Assistant Chef de Partie
Company: Viking River Cruises
Posted on: May 12, 2022
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
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
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
- 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.
- 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
- 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.
- 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
- 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
- Ensure that food preparations/storage are in line with all Public
Health Policies and Company
Regulations and enforce & maintain "clean as you go" work
--- 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
- 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
- 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
This document describes the primary activities, duties and
responsibilities of this position. Your manager or supervisor may
assign additional duties and responsibilities to you.
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