Executive Sous Chef

  • Fairmont San Francisco
  • San Francisco, California
  • May 23, 2021
Full time Chefs, Cooks, Food Preparation Workers

Job Description

Executive Sous Chef

Inspiring and engaging. As an Executive Sous Chef, you will show your leadership and interpersonal strengths to maximize the Food and Beverage Operations, and ensure an exceptional guest journey.

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:

Reporting to the Executive Chef, responsibilities and essential job functions include but are not limited to the following:

Manage all Kitchens in the absence of the Executive Chef

Create all food menus with the guidance of the Executive Chef

Complete daily market lists to ensure quality food ordering while maintaining budgeted costs

Meet with Storekeepers to ensure quality & par levels are maintained

Interact closely with the Catering department to assist in function menu co-ordination and meet with clients as required

Conduct daily shift briefings with all Sous Chefs

Ensure all kitchen Colleagues are aware of standards and expectations

Liaise daily with Outlet Managers and Sous Chefs to keep open lines of communication regarding guest feedback

Balance operational, administrative and Colleague needs

Ensure proper staffing and scheduling in accordance to productivity guidelines

Follow kitchen policies, procedures and service standards

Follow all safety and sanitation policies when handling food and beverage

Consistently offer professional, friendly and proactive guest service while suporting fellow colleagues

Other duties as assigned

Your experience and skills include:

Previous leadership experience in the culinary field required

Journeyman's papers or international equivalent required

DiplomaCertification in a Culinary discipline an asset

Proven track record of cost control including food, equipments, labour and wastage to meet the goals and the hotel's financial goals

Computer literate in Microsoft Window applications required

Strong interpersonal and problem solving abilities

Highly responsible & reliable

Ability to work well under pressure in a fast paced environment

Ability to work cohesively as part of a team

Ability to focus attention on guest needs, remaining calm and courteous at all times

Physical Aspects of Position (include but are not limited to):

Constant standing and walking throughout shift

Frequent lifting and carrying up to 20 lbs

Frequent kneeling, pushing, pulling, lifting

Occasional ascending or descending ladders, stairs and ramps

Your team and working environment:

Since 1907, Fairmont has served as the San Francisco residence for U.S. presidents, world leaders and entertainment stars. The landmark hotel offers 606 well-appointed guest rooms and suites, three distinctive restaurants, a health club and easy access to the city's most popular attractions. Fairmont San Francisco is located atop Nob Hill at 950 Mason Street.

Fairmont is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Feel free to visit our website at to find out more about our company.


Our commitment to Diversity & Inclusion:

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