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Sous Chef

The Fairmont Royal York Hotel

This is a Contract position in Toronto, ON posted August 5, 2017.

Sous Chef
A special occasion calls for great food! As a Sous Chef with Fairmont Hotels and Resorts you will lead a team of culinary professionals in creating spectacular dishes that will create memorable dining experiences for our Guests. Your experience in managing various aspects of a kitchen will be reflective in positive Guest satisfaction and Colleague engagement results.

Hotel Overview:

Located in the heart of downtown Toronto, Fairmont Royal York is within walking distance to the business and theatre districts and the city’s best shopping and dining. Having hosted more than 40 million guests since it opened its doors in 1929, Fairmont Royal York continues to represent the epitome of hospitality. With 1365 guest rooms, 70,000 square feet in 34 conference and banquet rooms, and over 1200 colleagues, Fairmont Royal York depicts the elegance of its past while providing the finest conveniences for today’s travelers.

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

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

  • Ensure the consistency in the preparation of all food items for a la carte andor buffet menus according to hotel recipes and standards

  • Conduct daily shift briefings to kitchen colleagues

  • Ensure all kitchen colleagues are aware of standards & expectations

  • Liaise daily with Outlet Managers to keep open lines of communication regarding guest feedback

  • Maintain and enhance the food products through creative menu development and presentation

  • Have full knowledge of all menu items, daily features and promotions

  • Actively interact with guests at tables

  • Balance operational, administrative and Colleague needs

  • Ensure proper staffing and scheduling in accordance to productivity guidelines

  • Ensure the cleanliness and maintenance of all work areas, utensils, and equipment

  • Follow kitchen policies, procedures and service standards

  • Follow all safety and sanitation policies when handling food and beverage

  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Previous leadership experience in the culinary field required

  • Journeymans papers or international equivalent required

  • DiplomaCertification in a Culinary discipline an asset

  • Computer literate in Microsoft Window applications an asset

  • Strong interpersonal and problem solving abilities

  • Highly responsible & reliable

  • Ability to work well under pressure in a fast paced environment

  • Ability to work cohesively with fellow colleagues 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 30 lbs

  • Occasional kneeling, pushing, pulling, lifting

  • Occasional ascending or descending ladders, stairs and ramps

  • Constant standing and walking throughout shift

Visa Requirements:

Must be legally permitted to work in Canada.

APPLY TODAY: Whether youre launching your career or seeking meaningful employment, we invite you to visit to learn more about Fairmont Hotels & Resortsand the extraordinary opportunities that exist!

Accessibility: Fairmont Hotels and Resorts believes in outstanding hospitality. We are committed to respecting the independence and dignity of all persons by providing a barrier-free environment for all guests, colleagues, and job applicants. Reasonable accommodations to the point of undue hardship are available upon request for all applicants with a disability throughout the recruitment process. Please contact Human Resources at or if you require accommodation.

ABOUT FAIRMONT HOTELS & RESORTS
At Fairmont Hotels & Resorts we offer our guests the finest hospitality experience in each of our destinations. And we know that, to offer our guests the best, we first need to offer our employees the best. Thats why you’ll find exceptional work opportunitiesthroughout North America and the Caribbean, Europe and Africa, the Middle East and Asia Pacificas well as industry-leading training, career development, recognition and rewards. Fairmont Hotels & Resorts is a celebrated collection of hotels that includes landmark locations like Londons The Savoy, New Yorks The Plaza, and Shanghais Fairmont Peace Hotel. Our teams are guided by values of Respect, Integrity, Teamwork and Empowerment; we employ the highest ethical and quality standards, treating all colleagues with fairness and dignity. A community and environmental leader, Fairmont is also regarded for its responsible tourism practices and award-winning Green Partnership program. An exciting future awaits!