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Sous Chef
Company Name:The James Royal Palm
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 Summary:

Interacts with fellow chefs and managers, staff members and supervisors in a polite, courteous and hospitable manner to ensure that the restaurant's guests are having an exemplary dining experience. Coordinates activities and training of Sous chefs, cooks, dishwashers and other kitchen workers engaged in preparing and cooking foods to ensure an efficient and profitable food service by performing the following duties personally or through subordinate supervisors.

Essential Functions:

Shows initiative and anticipates needs in job performance.

Demonstrates team work; is dependable and productive.

Professionally deals with situations and people, having conflict solution skills.

Inspects establishment, supervises workers to ensure compliance with occupational, health, and safety standards.

Assists in the maintaining of daily, weekly and monthly budgets regarding food, operating items and labor (including but not limited to):

Participating in the planning of menus and utilization of food surpluses and leftovers, taking into account probable number of guests, marketing conditions, popularity of various dishes, and execution of menus.

Estimating food consumption and assisting purchasing or requisitioning foods and kitchen supplies.

Supervising cooks and other kitchen personnel and coordinating their assignments to ensure economical and timely food production.

Uses several different computer applications to communicate, generate information, analyze data and place orders (including but not limited to):

Tracking sales and costs.

Purchasing of food and supplies.

Tracking labor and scheduling

Assists in insuring that entire restaurant is maintained and cleaned (including but not limited to):

Confirming all side duty sheets are being followed and updated, and checking all work is completed daily and weekly

Communicating with the Maintenance Department

Checking all storage areas are maintained.

Confirming all equipment is maintained and functioning properly and when necessary take appropriate action

Oversees and actively participates in activities within all back of the house areas (including but not limited to);

Assigning work tasks, coordinating and overseeing activities of kitchen personnel and service personnel to ensure prompt and courteous service to guests.

Inspecting kitchen preparation stations for proper set up, neatness and cleanliness.

Demonstrating proper food handling and sanitation techniques.

Observing methods of food preparation and cooking, sizes of portions, and garnishing of foods to ensure food is prepared in prescribed manner. Testing cooked foods by tasting and smelling those Insuring foods are stored and kept at proper holding temperatures, through the use of thermometers. Driving the Customer Relations Management system by insuring that all such orders are handled correctly. Addressing guest complaints concerning food. Confirming all food items leaving the kitchen meet set standards Expediting food service.

Schedules work hours and keep time records of staff.

Documents all Incidents and Accidents and follows appropriate procedure.

Completes daily opening and closing paperwork

Follows guidelines as outlined in the Company Handbook.

Required Qualifications:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Two related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Company Profile:The James Royal Palm: "Luxury Liberated" Comes To South Beach

The James, a hospitality brand synonymous with the seamless blend of modern, residentially styled spaces and guest-centric service, is set to launch its third luxury hotel, The James Royal Palm in Miami. Scheduled to begin welcoming guests in late 2012, this exciting addition to the South Beach hotel scene is the reincarnation of the historic and much-beloved Royal Palm Hotel.

Featured as one of Forbes Magazine?s "Top 10 Most Anticipated Openings of 2012", The James Royal Palm is an inspiring oceanfront beach retreat on everyone?s it list. Situated in the heart of South Beach, the hotel is immersed in a vibrant scene of all that?s new. Night or day, a distinct energy is in the air; sparked by travelers, trend setters, and creative personalities at the forefront of defining what?s next.

The South Beach hotel will house two dining options including signature restaurant, Florida Cookery, led by local Miami Chef Kris Wessel, featuring hyper-regional Florida fare; and CATCH, a globally influenced seafood restaurant from New York City?s EMM Group. In addition, The James Royal Palm will offer two swimming pools with cabanas, poolside bar, lobby lounge and coffee bar, full-service spa, Lil? James offerings for children, retail shop, a curated collection of art, gym and more.

Indicative of The James brand persona every detail of The James Royal Palm will be meticulously chosen and artistically inspired. The overall renovation will be respectful of the original Royal Palm's history, with several design elements paying homage to the art deco roots of the original hotel as well as the local area.

The James Royal Palm will serve as a modern tribute to the building's rich history, keeping intact many signature elements of the original architect's design. Similar to The James Chicago and The James New York, the overall design at The James Royal Palm will be modern and residentially-inspired, with a focus on local art and environmentally thoughtful touches, such as reclaimed materials and natural fibers.

If you are looking for a hospitality position in South Florida, The James Royal Palm may be the perfect fit for you
Job Profile:
Position: Sous Chef
Start Date: Immediate
Job Category: Resort
Job Type: Full-time
Compensation: Negotiable
Experience: 2 years
Education: Culinary Arts Degree
Job Location(s): Florida
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