Sous Chef

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POST DATE 9/14/2016
END DATE 10/14/2016

Royal Sonesta Harbor Court Baltimore Baltimore, MD

Baltimore, MD
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Full Time
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Mid-Career (2 - 15 years)
High School Diploma or GED


The Royal Sonesta Harbor Court Baltimore is proud to announce an opening for a Sous Chef . Our hotel offers elegance in a beautiful location on Baltimore's famed Inner Harbor. Overlooking the picturesque waterfront, our Inner Harbor hotel is within walking distance of the business district and many popular Baltimore attractions in "Charm City." We timeless elegance and refinement guests expect of a world class hotel. Offering 200+ beautifully appointed guest rooms and suites, the ultimate in luxury, comfort and amenities and continue to make this one of the most revered and authentic Inner Harbor hotels in Baltimore. Guest rooms offer spectacular views of the scenic waterfront, Inner Harbor attractions and striking downtown skyline. We are an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identify, or any other characteristics required by law. JOB OVERVIEW: Supervise day-to-day activities of the Chefs de Partie and other culinary personnel to achieve compliance in food preparations, presentation, and quality. Assist with employee training and scheduling. Adhere to federal, state and local regulations concerning health, safety, or other compliance requirements, as well as brand standards and local policies and procedures. Serve as Executive Sous Chef and/or Executive Chef in his/her absence. DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Supervise of day-to-day operations and assignments of the culinary staff, communicate goals, and assign/schedule work. Assist with the communication and enforcement of formal policies and procedures. Recommend and initiate salary, disciplinary, or other staffing/human resources - related actions in accordance with company rules and policies. Alert management of potentially serious issues. Oversee methods of preparation, portion sizes, and timeliness of food preparation; control food usage to minimize waste. Review the following days menus and complete requisitions for food and supplies needed from various storerooms; maintain inventory control procedures. Assist with the regular inventory of food and kitchen supplies; order items as necessary to maintain adequate inventory levels. Assist the Executive Chef(s) in determining the minimum and maximum stocks of all food, material and equipment. Assist the Executive Chef(s) in creating and testing new recipes and maintaining updated and accurate documentation and costing of all dishes prepared and sold in the food and beverage facilities. Assist in developing new menus and concepts to keep up with business and industry trends. Maintain procedures to (1) ensure the security and proper storage of food and beverage products, kitchen inventory and equipment, (2) replenish supplies, inventory, uniforms, etc. in a timely and efficient manner, and (3) to minimize waste and control costs. Ensure that all kitchen equipment, including but not limited to sinks, stoves, grills, hoods, coolers, freezers, etc., are in proper operational condition and are cleaned on a regular basis. Ensure that all kitchen areas and related storerooms are cleaned, mopped, and properly stocked according to anticipated business volume and in accordance with sanitation and health department requirements. Notify Engineering immediately of any maintenance and repair needs. Promote teamwork and quality service through daily communication and coordination with other departments. Key departmental contacts include Sales and Marketing, Catering, Banquets, Maintenance, and Guest Services. Assist sales, catering, and banquet staffs with banquets, parties and other special events. Interact with outside contacts: Guests to ensure their total satisfaction Vendors to order supplies and equipment and ensure best prices and quality Health Department and other regulatory agencies regarding safety matters and kitchen inspections May serve as Manager on Duty or perform other duties as assigned. ACCOUNTABILITY: Supervises culinary employees in a large full-service, luxury, or resort hotel with multiple major food and beverage outlets, and banquet facilities catering to more than 500 people. Qualifications and Requirements: Completion of a high school diploma or equivalent, and three years of experience as a chef, or equivalent combination of education and culinary/kitchen operations experience. Degree or certificate in culinary arts preferred. This job requires ability to perform the following: Carrying or lifting items weighing up to 50 pounds Moving about the kitchen Handling food, objects, products and utensils Bending, stooping, kneeling Other: Communication skills are utilized a significant amount of time when interacting with others; demonstrated ability to interact with guests, employees and third parties that reflects highly on the hotel, the brand and the Company.. Reading and writing abilities are utilized often when completing paperwork and management reports, ordering and receiving inventory, and giving and receiving instructions. Mathematical skills, including basic math, budgeting, profit/loss concepts, percentages, and variances are utilized frequently. Problem solving, reasoning, motivating, organizational and training abilities are used often. Alcohol awareness certification and/or food service permit or valid health/food handler card as required by local or state government agency. May be required to work nights, weekends, and/or holidays.