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Sous Chef

Posted June 10, 2021

Hyatt Regency McCormick Place
Chicago, IL
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At Hyatt, we believe our guests select Hyatt because of our caring and attentive associates who are focused on providing efficient service and meaningful experiences to each every guest.  Hyatt is a place where high expectations aren't just met-they're exceeded. It's a place of outstanding rewards, where talent opens doors to exciting challenges in the hospitality industry.  It's a place where career opportunities are as unlimited as your imagination. Discover your place to shine in our warm, respectful, and inclusive culture.  
  
Our Hyatt Culture is represented by our mission, values, and goals through: Innovative, Respect, Service-Oriented and Inclusion.  Innovative, Hyatt is forward thinking and passionate as we seek new ways to advance in the hospitality industry. Respect, Hyatt associates are inspired by the team's spirit and camaraderie given to one another.  Service-Oriented, Hyatt is customer focused by providing authentic hospitality in every way every time.  Diversity and Inclusion, Diversity is an integral part of who we are and what we represent. 
  
The goal of the Sous Chef is to manage a specific department and work with the Executive Chef and/or Executive Sous Chef to create, implement and maintain quality standards. In some instances the Sous Chef will be expected to be responsible for the entire operation in the absence of the Executive Sous Chef and/or Executive Chef. The ideal Sous Chef will accomplish their tasks by monitoring the daily functions of the culinary department, including providing support and guidance to the culinary team, ending in a positive guest experience. 
  
Responsibilities include: 
  • Support senior leadership by developing and assuming basic management responsibilities
  • Assume the role of liaison between all departments within the culinary division and all other hotel departments
  • Supervise the preparation and cooking of various food items
  • Develop and implement creative menu items that adhere to Hyatt brand standards
  • Plan, coordinate & implement special events and holiday functions
  • Manage hourly kitchen employees through scheduling, payroll, training, coaching, evaluating and hiring
  • May manage other key culinary leadership rolls including supervisor and other less senior Sous Chefs
  • Lead and coach the team towards achieving exceptional guest service and employee satisfaction results
  • Monitor food production, ordering, cost, and quality and consistency on a daily basis
  • Ensure proper safety and sanitation of all kitchen facilities and equipment
 
 

Qualifications

  • In-depth skills and knowledge of all kitchen operations
  • Possess strong leadership, communication, organization and relationship skills
  • Experience with training, basic financial management and customer service
  • Proficient in general computer knowledge
  • A true desire to exceed guest expectations in a fast paced customer service environment
  • Capable of producing a consistent product in a timely manner
  • Strong training and communication skills
  • Culinary education and/or on the job training, hotel experience preferred
  • Geographic and schedule flexibility preferred
  • Open availability 
Hyatt develops Sous Chefs to progress into the role of Executive Sous Chef through the training of Banquets, Restaurants and Garde Manager. Sous Chefs report directly to the Executive Sous Chef and/or Executive Chef.
 
Hyatt Hotels & Resorts believes in strong commitment to promotion from within.  Begin your career today as the Sous Chef and find yourself as a Executive Sous Chef within a few years.  70% of management hired is from within Hyatt, 89% of Managing Committee is promoted from within.  The statistics are there; make it your next step!
 
Hyatt associates work in an environment that demands exceptional performance yet reaps great rewards.  Hyatt has the best to offer in the culinary field. Whether its career opportunities, job enrichment or a supportive work environment, if you are ready for this challenge, then we are ready for you.
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Hyatt Regency McCormick Place

2233 South Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive
Chicago, IL 60616-9985

(312) 567-1234

800 Room Hotel

mccormickplace.hyatt.com

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$110 Million Expansion & Renovation Completed
Hyatt Regency McCormick Place is pleased to announce that its multi-million dollar expansion and renovation is now complete. The hotel’s owner, Metropolitan Pier and Exposition Authority (MPEA), has invested $110 million in the total renovation of the hotel, now Hyatt’s fourth largest hotel in the world and the fourth largest hotel in Chicago, providing a new guestroom tower, renovated outlets, meetings and public space. In partnership with McCormick Place Convention Center, Hyatt Regency McCormick Place can confirm short-term in-house meetings into the largest collection of first class meeting space in the Western Hemisphere.
 
 
Step into Hyatt Regency McCormick Place where our luxurious wood paneled lobby filled with comfortable leather seating groups dispels your preconceived notion of conventional hotels immediately. Here, chic yet inviting décor, superb service and luxurious amenities enhance your guest experience from the moment you enter our welcoming Chicago McCormick Place hotel. Take in the incredible views of downtown, Lake Michigan and the Museum Campus from contemporary guestrooms and enjoy a hotel located conveniently near Soldier Field. Savor a variety of delicious cuisines in our popular McCormick Place hotel restaurants. Relax in our indoor pool and StayFit™ fitness center.

Connected via enclosed sky-bridge to North America's largest convention center, Hyatt Regency McCormick Place offers the most comprehensive event venues of all hotels in Chicago, Illinois; making us ideal for everything from group meetings to reunions and weddings. No meeting is too large. With thoughtful features designed to pamper every guest, natural lighting throughout and an attentive staff, our versatile McCormick Place Chicago Hyatt hotel remains the preferred choice for visitors year after year, with over 2.8 million square feet available for meetings and events.

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