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Based on 848 responses, the job of Sous Chef has received a job satisfaction rating of 3.76 out of 5. On average, Sous Chefs are highly satisfied with their job.
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Q: What is it like working as a Sous Chef?

March 2015
"Late hours around drugs and alcohol."
Sous Chef:
You must be willing to put in the long hours ...and learn from the chef.
June 2015
"Annual raises."
Sous Chef:
Work as many hours as you can and never quit, no matter hard hard it gets. It's about the journey not the destination.
June 2015
"Sous Chef Life."
Sous Chef:
Pros: The rush of service!
Cons: Stress.
July 2015
"Doing what you love."
Sous Chef:
Pros: I love getting up to go to work everyday. Yeah, there is always going to be bad days and bs, but when you find something you enjoy doing, find a way to get paid to do it.
Cons: Some people are just always going to be unhappy, rude, lazy, ect...just got to deal with it. Long hours, holidays, your days off are not your friends. Can be high stress...Not for everyone.
July 2015
"Stressful but Fun."
Sous Chef:
Pros: Watching those smiles from the customers after eating good food. PRICELESS!
Cons: None.
August 2015
"No because I actually would have been deterred."
Sous Chef:
Of course when your working in a real 5 star kitchen and the position of Sous Chef comes up it is not only the most exciting but also the most scary feeling ever. So my main advice it, look past your fear and deal with the stress and pain in the begining because within a couple of months you will be thanking head chef for everything this opportunity has taught you, and not only recipes but how to run a kitchen smoothly. My Chef always said (knowing I would like to go in the business route) if you can learn to run a 5 star kitchen smooth as ice, you will gain your ability to run anything just as smooth.
September 2015
Sous Chef:
Be prepared to work a lot, and "crap" does roll down hill. You will pick up the class for those above you, and be depended upon by those below you.