Executive Sous Chef The Ritz-Carlton, Boston Common Boston, MA Ref#: 14001F88 Food and Beverage & Culinary The Ritz-Carlton Schedule: Full-time Relocation: Yes Position Type: Management
At more than 80 award-winning properties worldwide, The Ritz-Carlton Ladies and Gentlemen create experiences so exceptional that long after a guest stays with us, the experience stays with them. As the premier worldwide provider of luxury experiences, we set the standard for rare and special luxury service the world over. We invite you to explore The Ritz-Carlton.
Exhibits culinary talents by personally performing tasks while assisting in leading the staff and managing all food related functions. Works to continually improve guest and employee satisfaction while maximizing the financial performance in all areas of responsibility. Assists in supervising all kitchen areas to ensure a consistent, high quality product is produced. Responsible for guiding and developing staff including direct reports. Must ensure sanitation and food standards are achieved. Areas of responsibility comprise overseeing all food preparation areas (e.g., banquets, room service, restaurants, bar/lounge and employee cafeteria) and all support areas (e.g., dish room and purchasing) as applicable.
Education and Experience
-High school diploma or GED; 6 years experience in the culinary, food and beverage, or related professional area.
-2-year degree from an accredited university in Culinary Arts, Hotel and Restaurant Management, or related major; 4 years experience in the culinary, food and beverage, or related professional area.
CORE WORK ACTIVITIES
Assisting in Leading Kitchen Operations for Property
-Provides direction for all day-to-day operations. -Understands employee positions well enough to perform duties in employees' absence or determine appropriate replacement to fill gaps. -Provides guidance and direction to subordinates, including setting performance standards and monitoring performance. -Utilizes interpersonal and communication skills to lead, influence, and encourage others; advocates sound financial/business decision making; demonstrates honesty/integrity; leads by example. -Encourages and builds mutual trust, respect, and cooperation among team members. -Serving as a role model to demonstrate appropriate behaviors. -Ensures property policies are administered fairly and consistently. -Reviews staffing levels to ensure that guest service, operational needs and financial objectives are met. -Establishes and maintains open, collaborative relationships with employees and ensures employees do the same within the team. -Solicits employee feedback, utilizes an "open door" policy and reviews employee satisfaction results to identify and address employee problems or concerns. -Supervises and coordinates activities of cooks and workers engaged in food preparation. -Demonstrate new cooking techniques and equipment to staff. Setting and Maintaining Goals for Culinary Function and Activities -Develops and implements guidelines and control procedures for purchasing and receiving areas. -Establishes goals including performance goals, budget goals, team goals, etc. -Communicates the importance of safety procedures, detailing procedure codes, ensuring employee understanding of safety codes, monitoring processes and procedures related to safety. -Manages department controllable expenses including food cost, supplies, uniforms and equipment. -Participates in the budgeting process for areas of responsibility. -Knows and implements the brand's safety standards.
Ensuring Culinary Standards and Responsibilities are Met
-Provides direction for menu development. -Monitors the quality of raw and cooked food products to ensure that standards are met.