As a luxury inn, we offer the very best — and that includes our team! Our staff is a phenomenal group of bright, energetic people who have high standards, love their work, love Wolfeboro, and love hospitality. If you think you would be a good addition to our team, we would love to hear from you! We are also on the lookout for the right people to join us at PAVILION, the new restaurant located next door to Pickering House Inn. 



Sous Chef

The role of Sous Chef is to lead all Back-of-House employees towards our goals of creating inspired food, 100% guest satisfaction and exceeding food safety standards, while maintaining profitability. 

The Sous Chef is responsible for the daily preparation of all food items. 

Job Requirements:

  • Minimum of 1-2 years of professional kitchen management experience
  • A strong desire to achieve excellence
  • Advanced knife handling skills
  • Menu/recipe development
  • An understanding of Department of Health Food Safety Standards
  • Food cost optimization
  • Purveyor/local farmer relationships
  • Ability to lead a team successfully in a culture-driven environment including staff education, family meal, and strong communication skills
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Emotional Self Awareness under pressure
  • Experienced in effective Time Management

Job Overview: 

General Responsibilities: 

  • Assists in managing the day-to-day operations of the kitchen, coordinates food production schedules and ensures highest level of food quality, taste and presentation. 
  • Participates in actual food preparation, produces food of consistently high quality, taste and presentation, and expedites during peak meal periods as needed. 
  • Controls food cost by assisting in training kitchen staff on the proper methods of food preparation and handling, and by training kitchen, restaurant and steward employees on how to handle leftover food items. 
  • Ensures that all kitchen employees consistently adhere to uniform, grooming and appearance standards.  
  • In conjunction with the Chef, establishes goals for the kitchen, anticipates and resolves problems concerning all facets of the kitchen, anticipates trends, enacts approved profit-oriented and cost saving ideas/activities.
  • Establishes and requires strict adherence to health department sanitation and food handling guidelines.
  • In conjunction with the Chef, develops menus & creates and ensures adherence to recipes and product specifications. Trains kitchen staff on all new menu items. 
  • Effectively communicates within the kitchen, is responsive to staff suggestions and concerns, and works to resolve problems.
  • Maintains effective working relationship with food purveyors, delivery workers, and all FOH staff.
  • Completes daily food orders in the absence of the Chef, and any other assigned orders using budgeting and sales guidelines.
  • Conducts regular walk-throughs of the entire kitchen/dishwashing areas and coolers and promptly acts to correct deficiencies found during inspection. 



We are looking for individuals who are committed to creating spotless spaces that exceed our guests’ highest expectations. Housekeeping positions are part-time, potentially leading to full-time, depending upon the season. No evening hours required! There are plenty of opportunities for cross-training and taking on additional responsibilities if you want to do more! Compensation is based upon experience and is competitive. Tips are pooled weekly among the housekeeping staff.  

To share your qualifications or find out more about current positions, please email us at



in late 2020,  the owners of Pickering House Inn opened PAVILION, located next door to the Inn.  PAVILION offers seasonally inspired food and drink, as well as private dining opening in Spring 2021 in The Avery Room. Groups of 10-20 diners will be able to book private dining and enjoy cocktails on the porch overlooking Brewster Academy’s playing fields and within walking distance to town docks.

Our exceptional culinary team headed by Executive Chef Jonathan Hudak oversees the food at this restaurant, as well as at Pickering House Inn and The Barn at Pickering House. As we grow, we continue to build our team with individuals who excel at what they do. Specifically, we will be seeking:

— Sous chefs
— Kitchen prep and support staff
— Front of the house/event management
— Guest services
— Housekeeping

To share your qualifications or find out more, please email us at

If a current job opening is not quite right for you but you are interested in working for Pickering House, please send a cover letter and resume to:

Pickering House Inn
PO Box 175
Wolfeboro, New Hampshire 03894