Sous Chef

Job description

Food sets the stage, drinks create the mood. The only thing we need is a friendly member of the TSH community!

We are The Commons!
The Commons is the space within The Student Hotel that connects people from all walks of life, bringing students, travelers, freelancers, entrepreneurs and neighborhood locals together over the joy of food, drinks and discovering the other passions we have in common.

Why do we need you?
You are the secret behind-the-scenes mastermind of the kitchen. Without you, the Chef probably wouldn’t be able to find his butcher knife. As Sous Chef, you are a natural motivator, capable of managing and inspiring the kitchen staff in your partie – and for the kitchen at large in the absence of the Chef. 

Your focus is to create an effective cooking process. You provide input to the Chef for recipes and menus which are developed based on market trends and budget boundaries – all while maintaining a healthy profit margin while using the best possible ingredients. 

The Sous Chef is co-responsible for the overall guest food experience and is committed to making the dishes that are delicious and memorable.


How do you contribute to this? How does a day at TSH looks like?

  • Ensure all resources are available to staff to enable them to perform their tasks in a proper and timely manner;
  • Act as a role model while taking part in service - support with preparing and cooking of dishes, tidying and cleaning the kitchen area;
  • Monitor portion and waste control to maintain profit margins;
  • Arrange for training and development opportunities for staff;
  • Schedule staff according to business- and staff needs – including review and approval/denial of leave requests;
  • Responsible for the Performance Management of all kitchen staff – including goal setting, mid-year & year-end review conversations;
  • Translate menu changes into accurate recipes – test-cooking dishes to monitor level of quality;
  • Purchase supplies, ingredients and pre-fabricated foods for own partie or, in absence of Chef, for the entire kitchen;
  • Monitor accurate execution of HACCP guidelines, fire safety policy and working conditions.



  • Minimum of 3 years relevant work experience in a managerial role at a similar level kitchen;
  • HACCP certified;
  • Strong knowledge of food products and up-to-date on market standards;
  • Excellent knowledge of modern cooking techniques.

Please note: a Austrian work permit is required.

What do we offer you?

  • An amazing work place to come to every day where you will experience a great team environment with a fantastic vibe and lots of positive energy;
  • The opportunity to work at a dynamic, young, international organisation. We are a real game changer in the hospitality industry!
  • TSH cares and gives you access to facilities including a great canteen, gym opportunities and regular cool events;
  • Ready, set, grow! You will get the chance to learn and grow in your role (with the potential for growth within and across the company) and collaborate with other talented people who challenge you everyday.

Be part of The Student Hotel! 

Excited? We’d be thrilled if you would apply! You can do this by clicking the apply button beneath, answering a couple of questions and sending your CV/LinkedIn.