Sous Chef
IHG Houston Medical Center
Houston, TX Posted 4/5/2021 Full Time Customer Service, General, Hospitality / Hotel, Restaurant / Foodservice

Assist in managing a single food and beverage outlet or a shift or section of food and beverage operations. Supervise kitchen employees and entry-level Culinary Staff in preparation and cooking of various food items and their garnishment and presentation. Responsible for menu planning and development and cost control.

 

  • Assist in developing new menu concepts. Develop, test, and cost out new menu items.
  • Maintain updated and accurate recipes and costing of all dishes prepared and sold in the assigned area of responsibility.
  • Oversee methods of preparation, portion sizes, and timeliness of food preparation; control food usage to minimize waste. 
  • Supervise activities of assigned staff, communicate goals, and assign/schedule work. Communicate and enforce policies and procedures.
  • Recommend and initiate disciplinary or other staffing/human resource-related actions in accordance with company rules and policies. Alert management of potentially serious issues. Assist with employee selection, training and development, and performance coaching.
  • Promote teamwork and quality service through daily communication and coordination with other departments. Key departmental contacts include Sales and Marketing, Catering, Banquets, Maintenance, and Guest Services. Assist sales, catering, and banquet staff with banquets, parties and other special events. 
  • Interact with outside contacts: o Guests – to ensure their total satisfaction o Vendors – to order supplies and equipment and ensure best prices and quality of Health Department and other regulatory agencies – regarding safety matters and kitchen inspections RESPONSIBLE BUSINESS
  • Inspect the cleanliness of the line floor and all kitchen stations. Maintain and strictly abide by proper storage procedures and state sanitation and health regulations. Notify the Maintenance Department of any needed repairs.
  • Review the following day’s menus and complete requisitions for food and supplies needed from various storerooms; maintain inventory control procedures.
  • Maintain and enforce procedures to (1) ensure the security and proper storage of food and beverage products, kitchen inventory and equipment, (2) replenish supplies, inventory, uniforms, etc. in a timely and efficient manner, and (3) to minimize waste and control costs.
  • Assist in determining the minimum and maximum stocks of all food, material and equipment.
  • Assist in cooking and food preparation as required.
  • May serve as Manager on Duty or perform other duties as assigned.

 

Benefits:

Competitive financial and benefits package which may include healthcare support, dental, vision, disability and life insurance support, and a matching 401k plan. Hotel discounts worldwide are available as well as access to a wide variety of discount programs and the chance to work with a great team of people.

JOB REQUIREMENTS:
  • Completion of a high school diploma or equivalent, plus two years of experience as a chef, or equivalent combination of education and culinary/kitchen operations experience. Degree or certificate in culinary arts preferred.
  • This job requires ability to perform the following:
  • Carrying or lifting items weighing up to 50 pounds
  • Moving about the kitchen
  • Handling food, objects, products and utensils · Bending, stooping, kneeling

 

Other:

  • Communication skills are utilized a significant amount of time when interacting with others; demonstrated ability to interact with employees and guests that reflects highly on the hotel, the brand and the Company.
  • Mathematical skills, including basic math, budgeting, profit/loss concepts, percentages, and variances are utilized frequently.
  • Reading and writing abilities are utilized often when giving and receiving instructions and preparing recipes
  • Problem solving, reasoning, motivating, organizational and training abilities are used often.
  • Alcohol awareness certification and/or food service permit or valid health/food handler card as required by local or state government agencies.
  • May be required to work nights, weekends, and/or holidays.
LOCATION:
6750 Main Street
Houston, TX 77030
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