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

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PULLMAN PULLMAN NAIROBI WESTLANDS, Nairobi, Kenya

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REF35193L

Executive Sous Chef (Pre-Opening)

Region

MEA SPAC


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Company Description

Join us at Accor, where life pulses with passion!

As a pioneer in the art of responsible hospitality, the Accor Group gathers more than 45 brands, 5,600 hotels, 10,000 restaurants, and lifestyle destinations in 110 countries. While each brand has its own personality, where you will be able to truly find yourself, they all share a common ambition: to keep innovating and challenging the status-quo.​

By joining us, you will become a Heartist®, because hospitality is, first and foremost, a work of heart.​

You will join a caring environment and a team where you can be all you are. You will be in a supportive place to grow, to fulfil yourself, to discover other professions and to pursue career opportunities, in your hotel or in other hospitality environments, in your country or anywhere in the world!​

You will enjoy exclusive benefits, specific to the sector and beyond, as well as strong recognition for your daily commitment.​

Everything you will do with us, regardless of your profession, will offer a deep sense of meaning, to create lasting, memorable and impactful experiences for your customers, for your colleagues and for the planet.

Hospitality is a work of heart,
Join us and become a Heartist®.


Job Description

Executive Sous Chef

You are a creative and talented individual with a proven ability to lead a Culinary team and a commitment to safe, efficient operations and exceptional cuisine. As Executive Sous Chef, your expertise in recipe development will elevate our menus and your leadership inspires and fosters culinary talent.

 

What you will be doing:

  • Providing direction for all day to day Culinary operations
  • Meeting daily with the Executive Chef to communicate daily operational challenges & successes
  • Leading the daily culinary briefings
  • Providing guidance and direction to your Culinary team, setting performance goals and standards and monitoring performance to provide timely, meaningful, and specific feedback
  • Ensuring proper scheduling of weekly and annual vacation for Culinary colleagues while effectively managing Watson labor standards
  • Controlling labor and operating expenses through effective planning, budgeting, purchasing decisions, policy making, and inventory control while focusing on creative cost control and revenue generation solutions to maximize profit in the department, division and hotel
  • Setting up control systems to assure quality, portion consistency, and the ability to create proper purchasing specifications
  • Monitoring and reviewing operating criteria and developing an awareness of the importance of food preparation and quality
  • Completing monthly one-on-ones, probation and annual reviews of kitchen managers as required
  • Conducting daily walk-throughs of kitchen areas to ensure proper cleanliness, following up with the Chief Steward when needed
  • Ensuring consistent on-the-job training sessions are completed for all culinary colleagues and leaders
  • Liaising daily with Food & Beverage Managers and the Culinary team to keep open lines of communication and relay guest feedback
  • Partnering with Food & Beverage Managers to create innovative and successful promotional ideas while performing any other reasonable duties as required by the Executive Chef
  • Striving to improve all food preparations, presentations and menu selections
  • Striving to achieve and surpass our Voice of the Guest targets including food quality, menu content, variety of menu, and timeliness of service
  • Chairing the monthly departmental communication meetings with Culinary colleagues
  • Creating food menus for Banquets, In Room Dining, and Restaurant
  • Meeting with Storekeepers to ensure quality and par levels are maintained
  • Promoting a fun, professional and disciplined work environment while building mutual trust, respect and cooperation among team members
  • Utilizing your keen interpersonal and communication skills to lead, influence and encourage others
  • Actively sharing your ideas, opinions & suggestions in the weekly Chefs meeting
  • Actively walking the hotel to ensure all Restaurant, In Room Dining, Banquet, and Meeting Room food quality and set–ups
  • Interacting closely with Catering department to assist in coordinating event food and meeting with clients
  • Ensuring all VIP visits are handled and prioritized properly
  • Continually expanding on our current Food product to lead our colleagues to the next level
  • Actively recruiting talent to strengthen our Culinary team’s skill set
  • Performing other duties and projects as assigned

 


Qualifications

Your experience and skills include:

  • Experience in a senior culinary leadership role for a minimum of 5 years in a comparable property.
  • Diploma in Culinary Arts or related field.
  • Proven leadership and managerial skills supporting an environment of colleague growth and development, interdepartmental teamwork and exceptional customer service.
  • Current on all culinary trends and active in the furthering of his/her or her own culinary development.
  • Extremely creative with strong service skills and a demonstrated ability to energize a diverse team of culinary professionals.
  • Proven financial planning skills with the ability to analyze data and trends and implement strategies for improvement.

Additional Information

Your team and working environment:

  • At Accor, we are Heartists!  Are you ready to put your heart at the center of everything that you do? If so, then join our team of Heartists
  • Every day, we look for opportunities to engage on a personal & meaningful way with our guests and each other.  

We deliver heartfelt hospitality in an environment that is engaging, enthusiastic and professionally rewarding!

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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