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Senior Sous Chef

Waldorf Astoria Chicago

11 E. Walton
Chicago, IL 60611

188 Room Hotel
Géré par Hilton

Temps plein


Waldorf Astoria is looking for a Senior Sous Chefto join the team in Chicago's Gold Coast! This is an exciting time to join the team as the hotel recently completed a full renovation to include the re-concepting of the food and beverage outlets.

Recognized as one of the Best Hotels in the World and in Chicago with the Top Hotel Spa in the U.S., the AAA-Five-Diamond, Forbes 4-Star Waldorf Astoria Chicago is nestled in the prestigious Gold Coast neighborhood among the famed Oak Street retailers and beach, Rush Street restaurants and nightlife, and The Magnificent Mile. Reminiscent of the grand Parisian hotels of the 1920s, this luxury hotel features 215 rooms, over 5,000 square feet of meeting space and 4 food and beverage outlets. This includes a restaurant, 2 bars, and in-room dining.

In this role, you will assistant the Culinary leadership team in both the outlets and banquets portion of the operation as an entry level manager. You will oversee a team of 30 cooks on average based on occupancy and business levels. 

The ideal candidate will possess a positive attitude and willingness to grow, learn, and adapt as a leader. They will have at least 5 years of professional cooking experience in upscale or fine dining. 1 year of supervisory experience is preferred for this role. 

What will I be doing?

As Sous Chef, you would be responsible for assisting with the direction and oversight of all culinary operations in the hotel's continuing effort to deliver outstanding guest service and financial profitability. Specifically, a Sous Chef would be responsible for performing the following tasks to the highest standards:

  • Assist the Executive Chef in the direction and oversight of all culinary operations, to include, but not limited to, preparation and production of all hotel meals, food quality and presentation, compliance with all safety and sanitation standards and regulation, team member productivity and performance, implementation of policies and procedures, cost controls and overall profitability
  • Create and implement menu selections for special banquet themes and events based on current food trends and regional tastes in partnership with the Executive Chef and Director of Food and Beverage, as needed
  • Ensure compliance with federal, state, local and company health, safety, sanitation and alcohol awareness standards
  • Assist in monitoring and developing team member performance to include, but not limited to, providing supervision, conducting counseling and assisting with evaluations, training, scheduling and assigning work and delivering recognition and reward


What are we looking for?

Since being founded in 1919, Hilton has been a leader in the hospitality industry. Today, Hilton remains a beacon of innovation, quality, and success. This continued leadership is the result of our Team Members staying true to our Vision, Mission, and Values. Specifically, we look for demonstration of these Values:

  • Hospitality - We're passionate about delivering exceptional guest experiences.
  • Integrity - We do the right thing, all the time.
  • Leadership - We're leaders in our industry and in our communities.
  • Teamwork - We're team players in everything we do.
  • Ownership - We're the owners of our actions and decisions.
  • Now - We operate with a sense of urgency and discipline

In addition, we look for the demonstration of the following key attributes:

  • Quality
  • Productivity
  • Dependability
  • Customer Focus
  • Adaptability

What will it be like to work for Hilton?

Hilton is the leading global hospitality company, spanning the lodging sector from luxurious full-service hotels and resorts to extended-stay suites and mid-priced hotels. For nearly a century, Hilton has offered business and leisure travelers the finest in accommodations, service, amenities and value. Hilton is dedicated to continuing its tradition of providing exceptional guest experiences across its global brands.  Our vision “to fill the earth with the light and warmth of hospitality” unites us as a team to create remarkable hospitality experiences around the world every day.  And, our amazing Team Members are at the heart of it all!

The Benefits – Hilton is proud to have an award-winning workplace culture ranking #1 World's Best Workplace by Great Place To Work & Fortune.

We support the mental and physical wellbeing of all Team Members so they can Thrive personally and professionally in a diverse and inclusive environment, thanks to innovative programs and benefits such as: 

  • Health insurance 
  • Career growth and development 
  • Team Member Resource Groups
  • Recognition and rewards programs
  • Go Hilton travel discount program 
  • Best-in-Class Paid Time Off (PTO)  
  • Supportive parental leave
  • Employee stock purchase program (ESPP) - purchase Hilton shares at 15% discount
  • Debt-free education: Access to a wide variety of educational credentials (ex. college degrees, high school completion, English-language learning, digital literacy, professional certificates and more)
Publié Le 17 Juin 2024

Waldorf Astoria Chicago

Parisian Elegance in Downtown Chicago

Our downtown Chicago Gold Coast hotel is positioned to explore Rush Street and the Magnificent Mile. Choose from elegant guest suites featuring fireplaces or private terraces with city vistas. Our attentive concierge ensures a tailored experience. Enjoy our Forbes-rated spa, lap pool, and diverse dining and drinking options.