Executive Sous Chef

The National Conference Center is one of the largest and most comprehensive conference centers and learning and development campuses in the national with 917 guestrooms and 270,000 square feet of conference and event space.


Located in Leesburg, Virginia along the Potomac River near Washington DC, 20 minutes from Dulles Airport, The National delivers the country’s foremost learning and meeting experience.  The National offers a unique combination of extensive conference facilities and guest lodging to create the ideal environment for participant development.  Our multipurpose venue offers tremendous flexibility to provide the perfect environment for a variety of line level training, executive education, and professional development programs.


The National has recently upgraded to property-wide technology to include 2 gig broadband, as well as state-of-the-art HD projectors and monitors to support our in-house design, production, and run of show management team.  The National has earned numerous awards including the Virginia Restaurant Lodging & Travel Association 2017 and 2019 Hotel of the Year, that recognizes a hotel for extraordinary contributions to the hotel industry by implementing innovative ideas through demonstrated passion for the industry and its community.  The National is also the recipient of the 2019 Chef of the Year award, the 2020 Smart Stars Winner for Best Conference Center, 2021 Loudoun County Large Business of the Year Finalist, and more.


Read more at http://www.conferencecenter.com



  • The National is currently seeking an Executive Sous Chef preferably with high end hotel buffet, catering and restaurant experience. The ideal candidate will be a proactive individual with strong leadership for the culinary team and be creative and passionate about providing a memorable food experience for our guests.  Creativity, the ability to develop menus and the skills to deliver superlative cuisine are required.  A leader with great organizational and management skills and an eye for the details will set the right candidate up for success.  

Preferred Experience:

  • 3-5 years of experience and culinary school education.

Reports to: Food and Beverage Director, Pub Manager, Pub Supervisor


  • Assist in preparing weekly, monthly and seasonal menus that are innovative and meet the diverse culinary expectations of our guests.
  • Ensures that all dishes are prepared according to standard recipes and that plate presentation is consistent.
  • Inspire associates on The National’s varied food programs and assist in developing recipes for all cuisine
  • Assist Executive Chef with departmental Human Resources functions
  • Participate in the property’s monthly “Chef’s Table” which showcases the property to VIPs, clients, and members of the local community.
  • Inspect quality of food product and oversee all aspects of daily operations of the food production area
  • Maintain food costs to reflect yearly budget
  • Update associates on daily forecast so they are prepared to serve quests
  • Know and enforce all local health department sanitation laws

Additional Information: 

  • The National has a competitive benefit package.  We offer a comprehensive medical, dental, vision, 401k, STD/LTD, and life insurance plans.  All associates enjoy sick, holiday, personal and vacation time off.
  • This position will be based at The National, Leesburg, Virginia.
  • The National is an equal opportunity employer supporting diversity in all of our business practices.

National Conference Center provides equal opportunity (EEO) to all applicants and employees, regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable local, state, and federal laws and regulations.  The company grants reasonable accommodations to applicants with known disabilities, unless doing so would pose an undue hardship for the company.  If you need an accommodation to complete the application process, please contact Human Resources at 703-724-6391.  


For more information and to continue the application process please visit and complete the application at:  Recruitment (adp.com)


As part of our pre-employment process, candidates who are extended an offer of employment will be required to successfully pass a drug test and background check.