Hyatt Sous Chef in PHUKET, Thailand

Main Duties


· Assists to ensure that culinary activities are aligned with the respective Corporate Strategy, and that the Hotel Actions have been implemented where appropriate.

· Assists in the preparation and updates of individual Departmental Operations Manuals.

· Assists to conduct regular communications meetings and ensure that departmental briefings and meetings are effective and conducted as necessary.

Customer Service

· Provides a courteous and professional service at all times.

· Ensures that employees also provide excellent service to internal customers in other departments as appropriate.

· Handles guest and employee enquiries in a courteous and efficient manner, reporting complaints or problems if no immediate solution can be found, whilst providing a prompt follow-up.

· Maintains positive guest and colleague interactions with good working relationships.


· Maximises employee productivity through the use of multi-skilling, multi-tasking and flexible scheduling to meet the financial goals of the business as well as the expectations of the guests.

· Focuses attention on improving productivity levels and the need to prudently manage utility/payroll costs within acceptable guidelines ensuring optimum deployment and energy efficiency of all equipment.**

· Ensures new technology and equipment are embraced, improving productivity whilst taking work out of the system.**


· Continuously seeks ways to assist the Outlet management to maximise their revenues and profits through innovative recipes.


· Ensures that all company minimum brand standards have been implemented.

· Work closely with other employees in a supportive and flexible manner, focusing on the overall success of the hotel and the satisfaction of hotel guests.

· Buys locally available fresh products wherever possible and has limited menus which are changed frequently to ensure the guest is always offered a variety of food items.

· Participates in planning menus and utilisation of food surpluses and leftovers, taking into account probable number of guests, market conditions, and popularity of various dishes and frequency of menu.

· Reviews menus, analyses recipes, determines food, labour, overhead costs and assigns prices to menu items.

· Directs food apportionment policy to control costs.

· Introduces and tests the market with new products which are market-orientated in terms of price and product.

· Serves fresh food to the guests which is prepared a la minute, is consistent in quality, and which reflects the style of the outlet concept.

· Supervises cooking and other kitchen personnel and co-ordinates their assignments to ensure economical and timely food production.

· Observes methods of food preparation and cooking, sizes of portions, and garnishing of foods to ensure food is prepared in prescribed manner.

· Tests cooked foods before plate-up and service.

· Estimates food consumption and purchases or requisitions of foodstuffs and kitchen supplies.

· Devises special dishes and develops innovative recipes.

· Establishes and enforces nutrition and sanitation standards for outlet kitchen.

· Encourages the team to be supportive of Food and Beverage Division’s marketing and up-selling activities.

· Assists in making sure that all Touches of Hyatt and the Food and Beverage Top 20 are implemented.

· Responds to the results of the Consumer Audit and ensures that the relevant changes are implemented.


· Assists in the recruitment and selection of all Pastry employees as appropriate. Adheres to hotel guidelines when recruiting and uses a competency-based approach to selecting employees.

· Through hands-on management, closely supervisesthe Kitchen employees in the performance of their duties and ensures this is in accordance with policies & procedures and applicable laws.

· Assists to oversee the punctuality and appearance of all Kitchen employees, making sure that they wear the correct uniform and maintain a high standard of personal appearance and hygiene, according to the hotel and department’s grooming standards.

· Delegates appropriately, duties and responsibilities to equipped and resourced employees, nurturing and developing them whilst ensuring standards of operation and safety are maintained.

· Develops the skills and effectiveness of all Kitchen employees through the appropriate training, coaching, and/or mentoring.

· Ensures effective training programmes for employees in coordination with the Training Manager and their Departmental Trainers.

· Encourages employees to be creative and innovative, challenging and recognising them for their contribution to the success of the operation.

· Assists to conduct annual Performance Development Discussions with employees and support them in their professional development goals.

· Supports the implementation of The People Philosophy, demonstrating and reinforcing Hyatt’s Values and Culture Characteristics.

· Ensures that employees have a complete understanding of and adhere to employee rules and regulations.

· Ensures that employees follow all hotel, company and local rules, policies and regulations relating to fire and hazard safety, and security.

Other Duties

· I Is knowledgeable in statutory legislation in employee and industrial relations.

· Understands and strictly adheres to Rules and Regulations established in the Employee Handbook and the Hotel’s policies concerning fire, hygiene and health and safety.

· Ensures high standards of personal presentation and grooming.

· Responds to changes in the Food and Beverage function as dictated by the industry, company and hotel.

· Attends training sessions and meetings as and when required.

· Carries out any other reasonable duties and responsibilities as assigned.

Primary Location: TH-83-Phuket
Organization: Hyatt Place Phuket, Patong
Job Level: Full-time
Job: Bars/Restaurants/Outlets
Req ID: PHU000084

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