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Sous Chef

posted June 2, 2018

The Charter Hotel - Curio Collection by Hilton
Seattle, WA
Widewaters Hotels is looking for an SOUS CHEF for the BRAND NEW Fog Room Rooftop Lounge located in The Charter hotel in downtown Seattle, WA! Apply Today to join an OPENING TEAM!
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About This Job

Job overview

The Sous Chef assists in managing the kitchen. The Sous Chef is responsible for training, supervising, and working with all cooks and culinary staff to prepare, cook, and present food in accordance to hotel standard recipes in order to create consistent quality food products. The Sous Chef will work closely with the Executive Chef in maintaining control for cost and quality. The Sous Chef is required to adhere to the mission and values of Widewaters Hotels, LLC.

What you will be doing

  • Assign, in detail, specific duties to all employees for efficient operation of the kitchen.
  • Assist Executive Chef/Executive Sous Chef in maintaining the staff schedule so that proper coverage is maintained while keeping payroll costs in line. Maintain vacation schedule for proper staffing
  • Responsible for maintaining quality of food product and ensuring consistency in food delivery and standards.
  • Report any equipment in need of report to chef and engineering.
  • Work in support of team goals and measures effectiveness through the Food & Beverage profit and service performance of the hotel. Ensuring that all goals are geared toward exceeding guest expectations.
  • Read and employ math skills for following recipes.
  • Process requisitions for supplies.
  • Train and supervise kitchen staff in the proper preparation of menu items.
  • Ensure proper receiving, storage, and rotation of food products so as to comply with health department regulations.
  • Supervise daily cleaning of walk-in and reach-in boxes for safety and sanitation purposes.
  • Assists in determining how food should be presented and creates decorative food displays.
  • Ensures compliance with food handling and sanitation standards.
  • Checks the quality of raw and cooked food products to ensure that standards are met.
  • Achieves and exceeds goals including performance goals, budget goals, team goals, etc.
  • Provide coaching, counseling, and mentoring to culinary staff to develop them to be at their best.
  • Ability to train Line Cooks on standards and food cost analysis ensuring a consistent product at
    all times.
  • Establishes and maintains open, collaborative relationships with employees and ensures employees do the same within the team.
  • Displays leadership in guest hospitality, exemplifies excellent customer service and creates a positive atmosphere for guest relations.
  • Handles guest problems and complaints as needed and professionally.
  • Assist in positive outcomes from guest queries in a timely and efficient manner.
  • Provides services that are above and beyond for customer satisfaction and retention.
  • Sets a positive example for guest relations.
  • Must be able to participate in the hotel’s MOD program.


  • Minimum of two years of culinary schooling preferred.
  • Must possess a thorough knowledge of food & quality and should have at least three years experience of kitchen experience, preferably as a kitchen supervisor or Sous chef with knowledge of most international and domestic dishes.
  • Must be able to speak, read, write and understand the primary language(s) used in the workplace.
  • Must be able to read and write to facilitate the communication process.
  • Requires good communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Most tasks are performed in a team environment with the employee acting as a team leader.
  • Must possess basic computational ability.
  • Must possess basic computer skills.
  • Thorough knowledge of food products, standard recipes and proper preparation.
  • Ability to analyze, forecast data, and make judgments to ensure proper payroll and production control.
  • Ability to effectively deal with internal and external customers some of whom will require high levels of patience, tact and diplomacy and collect accurate information to resolve conflicts.
  • Ability to create recipes and support material, i.e., recipe cards, descriptions, and pictures and to read and visualize same.

Widewaters Hotels' Mission and Values

Widewaters Hotels' Mission is an innovative hospitality management leader, built on proven pillars of success. We are passionate about delivering exceptional returns for our owners and partners, creating the ultimate guest experience and providing rewarding opportunities for our associates.

Our values guide the way we work with and for our guests, owners & associates. Through Passion, Energy, Attitude, Effort & Work Ethic we have created a vibrant company culture and a compass for our actions.


We appreciate your interest in Widewaters Hotels, LLC. Widewaters Hotels, LLC offers equal opportunities to all persons without regard to race, color religion, age, sex, disability, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, military or veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, domestic violence victim status, predisposing genetic characteristics or genetic information, or any other status protected by law.


About This Employer

The Charter Hotel - Curio Collection by Hilton

1610 2nd Avenue

Seattle, WA 98101

Telephone (206) 256-7500

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At A Glance

Welcome to The Charter Seattle, Curio Collection by Hilton, a chic hotel just steps from downtown attractions in one of the most walkable cities. The famous Pike Place Market is a block away, and it’s a quick walk to shops, dining, bars, the Washington State Convention Center, Seattle Aquarium, Space Needle, and other authentic Seattle experiences.

Our guest rooms are sleekly designed spaces with warm wood finishes and elegant décor. Enjoy luxurious bedding, a 55-inch HDTV with streaming capability, a mini-fridge, desk, plush robes, slippers, local brew from the in-room coffeemaker, and a marble bathroom. Our one-bedroom suites feature a living area, dining space, a walk-in closet and views of Elliott Bay.

You’ll love Patagōn, our modern/rustic restaurant with Argentinian-inspired cuisine focused on fresh, locally sourced meats, fish and veggies. The Fog Room rooftop lounge brings the outdoors inside with retractable windows with water and skyline views from the 16th floor. This eclectic and lively lounge offers delicious cocktails and small bites. Our 24-hour room service is another tasty option.

Work out in the state-of-the-art fitness center or enjoy the calm of our sauna and steam room. The 24-hour business center is perfect for getting work done, and we offer 10,000 sq. ft. of flexible and stylish Seattle, WA event space for meetings and wedding receptions of up to 160 guests.

  • Set in downtown Seattle, walkable to major offices and attractions
  • Luxurious guest rooms and suites, all with marble bathrooms
  • Upscale restaurant, rooftop lounge and 24-hour room service
  • Cutting-edge fitness center, steam room, sauna and changing rooms
  • Meeting space with A/V equipment, planners and catering options