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Assistant Sous Chef

Marriott • Des Moines, IA

Posted 9 days ago

Job Snapshot

Full-Time
Hotel - Resort
Hospitality - Hotel

Job Description

Posting Date Feb 9, 2018



Job Number 180008OO

Job Category Food and Beverage & Culinary Location Des Moines Marriott Downtown, Des Moines, Iowa VIEW ON MAP Brand Marriott Hotels Resorts /JW Marriott Schedule Full-time Relocation? Yes



Position Type Management



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Marriott International portfolio of brands includes both JW Marriott and Marriott Hotels.

Marriott Hotels, Marriott International's flagship brand with more than 500 global locations, is advancing the art of hosting so that our guests can travel brilliantly. As a host with Marriott Hotels, you will help keep this promise by delivering premium choices, sophisticated style, and well-crafted details. With your skills and imagination, together we will innovate and reinvent the future of travel.

JW Marriott is part of Marriott International's luxury portfolio and consists of more than 80 beautiful properties in gateway cities and distinctive resort locations around the world. JW believes our associates come first. Because if you're happy, our guests will be happy. It's as simple as that. Our hotels offer a work experience unlike any other, where you'll be part of a community and enjoy a true camaraderie with a diverse group of co-workers. JW creates opportunities for training, development, recognition and most importantly, a place where you can really pursue your passions in a luxury environment. Treating guests exceptionally starts with the way we take care of our associates. That's The JW Treatment.



JOB SUMMARY

Management position that focuses on successfully accomplishing the daily objectives in the kitchen. Leads staff while personally assisting in all areas of the kitchen, including food production; purchasing and kitchen sanitation. Position contributes to ensuring guest and employee satisfaction while maintaining the operating budget.



CANDIDATE PROFILE



Education and Experience

  • High school diploma or GED; 5 years experience in the culinary, food and beverage, or related professional area.


OR

  • 2-year degree from an accredited university in Culinary Arts, Hotel and Restaurant Management, or related major; 3 years experience in the culinary, food and beverage, or related professional area.


CORE WORK ACTIVITIES

Ensuring Culinary Standards and Responsibilities are Met

  • Develops, designs, or creates new applications, ideas, relationships, systems, or products, including artistic contributions.

  • Maintains food handling and sanitation standards.

  • Ensures all employees have proper supplies, equipment and uniforms.

  • Performs all duties of Culinary and related kitchen area employees in high demand times.

  • Oversees production and preparation of culinary items.

  • Ensures employees keep their work areas clean and sanitary.

  • Works with Restaurant and Banquet departments to coordinate service and timing of events and meals.

  • Communicates areas in need of attention to staff and follows up to ensure follow through.

  • Supports and assists with new menus, concepts and promotions for the Restaurant outlets and Banquets.

  • Assists in determining how food should be presented and creates decorative food displays.

  • Prepares and cooks foods of all types, either on a regular basis or for special guests or functions.

  • Checks the quality of raw and cooked food products to ensure that standards are met.



Supervising Daily Culinary Team Activities

  • Ensures and maintains the productivity level of employees.

  • Ensures completion of assigned duties.

  • Coordinates activities of cooks and workers engaged in food preparation.

  • Utilizes interpersonal and communication skills to lead, influence, and encourage others; advocates sound financial/business decision making; demonstrates honesty/integrity; leads by example.

  • Leads shifts while personally preparing food items and executing requests based on required specifications.

  • Handles employee questions and concerns.

  • Identifies the developmental needs of others and coaching, mentoring, or otherwise helping others to improve their knowledge or skills.

  • Conducts employee performance appraisal process, giving feedback as needed.

  • Communicates performance expectations in accordance with job descriptions for each position.

  • Participates in an on-going employee recognition program.

  • Monitors employee's progress towards meeting performance expectations.

  • Conducts training when appropriate.



Maintaining Culinary Goals

  • Follows specific goals and plans to prioritize, organize, and accomplish your work.

  • Monitors staffing levels to ensure that guest service, operational needs and financial objectives are met.

  • Places orders for appropriate supplies and manages food and supply inventories according to budget.

  • Participates in department meetings and continually communicates a clear and consistent message regarding the departmental goals to produce desired results.



Ensuring Exceptional Customer Service

  • Provides services that are above and beyond for customer satisfaction and retention.

  • Manages day-to-day operations, ensuring the quality, standards and meeting the expectations of the customers on a daily basis.

  • Improves service by communicating and assisting individuals to understand guest needs, providing guidance, feedback, and individual coaching when needed.

  • Sets a positive example for guest relations.

  • Strives to improve service performance.

  • Handles guest problems and complaints seeking assistance from supervisor as necessary.

  • Empowers employees to provide excellent customer service within guidelines.



Additional Responsibilities

  • Provides information to supervisors, co-workers, and subordinates by telephone, in written form, e-mail, or in person.

  • Serves as a role model to demonstrate appropriate behaviors.

  • Analyzes information and evaluating results to choose the best solution and solve problems.

  • Complies with loss prevention policies and procedures.

  • Reports malfunctions in department equipment.

  • Attends and participates in all pertinent meetings.

  • Encourages and builds mutual trust, respect, and cooperation among team members.

Marriott International is an equal opportunity employer committed to hiring a diverse workforce and sustaining an inclusive culture. Marriott International does not discriminate on the basis of disability, veteran status or any other basis protected under federal, state or local laws.

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