Hilton Executive Sous Chef in Melbourne, Australia

We are looking for a creative Executive Sous Chef, whowill build a positive reputation for the hotel by maintaining a talented and engagedkitchen brigade, offering an innovative menu, and promising an exceptionalculinary experience. We are looking for someone who is ready to take the nextstep and run their own kitchen operation here at DoubleTree by Hilton Melbourne– Flinders Street! This role is the perfect platform for a Sous Chef who isready to take on the next challenge of their culinary career, and make a namefor themselves in the Food Capital of Australia; Melbourne!

What will I be doing?

As the Executive Sous Chef, you are fullyresponsible for developing the reputation of the hotel, and our restaurantPlatform 270, through the production of excellent quality food throughout thehotel, and the development of a high quality kitchen brigade.

The Executive Sous Chef will oversee the operationalmanagement of the kitchen and its Team Members. Specifically, an Executive SousChef will perform the following tasks to the highest standards:

  • Lead of the kitchen brigade and ensure ongoing development of Team Members
  • Identify an effective approach to succession planning
  • Create menus that meet and exceed customers' needs and conform to brand standards
  • Ensure the consistent production of high quality food through all hotel food outlets
  • Develop positive customer relations through proactive interaction with Guests, Team Members, contractors, and suppliers
  • Resolve, promptly and completely, any issues that may arise in the kitchen or related areas among Guests and Team Members
  • Manage department operations, including budgeting, forecasting, resource planning, and waste management
  • Manage all aspects of the kitchen including operational, quality and administrative functions
  • Actively seek verbal feedback from customers on a regular basis and respond to all guest queries in a timely and efficient manner
  • Ensuring adequate resources are available according to business needs
  • Manage the provision of food to Food and Beverage outlets and taking action where necessary to ensure compliance with current legislation
  • Control costs without compromising standards, improving gross profit margins and other departmental and financial targets
  • Ensure team members have an up-to-date knowledge of menu items, special promotions, functions and events
  • Maintain good communication and work relationships in all hotel areas
  • Ensure that staffing levels are maintained to cover business demands
  • Ensure monthly communication meetings are conducted and post-meeting minutes generated
  • Manage staff performance issues in compliance with company policies and procedures
  • Recruit, manage, train and develop the kitchen team
  • Comply with hotel security, fire regulations and all health and safety and food safety legislation
  • Ensure maintenance, hygiene and hazard issues are dealt with in a timely manner
  • Manage financial performance of the department so all planning is in line with hotel objectives
  • Manage food control systems are adhered to them so margins are on target in a pro-active way
  • Regular review of all menus with Food and Beverage manager to confirm offerings are in line with market trends
  • Be environmentally aware
  • Ensure food wastage program is adhered to so that margins are on target
  • Responsible for ensuring that the monthly working schedules are made and maintained in accordance with local legislation

What are we looking for?

An Executive Sous Chef serving Hilton brands isalways working on behalf of our Guests and working with other Team Members. Tosuccessfully fill this role, you should maintain the attitude, behaviours,skills, and values that follow:

  • Previous, relevant experience as an Executive Sous Chef, or a high-performing Sous Chef in a hotel environment
  • A desire to learn and grow
  • Excellent leadership skills
  • A creative approach to the production of high quality food showcasing the best of our local produce
  • A business focused approach to managing a hotel kitchen
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to build relationships, internal and external, to the hotel and the Company
  • Excellent planning and organizational skills
  • Ability to multi-task and meet deadlines
  • A current, valid, and relevant trade qualification (proof may be required)

It would be advantageous in this position for youto demonstrate the following capabilities and distinctions:

  • Previous experience with HACCAP
  • Food Safety Supervisor certification
  • Proficiency with computers and computer programs, including Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook

What will it be like to work for Hilton?

Hilton is the leading global hospitality company,spanning the lodging sector from luxurious full-service hotels and resorts toextended-stay suites and mid-priced hotels. For nearly a century, Hilton hasoffered business and leisure travellers the finest in accommodations, service,amenities and value. Hilton is dedicated to continuing its tradition ofproviding exceptional guest experiences across its global brands . Our vision “to fill theearth with the light and warmth of hospitality” unites us as a team to createremarkable hospitality experiences around the world every day. And, ouramazing Team Members are at the heart of it all!

Job: Culinary

Title: Executive Sous Chef

Location: null

Requisition ID: HOT05U5E