Ella Mae’s Diner – Sous Chef

Department: Culinary

Reports to: Executive Chef

Status: Exempt

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Job Summary:

The Ella Mae’s Diner Sous Chef will be responsible for preparing the kitchen for a multitude of tasks to include the day to day preparation of the meals within Ella Mae’s Diner outlet, to include In Room Dining (IRD), and to continually uphold the standards in accordance to the Luminary Hotel, Mainsail, and Marriott brand standards.

**Please note, Mainsail is a drug-free workplace. Pre-employment screening, to include a background test and drug screen, is required for all candidates offered a position.

Essential Functions

  • Day to day managing of the Ella Mae’s Diner and IRD kitchen staff.
  • Scheduling of Ella Mae’s Diner and IRD kitchen staff.
  • Basic vegetable prep to include peeling, slicing, dicing, and portioning.
  • Basic and advanced sauce prep to include stocks, salad dressings, vinaigrettes, and emulsifications.
  • Butchering – processing whole poultry, fish, and primal cuts of larger animals.
  • General cleaning and supervision to include equipment, floors, walls, coolers, and freezers.
  • Dishwashing – all Ella Mae’s Diner and IRD kitchen team members wash dishes.
  • Line cooking – working alongside and with the cooks under your supervision.
  • Plating dishes – presenting food for guests to the Executive Chef’s specifications for the outlet.
  • Expediting – assisting chefs in directing the flow of service from the kitchen to the dining room.
  • Demonstration and Station cooking – assisting Ella Mae’s Diner chefs and guest chefs with presentations, reception station, action stations, and The Workshop Culinary Lab.
  • Assist with banquet plate ups, presenting food for guests to the Executive Chef’s specifications as needed.
  • Ability to do daily food/supply orders and set prep for the team.
  • Ability to understand and communicate kitchen orders.
  • Ability to work efficiently and effectively while giving direction to the entire team.
  • Ability to perform all functions in the kitchen and assist where needed.
  • Ability to work under pressure.
  • Ability to work long hours standing over hot equipment and surfaces.
  • Ability to work as a team in a stressful, fast-paced environment.
  • Knowledge of different cooking recipes and all kitchen equipment.
  • Able to make outstanding quality food.
  • Follow SafeStaff sanitary compliance throughout every area working in the kitchen.
  • Follow all safety procedures to include knife safety.
  • Restock clean dishes, flatware, and all cooking equipment to the appropriate storage areas.
  • Maintain the kitchen work area in an orderly and clean condition.
  • Follow proper hand washing and sanitary procedures.
  • Stock supplies for the kitchen in specified locations and maintain area in order.
  • Supervise, sort and remove trash and clean the garbage cans daily.
  • Maintain trash area and place in proper area for pickup.
  • Assist with loading and unloading of food deliveries and supplies as needed.
  • Maintain a professional presentable uniform and personal grooming as dictated by Luminary Hotel guidelines.
  • Able to effectively communicate with the team daily.
  • Maintain a sense of ownership for the hotel/restaurant.
  • Other duties as assigned by Executive Chef or Director of Food & Beverage.

Hotel Performance

  • Ensure successful performance providing guests with an exceptional dining experience.

Qualification Standards

Education & Experience

  • High school diploma or equivalent or higher
  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience in high volume Diner or Fast Casual restaurant and/or Luxury Hotel
  • Minimum of 2 years’ leadership experience
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written

 Physical Demands

  • Ability to sit or stand for extended periods of time
  • Ability to communicate clearly
  • Corrected vision to normal range
  • Ability to use knives and kitchen machinery safely and effectively
  • Ability to lift 20 lbs. or more when needed
  • Ability to work long hours as needed

Mental Demands

  • Make sound judgments quickly
  • Ability to work with others in a high demand kitchen
  • Work on multiple tasks, making appropriate progress towards deadlines
  • Able to work independently, take direction, and provide direction to others
  • Manage differing personalities within the kitchen, the hotel, and the community
  • Maintain the highest degree of confidentiality
  • Ability to work effectively in stressful, high pressure situations
  • Ability to effectively handle challenges in the workplace, including anticipating, preventing, identifying, and solving problems as necessary

 

 

 

Career Information

Date Posted:
July 10, 2020

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