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Hyatt Sous Chef in SAVANNAH, Georgia


At Thompson Savannah, we believe our guests select us because of our caring and attentive associates who are focused on providing authentic hospitality and meaningful experiences to each every guest. Thompson Savannah is a place where high expectations aren't just met-they're exceeded. It's a place of outstanding rewards, where talent opens doors to exciting challenges in the hospitality industry. It's a place where career opportunities are as unlimited as your imagination. Discover your place to shine in our warm, respectful, and inclusive culture.

Luxury along the Savannah River’s edge where the Historic District meets the burgeoning Eastern Wharf, honoring the city’s colorful past paired with today’s vibrant present. A steppingstone to all that Savannah has to offer from noteworthy historical sites to high-end shopping on Broughton Street to perusing eclectic art at the SCAD Museum of Art, Thompson Savannah is an urban oasis to relax, revitalize and rejuvenate. Indulge in the essentials: 193 supremely chic guestrooms including 21 spirited suites; a restaurant inspired by the bounty of the Georgia coast, swanky rooftop bar with post-card worthy panoramic views; a sprawling pool deck with private cabanas and sun room bar, state of the art fitness center, and nearly 8,200 square feet of flexible function space perfect for energizing meetings and serene nuptials.

Chef Whitney Otawka’s Signature Restaurant & Wine Bar focuses on ingredient driven fare, highlighting the unique and wild character of the Georgia Coast. Elevated technique drives the cooking where sustainable seafood and seasonal vegetables are front and center, retaining a fun and approachable atmosphere. This restaurant offers three meals a day.

Sous Chefs will work very closely with the executive chef and executive sous chef to assist in all aspects of building a hotel kitchen from the ground up, and will be responsible for running their respective kitchens in the absence of the chef. Candidates should be eager to maintain a work environment that promotes teaching, teamwork, mentoring, and sound culinary techniques, with top-quality ingredients, all aimed at the goal of creating unique, positive guest experiences. AORs may include the hotel’s signature restaurant for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, our rooftop restaurant, as well as all banquet & catering functions, in-room dining, and the staff cafeteria.

Responsibilities include:

  • Genuine respect for your craft and love for the profession and hospitality

  • Commitment to on-going education and growth

  • Strive to exceed the expectations of our guests nightly

  • Self-motivated and highly organized with precise attention to detail

  • Support senior leadership by developing and assuming basic management responsibilities


  • Ability to communicate effectively, give clear direction, and take feedback

  • Develop and implement creative menu items that represent our brand and standards

  • Manage hourly kitchen employees through scheduling, payroll, training, coaching, evaluating and hiring

  • May manage other key culinary leadership rolls including supervisor and other less senior Sous Chefs

  • Monitor food production, ordering, cost, and quality and consistency on a daily basis

  • Passion for a community and culture that supports sustainability and a local network of purveyors

  • Professional, polished, dependable, and focused

  • Uphold the highest standards of food safety, food handling and sanitation requirements

Primary Location: US-GA-Savannah

Organization: Thompson Savannah

Pay Basis: Yearly

Job Level: Full-time

Job: Culinary

Req ID: SAV001965

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