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Sous Chef

Great Southern Killarney

Overview
Great Southern Killarney has been an iconic retreat for over 160 years and was originally opened as The Railway Hotel in 1854 with the proud boast of being Ireland’s first purpose-built hotel. This stately property has indeed a prestigious history & the original features of its elegant Victorian architecture have been retained throughout the many years that the hotel has been welcoming guests from across the globe. Although the splendour of the hotel captivates guests, it is the exceptional and genuine hospitality for which the hotel is renowned that transforms a visitor into a life-long friend. Uniquely surrounded by 6 acres of beautiful private gardens in the centre of bustling Killarney town, as well its favourable location adjacent to Killarney Railway Station, Great Southern Killarney provides an unrivalled location for visitors to Killarney town. Great Southern Killarney enjoys an impressive history as well as developing a deluxe guest experience with beautifully appointed accommodation and contemporary touches to afford guests with every modern luxury. Great Southern Killarney also offers wonderful dining options where you can choose to dine under the magnificent gilt dome in The Garden Room Restaurant, opt for a more casual dining experience in Brownes Bar, or indulge in delicious Afternoon Tea in The Grand Foyer & the beautifully restful, Reading Room Residents’ Lounge. Great Southern Killarney is also home to Killarney’s premier events centre, with a choice of venues in which to host prestigious events & intimate or grand-scale weddings. As the latest addition to the Hayfield Family Collection, Great Southern Killarney with its luxurious accommodation and exceptional and innovative cuisine, offers a truly luxurious experience. Committed to delivering gracious hospitality and creating outstanding memories, The Scally family & their talented team deliver friendly personal service and true Irish hospitality.
Responsibilities
As Sous Chef your role will be to maintain the smooth and efficient running of the kitchen in the absence of the Head Chef and to assist the Head Chef in the day to day running of the kitchen. Task overview: To deputise in the Executive Chef's absence. To ensure that all Chefs de Parties are familiar with the day's requirements. To ensure that the necessary stocks are on hand at the right quality and quantity. To ensure that fair discipline is maintained. To ensure that all staff are treated fairly and with commonly accepted courtesy. To ensure that timetables, leave rosters and attendance registers are up-to-date. To ensure that all statutory, as well as company, hygiene regulations are being strictly adhered to. To ensure that all maintenance problems are reported and followed up on. To ensure that all communications between the restaurant, bar and kitchen run smoothly. To ensure that each chef receives the correct orders for the appropriate tables. To ensure that each dish leaving the kitchen is checked for quality, quantity, presentation and correct temperature. To ensure that the dining room/ restaurant personnel are "standing by" when delicate dishes are served. To ensure that regular on-the-job training is carried out so that all staff perform their duties correctly. To attend seminars and training courses as and when directed. To further your own knowledge of management methods and principles to ensure future advancement and further upgrading in management standards for the profession as a whole. Work with the Executive Chef to produce diversified menus. Produce high quality dishes that follow up the established menu and level up to the hotels standards, as well as to clients’ requirements; Discover talented chefs and train them in order to reach the high standards of the location; Maintain order and discipline in the kitchen during working hours; Create tasting menus for clients interested in contracting the food for different events e.g. weddings etc. Make sure the hygiene and food safety standards are met in all stages of food preparation, starting with the ingredients and ending with the finished dish which leaves the kitchen. Make sure that the professional equipment is in good conditions and signal any malfunctions.

Bar Chef

Great Southern Killarney

Overview
Great Southern Killarney has been an iconic retreat for over 160 years and was originally opened as The Railway Hotel in 1854 with the proud boast of being Ireland’s first purpose-built hotel. This stately property has indeed a prestigious history & the original features of its elegant Victorian architecture have been retained throughout the many years that the hotel has been welcoming guests from across the globe. Although the splendour of the hotel captivates guests, it is the exceptional and genuine hospitality for which the hotel is renowned that transforms a visitor into a life-long friend. Uniquely surrounded by 6 acres of beautiful private gardens in the centre of bustling Killarney town, as well its favourable location adjacent to Killarney Railway Station, Great Southern Killarney provides an unrivalled location for visitors to Killarney town. Great Southern Killarney enjoys an impressive history as well as developing a deluxe guest experience with beautifully appointed accommodation and contemporary touches to afford guests with every modern luxury. Great Southern Killarney also offers wonderful dining options where you can choose to dine under the magnificent gilt dome in The Garden Room Restaurant, opt for a more casual dining experience in Brownes Bar, or indulge in delicious Afternoon Tea in The Grand Foyer & the beautifully restful, Reading Room Residents’ Lounge. Great Southern Killarney is also home to Killarney’s premier events centre, with a choice of venues in which to host prestigious events & intimate or grand-scale weddings. As the latest addition to the Hayfield Family Collection, Great Southern Killarney with its luxurious accommodation and exceptional and innovative cuisine, offers a truly luxurious experience. Committed to delivering gracious hospitality and creating outstanding memories, The Scally family & their talented team deliver friendly personal service and true Irish hospitality.
Responsibilities
To assist in the preparation and service of food for guests and staff under the supervision of the Sous Chef/Chef de Partie. To ensure that the quality and standards of the Hotel are maintained at the highest level and customer expectations are met and exceeded. Task overview: To maintain a high standard of work in accordance with the Executive Chef’s instructions. To prepare, cook and serve food ensuring that the highest possible quality is maintained and that agreed standards for food preparation and presentation are met at all times under guidance from a senior chef. To carry out daily and weekly procedures, including food labelling/dating and storage. To remove any hazards and make safe any defects in the kitchen or its equipment and report any problems to a senior chef. To keep high standards of personal hygiene and a clean uniform. To adhere to company procedures in regards to temperature checks, food labelling and dating, cleaning schedules and hygiene regulations at all times ensuring that all records of such are maintained To assist with the acceptance and storage of deliveries and that all relevant company procedures are adhered to. To be familiar with the opening and closing procedures of the kitchen and carry them out as rotated. To keep high standards of cleanliness on your section and to assist in any job regarding hygiene or cleanliness asked for by a senior chef. To be fully aware of all the health and safety at work regulations. To carry out and assist in the smooth running of the kitchen. To attend all meeting and training sessions as required. To comply with any reasonable request from your superiors. To ensure that all statutory, as well as company, hygiene regulations are being strictly adhered to. Make sure the hygiene and food safety standards are met in all stages of food preparation.

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