IHG EXECUTIVE SOUS CHEF - Holiday Inn Kuwait, Salmiyah in Kuwait City, Kuwait


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Holiday Inn Kuwait, part of InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG), comprised of 298 spacious rooms and suites, is located in the heart of Salmiya, one of Kuwait's main areas. Holiday Inn Kuwait is also located close to both business and leisure attractions with an easy connection to the airport. With 16 Meeting Rooms and 2 Conference Centres, restaurants and cafes, Holiday Inn Kuwait boasts to be a key establishment in the country.

Job Summary –

Manages kitchen operations including Stewarding operations with an emphasis on maintaining hygienic standards and practices, staff training, and overseeing the preparation and presentation of a consistent food product which meets customer’s expectations. Plays the leading role in promoting the desired work culture around “Our Winning Ways”.

Key Responsibilities

§ Manages all functions of the Food Production and Stewarding operations to achieve the optimum departmental profit

§ Manages all functions of the Food Production and Stewarding operations to achieve the optimum quality level of food production and sanitation

§ Oversees special events and special food promotions

§ Makes recipes and maintains up-dated and accurate costing of all dishes prepared and sold in the Food and Beverage operation

§ Develops and writes standard recipes

§ Develops new dishes and products

§ Takes steps to ensure that outstanding culinary technical skills are maintained

§ Maintains comprehensive product knowledge including ingredients, equipment, suppliers, markets and current trends and make appropriate adjustments to kitchen operations accordingly

§ Controls and analyzes, on an on-going basis, the level of the following:

o Sales

o Costs

o Issuing of food

o Quality and presentation of food products

o Condition and cleanliness of facilities and equipment

o Guest satisfaction

o Marketing

§ Develops with the Director of Food and Beverage popular menus offering guests value for money in accordance with IHG guidelines

§ Plans and organizes with the Director of Food and Beverage successful Food and Beverage activities in the hotel and overseas

§ Attends and participates to other meetings as required by the administrative calendar

§ Keeps an up-dated Hotel Policies and Procedures file and up-dated files on the following Food Production matters:

o Recipes

o Finance

o Standards

o Personnel and Training

o Outlets

o Promotions

o Meetings

o Projects

o Material and Equipment

o Miscellaneous

§ Sets Food Production and Stewarding goals and develops strategies, procedures and policies

§ Determines with the Finance Director the minimum and maximum stocks of all food, material and equipment

§ Sets standards of all food and equipment purchases in accordance with IHG guidelines

§ Monitors local competitors and compare their operation with the hotel Food and Beverage operation

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Bachelor’s degree / higher education qualification / equivalent in Hotel Administration, Business Administration, plus five to ten years of prior hotel management experience or equivalent combination of education and experience. Experience required may vary based on size and complexity of operation. Must speak fluent English. Other languages preferred.

Job: Kitchen

Location: Kuwait-Kuwait City

Requisition ID: KUW001633