Tommy Bahama Sous Chef in Plano, Texas


Tommy Bahama is a lifestyle company that defines relaxed, sophisticated style. From its casual-yet-upscale collections of men's and women's apparel, swimwear, footwear, accessories and home furnishings to island-inspired cuisine and cocktails with a signature twist at our restaurants, your island escape is well within reach. Tommy Bahama is looking for qualified team members to join our efforts to create an island lifestyle that inspires the world to relax.


Responsible for delivering exceptional culinary experiences to our Guests while exhibiting Our Values and following company policies, procedures, and standards. Lead by example through motivation, support and communication.


  • Through hands on approach, develop and promote learning, nurturing environment for all restaurant Team Members that focuses on proper cooking techniques, knife skills, time management and accountability to ensure culinary, sales, and service success.

  • Create and maintain learning and nurturing environment for all kitchen team members that promotes culinary success.

  • Facilitate implementation of company learning/training programs, follow-up and monitor performance to ensure transfer of learned skills on-the-job.

  • Provide constructive performance feedback to kitchen employees.

  • Actively participate in a team environment that promotes financial and culinary success.

  • Ensure consistent execution of Company policies and procedures including but not limited to the Expo Station, Opening and Closing Kitchen Guidelines.

  • Practice open, authentic dialogue with the restaurant team.

  • Follow and enforce applicable safety and sanitation programs according to federal/state/local law for the restaurant, employees, and Guests.

  • Manage kitchen expenses ensuring budgetary compliance as requested.

  • Embrace, articulate, and reflect the Tommy Bahama Culture.

  • Demonstrate Our Values at Tommy Bahama in all business decisions and actions.

  • Co-manage Team Meetings with the Front of the House as needed.

  • Be receptive to feedback and coaching.

  • Actively participate in all restaurant related meetings and training sessions; apply learned skills on-the-job.

  • Possess complete knowledge and ensure timely execution of all food menus/recipes – including ingredients, preparation methods, and presentation.

  • Other duties as assigned.


  • High School Diploma or GED preferred

  • Minimum 2 years of high-volume culinary/hospitality experience preferred

  • Must have current food handler’s card and alcohol service certification as required by federal/state/local law.

  • Strong leadership skills, verbal and written communication skills, listening skills, ability to check for understanding after direction is given (follow up,) basic math skills, strong organization skills, ability to multi task, team builder, proven track record of increasing experience and responsibility.

  • Food/restaurant service skills – all phases of food production and service, including storage and rotation, food preparation, recipe adherence, plate presentation, and service and production time standards.

Mahalo (thank you) for your interest in Tommy Bahama!

Tommy Bahama participates in E-Verify. Details in English and Spanish. Right to Work Statement in English and Spanish.


At Tommy Bahama, paradise is our business. Focused on exceptional guest service, upscale products and delicious food and drinks, our tropically inspired lifestyle inspires the world to relax. Maintaining our unique point of view requires a diverse team that includes apparel designers, eCommerce and technology experts, manufacturing and operations, and, of course, retail and hospitality professionals. There are countless opportunities to contribute to our continued success — if you'd like to help us "Live the Island Life," we'd like to hear from you.

Tommy Bahama is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.