Sous Chef Crowne Plaza Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi

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Crowne Plaza Hotels & Resorts - Middle East & Africa
Abu Dhabi
Job Type
Chefs, Sous Chef
Job Level
What's your passion?  Whether you're into swimming, travelling or reading, at IHG we're interested in YOU. At IHG we employ people who apply the same amount of care and passion to their jobs as they do their hobbies - people who put our guests at the heart of everything they do. And we're looking for more people like this to join our friendly and professional team.
The heat and bustle of Hamdan Street falls away as you step inside the cool Lobby of Crowne Plaza Abu Dhabi. Valet parking and luggage porters mean your arrival will be smooth and simple. Head to your stylish room or refresh with a frosty beer in Heroes, or check emails with free wireless Internet available in all the restaurants throughout the hotel.
Crowne Plaza Abu Dhabi is 30 minutes' drive to Abu Dhabi International Airport. Your city-centre hotel is on Abu Dhabi's main street, surrounded by businesses, restaurants and shops. You're 5 minutes from the Corniche and less than 10 minutes from Abu Dhabi Mall and Marina Mall.
Enjoy smart private Asian dining in Cho Gao Restaurant and Lounge. Foodies love the rustic Italian fare at Spaccanapoli Ristorante. Sample extensive buffet delights at The Garden Restaurant. DJs at our rooftop Level Lounge mix chill-out tunes as deftly as our barmen mix signature cocktails.
Ask our Concierge about enticing attractions in the city or adventures further afield like exploring the desert or sailing the Gulf in a dhow. You can revive with a therapeutic massage or a dip in our rooftop pool. Perk yourself up with a trip to Crowne Fitness or beauty salon.
We are currently looking to recruit a Sous Chef to join our Kitchen team. The Sous Chef is a direct link between the Executive Chef and his/her assigned production areas and outlets. The Sous Chef’s primary responsibilities are to ensure all communication, standards, policies, and expectations are communicated to his/her team and then executed flawlessly.  He/she achieves the objectives through communication, organization, and training.  The Sous Chef’s enables his/her team by ensuring equipment and sanitation standards are always met, supplies and inventories are readily available, expectations are communicated, recipes are current, and training is on-going.
  • Manage kitchen shift operations and ensure compliance with all Food & Beverage policies, standards and procedures.

  • Estimate daily production needs on a weekly basis and communicates production needs to kitchen personnel daily.

  • Assist Executive Chef with all kitchen operations and preparation.

  • Achieve and exceed goals including performance goals, budget goals, team goals, etc.

  • Develop specific goals and plan to prioritize, organize, and accomplish your work.

  • Ensure that the agreed standards of food preparation and presentation are supervised and adhered to at all times.

  • Prepare and cook foods of all types, either on a regular basis or for special guests or functions.

  • Develop, design, or create new applications, ideas, relationships, systems, or products, including artistic contributions.

  • Assist in determining how food should be presented and create decorative food displays.

  • Maintain purchasing, receiving and food storage standards.

  • Operate and maintain all department equipment and reports malfunctions.

  • Lead and supervise the quality and quantity of the food offered, as well as coordinate the production as it relates to all banquets.

  • Review all banquet event orders to ensure all menu items and set-ups are prepared.

  • Assist in the development of new banquet offerings and displays.

  • Follow payroll costs and productivity within budgeted guidelines.

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

  • Prepare, check and approve duty rosters of the various outlets as per established business patterns and occupancy levels, by being careful at all times to conserve labour cost.

  • Consistently offer professional, friendly and proactive guest service while supporting fellow Colleagues.

  • Identify the developmental needs of others and training, coaching, mentoring, or otherwise helping others to improve their knowledge or skills.

  • Participate in the employee performance appraisal process, providing feedback as needed.

  • Bring issues to the attention of the department manager and Human Resources as necessary.

  • Ensure that the staff reports punctually in correct uniform and that they are aware of the hotel regulations, policies and procedures in regard to hygiene, discipline, fire and safety.

  • Establish and promote a good teamwork within the kitchen, service, stewarding and F & B departments.

  • Attend all HACCP meetings and audits up on all implementation of all required HACCP standards.

The successful candidate will have a Degree or Vocational Certificate in Culinary Skills or related field, 6 years experience working in all areas of the kitchen, out of which at least 2 years as Jr. Sous Chef or Sr. Chef De Partie in a 5 star hotel background handling main kitchen operations, and will demonstrate the following:
  • Strong interpersonal and problem solving abilities

  • Highly responsible & reliable

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

  • Ability to work cohesively as part of a team to achieve common goals

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

  • Computer literate in Microsoft Windows applications an asset
Physical Aspects of Position (include but are not limited to): 
  • Constant standing and walking throughout shift

  • Frequent lifting and carrying up to 50 pounds

  • Occasional kneeling, pushing, pulling, lifting
With a family of 12 brands and more than 4,900 hotels across 100 countries, we’ll give you opportunities to learn new skills and grow your career; not forgetting a competitive salary and benefits package with hotel discounts worldwide.
You’ll not only join one of the world’s fastest growing upscale hotel brands globally, but also a team of positive professionals who always think and act one step ahead. Most importantly, we’ll give you Room to be yourself.
If this sounds like the perfect move for you, apply online now! Get in touch and tell us how you could bring your passion and your individual skills to IHG.

Make it happen and join us today!

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