Sous Chef

American Cruise Lines - United States (30+ days ago)3.3

American Cruise Lines, the largest cruise line in the United States, is looking to add multiple Sous Chefs to our shipboard team as we gear up for the busiest part of our operating season on America’s rivers. Our shipboard team supports a combined fleet of ships sailing through various different itineraries across the nation from contemporary riverboats to paddlewheel queens for a steamboat experience.

Exceptional cuisine is prepared by chefs who have extensive culinary credentials and training from some of the most prestigious culinary institutes. Using only the freshest ingredients, menus are inspired by regional and local specialties. Working in the kitchen, you will be an integral part of the culinary team. Your goal will be to utilize the ingredients provided to create a unique array of dishes that are full of delicious flavor. Our Sous Chefs are involved with all aspects of food production including breakfast, lunch, and dinner. You will work closely with other members of the culinary team every day to ensure that the kitchen operations run smoothly and that all service provided to our guests is flawless.

Work directly with the Executive Chef to produce diversified menus for our guests based off of the fresh ingredients
Organize the work in the kitchen so that kitchen processes run efficiently
Produce high quality dishes that follow up the established menu choices
Adhere to all of the guests dietary requests
Maintain order and discipline in the kitchen during work hours
Make sure that the hygiene and food safety standards are placed as a top priority throughout all stages of food preparation
Ensure that all meals are prepared as quickly and deliciously as possible
Enforce food and safety standards
Minimum 3 years of culinary experience in full service resort, hotel or cruise ship
Familiar with food safety standards
Capability to multi-task
Ability to take direction
MUST be a team player
Ability to work with composure under pressure
Possess problem solving skills, self-motivation, and organization
Must be able to speak, read, and understand basic cooking recipes and adhere to directions
An effective leader who is able to effectively control his/her time management
Excellent oral communication and interpersonal skills
Must be able to pass a pre-employment drug test
Complete criminal background check
Training and Teaching experience
Ability to be on a work rotation of 6 to 8 weeks onboard followed by 1 to 2 weeks off
American Cruise Lines has 10 ships throughout our fleet, 3 of which are on the Mississippi River. The America and the Queen of the Mississippi are modern paddlewheelers reminiscent of steamboats from a bygone era, while the American Song is a brand new riverboat with contemporary décor and styling unlike anything else in the U.S. We have additional ships on both the East Coast and in the Pacific Northwest and Alaska. Discover why American Cruise Lines is the leading (and fastest growing) cruise line today!