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Sous Chef

Company Name:Mandarin Oriental, Washington, D.C.
Position Description:Our award winning property, in the nation's capital, is situated on D.C.'s growing South West waterfront. Commanding monumental views, the property offers 400 guest rooms including 54 suites, extensive event space, two superb restaurants including our award winning AAA Five Diamond, CityZen, and the only Forbes Four Star Spa in the metro area. Mandarin Oriental, Washington D.C. welcomes individuals who are guest centered and devoted to a superior level of service and culture.

Mandarin Oriental, Washington, D.C. is currently seeking an experienced Sous Chef to join our team of chefs who oversee our culinary function in Sou'Wester restaurant, In Room Dining and Empress Lounge.

Under the direction of and reporting to the Executive Chef, s/he will oversee all daily operations to include but not limited to Sou'Wester Restaurant, In Room Dining and Empress Lounge.

Ensure that all processes and procedures are adhered to according to MOHG Standards.


Attend daily meetings as directed.

Scheduling of kitchen staff.

Provide excellent communication and feedback to all colleagues on a shift by shift basis.

Detailed execution and supervision of all mise en place functions ensuring standards are met consistently.

Expediting and/or work on the line when needed.

Effectively log and communicate hand over of operations from shift to shift.

Collaborate with and take direction from the Executive Chef in regard to development and execution of menu items, daily specials, etc.

Controlling & being accountable to the effort in achieving both Food & Labor Cost Goals.

Safe and Sound responsibilities per MOHG standards.

Use the Employee Handbook and union contract as a tool to effectively coach, counsel and discipline colleagues in a fair and consistent manner per MOHG standards and guidelines.

Create professional working relationships amongst all fellow colleagues; work together as colleagues in order to provide each guest with a delightful and meaningful dining experience.


Reading, writing and verbal proficiency in the English language.

Must be willing to work a flexible schedule to include nights, weekends and holidays.

Must be a self-motivator and motivator of others.

Must work in a safe, prudent and organized manner.

Must have the ability to handle multiple tasks at one time; work well under tight deadlines and pressure while maintaining a composed, professional demeanor at all times.

Demonstrated commitment to producing the highest quality menu items and consistently ensuring their superior delivery to our guests.

Must have mathematical skills and basic computer software aptitude.

Serve Safe, Sanitation and HACCP proficiency.

Able to clearly understand and effectively manage all aspects food, labor and operational cost.

Culinary Arts degree required with 2+ years kitchen management experience.

Needs to have solid knowledge of various types of cuisine, specialty and restrictive diets, be allergy sensitive and willing to go above and beyond for both internal and external guests at all times.

Prior experience working in a union environment is strongly preferred.

Prior experience working in a hotel environment is desired with a strong preference for luxury experience.

Ability to meet the following physical requirements: standing/walking for 8+ hours per day; ability to lift 40+ lbs. frequently.
Company Profile:A Career with Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group opens up a wealth of exciting opportunities for you, both now and for your future development.

Our Vision is to be widely recognized as the best luxury hotel group in the world. The Group is renowned for creating a culture that provides a motivating and rewarding environment in which to thrive.

The people who work for Mandarin Oriental are the Group?s most prized asset, bringing a quality and commitment to their work that is exceptional in the world of luxury hospitality. As a result, we provide outstanding, personalised service and earn numerous industry awards for exceptional quality.

Our Mission Statement describes our culture, and our Guiding Principles explain what we believe in and drive the actions of everyone in the Group.

Four of our seven Principles focus on colleague relations and are designed to ensure that, via mutual respect, we are all focused on delivering delightful experiences for our guests ?continually getting better to keep us the best.
Job Profile:
Position: Sous Chef
Start Date: Negotiable
Job Category: Hotel
Job Type: Full-time
Compensation: Match Any
Experience: 3 years
Education: Culinary Arts Degree Preferred
Job Location(s): District of Columbia
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