Executive Sous Chef | Hilton Hotels & Resorts

Job Description

An Executive Sous Chef is responsible for contributing to menu creation and managing and training the kitchen brigade to deliver an excellent Guest and Member experience while managing food cost controls. Assists in food preparation, production and control for all food outlets and banquet facilities to meet company’s high standards of quality. Supervises, schedules and participates in activities of chefs, cooks and other personnel involved in preparing, cooking and presentation of food in accordance with productivity standards, cost controls and forecasted needs. Ensures compliance with health, safety, sanitation and alcohol awareness standards. Interviews, trains, supervises, counsels, schedules and evaluates staff.

What will I be doing?

As Executive Sous Chef, you are responsible for contributing to menu creation and managing and training the kitchen brigade to deliver an excellent Guest and Member experience. An Executive Sous Chef will also be required to manage food cost controls. Specifically, you will be responsible for performing the following tasks to the highest standards:

·         Contribute to menu creation

·         Manage and train the kitchen brigade effectively to ensure a well-organized and motivated team

·         Scheduling shifts

·         Ensure consistency in quality of dishes at all times

·         Assist the Head Chef and managing customer relations when necessary, in the absence of the Chef

·         Ensure resources meet business needs through the effective management of working schedules and tasks assignment

·         Work with weekly and/or daily requisition of products from the suppliers

·         Manage food cost controls to contribute to Food and Beverage revenue

·         Support brand standards through the training and assessment of your team

·         Knowledge of activities in other departments and implications

·         Ensure compliance with food hygiene and Health and Safety standards

What are we looking for?

Since being founded in 1919, Hilton has been a leader in the hospitality industry. Today, Hilton remains a beacon of innovation, quality, and success. This continued leadership is the result of our Team Members staying true to our Vision, Mission, and Values. Specifically, we look for demonstration of these Values:

  • Hospitality – We’re passionate about delivering exceptional guest experiences.
  • Integrity – We do the right thing, all the time.
  • Leadership – We’re leaders in our industry and in our communities.
  • Teamwork – We’re team players in everything we do.
  • Ownership – We’re the owners of our actions and decisions.
  • Now – We operate with a sense of urgency and discipline.

In addition, we look for the demonstration of the following key attributes:

  • Quality
  • Productivity
  • Dependability
  • Customer Focus
  • Adaptability

To successfully fill this role, you should maintain the attitude, behaviors, skills, and values that follow:

  • Bachelor’s degree in culinary arts from an accredited university and an extensive on-the-job experience in a Junior Sous Chef role and/or a supervisory kitchen role, strongly preferred, or; 
  • Associate’s degree in culinary arts or equivalent from two-year college or technical school preferred; and/or five to seven years related experience and/or training; or 
  • High school diploma and eight to ten years on-the-job experience as a Junior Sous Chef or previous Sous Chef Experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Leadership and management skills
  • Approaches food in a creative way
  • Keen eye for detail
  • Strong supervisory skills
  • Positive attitude
  • Good communication skills
  • Committed to delivering a high level of customer service
  • Excellent planning and organizing
  • Ability to work a variety of shifts including weekends, mornings, afternoons and evenings
  • Food safety handling certification, up to date

What will it be like to work for Hilton?

Hilton is the leading global hospitality company, spanning the lodging sector from luxurious full-service hotels and resorts to extended-stay suites and mid-priced hotels. For nearly a century, Hilton has offered business and leisure travelers the finest in accommodations, service, amenities and value. Hilton is dedicated to continuing its tradition of providing exceptional guest experiences across its global brands.  Our vision “to fill the earth with the light and warmth of hospitality” unites us as a team to create remarkable hospitality experiences around the world every day.  And our amazing Team Members are at the heart of it all!