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Fairmont Hotels and Resorts    |   Nairobi, Kenya   |   Log in or register to see the closing date

Executive Sous Chef

  • Diploma, Associate's degree
  • Restaurant, hospitality, travel
  • Expert (non-managerial)
  • Full Time
  • Permanent

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Job Summary

Every memorable dining experience at Fairmont Hotels and Resorts begins behind the scenes with our Culinary team’s commitment to safe, efficient operations and exceptional cuisine. As Executive Sous Chef, your expertise in recipe development elevates our menus while your leadership inspires and fosters our Culinary talent.


• Consistently offer professional, friendly and proactive guest service while supporting fellow Colleagues

• Manage all Kitchens in the absence of the Executive Chef
• Create all food menus with the guidance of the Executive Chef
• Complete daily market lists to ensure quality food ordering while maintaining budgeted costs
• Meet with Storekeepers to ensure quality & par levels are maintained
• Interact closely with the Catering department to assist in function menu co-ordination and meet with  clients as required
• Conduct daily shift briefings with all Sous Chefs
• Ensure all kitchen Colleagues are aware of standards and expectations
• Liaise daily with Outlet Managers and Sous Chefs to keep open lines of communication regarding guest feedback
• Balance operational, administrative and Colleague needs
• Ensure proper staffing and scheduling in accordance to productivity guidelines
• Follow kitchen policies, procedures and service standards
• Follow all safety and sanitation policies when handling food and beverage
• Other duties as assigned

General Information

Salary rangeNot specified
Additional informationNot specified
Contract type: Permanent
Job type: Full Time
Location: Nairobi
Area of work: Restaurant, hospitality, travel
Seniority: Expert (non-managerial)

Job Requirements

Required education: Diploma, Associate's degree
Required relevant work experience: 5 years
Required skills: Hygiene standards (food production); Quality control (food production); Food and beverage; Kitchen management; Cooking, food preparation; Work place safety
Required languages: English (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent)

Fairmont Hotels and Resorts

Restaurant, hospitality, travelCompany size: 100-500 people

Fairmont Hotels & Resorts is a celebrated collection of hotels that includes landmark locations like London’s The Savoy, New York’s The Plaza, and Shanghai’s Fairmont Peace Hotel. Our teams are guided by values of Respect, Integrity, Teamwork and Empowerment; we employ the highest ethical and quality standards, treating all colleagues with fairness and dignity. A community and environmental leader, Fairmont is also regarded for its responsible tourism practices and award-winning Green Partnership program. An exciting future awaits!

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