Sous Chef

Anchorage, Alaska

Sous Chef  

As a Sous Chef at Alyeska Resort, you play a pivotal role in overseeing and coordinating the culinary operations of our kitchen. Your creative touch, commitment to quality, and leadership skills are essential in delivering exceptional dining experiences to our guests. You will report to the Executive Sous Chef and the Outlet Chef de Cuisine.  

Position Responsibilities  

  • Collaborate in food preparation while adhering to quality standards, portion control, flavor, and presentation, responding to incoming orders. 
  • Supervise kitchen staff in the preparation, portioning, and garnishing of dishes to ensure adherence to cooking methods, garnishing techniques, and portion sizes as specified. 
  • Train staff in job duties, sanitation, and safety procedures. 
  • Estimate food requirements and manage food and labor costs. 
  • Requisition food and kitchen supplies as necessary. 
  • Inspect, report, and correct safety hazards related to kitchen equipment. 
  • Provide detailed guidance to culinary personnel, enhancing their culinary expertise. 
  • Actively participate in meat preparation, carving, and dish preparation, including sauces, particularly during busy periods and banquets. 
  • Conduct regular inspections of refrigerators to prevent contamination and food wastage. 
  • Anticipate daily production requirements and delegate tasks accordingly. 
  • Maintain kitchen cleanliness, ensure stock availability, and oversee kitchen maintenance. 
  • Assume kitchen responsibility in the absence of the Chef. 
  • Exhibit strong organizational skills to manage daily workloads, with creativity and artistic flair as valuable assets. 
  • Other duties as assigned.  

Essential Skills and Experience 

  • High School diploma or equivalent. 
  • Five years of relevant experience and/or training; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. 2-5 years experience in a resort setting, preferred.  
  • Preferably, possess a culinary apprenticeship or formal culinary training. 
  • Proficiency in reading and interpreting documents such as menus, recipes, safety guidelines, operating manuals, and procedure instructions. 
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills to interact with customers and team members. 
  • Strong mathematical abilities to calculate figures and percentages, applying basic algebra and geometry concepts. 
  • Problem-solving capabilities to address practical issues and handle various situations with limited standardization. 
  • Competency in interpreting instructions provided in written, oral, diagram, or schedule format. 
  • Must have or obtain a ServSafe certification during the introductory period. 

Why Alyeska? 

Alyeska Resort is a 300+ room resort which includes a Nordic Spa and Ski Area, nestled in the mountains of Girdwood, Alaska located 45 minutes south of Anchorage. Alyeska Resort is an incredible place and Girdwood is a friendly, lively town where residents value both outdoor adventure and community spirit. Alyeska Resort offers the type of atmosphere where our employees are able to work hard and play hard and are encouraged to share their enthusiasm with our guests.  

Offering year-round and seasonal opportunities, working at Alyeska Resort is both rewarding and exhilarating. Alyeska Resort offers many exciting career opportunities, beautiful surroundings and exciting employee benefits including:  

  • Vision, Dental, and Medical Insurance for regular full-time employees  
  • Paid holiday and paid time off (Vacation and Personal)  
  • Free Season Pass for employees and qualified dependents  
  • Roth 401(k) and 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan  
  • Discounts for rooms at The Hotel Alyeska and affiliate hotels  
  • Discounts in Resort restaurants, shops, and Nordic Spa  

Family, Quality, Winning, Industry and Honesty:Our people realize that relationships rooted in trust, honesty, respect and gratitude are essential to all. We never get a chance to make a second first impression. Success is planning the details. We are focused and committed to doing what we say and accepting feedback as a gift. 

Physical demands and work environment: The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  

  • Physical demands:  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, use hands to finger, handle, or feel, reach with hands and arms, talk or hear; and taste or smell.  Must have manual dexterity/grasp of hand to use kitchen equipment.  The employee frequently is required to stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.  The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 100 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move more than 100 pounds with a hand truck.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.  
  • Work Environment:  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to cold/heat, wet and/or humid conditions and fumes or airborne particles.  The employee is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts.  The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.  

Alyeska Resort is an Equal Opportunity Employer and a Drug-Free Workplace. All resort employees must possess current documentation showing they are eligible for employment in the United States. Alyeska Resort accepts applications for currently available positions only and does not accept applications for “general employment.” Preference may be given to local candidates, as relocation may not be available.

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