Sous Chef
Company: Magnolia Hotels
Location: Houston , TX
Category: Restaurant / Foodservice, Hospitality / Hotel, General
Job Type: Full Time
Posted: 10/4/2018


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Duties & Functions of the Sous Chef: Assisting with the Hotel’s culinary operations, applying thorough knowledge of culinary arts, portion controls, staff training, food sanitation and safety are the over-arching objectives of the Sous Chef. 


Other highlighted duties and functions of the Sous Chef position include:

  • Assist in the on-going comprehensive training of all kitchen personnel.
  • Provide input to menu development for the Lounge, Special Events and In-Room Dining.
  • Communicate to Executive Chef any issues related to suppliers and vendors regarding deliveries, product quality, invoices, etc.
  • Conduct shift walkthrough inspections of kitchen/culinary areas.
  • Assist with scheduled month end food inventories as directed
  • Enforce ServeSafe food sanitation program for the Hotel kitchen, and train staff in ServeSafe food sanitation.
  • Assume overall management of kitchen/culinary operations in absence of Executive Chef; communicate shift issues to Executive Chef.
  • Help maintain Hotel kitchen loss control and risk management programs.
  • Ensure that assigned staff is adhering to risk management procedures, including wearing personal protective equipment, MSDS location and comprehension, ergonomics, knife safety and slip and fall.
  • Responsible for securing kitchen area particularly food storage areas, and maintain key control of kitchen area during assigned shifts.




Some great benefits we offer:


  • $50 Metro bus card every month
  • Medical, Dental, Vision after 30 days
  • Birthday day off with pay
  • We pay your citizen application fee
  • We help towards your tuition
  • We award you on your anniversary with a pair of shoes through Shoes for Crews
  • We give back to school supplies every year for your children
  • Discounted rooms at all Marriott Hotel properties.

All positions require outstanding guest service skills.


Magnolia’s Desired Qualifications for the Sous Chef

Hotel culinary operations have many moving parts.  The Sous chef must have the experience to understand what the parts are make sure they all function together to produce the quality product and guest satisfaction the Hotel seeks. 


General desired qualifications for the Sous Chef may include:

  • Three years Sous Chef (or higher) or Lead Cook experience in a full service restaurant and/or high volume banquet, production, or catering operation.
  • Ability to train kitchen positions in all areas of operation.
  • Proven written and verbal communication skills particularly in regards to training employees.
  • Possess certification or be able to pass ServeSafe food sanitation course and train staff on the program.
  • Ability to quickly assess productivity levels of the cook line, dish area and pantry personnel during any given preparation/plating/serving period.
  • Experience using inventory or menu costing software.


Proof of work eligibility required upon hire date.

Magnolia Houston performs criminal background checks and is a drug free workplace.

Houston , TX 77002
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