Executive Sous Chef

  • Full Time
  • Bahrain

Marriott International

Executive Sous Chef Job Summary

Exhibits culinary talents by personally performing tasks while assisting in leading the staff and managing all food related functions. Works to continually improve guest and employee satisfaction while maximizing the financial performance in all areas of responsibility. Assists in supervising all kitchen areas to ensure a consistent, high quality product is produced. Responsible for guiding and developing staff including direct reports. Must ensure sanitation and food standards are achieved. Areas of responsibility comprise overseeing all food preparation areas (e.g., banquets, room service, restaurants, bar/lounge and employee cafeteria) and all support areas (e.g., dish room and purchasing) as applicable.

Education And Experience

High school diploma OR 2-year degree from an accredited university in Culinary Arts, Hotel and Restaurant Management, or related major; 6 years’ experience in the culinary, food and beverage, or related professional area.

CORE WORK ACTIVITIES

  • Assisting in Leading Kitchen Operations for Property

Provides direction for all day-to-day operations.
Understands employee positions well enough to perform duties in employees’ absence or determine appropriate replacement to fill gaps.
Provides guidance and direction to subordinates, including setting performance standards and monitoring performance.
Utilizes interpersonal and communication skills to lead, influence, and encourage others; advocates sound financial/business decision making; demonstrates honesty/integrity; leads by example.
Ensures property policies are administered fairly and consistently.
Reviews staffing levels to ensure that guest service, operational needs and financial objectives are met.
Establishes and maintains open, collaborative relationships with employees and ensures employees do the same within the team.
Solicits employee feedback, utilizes an “open door” policy and reviews employee satisfaction results to identify and address employee problems or concerns.
Supervises and coordinates activities of cooks and workers engaged in food preparation.
Demonstrate new cooking techniques and equipment to staff.

  • Setting and Maintaining Goals for Culinary Function and Activities

Develops and implements guidelines and control procedures for purchasing and receiving areas.
Establishes goals including performance goals, budget goals, team goals, etc.
Communicates the importance of safety procedures, detailing procedure codes, ensuring employee understanding of safety codes, monitoring processes and procedures related to safety.
Manages department controllable expenses including food cost, supplies, uniforms and equipment.
Participates in the budgeting process for areas of responsibility.

  • Ensuring Culinary Standards And Responsibilities Are Met

Provides direction for menu development.
Monitors the quality of raw and cooked food products to ensure that standards are met.
Determines how food should be presented and create decorative food displays.
Recognizes superior quality products, presentations and flavor.
Ensures compliance with food handling and sanitation standards.
Follows proper handling and right temperature of all food products.
Ensures employees maintain required food handling and sanitation certifications.
Maintains purchasing, receiving and food storage standards.
Prepares and cooks foods of all types, either on a regular basis or for special guests or functions.

  • Ensuring Exceptional Customer Service

Provides and supports service behaviors that are above and beyond for customer satisfaction and retention.
Improves service by communicating and assisting individuals to understand guest needs, providing guidance, feedback, and individual coaching when needed.
Manages day-to-day operations, ensuring the quality, standards and meeting the expectations of the customers on a daily basis.
Displays leadership in guest hospitality, exemplifies excellent customer service and creates a positive atmosphere for guest relations.
Interacts with guests to obtain feedback on product quality and service levels.
Responds to and handles guest problems and complaints.
Empowers employees to provide excellent customer service. Ensures employees receive on-going training to understand guest expectations.
Reviews comment cards, guest satisfaction results and other data to identify areas of improvement.

  • Managing and Conducting Human Resource Activities

Identifies the developmental needs of others and coaching, mentoring, or otherwise helping others to improve their knowledge or skills.
Trains kitchen associates on the fundamentals of good cooking and excellent plate presentations.
Administers the performance appraisal process for direct report managers.
Observes service behaviors of employees and provides feedback to individuals and or managers.
Manages employee progressive discipline procedures for areas of responsibility.
Ensures disciplinary procedures and documentation are completed according to Standard and Local Operating Procedures (SOPs and LSOPs) and supports the Peer Review Process.

Additional Responsibilities

Provides information to executive teams, managers and supervisors, co-workers, and subordinates by telephone, in written form, e-mail, or in person.
Analyzes information and evaluating results to choose the best solution and solve problems.

Marriott International is an equal opportunity employer. We believe in hiring a diverse workforce and sustaining an inclusive, people-first culture. We are committed to non-discrimination on any protected basis, such as disability and veteran status, or any other basis covered under applicable law.

When you join the Sheraton family, you become a member of its global community. We’ve been a place to gather and connect since 1937. At Sheraton, associates create a sense of belonging in more than 400 communities around the world. We invite, we welcome, and we connect guests through engaging experiences and thoughtful service. If you’re a team player who is excited to deliver a meaningful guest experience, we encourage you to explore your next career opportunity with Sheraton. Join us on our mission to be ‘The World’s Gathering Place’. In joining Sheraton Hotels & Resorts, you join a portfolio of brands with Marriott International. Be where you can do your best work, begin your purpose, belong to an amazing global team, and become the best version of you.

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