Sous Chef | Four Season

Job Description

About Four Seasons:

Four Seasons is powered by our people. We are a collective of individuals who crave to become better, to push ourselves to new heights and to treat each other as we wish to be treated in return. Our team members around the world create amazing experiences for our guests, residents, and partners through a commitment to luxury with genuine heart. We know that the best way to enable our people to deliver these exceptional guest experiences is through a world-class employee experience and company culture.         

At Four Seasons, we believe in recognizing a familiar face, welcoming a new one and treating everyone we meet the way we would want to be treated ourselves. Whether you work with us, stay with us, live with us or discover with us, we believe our purpose is to create impressions that will stay with you for a lifetime. It comes from our belief that life is richer when we truly connect to the people and the world around us.

About the location:

A contemporary business hub with the highest standards of innovative hospitality. At the heart of Silicon Valley, experience a first-hand connection to the region’s tech legacy, sports and music venues and discover local adventures blended with artful sophistication. Four Seasons Hotel Silicon Valley brings an inventive approach to creative events, seasonal pop-up experiences, lifestyle facilities and culinary craftsmanship that culminate in the ultimate urban getaway.

Four Seasons Hotel Silicon Valley is proud to provide our guest the highest standards of luxury and personalized service. At Four Seasons we believe in recognizing a familiar face, welcoming a new one and treating every one we meet the way we would want to be treated ourselves. Whether you work with us, stay with us, live with us, discover with us, we believe our purpose is to create impressions that will stay with you for a lifetime. It comes from our belief that life is richer when we truly connect to the people and the world around us.

The Opportunity:

Four Seasons Hotel Silicon Valley is currently looking for a Sous Chef.

Essential function of the job:

Responsibilities and essential job functions include but are not limited to the following: 

  • Select, train, evaluate, lead, motivate, coach, and discipline all employees in the Kitchen’s food production area to ensure that established cultural and core standards are met.
  • Assist in the planning and development of recipes, and ensure the correct preparation and presentation of a consistent level for all food items prepared through production and demonstration.  
  • Control labor and operating expenses through effective scheduling, budgeting, purchasing decisions, and inventory control.
  • Ensure that sanitation standards as set forth by Four Seasons, local, state, and federal regulations are in compliance as well as the cleanliness and organization of the kitchen.  
  • Maintain control systems which will assure quality and portion consistency, monitor food shipments to ensure they meet established purchasing specifications as well and foster an awareness of the importance of food preparation and quality.  
  • Communicate with employees and managers to ensure operational needs are met as well as attend regular operational meetings to ensure effective coordination and cooperation between departments.  
  • Comply with Four Seasons’ Category One and Category Two Work Rules and Standards of Conduct as set forth in EmPact.
  • Work harmoniously and professionally with co-workers and supervisors.

Qualifications and Skills:

  • College degree preferably specializing in hotel/restaurant management or culinary arts, or equivalent experience is required.
  • Three to five years previous experience in multiple culinary/food & beverage supervisory positions.
  • Requires a working knowledge of division operations as well as Four Seasons cultural and core standards, policies, and standard operating procedures. 
  • Requires ability to operate computer equipment and other food & beverage computer systems.
  • Requires the ability to operate and utilize culinary production equipment and tools.
  • Requires reading, writing and oral proficiency in the English language.
  • Must be flexible with schedule – Able to work weekdays, weekends, holidays, and evenings
  • Must provide work authorization document – proof of eligibility to work in the United States of America

What to Expect: 

  • Competitive Salary & Wage
  • Salary Range: $82K to $87K  
  • Be part of a cohesive team with opportunities to build a successful career with global potential 
  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance 
  • Holiday, vacation, and sick pay 
  • 401k participation with a company matching program 
  • Complimentary stays at Four Seasons worldwide (subject to availability) 
  • Free employee meals prepared by the culinary team 
  • Complimentary dry cleaning of employee uniforms 
  • Free employee parking 

Four Seasons is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. To access the ‘EEOC is The Law’ Information poster please visit this website – https://eeoc.gov/sites/default/files/migrated_files/employers/poster_screen_reader_optimized.pdf

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