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Sous Chef

Accor Hotels

Geelong, Surf Coast, Bellarine Peninsula, Victoria, Australia

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Job Posted: 13/07/2017

Job Category:

Food, Hospitality, Travel & Tourism / Chef

Job description:
You will be responsible for:

  • Meet and where possible exceed customer and guest expectations, enabling the Food & Beverage operation of the hotel to be recognised as purveying consistent, quality and value for money cuisine.
  • Ensure food standards, preparation, presentation and cooking techniques meet Brand Standard guidelines and are maintained at that level. Work with the kitchen brigade and take corrective action where appropriate if standards are not met.
  • Ensure the highest possible standard of hygiene is practiced and maintained by the entire Kitchen brigade to meet Health & Safety regulations and HACCP food preparation guidelines.
  • Work closely with the Restaurant and Bar Manager / Supervisors and the Conference Sales Manager / Conference Coordinators to meet food and beverage operational objectives.
  • Co-ordination of the stewarding team to meet the kitchen’s requirements.
  • Ensures the kitchen has a presence in operational meetings and committees
  • Maintain food costs at budgeted levels by careful preparation, service and storage of food product.
  • Coordinate daily food requirements with purchasing with consideration for delivery times, shelf life and storage capabilities.
  • Assist in the development of the Annual Business Plan and Financial Budget, use this as a guide to controlling expenditure during the financial year.
  • Be pro-active in controlling costs being fully aware of forecasted business and targeted profitability whilst maintaining standards.
  • Facilitate the smooth running of the department through adequate supply of materials and equipment.
To apply you must have:

  • Previous experience as a Sous Chef or senior position in a hotel or resort kitchen.
  • Thorough understanding of food safety requirements.
  • Strong leadership skills.