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Company: Accor
Location: Austin, TX
Career Level: Entry Level
Industries: Hospitality, Travel, Leisure


Jr. Sous Chef
A special occasion calls for great food! As a Jr. Sous Chef with Fairmont Hotels and Resorts you will assist in leading 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: Fairmont Austin is the largest luxury hotel in Texas with over 140K sq. feet of flexible meeting space and 5 restaurants and bars.

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

  • Understand the importance and demonstrate a commitment to our ‘Our Culinary Culture'.
  • As Sous Chef, you are a leader/supervisor of the team. You are highly organized and can proactively delegate, prioritize and assign duties to cook positions to ensure a consistently high level of productivity.
  • In conjunction with the Chef de Cuisine/ Sous Chef on duty you will supervise your colleagues to ensure the highest level of production and the efficient execution of service.
  • Demonstrate a positive and proactive approach with colleagues to ensure a high level of motivation resulting in a cohesive team and efficient operation.
  • Have full knowledge of all menu items, syllabus, daily features and promotions as it applies to your operation.
  • Ensure all food items are prepared according to the recipes and standards specified by the Executive Sous Chef / Chef de Cuisine/ Sous Chef, this includes quality checks and tasting all food prior to it being served.
  • Ensure all kitchen Colleagues are aware of standards and expectations.
  • Communicate, monitor and delegate EcoSure and Servesafe standards to ensure all production and behaviors are in line with our standards. Ensure all EcoSure standard temperature logs are completed accurately.
  • Maintain proper rotation of product in all chillers to minimize wastage/spoilage.
  • Ensure the cleanliness and maintenance of all work areas, utensils, and equipment.
  • Report tardiness and unsafe work practices immediately to the Chef on duty.
  • Responsible for operating all station 7 days/week, including setting your colleagues up for success on your days off.
  • Actively share ideas, opinions and suggestions in daily shift briefings.
  • Liaise daily with Outlet Chefs to keep open lines of communication regarding guest feedback.
  • Continually strive to improve food preparation and presentations.
  • Sustainability Commitment - Ensure our kitchens follow the set recycling, compost and landfill procedures.
  • Follow kitchen policies, procedures and service standards.
  • Coordinate the production as it relates to banquet and restaurant functions.
  • Conduct daily shift briefings to Colleagues in absence of Senior Chef.
  • Assist in the development of new menu items.
  • Support senior leadership with managing the day-to-day schedules.
  • Provide training for new culinary colleagues.
  • Other duties as assigned.



To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions:

  • Highly responsible and reliable.
  • Previous leadership experience in a high-end kitchen required.
  • Strong interpersonal and problem-solving abilities.
  • Ability to work well under pressure in a fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to work cohesively 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

Required Education and Experience

  • Minimum 1 year leadership experience in a luxury, high volume hotel.

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

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. That's why you'll find exceptional work opportunities—throughout North America and the Caribbean, Europe and Africa, the Middle East and Asia Pacific—as well as industry-leading training, career development, recognition and rewards. Fairmont Hotels & Resorts is a celebrated collection of hotels that includes landmark locations like London's The Savoy, New York's The Plaza, and Shanghai's 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!

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