Hotel Sous Chef

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Hotel Sous Chef
Merlin Entertainments

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Job description

Hotel Sous Chef

About us...

LEGOLAND Florida Resort is a 150-acre interactive theme park dedicated to families with children between the ages of 2 and 12. With more than 50 rides, shows, and attractions, and uniquely themed LEGOLAND Water Park, LEGOLAND Hotel, and LEGOLAND Beach Resort inspired by the LEGO and DUPLO brands, LEGOLAND is geared towards family fun!

LEGOLAND Florida Resort is part of Merlin Entertainments plc.  A business built on fun, Merlin is a global leader in location based, family entertainment. As Europe's Number 1 and the world's second-largest visitor attraction operator, Merlin now operates over 100 attractions, 15 hotels, and 6 holiday villages in 24 countries and across 4 continents.  Our aim is to deliver unique, memorable, and rewarding experiences to millions of visitors across our growing estate of the best known names in global leisure.

Position Summary:
Assists the Hotel Head Chef and Sous Chef 2 in overseeing the culinary operations and food production of LEGOLAND Florida Resort Hotel kitchens for buffet and a la carte services. Pay rate is $16.92/hour.

Key Objectives:      

• Assist with the supervision of line cooks.
• Lead, train, and direct kitchen staff in the absence of Sous Chef 2 or Kitchen Manager.
• Guarantee cleanliness in the hotel restaurants, following company standards.
• Ensure that all recipes, food preparation and presentation meet department specifications and commitment to quality.
• Maintain high standard of food quality throughout hotel kitchen operations.
• Ensure written recipes, presentation and SOPs are followed consistently and accurately.
• Supervise kitchen team including chef de parties and stewards to ensure all policies and procedures are followed.
• Establish and maintain cleanliness standards and procedures including Merlin 
• Assist in the review and development of menus/menu items.
Monitor production by following par levels and occupancy guidelines.
• Ensure food quality/ production 

Background and Experience:

Requires at least 5 years of practical kitchen experience, preferably in a themed environment.  Experience and knowledge in food and culinary design is desired.  Must possess strong communication skills, both in verbal and written format.  Effective organizational and problem solving skills with the ability to make quick decisions.  Ability to work as part of a team and to develop others within the team structure is required.

Physical Demands:

Must be able to work in locations offering varying degrees of temperature fluctuations, ranging from freezer to oven areas.
Requires lifting, bending, and repetitious movements.
Intermittent and prolonged standing and walking to move about the park site, and interact with employees.
Hearing sufficient to communicate with individuals in person and by telephone.
Requires lifting of light to moderate loads (10 to 40 lbs.) frequently.
Finger dexterity sufficient to complete paperwork activities and to use a computer.
Visual acuity sufficient to read written materials, to complete paperwork activities, and to drive.

Other requirements

Must be willing to work flexible hours, including evenings and weekends to support hotel operations.


Where you'll work...

LEGOLAND Florida, 1 Legoland Way
Winter Haven, Florida, 33884
United States

What you'll get...

In addition to a fun and friendly environment, you will also find: competitive salary free entry to LEGOLAND Florida Resort (which also extends to family and friends) 30% discount on LEGOLAND Florida Resort food, beverage and retail products, tuition assistance, free unlimited usage of the local transit system

Furthermore you will enjoy continuous support and opportunities to branch out and develop your career within LEGOLAND and Merlin Entertainments!

Here at Merlin Entertainments we are proud to have a diverse workforce, and we’re all about providing equal opportunities to the whole team. Because of this we are committed to an active all together programme which starts with our recruitment and selection process.


Job type
Winter Haven, FL, United States
F&B kitchen
Starting in
As soon as possible
Duration of the contract

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