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Executive Sous Chef



Concord, CA, USA
Posted on Wednesday, July 27, 2022

Executive Sous Chef

Concord, CA

Methodology is a luxury, sustainable wellness brand that provides nourishing, ready-to-eat, gourmet meals to busy professionals and families across America. Launched nearly a decade ago, we’ve served over 125,000 customers, over 3 million meals, and 2,500 recipes.

We’re the leader in the high-end, healthy food delivery category. We’ve been featured by media outlets such as Rolling Stone, Goop, Men’s Health, Well + Good, Epicurious, and Fortune. Our celebrity clients include Jessica Alba, Miranda Kerr, Meghan Trainor, Sarah Hyland, Tyler Blackburn, and Zedd.

Methodology is the top choice for discerning, health-conscious, environmentally-conscious customers because we offer the highest quality, most delicious, fully cooked meals packaged in reusable glass jars and reusable bento bowls, which we recollect upon each delivery for recycling. Our customers also value that our menus incorporate rare, fine dining-quality produce grown just for us in greenhouses on our partner farm.

We're on a mission to empower people to heal their bodies and minds using food as medicine. We take this so seriously we’ve even trademarked “food as medicine” as our tagline and go to great lengths to make sure every meal we design is nutritionally balanced and leave our guests feeling light, energetic, and satisfied. This is why we invested over $200,000 to complete a clinical study with Stanford University, which validated our nutrition program as the gold standard for improving weight, dietary compliance, glucose stability, and more.

Our vision is to reimagine the everyday at-home dining experience to be nourishing, memorable, joyful, and educational. Our global menu will transport you on a journey around the world with ingredients and dishes you’ve never experienced before.

We're looking for mission-aligned, experienced Sous Chefs who will take us into our next chapter. This is an exciting opportunity to join the culinary team of an emerging and well-respected brand with a fast-paced, entrepreneurial culture.

Job Summary:

As the Executive Sous Chef at Methodology, you will play a pivotal role in shaping our culinary identity alongside our Head of Culinary and chef team. Your primary responsibility will be to drive the daily production of the kitchen team in crafting exceptional, health-conscious meals that delight our discerning clientele. Your culinary expertise, drive, and commitment to quality will be instrumental in upholding Methodology's reputation as a leader in the high-end, health-conscious food delivery industry.


  • Culinary Leadership: Inspire and guide the kitchen team, ensuring meticulous attention to detail, consistency, and innovation in meal preparation and presentation.

  • Menu Development: Collaborate with our Head of Culinary Innovation and chef team to create menus that showcase the finest ingredients and flavors, aligning with our commitment to health and sustainability.

  • Quality Control: Maintain rigorous quality standards, overseeing every aspect of meal production to ensure it reflects Methodology's high culinary standards. Keen ability to report necessary changes based on best practices in regards to recipe development, correction, or improvement.

  • Kitchen Operations: Manage daily kitchen operations, adhering to our recipes, portion control guidelines, sustainability practices, and time constraints. Lead efforts to meet and exceed weekly and monthly OKRs which define our team in relation to business objectives.

  • Scheduling: Assist in managing daily, weekly, and monthly production schedules. Assist Head of Culinary with forecasting business needs in regards to staffing, production schedules, and volume.

  • Nutritional Excellence: Uphold our philosophy of "food as medicine" by managing recipe integrity and ensuring nutritionally balanced meals that promote overall well-being.

  • Training and Development: Mentor and nurture the culinary team, fostering a culture of continuous improvement and culinary excellence while maintaining company values.

  • Sustainability: Champion our commitment to sustainability by ensuring environmentally responsible sourcing, preparation, and waste management practices.

  • Health and Safety: Maintain strict compliance with food safety and sanitation regulations, ensuring a safe and hygienic kitchen environment.


  • Proven experience as a Chef de Partie, Sous Chef, Chef de Cuisine or Executive Sous Chef in a high-end, health-conscious culinary environment. With preference given to candidates with a strong background in Michelin and James Beard establishments.

  • Culinary degree or equivalent training & experience.

  • Exceptional culinary skills and a keen understanding of nutrition.

  • True passion for culinary with vision and adaptability to changing culinary trends.

  • Strong leadership, management, and communication skills.

  • Proficiency in kitchen management, inventory control, and cost management.

  • Proficiency in technology: proprietary software, G-Suite with an emphasis on Sheets. Slack as a communication tool.

  • Commitment to sustainability and environmental consciousness.

  • Flexibility to work evenings, weekends, and holidays as required.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English. Preference given to bi-lingual candidates.

Ideal attributes you share with our team:

  • Team-oriented – always defaults to "us" over "me".

  • Ability to work proactively and effectively, with minimal guidance and oversight; is an exceptionally creative problem solver.

  • Is highly empathetic and committed to "do the most good for the most people".

  • Comfortable working in a fast-paced entrepreneurial environment where everyone is expected to make a big impact.

  • Flexible, well-organized, and able to manage a high-volume workload and numerous projects simultaneously under deadline pressures.

Compensation and Benefits:

  • Salary: $60,000.00 - $100,000.00

  • Competitive salary and attainable performance-based bonuses.

  • Health, dental, and retirement benefits.

  • Opportunities for career growth within a dynamic organization.

  • Staff discounts and complimentary meals.

  • An inspiring and collaborative work environment committed to culinary excellence.

  • Generous Time Off policy

If you are a humble culinary virtuoso with a passion for innovation, sustainability, and wellness, Methodology invites you to join our team. Please submit your resume, along with a cover letter highlighting your relevant experience and culinary philosophy.

Methodology is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from individuals of all backgrounds.

How to Apply: Please send your resume and cover letter to recruiting@gomethodology.com