Hotel Granduca

  • Sous Chef

    Job Locations US-TX-Houston
    # of Openings
    1
    Category
    Culinary - Management
  • Overview

    Hotel Granduca Houston is the first jewel in the crown of the Granduca Hotels hospitality group. A leader in luxury hotels, Granduca Houston and Granduca Austin are the only hotels in Texas that has the honor of being a part of the Leading Hotels of the World. Located in the heart of Uptown/Galleria area, this "hidden gem" is reminiscent of a private Italian villa, consisting of 122 guest rooms and luxury suites, spacious meeting rooms and a stunning ballroom with an amazing view of Il Giardino and our exhilarating saltwater pool - an oasis among the lush green landscape and beautiful palm trees. Relax with friends and enjoy the live music in our exotic Bar Malatesta or experience the delectable cuisine in Ristorante Cavour, one of Houston's most renowned fine dining restaurants.

     

    The Language of Luxury, Service and Serenity

    OVERVIEW:
    The Sous Chef will assist and support the Executive Chef and culinary team and ensure a memorable dining experience, according to LHW and Hotel Granduca standards.

    To accomplish this job successfully, an individual must be able to satisfactorily perform, with or without reasonable accommodations, each essential job function. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to successfully perform the essential functions of the job.

    Responsibilities

    Comply with standards of service and assist in ensuring the same from the culinary team

    Work with the team to exceed the standards of LHW and Hotel Granduca
    Assist with recruiting, training and development of team members

    Demonstrate alignment with the Executive Chef to create the right culture in the department 

    Practice positive reinforcement to elevate the morale in the department
    Schedule team to maximize productivity and minimize labor cost
    Participate in food preparation, and expedite during peak meal periods if necessary
    Educate culinary team on cost control and train Culinary, F&B and steward teams on the proper handling of leftover food items
    Assist the Executive Chef with creating and revising menus and maintain oversight of preparation of new menu items
    Assist with scheduling, based on events and occupancy
    Collaborate with F&B teams to ensure food is delivered in a timely manner
    Monitor inventory and expiration dates of items and assist with ordering and replenishment of supplies and equipment
    Supervise the culinary team in the absence of the Executive Chef 

    Assist with creating a positive environment with pride and a passion for the job and attention to detail
    Establish positive relationships with management, F&B and other departments

    Assist with creating a culture that is indicative of Hotel Granduca
    Promptly acknowledge and address all guest & employee concerns and follow up to timely resolution
    Maintain a clean, organized and sanitary work area
    Ensure all kitchen employees consistently adhere to proper uniform, grooming and appearance standards, hotel policies and OSHA/Food Handling regulations
    Comply with health department and sanitation guidelines
    Practice and enforce the Daily Core Values and 3 Steps of Service
    Maintain a positive, cordial and professional demeanor and adhere to and enforce the policies of the hotel
    Maintain effective communication within the culinary team and other departments to ensure smooth operation of department and excellent guest service
    Conduct regular inspections of the kitchen/dishwashing areas, equipment, tools, supplies, coolers and storage areas to ensure compliance of Health and Sanitation standards are met
    Attend and participate in all required meetings
    Perform other duties as assigned

    Qualifications

    High School Diploma and/or College credits from accredited Culinary School
    Minimum 2 years' related experience as a Sous Chef in a full service luxury hotel with a fine dining restaurant
    Full knowledge of product development, preparation methods, presentation and delivery of product
    Experience in the preparation and presentation of pastry and desserts 
    Experience with preparation and presentation of Northern Italian and international menu items
    Experience in effectively managing schedules, labor costs, and productivity
    Proficient in all Microsoft programs - Word, Excel, Outlook and Power Point
    Valid ServSafe or Food Handler's certificate required
    Excellent time management and organizational skills and ability to multi-task
    Excellent email and telephone etiquette and interpersonal skills
    Ability to remain calm and demonstrate excellent leadership skills at all times
    Excellent command of English- both verbal and written
    Bilingual English/Spanish preferred
    Experience with creating purchase orders and ordering supplies
    Must be able to work all shifts, including weekends and holidays based on business demands

    Hotel Granduca is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability, veteran status and other legally protected characteristics.

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