Sous Chef - #9820792


Date: 2 weeks ago
City: Washington, DC
Contract type: Full time

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The Sous Chef is responsible for and supervises the preparation and standards of all foods in his specific affectation.  The Sous Chef provides guidance to all his/her staff, ensuring all foods are prepared as per the standards specified by Fairmont Washington D.C., Georgetown.  The Sous Chef realizes the importance of food and labor costs, is a good organizer, and always strives to obtain the maximum efficiency as well as shares their knowledge and abilities with others. 


  • Complies the forecast, proceeds in assisting and supervising in the preparation of food items for the luncheon and dinner hour.
  • Checks portion sizes, methods of preparation and garnishing of foods.
  • Constantly monitor food storage areas and refrigerators to ensure that food spoilage is kept to a minimum.  All incidents of food wastage are to be reported immediately.
  • Work closely with all kitchen colleagues in all kitchens to ensure that insufficient or excessive food production is managed to reduce costs.
  • Maintain on going training and development of colleagues that is requested by or initiated by the Executive Chef and/or Executive Sous Chef.
  • Manage colleague performance through training and coaching, all incidents should be reported to the Executive Chef or Executive Sous Chef.
  • Seek all opportunities to increase revenues through decreasing kitchen expenses and practicing standards for productivity without compromising Guest satisfaction.
  • Support a safe working environment by ensuring that all colleagues are working safely and equipment deficiencies are reported immediately.
  • Promote the health and safety program through example as well as enforcing the standards set by the Executive Chef and the Hotel.
  • Support and promote the environmental programs of the hotel by enforcing the standards set by the green committee as well as setting the example through personal actions.
  • Promote cooperation and teamwork amongst all departments of the kitchen as well as departments within the hotel.
  • Lead and inspire colleagues to reach their full potential through thorough training, follow up and setting the standards of excellence by practicing the same at all times.
  • Assist in goal development and follow up of departmental initiatives, budget reviews, and maintenance needs while keeping the Executive Chef informed of progress/challenges.
  • Enforces objectives, policies, standards and procedures set forth by the Executive Chef and Hotel Management.

  • 3 years formal culinary school or equivalent experience.
  • Minimum of 3 years in a leadership role of Sous chef in various stations throughout the kitchen.
  • Extensive knowledge of all culinary departments and previous experience in all areas including pastries.
  • The successful candidate must exhibit a passion for food, desire to achieve perfection and posses the ability to create the same sense of excitement from the colleagues.
  • Must be an effective supervisor and trainer; administrative knowledge is an asset.  
  • Must keep abreast of culinary trends and continually seek to improve on all that is done within the kitchens.
  • Current First Aid and Serve Safe training an asset.
  • Ability to work well under pressure, adapt to change and perform with a high level of energy at all times.
  • Must be a team player with a positive attitude
  • Must be able to work a flexible schedule

Note: Customization may be included for any specific local or legislative requirements, such as work permits
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