Fairmont The Norfolk Hotel – Executive Sous Chef

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Primary Location: Kenya-Nairobi-Fairmont The Norfolk
Employee Status: Regular

Executive Sous Chef
Every memorable dining experience at Fairmont Hotels and Resorts begins behind the scenes with our Culinary team’s commitment to safe, efficient operations and exceptional cuisine. As Executive Sous Chef, your expertise in recipe development elevates our menus while your leadership inspires and fosters our Culinary talent.

Hotel Overview: Fairmont The Norfolk Hotel has played a leading role in Kenya’s colorful history, and continues to be Nairobi’s finest and best-known luxury hotel. The town and later the modern city of Nairobi grew up around Fairmont The Norfolk hotel, which boasts 165 guest rooms and suites, and still has its own private tropical gardens. The hotel is still the traditional starting point for safaris and the Lord Delamere Terrace is modern Nairobi’s most famous meeting place, where drinks and light meals are served continuously from morning until midnight.

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
Manage all Kitchens in the absence of the Executive Chef
Create all food menus with the guidance of the Executive Chef
Complete daily market lists to ensure quality food ordering while maintaining budgeted costs
Meet with Storekeepers to ensure quality & par levels are maintained
Interact closely with the Catering department to assist in function menu co-ordination and meet with clients as required
Conduct daily shift briefings with all Sous Chefs
Ensure all kitchen Colleagues are aware of standards and expectations
Liaise daily with Outlet Managers and Sous Chefs to keep open lines of communication regarding guest feedback
Balance operational, administrative and Colleague needs
Ensure proper staffing and scheduling in accordance to productivity guidelines
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
Proven track record of cost control including food, equipments, labour and wastage to meet the goals and the hotel’s financial goals
Computer literate in Microsoft Window applications required
Strong interpersonal and problem solving abilities
Highly responsible & reliable
Ability to work well under pressure in a fast paced environment
Ability to work cohesively as part of a team
Ability to focus attention on guest needs, remaining calm and courteous at all times

Visa Requirements: Must be Eligible to work in Kenya.

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 & Resorts—and 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 opportunities—throughout North America and the Caribbean, Europe and Africa, the Middle East and Asia Pacific—as 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!

Job Level: Management / Supervisory
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time
Closing Date: 01.Aug.2017, 6:59:00 AM
Job Number: NRF00712

 

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