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Executive Sous Chef Job in Nairobi Kenya

A Career with the Hilton Hotel opens up the world of hospitality to you

Hilton Hotel provides a terrific range of career opportunities. Whether you are a seasoned professional or just starting out in this very exciting industry, we would be delighted to welcome you to our family.

At Hilton Nairobi, we provide opportunities beyond your imagination. Our international presence, strong growth plans and personal development will help you achieve your career goals and more.

You can be part of a strong and growing company and you can join a special family, one dedicated to a positive, productive and diverse working environment.

We are currently looking for a truly outstanding individual with boundless energy and enthusiasm for Kitchen Operations to fill the position of:

Executive Sous Chef 

Job Ref No.
 20/2011

Principle Responsibility & Position Purpose:

Reporting to the Executive Chef, the holder of this position will be responsible for all food planning, preparation, production, and control for all food outlets and banquet facilities, to meet Hilton’s standards of quality.

Essential Functions:

  • Assist the Executive Chef to create and implement new menus and individual menu items for all outlets based on current food trends and regional tastes.
  • Assist the Executive Chef to Audit food storeroom items and direct items to maintain consistent quality products that ensure adherence to all health code requirements.
  • Enforce safety procedures and cleanliness standards throughout kitchen(s) including walk-in and reach-in boxes.
  • Assist the Executive Chef to hire, train, supervise, schedule and participate in activities of chefs, cooks, and other personnel involved in preparing, cooking and presenting food in accordance with productivity standards, cost controls, and forecasts needs.
  • Monitor team performance, product quality and production flow; foster continuous improvement where necessary.
  • Manages food, equipment, water, fuel and labour costs within approved budget constraints.
Qualification Standards:
  • Diploma in Food production or equivalent.
  • Minimum of four years experience in culinary management in a 5 star hotel or equivalent.
  • Must have prior experience as a Sous Chef with knowledge of most international and domestic dishes.
  • Knowledge of Kitchen department organizational skills.
  • Guest contact and staff management experience.
  • Experience in menu planning and budgeting.
  • Knowledge about the facilities of the Hilton Hotels worldwide and Hilton Nairobi in particular will be an added advantage.
Specific Job Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Extensive knowledge of food products, standard recipes, and proper preparation.
  • Ability to read, write, speak English to comprehend and communicate job functions.
  • Ability to safely operate complex food preparation machinery.
  • Artistic ability to create theme menus, ideas for ice carvings, decorations, etc.
  • strong in buffet style food and preferably some pastry background
  • A people's person, strict on follow up, hygiene, training, quality control, mentor and coach.
Application Process:

Excellent future career opportunities are available within the organization.

Compensation and benefits are commensurate with background and experience.

Interested candidates are invited to strictly email their cover letter and CV, clearly detailing their current remuneration to Nairobi_Recruitment@hilton.com before end of day 10th August 2011.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Hilton Nairobi is an equal opportunity employer and as such, canvassing in any form will lead to automatic disqualification.

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