1. Full-Time
  2. Permanent
  4. Culinary


Raffles Singapore, Singapore



Junior Sous Chef, yi by Jereme Leung


Luxury & Lifestyle

Company Description


    Job Description

    The Junior Sous Chef is responsible for the supervision of the overall kitchen’s operation and for achieving and maintaining the highest standards of food quality and guest satisfaction. Main responsibilities include, but not limited to, quality, training and development of team members.

    Primary Responsibilities

    Food quality

    • Monitors food quality and consistency to ensure that the food presented to our guest is of the highest quality standards.
    • Supervises and monitors kitchen operations, works with yield testing, product identification and that the proper rotation and labelling is followed accordingly to written guidelines for food produce specifications.
    • Daily spot checks, monitors all food items being ordered by the kitchen and to ensure all items are utilised completely to avoid wastage.
    • Works closely with receiving and storeroom and ensures that goods received are of the standard quality and meets hotel’s specifications.
    • Constantly assesses freshness, presentation and temperature of food served.
    • Supervises food tasting sessions.

    Cost control

    • Ensures food portioning, serving, requisitions and receiving from stores are properly controlled in line with Standard Operating Procedures in order to minimise wastage.
    • Updates menu recipe costing and menu planning as required, as well as for F&B promotions.

    Hygiene and sanitisation

    • Responsible for personal hygiene and grooming in accordance to Raffles Hotel Singapore standards, National Environmental Agency standards and HACCP guidelines.
    • Enforces the highest standards of cleanliness, hygiene and sanitation in kitchens. This includes working areas including, but not restricted to; refrigerators, freezers, ceiling, walls, floors, shelving working tables and working utensils such as carving boards, slicer, mixers, blenders, cutters, woks, pots, pans, etc.
    • Ensures that all equipment is hygienically stored in its designated area.
    • Ensures that all perishable items are stored quickly and efficiently, items are utilised completely to avoid wastage and ingredients are always fresh and within its expiry date.
    • Prevents using spoiled or contaminated products in any phase of food preparation. This will prevent colleagues who are ill or suffering from an infection from taking part in the preparation or handling of food.

    Management and leadership of the culinary team

    • Supervises the work of the colleagues and viewed as approachable, fair when dealing with all the Chefs on all culinary matters at all times.
    • Assigns in detail specific duties to all colleagues, instructs them in their work and communicates with Executive Chef on all aspects of the kitchen management.
    • Liaises with all departments to ensure correct and professional operation is conducted. Ensures all colleagues are on time at all times and that proper disciplinary action is taken when the policies of the culinary division are not followed.
    • Ensures smooth and effective communication among the kitchens and with other departments
    • Ensures that all deadlines are met.

    Training, learning and development of culinary team

    • Conducts training regularly for colleagues to develop their skills/new menu items.
    • Records and submits monthly On-the-Job Training hours to Chef’s Office before the 15th of each month.
    • Guides the departmental orientation for new hires.
    • Ensures that colleagues are aware of hotel rules and regulations.
    • Ensures that colleagues are trained on fire and safety, emergency procedures and hygiene.

    Involvement in wider job function relationships

    • Maintains collaborative working relationships with colleagues, supervisors and managers.
    • Builds guest loyalty and develops a professional relationship with local guests and regular patrons.
    • Continually improves product through obtaining feedback from guests and patrons.
    • To uphold Accor values of Guest Passion, Trust, Sustainable Performance, Spirit of Conquest, Innovation and Respect, when undertaking any tasks and in any internal and external interactions.
    • Follows sustainable procedures and practices that supports ‘Planet 21’ initiatives (Accor’s Corporate Social Responsibility program).


    Candidate Profile

    Knowledge and Experience

    • Minimum Professional Certificate in a Culinary-related field.
    • Minimum of 4 years of relevant experience in the Food & Beverage industry (hotel and free standing restaurant) in similar position, preferably in a reputable establishment or celebrity chef restaurant.
    • Proficient in written and conversational English.
    • Prior work experience in Singapore or South East Asia preferred.


    • Good interpersonal skills with ability to communicate with all levels of colleagues.
    • Service oriented with an eye for details.
    • Multicultural awareness and able to work and thrive within a culturally diverse environment.
    • Good presentation and influencing skills.
    • Flexible and able to embrace and respond to change effectively.
    • Ability to work independently and has good initiative under dynamic environment.
    • Self-motivated and energetic.
    • Leads to constantly improve the guest and colleague service experience.
    • Leadership skills required – collaborative, enabling, and entrepreneurial.
    • Demonstrates sophistication, humbleness, personality, charisma, confidence, professional etiquette and competencies.

    Additional Information

    Restaurant Profile

    Celebrity MasterChef Jereme Leung, one of the most influential chefs in the modern Chinese culinary movement, returns home to Singapore with 藝yì by Jereme Leung. 藝yì, which stands for art in the Chinese language, awakens your appetite and senses. Alluding to the fine art of Chinese dining, it references centuries of culinary mastery woven into the intricacies of Chinese cuisine presented in the restaurant. Featuring artistic adaptations of provincial cuisine from across the different regions of China, Jereme will be using single sourced and seasonal ingredients with a contemporary approach to deliver refinement and sincerity.

    Benefits of Joining Raffles Hotel Singapore

    • 5-day Work Week.
    • Duty Meals are provided.
    • Colleagues’ Discount and/or Preferential Room Rates at worldwide Accor Hotels.
    • Flexible Benefit – Dental/Optical/Vacation Expenses/Children’s Education.
    • Medical and Wellness Benefit.
    • Comprehensive Insurance Coverage.
    • Local/Overseas Career Development & Growth Opportunities.
    • Holistic Learning and Development Opportunities.

    Diversity & Inclusion for Accor means welcoming each and everyone and respecting their differences by giving priority only to qualities and skills in extending employment and development opportunities. Our ambition is to provide meaningful employment, a warm and welcoming culture, excellent working conditions and to promote the development of all people, including those with disabilities.
    When applying, do not hesitate to let us know of any specific needs you may have so that we can take them into consideration.


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