary standards that made Mama Ricotta’s a beloved brand are maintained and extended to Little Mama’s Italian Kitchen.
  • Lead kitchen staff in crafting dishes that reflect the authentic Italian-American flavors our customers expect.
  • Support menu development and execution, ensuring each dish meets our high standards for quality and innovation.
  • Mentor and train kitchen staff, fostering a culture of excellence, learning, and enthusiasm.
  • Manage food ordering, inventory, and kitchen equipment, maintaining operational efficiency and effectiveness.
  • Uphold and enhance safety and sanitation protocols.


  • Proven culinary experience, particularly in high-volume Italian-American or Italian cuisine settings.
  • Demonstrated leadership skills with the ability to manage kitchen staff effectively.
  • Strong foundation in Italian cooking techniques and a passion for culinary excellence.
  • Culinary degree or equivalent professional experience.
  • Exceptional organizational and communication skills.

If this exciting opportunity aligns with your career aspirations and you’re ready to embark on a flavorful adventure with FS Food Group, we would love to hear from you!

Company Information

FS Food Group is an equal-opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.

Disclaimer: The above job description is not an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities of the position, nor should it be construed as a contract. As with all positions at FS Food Group, employment is “at will” or voluntary on both the part of the employee or employer. This means employment can be terminated by either party with or without notice and/or with or without cause.

Little Mama’s Italian Kitchen is inspired by the old classic Italian restaurants in New England from the 60s and 70s. Really well done classics, without pretense. A stiff cocktail and a bowl of fresh pasta or a knob of just-made mozzarella are the simple but elegant menu items to look out for here. But the broiled steak will bowl you over too.

Job Tags

Holiday work, Full time, Contract work,

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