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Executive Sous Chef, Production Kitchen

  • Orlando, Orange County
  • Competitive

Universal Orlando Resort believes in-person collaboration is key to our success. Many of our Team Members work in a hybrid capacity, contributing from the workplace a minimum of three days per week. Some remote opportunities are available within specific departments. There are also roles that require being on-site full time. You'll learn more about this during the application process.

JOB SUMMARY: Supervises culinary personnel, as well as preparation and production of food in a specific area of the Food Service Department.


  • Responsible for food presentation, quality of product and waste prevention by conducting quality inspections and touring each work unit on a daily basis.
  • Maintains food cost and culinary labor cost as predetermined by Revenue/Operations department.
  • Oversees daily practices of cleanliness and safe food practices. Works closely with Unit Management and Lead Cooks on upholding standards of HACCP program.
  • Develops menus for holidays, special events and restaurants. Assists with park exclusives and plated meals in full service restaurants. Coordinates catering functions with the banquet chef.
  • Understand and actively participate in Environmental, Health & Safety responsibilities by following established UO policy, procedures, training and team member involvement activities.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


  • Associate's degree (AA)
  • or equivalent from a two-year college or technical school.


  • 5-7 years Culinary experience in a high volume environment with 3-5 years supervisory role required;
  • or equivalent combination of education and experience.


  • Professional Food Manager Certification required.
  • Chef apprentice preferred.

Your talent, skills and experience will be rewarded with a competitive compensation package.

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