Sous Chef

Fairmont Hotels & Resorts Chicago , IL 60602

Posted 1 week ago

Sous Chef

A special occasion calls for great food! As a Sous Chef with Fairmont Chicago Millennium Park you will lead a team of culinary professionals in creating spectacular dishes that will create memorable dining experiences for our Guests. Your experience in managing various aspects of a kitchen will be reflective in positive Guest satisfaction and Colleague engagement results.

Hotel Overview:

Rising gracefully above Millennium Park and Chicago's impressive lakefront, Fairmont Chicago, Millennium Park is located conveniently near major cultural attractions, the city's business and financial district and world-renowned shopping along the Magnificent Mile. With beautifully appointed, extraordinarily spacious guestrooms and spectacular lakefront suites, Fairmont Chicago, Millennium Park offers a superior and distinctive array of amenities and services, including the acclaimed aria restaurant & bar. This Four-Diamond luxury hotel is host to some of the city's most extravagant galas and social affairs and provides excellent meeting facilities for intimate board meetings to major conventions.

Summary of Responsibilities:

Reporting to the Executive Chef, responsibilities and essential job functions include but are not limited to the following:

  • Consistently offer professional, friendly and proactive guest service while supporting fellow colleagues

  • Ensure the consistency in the preparation of all food items for a la carte and/or buffet menus according to hotel recipes and standards

  • Conduct daily shift briefings to kitchen colleagues

  • Ensure all kitchen colleagues are aware of standards & expectations

  • Liaise daily with Outlet Managers to keep open lines of communication regarding guest feedback

  • Maintain and enhance the food products through creative menu development and presentation

  • Have full knowledge of all menu items, daily features and promotions

  • Actively interact with guests at tables

  • Balance operational, administrative and Colleague needs

  • Ensure proper staffing and scheduling in accordance to productivity guidelines

  • Ensure the cleanliness and maintenance of all work areas, utensils, and equipment

  • Follow kitchen policies, procedures and service standards

  • Follow all safety and sanitation policies when handling food and beverage

  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications:

  • Previous leadership experience in the culinary field required

  • Journeyman's papers or international equivalent required

  • DiplomaCertification in a Culinary discipline an asset

  • Computer literate in Microsoft Window applications an asset

  • Strong interpersonal and problem solving abilities

  • Highly responsible & reliable

  • Ability to work well under pressure in a fast paced environment

  • Ability to work cohesively with fellow colleagues as part of a team

  • Ability to focus attention on guest needs, remaining calm and courteous at all times

Physical Aspects of Position (include but are not limited to):

  • Constant standing and walking throughout shift

  • Frequent lifting and carrying up to 30 lbs

  • Occasional kneeling, pushing, pulling, lifting

  • Occasional ascending or descending ladders, stairs and ramps

  • Constant standing and walking throughout shift

Visa Requirements:
Only candidates with valid US employment authorization will be considered for this position.

APPLY TODAY: Whether you're launching your career or seeking meaningful employment, we invite you to visit http://www.fairmontcareers.com/ to learn more about Fairmont Hotels & Resortsand the extraordinary opportunities that exist!

ABOUT FAIRMONT HOTELS & RESORTS

At Fairmont Hotels & Resorts we offer our guests the finest hospitality experience in each of our destinations. And we know that, to offer our guests the best, we first need to offer our employees the best. That's why you'll find exceptional work opportunitiesthroughout North America and the Caribbean, Europe and Africa, the Middle East and Asia Pacificas well as industry-leading training, career development, recognition and rewards. Fairmont Hotels & Resorts is a celebrated collection of hotels that includes landmark locations like London's The Savoy, New York's The Plaza, and Shanghai's Fairmont Peace Hotel. Our teams are guided by values of Respect, Integrity, Teamwork and Empowerment; we employ the highest ethical and quality standards, treating all colleagues with fairness and dignity. A community and environmental leader, Fairmont is also regarded for its responsible tourism practices and award-winning Green Partnership program. An exciting future awaits!


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