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Assistant Chef de Partie

Company: Viking River Cruises
Location: Florissant
Posted on: May 12, 2022

Job Description:

Founded in 1997, Viking is the world's leading small ship travel company, exploring more than 20 rivers, five oceans, five great lakes and all seven continents. Offering destination-focused experiences for curious travelers, Viking has amassed more than 250 awards and was recently voted the #1 River Cruise Line and the #1 Ocean Cruise Line by Cond-- Nast Traveler in the publication's 2021 Readers' Choice Awards.

You now have an opportunity to join one of the most acclaimed and fastest-growing hospitality brands as it expands in the United States.

In summer2022, Viking will launch its new, highly-anticipated Mississippi River cruises and will introduce the most luxurious ship ever built for the river, the 386-guest Viking Mississippi . Sailing on board the elegant new ship, you will dock in the heart of iconic cities that line the river; during your free time, you will be just footsteps from exploring the fascinating places that stretch from New Orleans all the way north to St. Paul.

At Viking, we offer great pay and great benefits-including a Swiss-developed training program and a work schedule that provides up to 13 weeks off each year. With all of your living expenses covered during work weeks-including lodging, meals, Wi-Fi, travel to/from the ship, uniforms & laundry-you have the unique chance to save more of your pay than in most other restaurant or hospitality positions. Being a valued member of the Viking family, you join a close-knit, supportive group of colleagues-many of whom form lifelong working relationships and friendships. And, with training from the industry leader, you will receive the skills, knowledge and tools to be successful-as well as abundant opportunities for advancement. Regardless of where you are on your career journey, Viking can help you in reaching new destinations.

Multiple positions open for immediate hiring; earn up to $63,000annually

A VIKING LEADERSHIP ROLE

As a Viking Shipboard Leader, you represent Viking's values and leadership philosophy ( H--vam--l ). You are a hospitality professional who demonstrates passion for excellence, who takes ownership for your areas of responsibility, and who believes in empowering your team with the skills, knowledge and tools to succeed. You are an exceptional role model for the Viking Family and have strong motivation to achieve the company's goals and objectives. You are flexible, stress resistant, focused, and a truly committed team member.

PURPOSE OF POSITION


- The Assistant Chef de Partie (ACDP) independently oversees an assigned section in the Galley, with as little supervision as possible. The position is a key role and is fully supported by Middle Management, in all areas. You are the link between the Galley Management and all other lower positions in the Galley Operation.


- You are required to have in-depth knowledge about all the sections within the hot and cold kitchen.


- It is your responsibility to ensure safe, quality food production, and to create a friendly, guest-oriented service culture to ensure Guest satisfaction and repeat business, which in turn, will increase revenue and profitability of the company.

YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES

- Hold excellent cooking knowledge and skills, control and maintain an assigned Galley section and its entire food production; follow set recipes & dish guidelines; prepare food samples whenever the Executive Chef deem necessary (tastings, recipe trials, etc.).


- Check proper equipment storage pertaining to areas of responsibility.


- Bring forward any suggestions and ideas for improvement to the Galley Team as a whole, this includes identifying training needs and operational issues, should they arise.


- Prepare requisitions for the daily food production by counterchecking merchandise in Galley stores, to avoid overstocking and wastage of items.


- Undertake recipe reviews on a daily basis and, if additionally requested by the Executive Chef/Outlet Chef, maintain recipe folders (containing all recipes) of the assigned section and ensure that they are kept in an immaculate condition.

YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES


- Fulfill any last-minute requests, within your area of responsibility, due to special functions, itinerary changes and/or other unforeseen changes, as instructed by the relevant Supervisor and/or Manager; communicate the status of the assigned section in terms of food production, equipment, maintenance, performance of staff or any other topics related to the section to the relevant parties.


- Maintain and control the entire Service Line at the assigned section during meal hours, ensuring that the food served is in line with Viking STAR Service Standards; ensure the quality and presentation of food during food preparation and service hours.


- Have an in-depth understanding of the working hours policies and procedures.


- Ensure that food preparations/storage are in line with all Public Health Policies and Company

Regulations and enforce & maintain "clean as you go" work habits.

--- Ensure mise-en-place for all areas of responsibility are prepared 15 minutes prior to service.

- Participate in "The Daily Reunion" every day to understand your team's operational needs and to ensure consistent adherence to Viking's STAR Service Standards.
- Provide the highest level of comfort and service to Guests and consistently maintain an impeccable standard of cleanliness and hygiene in assigned areas, as per Viking's STAR Service Standards and all Public Health Policies; proactively prepare service according to Guest flow, embarkation & disembarkation, sea day activities & other activities.
- Appoint and enforce specific job responsibilities to all key personnel working under the direction of the Assistant CDP and establish the manner and means to train, coordinate and supervise personnel.
- Ensure you always wear the appropriate and task specific Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) as required for your duties onboard. Always use correct lifting techniques to prevent injuries.
- Uphold impeccable grooming standards at all times by complying with Viking's Image and Uniform
- Standards.
- Ensure that company property is appropriately secured and protected, especially during rough weather conditions, in order to prevent unnecessary loss or damage.
- Have strong motivation to achieve the company goals and objectives (quality and financial) for the Culinary Department.
- Have full knowledge about safety & security procedures and can operate in line with all Public Health, Environmental and Safety & Security Policies; participate in all training concerning onboard training, safety & security, fire prevention, evacuation exercises as required by the company.
- Demonstrate the ability to replace and/or takeover any CDP assignment (with the necessary training), at any given time, to its full extent.
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This document describes the primary activities, duties and responsibilities of this position. Your manager or supervisor may assign additional duties and responsibilities to you.

Keywords: Viking River Cruises, Florissant , Assistant Chef de Partie, Hospitality & Tourism , Florissant, Missouri

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