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Executive Sous Chef

Company: Accor Hotels
Location: Sonoma
Posted on: June 8, 2021

Job Description:

Executive Sous Chef

  • Ready for a sizzling career move? As Executive Sous Chef you will play a pivotal role in our kitchen and dining operations by leading and inspiring a team of talented culinary professionals to create unforgettable experience and leave our guests wanting more.

What is in it for you:

  • Employee benefit card offering discounted rates in Accor worldwide
  • Learning programs through our Academies
  • Opportunity to develop your talent and grow within your property and across the world!
  • Ability to make a difference through our Corporate Social Responsibility activities, like Planet 21

What you will be doing:

  • Lead, mentor, and train the Culinary & Stewarding teams
  • Ensure consistency in the preparation of all food items for a la carte and/or buffet menus according to property recipes and standards, focusing on quality & visual appeal
  • Strategize with the team on new offerings and actively share ideas, opinions and suggestions to improve the environment and menus
  • Maintain forecasted monthly food cost and ensure effective cost controls are in place
  • Partner with the FOH Restaurant and Banquet teams, as well as the Conference Services and Catering Sales team to ensure a seamless sequence of service exceeding guest expectations
  • Communicate effectively with all departments and thrive for guest feedback
  • Work with suppliers to focus on a locally driven menu while capturing the best value, quality and maximizing profit
  • Work closely with the Purchasing Manager to ensure product inventories are maintained
  • Balance operational, administrative and colleague needs by focusing on guests feedback surveys, colleague feedback surveys and financial results
  • Develop and maintain relationships with Culinary Schools and local programs in order to create a pipeline of talent
  • Assist in overall management responsibilities as needed
  • Follow department policies, procedures and service standards
  • Follow all health and safety policies, ensuring 100% compliance with the EcoSure Audits and Health Department Standards
  • Other duties as assigned

Your experience and skills include:

  • Previous Culinary leadership experience required
  • Journeyman's papers or international equivalent required
  • Diploma/Certification in Culinary discipline an asset
  • Ability to communicate in English and Spanish an asset
  • Strong knowledge of culinary and restaurant trends
  • Service focused personality and passion for everything Culinary
  • Proven ability to build and maintain good relationships with all stakeholders
  • Communicate thoughts, actions and opportunities clearly with strong networking skills
  • Ability to lead by example, believe in a strong team culture and set the scene for high performance

Your team and working environment:

  • Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa, an elegant Spanish mission-style Inn, boasts exceptional accommodation in the heart of Wine Country. As one big team, we know that only together we can do amazing things. A community of service professionals coming together with a common purpose to welcome, connect, and serve others.

Visa Requirements:

Applicants must be able to provide proof that they are legally able to work in the United Sates.

Our commitment to Diversity & Inclusion:

We are an inclusive company and our ambition is to attract, recruit and promote diverse talent.

Why work for Accor?

We are far more than a worldwide leader. We welcome you as you are and you can find a job and brand that matches your personality. We support you to grow and learn every day, making sure that work brings purpose to your life, so that during your journey with us, you can continue to explore Accor's limitless possibilities.

By joining Accor, every chapter of your story is yours to write and together we can imagine tomorrow's hospitality. Discover the life that awaits you at Accor, visit

Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa is an Equal Opportunity Employer EOE/M/F/V/D.

Do what you love, care for the world, dare to challenge the status quo! #BELIMITLESS

Keywords: Accor Hotels, Vallejo , Executive Sous Chef, Other , Sonoma, California

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