About the Role
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a talented Sous Chef to join the Main Kitchen culinary team at Al Qasr, Madinat Jumeirah Resort. The Sous Chef will assist the Executive Chef/Executive Sous Chef in setting and maintaining standards in the respective outlets and ensuring the smooth operation of the department.
The duties of the Sous Chef will include:
Assisting the Executive Chef/Executive Sous Chef in the supervision of all colleagues engaged in the kitchen.
Attending meetings with Executive Chef/Executive Sous Chef and all other Senior Chefs regarding the updates for the day. Communicating the information to line staff to ensure the operation is aware of any changes.
Establishing culinary standards for the speciality of each kitchen which may include banqueting.
Planning menus and compiling recipes for new menus/food tastings to be approved by Executive Chef and/or Executive Sous Chef.
Fully understanding HACCP and COSHH and taking appropriate action to ensure a safe and equitable working environment whilst being sensitive to, and aware of, business levels in order to maintain a disciplined but harmonious department.
Ensuring agreed quality of product is maintained and appropriate action is taken when standards are not met and CSI targets are not achieved by liaison with all key partners as necessary.
Recruiting, monitoring and training staff ensuring regular appraisals are carried out with achievable objectives.
Analysing market food trends, making appropriate menu suggestions and development within agreed timescales.
In order to be considered for this role, you will have an internationally recognised Culinary qualification and you should have a minimum of five years similar experience working in a five star hotel.
This is a very “hands on” and demanding position so it is paramount that you work well in a team but are also able to set standards and lead by example at all times. You must be comfortable working under pressure and be passionate about producing cuisine of the highest possible standards.
It is also essential that you have good command of the English language (spoken and written) and you should be proficient in Microsoft Office applications.