Prepares and cooks food according to standard procedures, recipe cards, photographs and given instructions. Assists the Sous Chef in training associates
Participates in product development and in controlling the smooth operation of the kitchen. Prepares and cooks food in all areas of the kitchen as and when directed.
Participates in the control of associates. Participates in associate’s development Participates in the control of food quality, food taste, food presentation, and food requisition.
Duties & Responsibilities:
Must be completely responsible for the smooth and efficient operation of the area assigned to as per the following duties.
Prepares food for guests and associates efficiently, economically, and hygienically as per the standard recipes following the standards and procedures
Hands on supervision of work operations
Assist the Sous Chef in the day-to-day operation of the kitchen and to help maintain a high Standard of food preparation and presentation.
Support the Sous Chef in the overall smooth operation of the kitchen ensuring prompt service at all times.
Works in all areas of food preparation as and when directed
Assists with Buffets decoration items and show pieces
Develops recipe cards and products.
Participates in development of dishes for menu designs
Comply with all hotel and corporate guidelines
Abide by the Hotel code of conduct
Abide by the hotel’s employee handbook
Abide by the hotel ’s policies and procedures
Hygiene & Safety
Ensures hygiene, cleanliness and tidiness in all areas of the kitchen, storage areas, cool rooms, Freezers.
Ensures safe and correct use of the equipment, tools and machinery.
Responsible for the hygiene, sanitation, tidiness of the working and Storage areas
Ensures that the standards of uniform grooming and personal hygiene are maintained
Maintain a safe and a secure working environment
Initiate action to correct a hazardous situation and notify supervises/managers of potential danger
Adhere to the hotel’s security and emergency policies and procedures.
Be familiar with property safety, current first aid and fire emergency
Purchasing & Stock Control
Participates in making food requisitions and daily market lists
Orders food from stores
Monitor and control the quality and quantity of Food Stock.
Implement & Monitor purchasing procedures
Implement & Monitor stock control procedures.
Participates in the training and development of associates.
Trains and develops associates using the guidelines of TSW and MFT
Takes part in all scheduled training at his/her level
Instruct staff, provide one on one instruction to staff members as and when required
Communication and Hotel
Coordinate operations between other departments/units
Demonstrate and Maintain at all times a professional behavior and positive attitude
Motivate and encourage associates to practice use of Hotel at all times.
Interact with department and hotel associates in a professional and positive manner to foster good rapport, promote team spirit and ensure effective two-way communication
Maintain and implement and supervise effective interpersonal relationships and skill
Deal effectively with guests and associates from a variety of cultures
Work together effectively and efficiently as part of a team
Access and use Food & Beverage computer programs
Access and use word processing computer packages
Job Knowledge / Skill:
Have a good knowledge of Western cuisine to carry out the duties and responsibilities for the position in an efficient and productive manner
Be able to supervise and manage a shift
Be able to supervise subordinate associates.
Be willing and able to train and motivate staff
Must possess the necessary skills to be able to work hands on, and provide on the job training to associates to meet the set standards
Successful completion of High School or Technical School preferred
At least has 4 years kitchen experience in 5 star Hotel at supervisor level
Additional Skill required:
Leadership and training skills
Basic English communications skills
Good Health, Creative, Positive attitude to work and a willingness to learn