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Executive Sous Chef - The Willard InterContinental Washington

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Executive Sous Chef - The Willard InterContinental Washington
Job Number:
WAS000750

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Do you see yourself as a Executive Sous Chef

What's your passion? Whether you're into sports, shopping or karaoke, at IHG we're interested in YOU. At IHG we employ people who apply the same amount of care and passion to their jobs as they do their hobbies - people who put our guests at the heart of everything they do. And we're looking for more people like this to join our friendly and professional team. This challenging position has overall responsibility for supervising day-to-day activities of the Sous Chef and other culinary personnel to achieve compliance in food preparations, presentation and quality.

An American institution, the Willard InterContinental is located in the heart of the nation's capital on Pennsylvania Avenue, near the White House, the Smithsonian museums and the downtown business and theatre districts. With a rich historic legacy, the Willard is the Washington D.C. hotel of choice for heads of state and leaders of the world's business, cultural, social and political sectors. The hotel's 335 well appointed large guestrooms include 41 elegant suites. Dining options include the Café du Parc, a popular French bistro with seasonal outdoor seating, and the Occidental Grill & Seafood, traditional Afternoon Tea in Peacock Alley, the classic Round Robin Bar and 24 hour Private In-Room Dining. There is over 20,000 square feet of Conference and Banquet space and the hotel hosts events ranging from intimate meetings to luxurious weddings. The Willard InterContinental combines heritage, sustainability and luxury with contemporary comfort and the latest technology.

This challenging position has overall responsibility for supervising day-to-day activities of the Sous Chef and other culinary personnel to achieve compliance in food preparations, presentation and quality.

The Executive Sous Chef will supervise the day-to-day activities and assignments of the culinary staff, communicate goals, and assign/schedule work and review the following day's menus and complete requisitions for food and supplies needed from various storerooms. You will assist with the regular inventory of food and kitchen supplies; order items as necessary to maintain adequate inventory levels and assist the Executive Chef in creating and testing new recipes in developing new menus and concepts to keep up with business and industry trends.

This role maintains procedures to (1) ensure the security and proper storage of food and beverage products, kitchen inventory, and equipment, (2) replenish supplies, inventory, uniforms, etc. and (3) to minimize waste and control costs and will ensure that all food and beverage equipment is in proper operational condition and are cleaned on a regular basis. Ensure that all kitchen areas and related storerooms are cleaned, mopped, and properly stocked.

Job Requirements:
Passionate about hospitality and great food.
Excellent communicator with positive energy providing professional leadership, developmen and direction to the Kitchen Staff.
Knowledge of local ,state and federal health standards
Strong knowledge in International Cuisine a plus.

Qualifications
Qualifications include completion of High School diploma or equivalent, and 2 years experience as a Chef, or an equivalent combination of education and culinary/kitchen operations experience. Degree or certificate in culinary arts preferred.

An alcohol awareness certification and/or food service permit or valid health/food handler cards is necessary, as required by local or state government agency. You may be required to work nights, weekends, and/or holidays. This job requires ability to perform the following: carrying or lifting items up to 50 pounds, moving about the kitchen, handling food, objects, products and utensils, bending, stooping and kneeling.

In return we'll give you a competitive financial and benefits package which may include healthcare support, dental, vision, disability and life insurance support, and a matching 401k plan. Hotel discounts worldwide are available as well as access to a wide variety of discount programs and the chance to work with a great team of people. Most importantly, we'll give you the room to be yourself.

So what's your passion? Please get in touch and tell us how you could bring your individual skills to IHG.

IHG is an equal opportunity employer M/F/D/V
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