Sr. Sous Chef Crystal

To assume full responsibility for the entire Hot Galley operation including food preparation for the
Waterside, Market Place, Room Service and various buffets throughout the ship as well as controlling of
all costs for the Hot Galley. In addition, the position oversees that safe handling of food, general galley
cleanliness standards and the overall strict adherence to the standards outlined by the Vessel Sanitation
Program (VSP) of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and any other health authorities
having health jurisdiction over the vessel. The position also follows and updates itself on the latest
international culinary trends.

All duties and responsibilities are to be performed in accordance with Crystal Basics, the company’s
Safety Management System (SMS), STCW requirements, MLC promulgated standards, USPHS guidelines, and environmental regulations.

Each shipboard employee may be required to perform all functions in various service venues and
throughout the ship.


  • To act as liaison between the Chef de Cuisine Main Galley, the Executive Chef and the Hot Galley
    Staff in order to identify the strengths and potentials of each person and to assign them to the
    location best suited to their talents.
  • To oversee the daily Hot Galley operation, safe food handling of Galley personnel in conjunction
    with the Sanitation Officer and maintenance of all Hot Galley equipment.
  • To supervise preparation and presentation during service hours, to control traffic in the Hot
    Galley and to foster cooperation and good communication with the various sections.
  • To ensure a smooth and efficient service during meal hours through good communication with
    the Dining Room Staff so that food is sent out quickly and efficiently.
  • To take active part in the actual food preparation.
  • To know the requirements of the Menus and to forecast and Requisition Hot Galley items
    according to operational needs through the Hotel Stores in conjunction with the Chef de Cuisine, Main Galley and the Executive Chef.
  • Establishes duty schedules of subordinates in accordance with the requirements of the Marine
    Labor Convention (MLC) 2006.
  • Monitors hours of work and rest in accordance with the requirements of MLC 2006 of all
    subordinate team members; addresses any violations and takes corrective action if required.
    Reports repeat offenders to Senior Management for further corrective and/or disciplinary
  • Collaborates with food & beverage management and staff to ensure a working environment that is conducive to maximum motivation and productivity.
  • Attends meetings, trainings and other educational activities as required. Initiates departmental meeting when appropriate and required to identify improvement opportunities and address quality/service concerns.
  • Maintains, always, a friendly and approachable demeanor, even under pressure, by applying the principles of Crystal Basics.
  • Always conducts oneself in a professional and courteous manner when dealing with guests,
    fellow team members and subordinates alike.
  • Performs any other operational duties as required.

This position description in no way implies that the job responsibilities listed in this document are the
only duties to be performed by the employee holding this position.


Financial responsibilities for budget, expenses and/or achievement of revenue targets.

  • To keep leftover food to a minimum.
  • To assist the Chef de Cuisine Main Galley and the Executive Chef in controlling the food cost as well as the overall operational costs required in the Hot Galley as required by CCI, maintaining given standards and product quality.
  • To monitor and control the use of consumables in the Hot Galley.
  • To monitor and control overtime for the Hot Galley Staff.
  • Ensures cost containment through proper and accurate requisitioning of supplies required to
    run a high-quality operation.
  • Identifies potential cost reductions and communicates such to Senior Management for


Safety Responsibilities

  • Attends all company mandated safety trainings and safety drills and actively participate in them.
  • Actively participates in guest safety drills as required.
  • Ascertains that all safety procedures are adhered to in accordance with the company’s Safety
    Management System (SMS).
  • Ensures that proper PPE is used by oneself as well as subordinates where and when required.
  • Practices safe lifting techniques as all times.
  • Complies with Port Manning duties as required and scheduled.

Other safety duties may be assigned as necessitated by operational requirements.

Team Motivational Responsibilities

  • Creates a working environment and team motivation that are conducive to maximum
  • Provides on the job training to subordinates; mentors them to enhance their performance
    required for career advancement.
  • Supports and counsels team members in the event of temporary performance or personal
    difficulties. Acts as a support to team member if required.
  • Ensures that “Buddies” are assigned to newly hired staff.
  • Evaluates all subordinates in accordance with company guidelines. Provides performance
    feedback both positive and negative on an ongoing basis.
  • Always leads by example.
  • Fosters a Crystal Basics culture to enhance the experience of both guests and fellow team
    members and subordinates.

Minimum experience and qualification requirements for position:
  • European candidates only
  • Culinary Institute Diploma or Chef Certification or other relevant apprenticeship required
  • Preferably trained within own company or a minimum of three (3) years of experience in a luxury international hotel property as Sous Chef or other related experience required
  • Or must have a minimum of two (2) years’ experience in a Sous Chef position in the luxury cruise ship industry
  • A sound knowledge of culinary arts and fine dining is essential
  • Very strong, balanced background in International Cuisine and Cooking Techniques
  • Highly motivated with a strong drive and high level of energy and flexibility
  • Very good spoken English

Contract length: 5 months on/2 months off

Salary: Please contact the agency in regards salary

Necessary documents:
  • CV
  • Passport or ID card
  • Photo

Attached documents:
   Senior Sous Chef Main Galley.pdf
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