Sous Chef - Westin Princeville

VISTANA SIGNATURE EXPERIENCES, INC. Princeville, HI
Vistana Company Overview

Vistana™ Signature Experiences, Inc. an operating business of ILG, Inc. develops, owns, markets and operates upper-upscale villa resorts, offering ownership and rental opportunities. Vistana is the exclusive provider of vacation ownership for the Sheraton and Westin brands and an authorized partner of the Starwood Preferred Guest program. Through the Vistana Signature Network™ (VSN), our Owners can transform the way they travel - enjoying the flexibility to vacation when they want, where they want, how they want. Vistana™ Signature Experiences offers exciting and rewarding career opportunities in inspiring destinations from majestic Maui to the snow peaked mountains of Avon/Vail. If you're passionate about selling, supporting, or communicating a unique vacation lifestyle, we're passionate about you becoming part of the Vistana family. For more information, please visit: https://www.vistana.com.

Property/Location

Westin Princeville Ocean Resort - 3838 Wyllie Rd, Princeville, HI 96722

The Westin Princeville Ocean Resort Villas lies along a lush cliff resting two hundred feet above the Pacific Ocean on the north shore of Kaua'i. The Westin Princeville is an upscale Resort which provides a thoughtfully designed experience making the healthiest The Westin Princeville Ocean Resort Villas lies along a lush cliff resting two hundred feet above the Pacific Ocean on the north shore of Kaua'i. The Westin Princeville is an upscale Resort which provides a thoughtfully designed experience making the healthiest choices irresistibly appealing.

A welcoming oasis to the savvy traveler, every innovative service aims to help guests thrive so they feel better than when they arrived: A truly restorative sleep in the world-renowned Heavenly® Bed, a Spa-like invigoration with the Heavenly® Bath, healthful indulgence from SuperFoodsRx menus and energizing exercise with WestinWORKOUT®. Westin ensures guests are well rested, well nourished and well cared for.

Job Description

POSITION PURPOSE

Train, supervise and work with all cook and culinary staff in order to prepare, cook and present food according to hotel standard recipes in order to create quality food products.

EESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

AVERAGE % OF TIME

50% Assign, in detail, specific duties to all employees for efficient operation of the kitchen. Visually inspect, select and use only the freshest fruits, vegetables, meats, fish, fowl and other food products of the highest standard in the preparation of all menu items.

20% Read and employ math skills for following recipes. Process requisitions for supplies. Select, train and supervise kitchen staff in the proper preparation of menu items.

10% Schedule culinary staff so that proper coverage is maintained while keeping payroll costs in line.

10% Ensure proper receiving, storage (including temperature setting) and rotation of food products so as to comply with health department regulations.

10% Adhere to control procedures for cost and quality.

Other:

Regular attendance in conformance with the standards, which may be established from time to time, is essential to the successful performance of this position. Employees with irregular attendance will be subject to disciplinary action, up to and including termination of employment.

Due to the cyclical nature of the hospitality industry, employees may be required to work varying schedules to reflect the business needs of the hotel. In addition, attendance at all scheduled training sessions and meetings is required.

Upon employment, all employees are required to fully comply with Vistana Signature Experiences rules and regulations for the safe and effective operation of the hotel's facilities. Employees who violate hotel rules and regulations will be subject to disciplinary action, up to and including termination of employment.

SUPPORTIVE FUNCTIONS

In addition to performance of the essential functions, this position may be required to perform a combination of the following supportive functions, with the percentage of time performing each function to be solely determined by the manager based upon the particular requirements of the hotel:

* Supervise daily cleaning of walk-in and reach-in boxes for safety reasons.

* Maintain vacation schedule for proper staffing.

* Report any equipment in need of repair to chef and engineering for service.

* Perform other duties as necessary and assigned, such as V.I.P. parties and staff meetings.

SPECIFIC JOB KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

The individual must possess the following knowledge, skills and abilities and be able to explain and demonstrate that he or she can perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodation, using some other combination of knowledge, skills, and abilities:

* Must be able to speak, read, write and understand the primary language(s) used in the workplace.

* Must be able to read and write to facilitate the communication process.

* Requires good communication skills, both verbal and written.

* Must possess basic computational ability.

* Must possess basic computer skills.

* Knowledge of computer accounting programs, math skills as well as budgetary analysis capabilities required.

* Thorough working knowledge of hot and cold food preparation.

* Good working knowledge of accepted sanitation standards and applicable health codes.

* Basic mathematical skills necessary to understand recipes, measurements, requisition amounts and portion sizes.

* Working knowledge of federal, state and local laws governing equal employment opportunity and civil rights, occupational safety and health, wage and hour issues, and labor relations, including, but not limited to the following statutes and their state and local analogues (where applicable): Title VII, ADEA, Equal Pay Act, Pregnancy Discrimination Act, FLSA, ADA, OSHA, FMLA, and NLRA.

Physical Demands

* Most work tasks are performed indoors. Temperature generally is moderate and controlled by hotel environmental systems; however, must be able to work in extreme temperatures like freezers (-10°F) and kitchens (+110°F), possibly for one hour or more.

* Must be able to sit at a desk for up to 5 hours per day. Walking and standing are required the rest of the working day. Length of time of these tasks may vary from day to day and task to task.

* Ability to physically handle knives, pots, mirrors, or other display items as well as grasp, lift and carry same from shelves and otherwise transport up to 50 pounds to every area of the kitchen. Ability to perform cutting skills on work surfaces, topped with cutting boards, 3 to 4 feet in height (banquet kitchen, prep kitchen, bake shop, etc.). Proper usage and handling of various kitchen machinery to include slicers, buffalo chopper, grinders, mixers, and other kitchen related equipment.

* Ability to physically self-demonstrate culinary techniques, i.e., cutting, cooking principles, plate presentation, safety and sanitation practices.

* Ability to create, build, handle, and dismantle displays up to 8 feet high, including ice carvings.

* The worker is subject to noise. There is sufficient noise to cause the worker to shout in order to be heard above the ambient noise level.

* Must be able to exert well-paced ability in limited space and to reach other locations of the hotel on a timely basis.

* Must be able to lift up to 30 lbs. on a regular and continuing basis.

* Must be able to push and pull carts and equipment weighing up to 250 lbs. occasionally.

* Must be able to bend, stoop, squat and stretch to fulfill cleaning tasks occasionally.

* Requires grasping, writing, standing, sitting, walking, repetitive motions, bending, climbing, listening and hearing ability and visual acuity.

* Talking and hearing occur continuously in the process of communicating with guests, supervisors and subordinates.

* Vision occurs continuously with the most common visual functions being those of near and color vision and depth perception.

* Requires manual dexterity to use and operate all necessary equipment.

* Must have finger dexterity to be able to operate office equipment such as computers, printers, 10-key adding machine, electric typewriter, multi-line touch tone phone, filing cabinets, FAX machines, photocopiers, dolly and other office equipment as needed.

Requirements

QUALIFICATION STANDARDS

Education

High school or equivalent education required. Culinary or Apprenticeship Program preferred.

Experience

Minimum two years Sous Chef experience required. Prior supervisory experience required. Previous hospitality experience preferred.

Licenses or Certificates

Ability to obtain and/or maintain any government required licenses, certificates or permits.

Grooming

All employees must maintain a neat, clean and well-groomed appearance per Vistana Signature Experiences standards.

This job description is not an exclusive or exhaustive list of all job functions that an employee in this position may be asked to perform from time to time.

Diversity Commitment

At Vistana, we celebrate the diversity of people, ideas and cultures. We believe our differences are what make us better – a better place to work, a better place to grow, enabling a better way to see the world.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The Company is committed to providing equal employment opportunities in all employment practices, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, citizenship status, marital status, age, veteran's status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. The Company complies with the law regarding reasonable accommodation for disabled employees and applicants.

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