Gem Forest Hotel Nairobi Sous Chef Jobs in Kenya

Gem Forest Hotel Nairobi Sous Chef Jobs in Kenya

Job Description

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

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

  • Maintains purchasing, receiving and food storage standards.

  • Recognizes superior quality products, presentations and flavour.

  • Follows proper handling and right temperature of all food products.

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

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

  • To ensure that the kitchen runs at an acceptable food cost.

  • To ensure that ambassador productivity is maximized and payroll costs minimized.

  • To work with the Chef de Cuisine in setting each outlet menu and recipes for each meal period in order to ensure accuracy.

  • To ensure that all outlet kitchens adhere to Company and Hotel Policies and Procedures and all Standards.

  • To prepare and update the relevant section of the Departmental Operations Manuals.

  • To work with Chefs de Partie to take corrective action where appropriate.

  • To co-ordinate with the Stewarding in regards to the requirements for the Kitchens.

  • Implements guidelines, policies and procedures for those operating departments according to Sofitel Guidelines & Standards.

  • To keep the Chefs de Partie up to date with seasonally available meats, fish and produce on the local market.

  • To encourage Chefs de Partie to be innovative and creative.

  • To ensure that product consistency in quality,

  • To assist in the development of product specifications for all menus.
    appearance and taste.

  • To assist Outlet Managers in maintaining a high
    quality operation in service and cleanliness.

  • To assist the Purchasing Manager in the cost-effective selection of raw products.

  • Comply with the hotel policies and procedures as well as federal legislation.

  • To establish a rapport with guests maintaining good customer relationship.

  • To maintain a good rapport and working relationship with ambassadors in outlet of all other departments.

  • To respond to the changes in the restaurant function as dictated by the hotel.

  • To assist in the implementation of the various food safety and hygiene standards including HACCP and other Municipality regulations.

  • To work closely with the Hygiene Officer in implementing all hygiene and safety procedures.

  • To be entirely flexible and adapt to rotate within the different outlets of the Kitchen Department.

  • To carry out any other reasonable duties as assigned by the Chef de Cuisine.


  • 3 years of industry and culinary management experience

  • Previous experience training team members in large quantity food preparation.

  • Excellent knowledge of quality food operations.

  • Passion for leadership and teamwork

  • Eye for detail to achieve operational excellence

  • Excellent guest service skills

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