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Summary: The Sous Chef will be responsible for all areas of the kitchens operations in the absence of the Executive Chef .This leader will ensure a high standard of cleanliness and hygienic practice throughout the kitchen. The ideal candidate will have relevant experience in upscale/luxury hotels.
-Manage the daily production, preparation and presentation of all food for the hotel's restaurant(s) and room service to ensure a quality, consistent product is produced which conforms to all Omni Standards.
-Manage associates in scheduling, training, developing, coaching and counseling, conducting reviews. Also focus on attracting, interviewing, retaining and motivating the associates while providing a safe work environment.
-Monitor, analyze and control all labor and food costs; prepare the appropriate reports, charts and schedules to ensure budgets are met or exceeded while quality is maintained or improved.
-Assist the Executive Chef in the creation, costing and implementation of outlets, banquets, seasonal and special menus.
-Should assume the responsibilities of the Executive Chef in his or her absence.
-Scheduling of staff according to budget and business forecast.
-Provide kitchen support for banquet functions.
-Oversee proper handling and tracing of banquet food returns at end of functions.
-Directs proper sanitation of all kitchen facilities and equipment.
-Comply with EcoSure & health code standards for sanitation.
-Ensures that all kitchen equipment is in good working order.
-Directs proper maintenance of all walk-in coolers (rotation of food products and cleanliness).
-Knows expectations and ensures that staff understands them and that they execute said expectations within the proper guidelines.
-Provide support and leadership to accomplish our Medallia food quality score
-Checks and controls sign-in and sign-out procedures for kitchen staff.
-Perform any other job related duties as assigned.
-Candidate is required to have at least 2 years previous culinary management experience in a high volume, full service Four Diamond Kitchen.
-Candidate must have proven culinary skills and must be able to lead, develop, and motivate staff.
-Excellent written and verbal communication skills as well as organizational skills, Bilingual (Spanish) preferred but not required.
-Candidate must be creative and up to speed on new concepts and food trends.
-Banquets experienced required.
-Computer literate and detail orientated is a must.
-Must have basic mathematical skills and be able to create and understand financial reports.
-Must be able to work a flexible schedule to include weekends and holidays.
The Omni Shoreham Hotel has been ranked number five as one of the "Best Places to Work" in Washington, DC by the Washington Business Journal. Since 1930, the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, D.C. has played host to presidents, world leaders and inaugural balls, making it a true historic Washington landmark. Located in one of the most influential cities of the world, this grand luxury hotel offers a resort atmosphere and a personal taste of politics, culture, art and music at its best. A member of Historic Hotels of America, the four-diamond Omni Shoreham Hotel is nestled on 11 acres in picturesque Rock Creek Park in northwest Washington, D.C. and is only steps away from Woodley Park Metro Station and Metro Buses. Many of our 834 luxury guest room accommodations and suites offer spectacular views of the park. The Omni Shoreham Hotel creates compelling, memorable guest experiences by tempting the senses in innovative ways, surrounding them with a balanced blending of scents, sounds, sights, textures and tastes. Perspective candidates can learn more about this historic hotel by visiting www.omnishorehamhotel.com.