Sous Chef

  • Halifax, NS, CANADA
  • Full Time
With our diverse portfolio of locations, you'll find Delta Hotels in world-renowned cities and prestigious resorts across Canada. Delta Hotels is a Marriott International brand and offers you the opportunity to find the hospitality job and career journey that's right for you. With more than 1100 managed properties and 19 brands you'll find Marriott International in your neighborhood and in more than 74 countries across the globe. Find Your WorldT at Delta Hotels.


Accountable for overall success of the daily kitchen operations. Exhibits culinary talents by personally performing tasks while leading the staff and managing all food related functions. Works to continually improve guest and employee satisfaction while maintaining the operating budget. Supervises all kitchen areas to ensure a consistent, high quality product is produced. Responsible for guiding and developing staff including direct reports. Must ensure sanitation and food standards are achieved.


Education and Experience

. High school diploma or GED; 4 years experience in the culinary, food and beverage, or related professional area.


. 2-year degree from an accredited university in Culinary Arts, Hotel and Restaurant Management, or related major; 2 years experience in the culinary, food and beverage, or related professional area.


Ensuring Culinary Standards and Responsibilities are Met

. Manages kitchen shift operations and ensures compliance with all Food & Beverage policies, standards and procedures.

. Estimates daily production needs on a weekly basis and communicates production needs to kitchen personnel daily.

. Assists Executive Chef with all kitchen operations and preparation.

. Prepares and cooks foods of all types, either on a regular basis or for special guests or functions.

. Develops, designs, or creates new applications, ideas, relationships, systems, or products, including artistic contributions.

. Assists in determining how food should be presented and creates decorative food displays.

. Maintains purchasing, receiving and food storage standards.

. Ensures compliance with food handling and sanitation standards.

. Performs all duties of kitchen managers and employees as necessary.

. Recognizes superior quality products, presentations and flavor.

. Ensures compliance with all applicable laws and regulations.

. Follows proper handling and right temperature of all food products.

. Operates and maintains all department equipment and reports malfunctions.

. Checks the quality of raw and cooked food products to ensure that standards are met.

Leading Kitchen Operations

. Supervises and coordinates activities of cooks and workers engaged in food preparation.

. Leads shifts while personally preparing food items and executing requests based on required specifications.

. Utilizes interpersonal and communication skills to lead, influence, and encourage others; advocates sound financial/business decision making; demonstrates honesty/integrity; leads by example.

. Encourages and builds mutual trust, respect, and cooperation among team members.

. Serves as a role model to demonstrate appropriate behaviors.

. Maintains the productivity level of employees.

. Ensures employees understand expectations and parameters.

. Establishes and maintains open, collaborative relationships with employees and ensures employees do the same within the team.

. Ensures property policies are administered fairly and consistently.

. Communicates performance expectations in accordance with job descriptions for each position.

. Recognizes success performance and produces desired results.

Ensuring Exceptional Customer Service

. Provides services that are above and beyond for customer satisfaction and retention.

. Manages day-to-day operations, ensuring the quality, standards and meeting the expectations of the customers on a daily basis.

. Sets a positive example for guest relations.

. Empowers employees to provide excellent customer service.

. Interacts with guests to obtain feedback on product quality and service levels.

. Handles guest problems and complaints.

Maintaining Culinary Goals

. Achieves and exceeds goals including performance goals, budget goals, team goals, etc.

. Develops specific goals and plans to prioritize, organize, and accomplish your work.

. Utilizes the Labor Management System to effectively schedule to business demands and for tracking of employee time and attendance.

. Trains employees in safety procedures.

Managing and Conducting Human Resource Activities

. Identifies the developmental needs of others and coaching, mentoring, or otherwise helping others to improve their knowledge or skills.

. Improves service by communicating and assisting individuals to understand guest needs, providing guidance, feedback, and individual coaching when needed.

. Participates in the employee performance appraisal process, providing feedback as needed.

. Brings issues to the attention of the department manager and Human Resources as necessary.

Additional Responsibilities

. Provides information to supervisors, co-workers, and subordinates by telephone, in written form, e-mail, or in person.

. Analyzes information and evaluating results to choose the best solution and solve problems.

. Attends and participates in all pertinent meetings.

Marriott International is an equal opportunity employer committed to hiring a diverse workforce and sustaining an inclusive culture. Marriott International does not discriminate on the basis of disability, veteran status or any other basis protected under federal, state or local laws.

Notification to Applicants: Delta Hotels by Marriott Barrington takes seriously its obligations under the applicable provincial legislation and will provide accommodations to job applicants needing assistance. If you require an accommodation in relation to this job posting, our online application or an interview, please contact Patricia Oliver at 902-492-6422 or by e-mail at Please note that this phone number and email are only for those individuals who would like to request an accommodation as part of the recruiting process.

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This is our founder’s philosophy and it has made Marriott International a great place to work for more than 85 years. Our people first culture has consistently earned us awards and recognition around the globe. Giving associates opportunities to grow and succeed is part of the company’s DNA.

Our core values make us who we are. As we change and grow, the beliefs that are most important to us stay the same. Being part of Marriott International means being part of a proud history and a thriving culture.

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Travel Perks & Benefits

We encourage you to explore the world around you, so we offer generous hotel and food discounts at thousands of our global properties. We look after our associates, which is why we also have a comprehensive and competitive benefits program.

Recognition & Rewards

Our “spirit to serve” makes our company stronger. Thus Marriott recognizes success and commitment, honoring and encouraging leadership and exceptional service. We also give bonuses for successful referrals and we reward long service. We believe hard work should be acknowledged.

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Sous Chef, MARRIOTT, Halifax, NS, CANADA