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Sous Chef

Company Name:
Gaylord Hotels
It's a powerful feeling, to belong. It's that moment you feel truly and completely yourself. It's working with a team you call family. At Gaylord Hotels we know that when you feel at home, you'll make our guests feel at home. And it's why so many of our STARS come for a job, but stay for a career. If this sounds like the place for you, join us.
Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center
located at
201 Waterfront Street, Oxon Hill,MD, 20745
is currently hiring a
Sous Chef.
Responsibilities include: Accountable for overall success of the daily kitchen operations. Exhibits culinary talents by personally performing tasks while leading the staff and managing all food related functions. Works to continually improve guest and employee satisfaction while maintaining the operating budget. Supervises all kitchen areas to ensure a consistent, high quality product is produced. Responsible for guiding and developing staff including direct reports. Must ensure sanitation and food standards are achieved.
CANDIDATE PROFILE
Education and Experience
High school diploma or GED; 4 years experience in the culinary, food and beverage, or related professional area.
OR
2-year degree from an accredited university in Culinary Arts, Hotel and Restaurant Management, or related major; 2 years experience in the culinary, food and beverage, or related professional area.
CORE WORK ACTIVITIES
Ensuring Culinary Standards and Responsibilities are Met
Manages kitchen shift operations and ensures compliance with all Food & Beverage policies, standards and procedures.
Estimates daily production needs on a weekly basis and communicates production needs to kitchen personnel daily.
Assists Executive Chef with all kitchen operations and preparation.
Prepares and cooks foods of all types, either on a regular basis or for special guests or functions.
Develops, designs, or creates new applications, ideas, relationships, systems, or products, including artistic contributions.
Assists in determining how food should be presented and creates decorative food displays.
Maintains purchasing, receiving and food storage standards.
Ensures compliance with food handling and sanitation standards.
Performs all duties of kitchen managers and employees as necessary.
Recognizes superior quality products, presentations and flavor.
Ensures compliance with all applicable laws and regulations.
Follows proper handling and right temperature of all food products.
Operates and maintains all department equipment and reports malfunctions.
Checks the quality of raw and cooked food products to ensure that standards are met.
Leading Kitchen Operations
Supervises and coordinates activities of cooks and workers engaged in food preparation.
Leads shifts while personally preparing food items and executing requests based on required specifications.
Utilizes interpersonal and communication skills to lead, influence, and encourage others; advocates sound financial/business decision making; demonstrates honesty/integrity; leads by example.
Encourages and builds mutual trust, respect, and cooperation among team members.
Serves as a role model to demonstrate appropriate behaviors.
Maintains the productivity level of employees.
Ensures employees understand expectations and parameters.
Establishes and maintains open, collaborative relationships with employees and ensures employees do the same within the team.
Ensures property policies are administered fairly and consistently.
Communicates performance expectations in accordance with job descriptions for each position.
Additional Responsibilities
Provides information to supervisors, co-workers, and subordinates by telephone, in written form, e-mail, or in person.
Analyzes information and evaluating results to choose the best solution and solve problems.
Attends and participates in all pertinent meetings.
To submit your application for this job, please go to: https://marriott.taleo.net/careersection/2/jobsearch.ftl?lang=en
To search all jobs or learn more about careers with Gaylord Hotels: www.marriott.com/careers
Gaylord Hotels is consistently recognized as an employer of choice around the globe by FORTUNE and Working Mother magazines, DiversityInc, Great Places to Work Institute, and the CRF institute among others. Visit our newsroom to learn more: news.marriott.com.

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