Kitchen - Sous Chef

posted June 17, 2024

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The Sous Chef is responsible for all aspects of the kitchen such as menu plans, operations, recipes, financial responsibility, portion and inventory control, food quality, and employee supervision.

Supervisory Responsibilities

  • Oversees and supervises kitchen staff.
  • Duties/Responsibilities

    • Contributes to the departmental and property monthly goals for guest satisfaction scores by doing the job right the first time and giving exemplary service that goes above and beyond guest expectations. This is Job One for all team members. 
    • Directs food preparation.
    • Helps in the design of food and drink menu. 
    • Produces high-quality plates, including both design and taste. 
    • Oversees and supervises kitchen staff. 
    • Assists with menu planning, inventory, and management of supplies.
    • Ensures that food is top quality and that kitchen is in good condition.
    • Keeps stations clean and complies with food safety standards.
    • Offers suggestions and creative ideas that can improve upon the kitchen’s performance.
    • Prepares food properly.
    • Schedules staff shifts.
    • Trains new employees.
    • Orders food supplies.
    • Monitors and maintains kitchen equipment.
    • Solves problems that arise and seizes control of issues in the kitchen.
    • Identifies leads for sales by surfacing information on guests’ companies and reasons to visit and communicate them to Sales using the specified method. 
    • Makes safety and security a top priority. Is completely trained in competent in all emergency procedures and be ready to take charge in an emergency. Is constantly aware of potential security threats and models If You See Something, Say Something by notifying the Manager on Duty or any other Manager. Stays knowledgeable of fire panel functions and location of gas and water shut offs.
    • Always alert to hazards anywhere observed in the hotel and takes personal responsibility to ensure they are corrected. 
    • Identifies leads for sales by surfacing information on guests’ companies and reasons to visit and communicate them to Sales using the specified method. 
    • Maintains regular attendance in compliance with the hotel’s standards, as required by scheduling which will vary according to the needs of the hotel.
    • Wears appropriate brand required uniform and name tag during all scheduled shifts. Ensures that rest of Kitchen Team does as well. 
    • Performs all other duties assigned from time to time.

    Education and Experience

    • Relevant experience or training, which may be demonstrated via degree or certificate, completion of apprenticeship, or other experience necessary to become trained as a highly skilled professional cook.
    • At least two years of culinary managerial experience required.
    • Business experience preferred.
    • Knowledge of various cooking methods, ingredients, and procedures
    • Management skills
    • Familiarity with industry’s best practices
    • Leadership
    • Creativity
    • Hand-eye coordination
    • Time-management skills
    • Decision making
    • Handles pressure
    • Deals with uncertainty

    Physical Requirements

    • Prolonged periods standing and preparing and cooking food.
    • Must be able to lift up to 25 pounds at times.
    • Must be able to work in a kitchen environment that may involve exposure to extreme heat or cold.
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    Hilton Garden Inn Haymarket

    117 Room Hotel

    A central stay in Haymarket, VA

    Just a minute down the road from the Haymarket Museum, our hotel is six miles from Manassas National Battlefield Park. With quick access to Interstate 66, Dulles International Airport is a thirty minute drive. Washington, D.C. is forty miles away. The Blue Ridge Parkway North Entrance is two hours away. Enjoy a bite to eat at our Red House Tavern.