Rye Street Tavern, one of Clyde’s Restaurant Group’s latest concepts, is opening in the Spring of 2024. We are seeking talented Sous Chefs to join our leadership team. Rye Street Tavern is located on the waterfront of the Baltimore Peninsula development adjacent to Sagamore Distillery. Our 400-seat restaurant features two great indoor bars, a 70-seat outdoor bar overlooking the water, an incredible patio, show kitchen, and our famous oyster bar.

Rye Street Tavern currently seeks a Sous Chef for our culinary team. This position is ideal for first-time managers or seasoned chefs that are looking for a new opportunity in a high-volume, creatively dynamic restaurant.

At Clyde's Restaurant Group (CRG), you can have the best of both worlds – growing your career while enjoying the stability, pay, and benefits of a thriving, large-scale organization. Our commitment to exceptional customer service and unique, innovative menus remains unwavering across all our diverse restaurant concepts. Join us as a restaurateur and be part of a reputable and expanding company.


  • Pension Plan – 100% company funded retirement plan with full vesting after 3 years
  • 401k with a generous match – full vesting immediately
  • Achievable and generous quarterly bonus plans
  • Flexible schedule with 5 day work week
  • Opportunities for rapid career growth and advancement
  • Half price for off-duty dining with 3 guests at all our restaurants. (100% complimentary for General Managers and Executive Chefs for up to 3 guests)
  • Complimentary Shift Dining
  • Parking Benefits
  • Best in class Health plan with Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, and Accident Insurance, Long Term Disability, Telemedicine, Wellness Coach, and reduced rates on acupuncture, massage therapy, fitness memberships, and more
  • Paid Time Off & Sick Pay
  • Paid Medical/Family Leave up to 8 weeks based on jurisdiction
  • Jury Leave, Time Off to Vote, and School Activities Leave for DC restaurants only
  • Charity Donation Matching Program of up to $4,000 per calendar year
  • Assistance Fund for employees in need
  • Best-in-class classroom & on-premises training program
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Annual Flu Shots
  • Discounts from other Graham Holdings companies, including auto, education, retail, art and more.

QUALIFICATIONS: What we look for in a Sous Chef

  • 2-3 years’ experience as a Sous Chef preferably in a high-volume restaurant
  • Hardworking, attentive, and hospitality-driven
  • Desire to excel and maintain the highest level of service
  • Great verbal and written communication skills
  • Think and act creatively to provide guests with exceptional service and value
  • Conceptual understanding of American food and the culinary ability to deliver American food through menu, food preparation and production
  • Disciplined and firm about standards of performance, yet fair and personable in developing employees

RESPONSIBILITIES: What you will be doing as a Sous Chef

  • Directs kitchen staff (Line Cooks, Prep Cooks & Dishwashers) in food handling practices, food preparation and production, and delivery
  • Inventories prepared foods and determines portion sizes and cooking “specs”
  • Assists in monthly inventories
  • Delegates food preparation assignments to kitchen team
  • Checks quality of all prepared foods by taste, temperature, portioning and appearance
  • Demonstrates food preparation assignments to kitchen team
  • Expedites food order from kitchen stations to dining rooms
  • Trains and develops kitchen team in procedures, policies and the safe operation of equipment, utensils and machinery
  • Creates work schedules for prep cooks and dishwashers and enters them into the timekeeping system
  • Walks and inspects the facility, the equipment and machinery in compliance with safety, health and sanitation regulations

**You do not need to meet every single requirement. If you are excited about this role but your past experience doesn’t align perfectly with every qualification in the job description, we encourage you to apply anyways. Research has shown that women, people of color and other minorities may be less likely to apply to a job unless they meet every single qualification. Clyde’s is dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive and authentic team, so you may be just the right candidate for this or other roles.