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Sous Chef

Posted November 24, 2022

Hotel Nia
Menlo Park, CA
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Overview

Opportunity:  Sous Chef

Assist the Executive Chef in the preparation of food and oversight of kitchen operations in accordance with established food quality, guest service and sustainability standards.

Potential Career Path

Executive Sous Chef – Chef – Executive Chef

Essential Job Functions

  • Interview, select, train, schedule, coach and support associates, ensuring they perform in accordance with established brand or hotel standards and consistent with HHM core values.
  • Oversee preparation and production of menus, development and execution of recipes.
  • Manage kitchen operations and assigned staff.
  • Ensure staff prepares menu items following recipes and yield guides, in accordance with department standards. 
  • Develop new menu items, test and create recipes.
  • Trains, develops and evaluates personnel with regard to proper use of standard kitchen equipment and tools, techniques and skills.
  • Supervise kitchen personnel to ensure that methods of cooking, garnishes and portion sizes are as prescribed.
  • Manage budget, monitor costs and operating needs in keeping with overall containment of unnecessary expenditures.
  • Direct and develop skills of the team to the achievement of department and area goals.
  • Evaluate all direct reports and conduct introductory period and annual performance reviews.
  • Maintain an open door policy and address all team member issues and/or concerns in a timely manner.
  • Conduct divisional/departmental staff meetings on a monthly basis.
  • Follow sustainability guidelines and practices related to HHM’s EarthView program.
  • Practice safe work habits, wear protective safety equipment and follow MSDS and OSHA standards.
  • Perform other duties as requested by management.

Position Requirements

  • Degree or certification from an accredited culinary program preferred.
  • 3 years experience in a managerial position of an upscale and/or high volume food service establishment required.

Work Environment and Context

  • Work schedule varies and will include working on holidays and weekends.
  • Requires standing for extended periods, walking, pushing, lifting up to 50 pounds, bending and reaching, using fingers and hands, stooping, kneeling, or crouching.

What We Believe

People Are Our Capability – Hearts That Serve – Only Excellence – Stay Nimble - Own It

About Us

HHM is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, national origin, ancestry, age, religion, disability, veteran status, genetic information, citizenship status or any other group protected by law.

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About this Employer

Hotel Nia

200 Independence Dr
Menlo Park, CA 94025

(650) 900-3434

250 Room Hotel

www.marriott.com

Managed By

HHM

Seek the extraordinary at Hotel Nia, Autograph Collection. During your travels, drive by the creative campuses of Google and Facebook HQ, and admire where the prestigious students study at Stanford University. Feel at ease in our airy rooms with floor-to-ceiling views of California's sunny surroundings. For breakfast, lunch and dinner, you can indulge in coastal cuisine inspired by Mediterranean flavors at our on-site restaurant, or from the comfort of your bed with our 24-hour room service.