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Executive Sous Chef

Very competitive base Salary, incentive plan, Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance Health Savings Account with Company Match 401(k) Retirement Plan with Company Match, Paid Vacation and Sick Days Sonesta Hotel Discounts Educational Assistance

Posted July 28, 2022

The Clift Royal Sonesta Hotel
San Francisco, CA
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The Executive Sous Chef develops, maintains and delivers the standard procedures for all Culinary and stewarding functions including the operation of Fredericks, The Redwood Room, In-Room Dinning and Banquet operations. Great opportunity to get groomed and exposed to overall F&B operation.

Compensation

starting at 95K annually depending on experience + eligible for incentive plan

About This Job

Key Job Functions

  • Supervise a staff of cooks of diverse backgrounds and training to produce consistently superior cuisine.
  • Plan and organize production, purchasing and scheduling.
  • Maintain a strong positive relationship with the FOH team to ensure strong communication and teamwork throughout the entire F&B team.
  • Establish professional demeanor and standards of the management team for the outlets
  • Delegate responsibility effectively to use the strengths of the entire culinary and stewarding team
  • Perform administrative tasks as assigned by the CheF&B.
  • Demonstrate a thorough mastery of all cooking techniques: sauté, braise, poach, grill, fry, steam, etc.
  • Create innovative dishes and plate presentations using seasonal and regional ingredients.
  • Work quickly and efficiently to meet deadlines and demands of business.
  • Check staffing, uniforms, daily production sheets, etc
  • Check production for all meal periods to ensure consistency.
  • Train staff on all menu items.
  • Demonstrate responsibility for scheduling labor, food and labor costs in all outlets.
  • Hold and attend regular staff meetings.
  • Maintain a clean and safe work environment, following rules and regulations of the local health department.
  • Keep informed of guarantee and count for all banquet food functions and events on property.
  • Check all event order sheets, breakfast, lunch, dinner, receptions and special events scheduled.
  • Attend BEO, staff, pre shift, F&B meetings and any other meeting assigned by Executive Chef.
  • Perform and assist with schedules, events and needs of other chefs within the property.
  • Assist with F&B M.O.D shifts with front of the house oversight
  • May assist with other duties as assigned.

Leading with Passion

  • Responsible for ensuring success through the eyes of employees, guests, and owners.
  • Utilize and collaborate with resources across different departments and the corporate office.
  • Capable of influencing employees to perform to their highest standard and establishing a trusting environment to enrich the culture.
  • Focus on the mission and well-being of the department, hotel, and company as a whole.
  • Lead by example and operate with integrity and respect.
  • Inspire your team to embrace and demonstrate our values and GUEST People Standards.

Qualifications and Requirements

  • Three years’ experience performing a supervisory or management role in Culinary.
  • Culinary degree or relative experience.
  • Previous background in a full service/upper upscale or luxury hotel or resort or independent high-volume standalone restaurant.
  • Experience managing in a union environment preferred.
  • Track record of delivering exceptional guest or client experience.
  • Knowledgeable and dexterous using all manner of complex kitchen equipment.
  • Expert skills and experience planning, designing, and preparing meals.
  • Ability to prioritize and organize work assignments.
  • Customer oriented mindset.
  • Ability to communicate with all levels of staff
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills.
  • Proven leadership and creative abilities inside the kitchen.
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals
  • Must be available to work nights, week-ends and holidays as needed.
  • Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization
  • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists
  • ServSafe certification.
  • Experience with Microsoft Office and Micros systems preferred.
  • Frequently standing up, bending, climbing, kneeling, and moving about the facility

Additional Job Description

Sonesta recognizes that benefits play a vital role in helping ensure the health and financial security of employees and their families. We offer a variety of benefits to our employees including:

  • Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance
  • Health Savings Account with Company Match
  • 401(k) Retirement Plan with Company Match
  • Paid Vacation and Sick Days
  • Sonesta Hotel Discounts
  • Educational Assistance
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Company Paid Life Insurance
  • Company Paid Short Term and Long Term Disability Insurance
  • Various Employee Perks and Discounts

Benefits

Sonesta recognizes that benefits play a vital role in helping ensure the health and financial security of employees and their families. We offer a variety of benefits to our employees including:

  • Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance
  • Health Savings Account with Company Match
  • 401(k) Retirement Plan with Company Match
  • Paid Vacation and Sick Days
  • Sonesta Hotel Discounts
  • Educational Assistance
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Company Paid Life Insurance
  • Company Paid Short Term and Long Term Disability Insurance
  • Various Employee Perks and Discounts

Upon submitting your application, please ensure you complete a full application in addition to attaching a resume. Incomplete applications received will not be considered. 

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About this Employer

The Clift Royal Sonesta Hotel

495 Geary Street
San Francisco, CA 94102

(415) 775-4700

372 Room Hotel

www.sonesta.com

About Our San Francisco Hotel

With a nod to our storied past, we've launched updated guest rooms and an all-new modern lobby experience.  With a nod to our iconic past, the hotel’s updates include dramatically updated guest rooms, an all-new modern lobby experience, Fredericks, a new eatery and café, and the famous Redwood Room - all one block from Union Square. Designed for engaging experiences, The Clift is a place that uncovers the past and embraces the accelerating pace of the future.

Classic and contemporary, the The Clift Royal Sonesta Hotel San Francisco provides a wide array of amenities and services to make your stay comfortable. From a Peloton Suite Package, to our multiple dine & drink experiences, we aim to offer one of the most enjoyable hotel stays you’re likely to ever have.

Hotel amenities include:

In-Room Dining

12,524 square feet of function and event space

Valet parking

24-hour fitness center with Peloton

Concierge services

Dog-friendly

Hotel Highlights

Over a century old, The Clift hotel was originally constructed for the Panama-Pacific International Exposition in 1915

The hotel has many years of history, with specific design touches to serve as a nod to the past

The Clift is home to the famous “Big Chair.” The French embroidery has recently been updated with a modern silver upholstery but the wink to guests remains underneath the chair

Be welcomed to the hotel lobby with a series of warm neutrals with light driftwood, rich charcoal grays and metallic bronze accents

Design elements emphasize the original wall textures and original exposed brick

Pet-friendly*