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Full Job Description
The Heathman Hotel Kirkland is the only boutique hotel in the vibrant neighborhood of downtown Kirkland, Washington. Indulge in a refreshing blend of modern luxury, with warm and personalized service. Our 91 guestrooms and suites are luxurious and comfortable, with a variety of sizes and amenities to meet your needs, whether business or pleasure. Savor an inspired seasonal menu and re-imagined dishes, brought to life through traditional hearth over cooking at Hearth. Sip on distinctive craft cocktails in the bar, with indoor and outdoor seating available year-round. Enjoy a leisurely stroll around Lake Washington and the downtown Kirkland arts and shopping district.

Sous Chef | Heathman Hotel Kirkland

People never forget how you made them feel.” Maya Angelou’s famous statement serves as a rallying cry throughout Columbia Hospitality and fuels our collective drive – and success.

Our people are our purpose, and our brand is our people. We seek extraordinary individuals who drive our brand promise of Creating Exceptional Experiences. We are a people-first organization, ignited from the inside to succeed on the outside. We are a tight-knit, inclusive, values-driven team and we trust one another to have each other’s backs. We show up every day with open hearts, an inclusive mindset, and a genuine respect for those around us. We have fun, grow together, and strive to leave a positive lasting impression on everyone we meet.

The Perks

  • Eligibility of perks is dependent upon job status
  • Paid Time Off (Because Balance Matters)
  • 401K Match (Free Money)
  • Values Based Culture (#OMGLIFE)
  • Benefits – Medical, Dental, Vision, Disability Coverage
  • Company Contributed HSA/FSA Plan
  • Discounted Lodging, Dining, Spa, Golf, and Retail (Yes, Discounted Travel!)
  • Third Party Perks (Movie Tickets, Attractions, Other)
  • Company Sponsored Life Insurance Policies
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Team Member Outings
  • Diverse Work Group
  • “Columbia Cares” Volunteer Opportunities
  • Committee Participation Opportunities (Fun, Philanthropic, Diversity/Equity/Inclusion)
  • Ability to Climb the Ladder
  • Online Learning Platform to Help You Grow!

The Brass Tacks

  • Maintains responsibility for day-to-day operation of the kitchen and has complete responsibility for the kitchen in the Executive Chef’s absence
  • Develops and implements procedures to ensure that all work practices meet or exceed the established standards
  • Communicates daily with Executive Chef for updates, changes and revisions to existing contracts
  • Maintains standards for food quality, presentation, handling, sanitation and safety. Follows all appropriate policies and procedures
  • Ensures timely and courteous follow-through on all client, guest, and team member requests
  • Assists in the selection, supervision, training, development, scheduling, evaluating, disciplining, and counseling of staff
  • Demonstrates positive leadership characteristics that empower and inspire employees to meet and exceed standards
  • Monitors food and labor costs
  • Conducts daily walk-through of all walk-in refrigerators, dry storage areas and food lines to ensure rotation, usage, cleanliness and proper sanitation
  • Assists the Executive Chef in purchasing, receiving and inventory of all kitchen items

The Nitty Gritty

  • A culinary arts degree and/or equivalent training with three or more years of culinary lead or supervisory experience in a similar environment; or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience
  • Working knowledge of all major and minor sauces
  • Working knowledge of proper butchering techniques
  • Working knowledge of specialized culinary equipment utilized at the property
  • Advanced knife skills
  • Must be flexible and able to perform multiple tasks, work in stressful situations with shifting priorities
  • Must be familiar with Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook and other computer programs.
  • Must demonstrate excellent people skills and a professional, friendly, and enthusiastic demeanor
  • Be detail-oriented, reliable and punctual, and have exceptional organizational skills
  • The ability to adjust preparations for flavor, and accommodate client or guest needs in a timely manner
  • Ability to discern and evaluate the condition or quality of food products through visual inspection, taste, touch and smell
  • Food handling and other permits, licenses or certifications as required

The Fine Print

Columbia Hospitality, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer committed to an inclusive environment without regard to age, race, color, ancestry, national origin, religion, disability, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, or any other protected status in accordance with applicable law. We strive for excellence in every position within the company and select the most qualified people who embrace our service philosophy and these values.

Accountability | Creativity | Enthusiasm | Honesty | Inclusion | Respect

Columbia Hospitality is a national management and consulting company with more than 25 years of experience in creating hospitality solutions and delivering exceptional experiences. Our portfolio includes award-winning hotels and resorts, premier residential communities, restaurants and bars, private and public golf clubs, conference centers, and distinctive venues. Columbia Hospitality has been consistently recognized as one of the Top Companies to Work for in Washington by Seattle Business Magazine and Puget Sound Business Journal for their commitment to creating a fun, dynamic and nurturing work environment for team members.

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