Sous Chef

Reports to: Executive Chef

Status: Exempt

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Job Summary:

The 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 all of the F&B outlets and to continually uphold the standards in accordance to the Tribute standards under the franchise of Mainsail Lodging & Development.

**Please note, Mainsail Lodging & Development 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
  • 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 Karol 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 and Station cooking – assisting Karol chefs and guest chefs with presentations, reception station and action stations.
  • 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 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 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
  • 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

 

NOTICE: The hotel business functions seven days a week, 24 hours a day. All associates must realize this fact and be aware that at all times it may be necessary to move associates form their accustomed shift as business demands. In addition, this is a hospitality business and a hospitable service atmosphere must be projected at all times.

Career Information

Date Posted:
October 20, 2019

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