Sous Chef, Drago's - Hilton New Orleans Riverside

Hilton Hotels & Resorts, Hilton
 New Orleans, LA

Home and birthplace of the famous and sensational Original Charbroiled Oyster, Drago's is easily considered one of the best seafood spots in The Big Easy. This remarkable restaurant has been family owned for generations, and it shows in the details. Specialties include lobster, crayfish and, of course, oysters, all freshly caught and expertly prepared.

A Sous Chef at Drago’s Seafood is responsible for managing and actively participating in all the food production areas of the kitchen, but with particular emphasis on the management of the restaurant kitchen, in order to maintain Hilton’s and Drago's high standards of quality.

What will I be doing?

As a Sous Chef, you would be responsible for leading the culinary production of a designated kitchen in the hotel continuing effort to deliver outstanding guest service and financial profitability. Specifically, you would be responsible for performing the following tasks to the highest standards:

· Lead daily culinary production, to include, but not limited to, preparation and production of meals, food quality and presentation, compliance with all safety and sanitation standards and regulation, team member productivity and performance, cost controls and overall profitability

· Perform general management duties including, but not limited to, systems management, budget and forecasting, report generation, department management and meeting participation and facilitation

· Under the direction of Drago’s, create and implement new menus and individual food items

· Visually inspect, select and use quality food and beverage products including, but not limited to, fruits, vegetables, meats, fish and spices

· Create and implement new menus and individual food items

· Monitor and develop team member performance to include, but not limited to, providing supervision and professional development, conducting counseling and assisting with evaluations, scheduling and assigning work and delivering recognition and reward

· Assist the Chef in the recruitment, interviewing and training of team members

What are we looking for?

Since being founded in 1919, Hilton has been a leader in the hospitality industry. Today, Hilton remains a beacon of innovation, quality, and success. This continued leadership is the result of our Team Members staying true to our Vision, Mission, and Values. Specifically, we look for demonstration of these Values:

  • Hospitality - We're passionate about delivering exceptional guest experiences.
  • Integrity - We do the right thing, all the time.
  • Leadership - We're leaders in our industry and in our communities.
  • Teamwork - We're team players in everything we do.
  • Ownership - We're the owners of our actions and decisions.
  • Now - We operate with a sense of urgency and discipline

In addition, we look for the demonstration of the following key attributes:

  • Quality
  • Productivity
  • Dependability
  • Customer Focus
  • Adaptability

What will it be like to work for Hilton?

Hilton is the leading global hospitality company, spanning the lodging sector from luxurious full-service hotels and resorts to extended-stay suites and mid-priced hotels. For nearly a century, Hilton has offered business and leisure travelers the finest in accommodations, service, amenities and value. Hilton is dedicated to continuing its tradition of providing exceptional guest experiences across its global brands. Our vision “to fill the earth with the light and warmth of hospitality” unites us as a team to create remarkable hospitality experiences around the world every day. And, our amazing Team Members are at the heart of it all!