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Sous Chef
Company Name:Fairmont Hotel
This position requires candidates to have a US work permit. Please do not apply if you are not legally able to work in the United States.
Position Description:Sous Chef
At Fairmont Hotels & Resorts you will lead a team of culinary professionals in creating spectacular dishes that will create memorable dining experiences for our Guests. Your experience in managing various aspects of a kitchen will be reflective in positive Guest satisfaction and Colleague engagement results.

Hotel Overview:

Located in Washington's fashionable West End and adjacent to historic Georgetown, The Fairmont Washington, D.C. welcomes guests in capital style. A sunlit urban oasis that soothes the spirit, the Fairmont, perfect for business or leisure travel, celebrates many local Washington traditions. Known for its engaging service and stylish surroundings, the Fairmont offers 415 spacious guest rooms and suites that provide our guests a welcome retreat. A relaxing visit to the indoor pool and serene courtyard garden will also provide guests with an array of rejuvenating experiences.

Summary of Responsibilities:

Reporting to the Executive Chef, responsibilities and essential job functions include but are not limited to the following:

-Consistently offer professional, friendly and proactive guest service while supporting fellow colleagues

-Ensure the consistency in the preparation of all food items for a la carte and/or buffet menus according to hotel recipes and standards

-Conduct daily shift briefings to kitchen colleagues

-Ensure all kitchen colleagues are aware of standards & expectations

-Liaise daily with Outlet Managers to keep open lines of communication regarding guest feedback

-Maintain and enhance the food products through creative menu development and presentation

-Have full knowledge of all menu items, daily features and promotions

-Actively interact with guests at tables

-Balance operational, administrative and Colleague needs

-Ensure proper staffing and scheduling in accordance to productivity guidelines

-Ensure the cleanliness and maintenance of all work areas, utensils, and equipment

-Follow kitchen policies, procedures and service standards

-Follow all safety and sanitation policies when handling food and beverage


-Previous leadership experience in the culinary field required

-Journeyman's papers or international equivalent required

-Diploma/Certification in a Culinary discipline an asset

-Computer literate in Microsoft Window applications an asset

-Strong interpersonal and problem solving abilities

-Highly responsible & reliable

-Ability to work well under pressure in a fast paced environment

-Ability to work cohesively with fellow colleagues as part of a team

-Ability to focus attention on guest needs, remaining calm and courteous at all times

Physical Aspects of Position (include but are not limited to):

-Constant standing and walking throughout shift

-Frequent lifting and carrying up to 30 lbs

-Occasional kneeling, pushing, pulling, lifting

-Occasional ascending or descending ladders, stairs and ramps

-Constant standing and walking throughout shift

Visa Requirements: Must be legally eligible to work in United States.

APPLY TODAY: Whether you'/re launching your career or seeking meaningful employment, we invite you to visit http://www.fairmontcareers.com/ to learn more about Fairmont Hotels & Resorts and the extraordinary opportunities that exist!

Job Profile:
Position: Sous Chef
Start Date: Immediate
Job Category: Hotel
Job Type: Full-time
Compensation: Commensurate with Experience
Experience: 5 years
Education: Commensurate experience
Job Location(s): District of Columbia
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