Sous Chef

Department: Culinary

Reports to: Executive Chef

Status: Exempt

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Job Summary:

Do you love cooking…like really love it? Is your Netflix account filled with cooking shows? Do you find yourself researching techniques new and old or always looking at how you could improve a dish?

Well then you need to check out Tampa’s favorite food and wine hotel where we focus on providing our guests with experiences focused on food, wine, art and culture.

We consider ourselves the guide and our guests are our heroes!  We celebrate and support them all while sharing our unique story. Therefore, we’re constantly improving our story and property, providing the ultimate experience for our guests. And, of course, it’s our people who bring that experience to life.

YOUR ROLE

As a Sous Chef, we count on you to execute the Executive Chef’s vision all while bringing your energy and enthusiasm to work each and every day. We are a team but understand that there is a hierarchy in the kitchen. We are humble and strive to put out the best dish each and every time. You’ll help lead a brand new kitchen (thank you COVID!) and a renewed focus and menu for our Kitchen and Bar concept.

You mix equal parts enthusiasm, attention to detail, and knowledge of our extensive food and beverage options. Educate and inform, train and engage. Season with a great attitude that makes work fun. We strive for loyalty beyond reason!

WE’LL PROVIDE THE MANUSCRIPT, HERE’S WHAT YOU BRING TO THE TABLE

  • You know the business. You have one plus years of recent Sous Chef experience.
  • You are a team player. You’re not afraid to roll up your sleeves and jump in to help your team.
  • You show passion & commitment. You thrive in a fast paced environment and are in it to win it.

SHOW OFF

You’ll be working for one of the top hotels in Tampa – and having tons of fun doing it. What else is in it for you? A lot! Competitive pay, Marriott Hotel discounts, incentive contests, insurance options, flexible scheduling. Join our Team – and get ready to be a part of the next Epicurean chapter.

 

**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

  • Assist with the day to day managing of the kitchen staff
  • Execute on Chef’s vision and menu
  • Continually train the cooks on new products and recipes
  • Continually develop yourself with regards of skills and knowledge
  • Work with Chef to develop new process improvements
  • Follow SafeServe practices to ensure safe and responsible serving of food
  • Maintain the kitchen work area in an orderly and clean condition
  • Assist the Executive Chef with scheduling of kitchen staff
  • Maintain a sense of ownership for the hotel/restaurant

Hotel Performance

  • Ensure successful performance assisting guests with an exceptional experience to ensure high performing scores on the GSS according to Marriott

Qualification Standards

Education & Experience

  • High school diploma or equivalent or higher
  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience in restaurant
  • 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.
  • 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

Essential Functions

  • Assist with the day to day managing of the kitchen staff
  • Assist the Executive Chef with scheduling of kitchen staff
  • Basic vegetable prep to include peeling, slicing, dicing, and portioning
  • Basic and advanced sauce prep to include stocks, salad dressings, vinaigrettes, emulsifications
  • Butchering – processing whole poultry, fish, and primal cuts of larger animals
  • General cleaning to include equipment, floors, walls, coolers, and freezers
  • Dishwashing – all Epicurean kitchen team members wash dishes
  • Line cooking – working with other cooks under the supervision of the chef
  • Plating dishes – presenting food for guests to the chef’s specifications
  • Expediting – assisting chefs in directing the flow of service from the kitchen to the dining room
  • Demonstration cooking – assisting Epicurean chefs and guest chefs with presentations
  • Assist with banquet plate ups, presenting food for guests to the chef’s specifications
    • Ability to understand and communicate kitchen orders
    • Ability to work efficiently and effectively
    • 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 stoves and grills
  • Ability to work as a team in a stressful, fast-paced environment

 

  • Knowledge of different cooking recipes and all kitchen equipment
  • Able to make great 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 procedures
  • Stock supplies for the kitchen in specified locations and maintain area in order
  • Sort and remove trash and clean the garbage cans / whales daily
  • Maintain trash area and place in proper area for pickup
  • Assist with loading and unloading of food deliveries and supplies
  • Maintain a professional presentable uniform and personal grooming
  • Able to effectively communicate with the team on a daily basis
  • Maintain a sense of ownership for the hotel / restaurant

 

Hotel Performance

  • Ensure successful performance assisting guests with an exceptional experience to ensure high performing scores on the GSS according to Marriott

 

Qualification Standards

Education & Experience

  • High school diploma or equivalent or higher
  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience in restaurant
  • 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.
  • 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:
November 11, 2020

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