Brother John's BBQ, LLC
  • Tucson, AZ, USA
  • 45 K or more starting depending on experience
  • Salary
  • Full Time

Full Health and Dental benefits

Sous Chef

Brother John's Beer, Bourbon & BBQ in Tucson, AZ is seeking to hire a full-time Sous Chef, with a blinding dedication to all things smoked meat! A highly motivated Sous Chef will work closely with our Executive Chef to oversee the culinary operations of our busy restaurant and lead our "Tucson Pit Crew" in providing excellent quality smoked meats, sides and much more.

Are you passionate about smoked meats? Do you have a working knowledge of food service operations? Are you looking to work with a fun group of people? Do you have superior decision-making skills and the desire to seek solutions to problems instead of excuses? If so, keep reading!


As the Sous Chef, you play a key role in ensuring top-notch food quality to ensure guest satisfaction, and the financial health of our restaurant. Working collaboratively with the Chef and the Front of the house managers, will help plan and coordinate the day-to-day operations of our kitchen. Using your excellent organizational skills, you create and adjust schedules. Your ability to lead and motivate others is essential as you manage and train the kitchen pit crew. Your willingness to work right alongside your team helps create a cooperative environment based on teamwork.

Interacting with our fellow pit crew members is one of the best parts of your job as you have the opportunity to meet new people and make new friends. As you talk with crew members, you ensure that they are having a great experience and understand the passion and work we put into our product. When challenging opportunities arise, you take charge and provide excellent quality of smoked meats. You love coming to work each day ready to lead your fun, hardworking team in our goal to achieve complete customer Interacting with our guests is one of the best parts of your job as you have the opportunity to meet new people and make new friends. As you talk with guests, you ensure that they are having a great experience. When challenging opportunities arise, you take charge and provide excellent customer service while leading our hardworking team in our goal to achieve complete customer satisfaction.

Responsibilities include:

  • Training and motivating BOH "Pit Crew"
  • Managing the kitchen line during busy meal periods
  • Managing and keeping track of labor dollars as well as food costs
  • Keeping meat & food cooler organized rotated, and labeled
  • Receiving products and quality checks
  • Weekly inventory of all meats and food supplies
  • Loading pit and after seasoning and preparing meats,
  • Monitoring smoke temps, timing, considering weather patterns & conditions
  • Preparing the rubs, breaking down meats and poultries
  • Preparing house made hot links and sausages
  • Kitchen prep for house made scratch sides
  • Participate in local and national competitions in our team representing Brother John's
  • Participate in several local events for charity and promotions and private caterings

We pay our Sous Chefs a competitive salary of, based on experience level. You would also be eligible for our generous medical and dental benefits. Plus, we have a fun, friendly work environment where you would have a lot of support from the Executive Chef and owners. If you are ready to take the next step in your career, apply today with our initial 3-minute, mobile-friendly application!


Here at Brother John's Beer, Bourbon & BBQ, we strive to provide a fast, friendly, clean, and fun environment for people to come, relax, and enjoy the delicious creations made in our full-service restaurant and bar. We also offer catering services. We serve authentic slow pit-smoked barbecue meats using only humanely raised, hormone free meats. We use locally sourced products whenever possible and prepared food and sides on-site daily in our scratch kitchen.

We are a locally owned and operated family business that takes pride in treating our crew members like family in a safe, fun, and inviting work environment. Our team is essential to our success which is why we offer competitive pay and benefits. We strive to build a company culture that makes people enjoy coming to work.


  • 2 years supervisor experience in back of the house operations
  • Knowledge and passion for smoking meats and understanding of the smoking process
  • Serve Safe Certified
  • Understanding of food preparation/cooking methods and butchering
  • Ability to be on your feet for long hours
  • Availability to work late nights, weekends & holidays

Are you a culinary professional with attention to details? Do you have good communication skills? Are you a BBQ Rockstar? Do you have exceptional problem-solving skills and an honest, diligent work ethic? Would you like to build a career in food and beverage operations? If so, we want to meet you!

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