1. Full-Time
  2. Permanent
  3. Culinary
  4. Accor


Swissôtel Sharm El Sheikh All Inclusive Collection, Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt



Sous Chef



Company Description

Swissotel Sharm El Sheikh All-Inclusive Collection resort offers an unforgettable vacation for its guests with a sense of luxury service nested with nature, with a wide range of accommodation types, from rooms, and suites featuring contemporary designs, including a unique side for adults.

All this in the peaceful surroundings of beautiful gardens, swimming pools, magnificent landscapes, a wide variety of à la carte restaurants, and particular spa services. Esteemed guests are welcome to relax and unwind in a quiet and elegant setting in the resort and enjoy a genuine experience of leisure, pleasure, and successful meetings.

Join our motivated and vibrant Team and build your career with us.

Job Description


The Sous Chef will be reporting to the Executive Sous Chef.  We are looking for an sous chef to help us achieve this goal and uphold the head chef’s culinary vision for the restaurant with an eye for quality, taste, and presentation. This person will also be responsible for the head chef’s responsibilities in the event of their absence. In doing so, the executive sous chef is able to provide kitchen staff with consistently strong direction, so they can elevate our menu to the highest dining experience possible.


  • Assist the Executive Sous Chef in menus structuring based on such factors as market trends, customer preferences, and nutritional considerations; design recipes; determine appropriate ingredients; and specify individual serving portions for each recipe.
  • Interview, hire, evaluate, reward, and progressively coach kitchen personnel as appropriate.
  • Develop culinary training programs for food production employees and serve as a culinary resource to promote quality food services.
  • Ensure safety training(s) are completed with all staff upon hire.
  • Train kitchen personnel in safe operating procedures for all equipment, utensils, and machinery, as well as food production principles and practices.
  • Direct and coordinate the work of production and dish-room staff as necessary.
  • Maintain communications with the Food and Catering Operations teams through weekly meetings and daily conversations to ensure proper menu production, standards, quality, and number of staff.
  • Uphold and demonstrate a complete understanding of company policies and procedures.
  • Perform the steps of EXTRA Guest Service to ensure a memorable experience for every guest and client.
  • Supervise period-end inventory for all food and beverage areas.
  • Direct and participate in the daily preparation of standard and gourmet food items. Supervise and participate in the preparation and display of menu items for special functions
  • Monitor and track proper cooking and holding temperatures.
  • Ensure overall consistency and high quality across the various operations.
  • Ability to price out menus to offer strategic price increases.
  • Inspect all locations to observe the quality of food preparation and service, food appearance, and cleanliness and sanitation of production and service areas, equipment, and employee appearance.
  • Evaluate the quality of raw food and ensure the quality of the finished products.
  • Implement and enforce sanitary practices for food handling, general cleanliness, and maintenance of kitchen and/or dining areas.
  • Comply with all food safety regulations and practices. Ensure compliance with all applicable health and safety regulations.
  • Process invoices for the office team, ensuring smooth communication so that all vendors are paid within terms.
  • Help implement systems and processes that help make tasks efficient and strengthen the financial performance of the unit.
  • Support the Executive Sous Chef in preparing operational reports and analyses, setting forth progress and trends, and making appropriate recommendations.
  • Work with the Executive Sous Chef on analyzing sales and inventory to maximize opportunities.
  • Support precedent to achieve sales per Cap & Controllable budget. 
  • Support the incorporation of sustainable resources into the culinary selections.
  • Promote an inclusive and supportive approach at the unit.
  • Supports the unit in being an example for company and client guidelines with regard to sustainability and conservation efforts.
  • Displays knowledge of efforts in business application as well as giving adequate opportunity for teaching to unit staff as necessary.


  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Proven leadership skills with an understanding of the importance of team building and development while fostering partnerships.
  • Exceptional problem-solving and decision-making skills combined with the ability to be organized.
  • Demonstrates financial management, merchandising, analytical, planning, and leadership skills.
  • Demonstrates the ability to remain flexible in a fast-paced environment.
  • Computer knowledge and skill level for basic office functions.
  • Ability to work varied hours and days, including nights, weekends, and holidays, as needed.
  • Native Arabic speaker.
  • Must be proficient in at least one of the English, Italian, or Turkish languages.
  • TProven experience as a Sous Chef or like experience in high-volume hotel business.
  • Culinary Arts Degree preferred.
  • ServSafe or Food Handling Certified preferred.
  • Knowledge of HAACP.

Additional Information

This is a pre-opening role.

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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