Sous Chef Job at Marriott International, Lagos

Marriott International is a leading global lodging company based in Bethesda, Maryland, USA, with more than 4,100 properties in 79 countries and reported revenues of nearly $14 billion in fiscal year 2014. Its heritage can be traced to a root beer stand opened in Washington, D.C., in 1927 by J. Willard and Alice S. Marriott.

Marriott has more than 361,000 people working worldwide at managed or franchised properties and corporate offices. Marriott has been consistently recognized as a top employer and for its superior business ethics. The company also manages the award-winning guest loyalty program, Marriott Rewards® and The Ritz-Carlton Rewards® program, which together surpass 49M members.

Marriott International is  recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Executive Sous Chef

Location: Lagos
Job type: Full-time

Job Descriptions
You were always one of those curious kids who opened every cabinet, peeked behind every door, and never ceased to ask “why” when given an explanation. Today, you bring your personal style to every experience. You live life to discover.

You are passionate about your neighborhood, always looking to explore the places one wouldn’t find in a travel guide. If this sounds like you, you’re in the right place. You’ve got authentic style, natural curiosity and a warm way with people. Renaissance is not just a place to spend the night, it’s a place to discover, a place in the world with style like yours. That’s why we’re not just looking for anyone. We’re looking for someone like you.

Job Summary

  • Exhibits culinary talents by personally performing tasks while assisting in leading the staff and managing all food related functions.
  • 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.
  • 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.

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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Setting and Maintaining Goals for Culinary Function and Activities:

  • Develops and implements guidelines and control procedures for purchasing and receiving areas.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Ensuring Culinary Standards and Responsibilities are Met:

  • Provides direction for menu development.
  • Follows proper handling and right temperature of all food products.
  • Ensures employees maintain required food handling and sanitation certifications.
  • Maintains purchasing, receiving and food storage standards.
  • Prepares and cooks foods of all types, either on a regular basis or for special guests or functions.
  • Monitors the quality of raw and cooked food products to ensure that standards are met.
  • Determines how food should be presented, and create decorative food displays.
  • Recognizes superior quality products, presentations and flavor.
  • Ensures compliance with food handling and sanitation standards.

Ensuring Exceptional Customer Service:

  • Provides and supports service behaviors that are above and beyond for customer satisfaction and retention.
  • Interacts with guests to obtain feedback on product quality and service levels.
  • Responds to and handles guest problems and complaints.
  • Empowers employees to provide excellent customer service. Establishes guidelines so employees understand expectations and parameters. Ensures employees receive on-going training to understand guest expectations.
  • Reviews comment cards, guest satisfaction results and other data to identify areas of improvement.
  • Improves service by communicating and assisting individuals to understand guest needs, providing guidance, feedback, and individual coaching when needed.
  • Manages day-to-day operations, ensuring the quality, standards and meeting the expectations of the customers on a daily basis.
  • Displays leadership in guest hospitality, exemplifies excellent customer service and creates a positive atmosphere for guest relations.

Managing and Conducting Human Resource Activities:

  • Identifies the developmental needs of others and coaching, mentoring, or otherwise helping others to improve their knowledge or skills.
  • Interacts with the Banquet Chef and Catering department on training regarding food knowledge and menu composition.
  • Observes service behaviors of employees and provides feedback to individuals and or managers.
  • Manages employee progressive discipline procedures for areas of responsibility.
  • Ensures disciplinary procedures and documentation are completed according to Standard and Local Operating Procedures (SOPs and LSOPs) and supports the Peer Review Process.
  • Ensures employees are treated fairly and equitably.
  • Trains kitchen associates on the fundamentals of good cooking and excellent plate presentations.
  • Administers the performance appraisal process for direct report managers.

Additional Responsibilities

  • Provides information to executive teams, managers and supervisors, co-workers, and subordinates by telephone, in written form, e-mail, or in person.
  • Analyzes information and evaluating results to choose the best solution and solve problems.

Candidate Profile
Education and Experience:

  • High School Diploma or GED; 6 years experience in the culinary, food and beverage, or related professional area.
  • Or 2-year degree from an accredited university in Culinary Arts, Hotel and Restaurant Management, or related major; 4 years experience in te culinary, food and beverage, or related professional area.

How to Apply

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