Executive Chef – Viking Cruises
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Job Description :

Workathlon is recruiting experienced Executive Chefs on behalf of Viking Cruises in order to assist with the staffing of their Vessels in Europe.

Viking Cruises is the leading river and small ship cruise line worldwide, with extraordinary standards and quality of services.

Purpose of position :

  • To manage the Galley Department by ensuring a high level of quality in every aspect of the food service operation, maintaining an efficient administration systems and by creating a friendly and guest-
  • orientated service culture to ensure guest, both internal and external, satisfaction and repeat business, which in turn will increase revenue and profitability of the company.

  • To provide at all times an excellent guest service, maintaining high standards and consistency of outstanding food quality, monitoring of all guest galley-
  • related tasks and supervising and coaching the galley team.

    Assignments / responsibilities :

  • Responsible for the entire galley operation onboard
  • Ensuring professional production and distribution of all meals for guest and crew in accordance with company standards, menu cycle and recipes
  • Organization and execution of F&B related ship functions and special events (for example Welcome Dinner, Farewell Dinner, Afternoon Tea, VES Cocktail, )
  • Ensuring food safety, the highest level of cleanliness in the galley and production areas at all times in accordance with Viking standards and HACCP procedures
  • Ordering of food supplies with MXP in accordance with the budget and production planning, in a cooperation with the Maitre and the Hotel Manager, while keeping the food cost budget at all times
  • Daily Conduction of menu briefings with waiter staff prior to service and instruction of waiters to explain dishes
  • Preparation of opening and closing ships at start and end of season
  • Supervision, motivation and training of the multi-national galley crew
  • Participation in loading and conduction of quality control
  • Responsible for cost control and adherence to set budgets
  • Conduction of stock takes; inventory according to company procedure
  • Active participation in other ship functions, socializing with guests during meal times Job Description
  • Aligning with Maitre to ensure high standards of the F&B Operation
  • Executing full reports in MXP in compliance with the MXP Wait Order System (WOS)
  • Organization, management, motivation and training of the galley team
  • Conduct performance evaluations for direct reports
  • Conduct departmental Daily Reunion on a daily basis
  • Active participation on on-board training programs
  • Ability to effectively deal with internal & external customers, some of whom will require high levels of patience, tact and diplomacy to defuse anger, collect accurate information and resolve conflicts
  • Responsible for the correct departmental manning in the line of the EU Regulations and given budgets
  • Guidelines and Regulations :

  • Implement PSO policies, procedures, standards, as laid out by the management
  • Ensure appropriate appearance and clothing according to the updated grooming standards
  • Supervisor : Hotel Manager, Corporate Chef

    Gives instructions to : Sous Chef, Chef de Partie, Commis de Cuisine, Utility

    Receives instructions from : Hotel Manager, Corporate Executive Chef, Corporate Operation Manager

    Salary :

    The monetary compensation for theExecutive Chef position is : 4.600 Euro (Gross) / Month

    Required Qualifications :

  • Graduation from a culinary school required, and additional degree with hospitality focus preferred
  • Minimum of 4 years previous experience required in an upscale cruise line or hotel of comparable size in the similar position in the scope of the galley operation
  • Fluent in English - must be able to address any kind of information in an adequate manner with
  • excellent oral English communication skills
  • Be fully proficient and knowledgeable all relevant recipes, menu cycles, and function sheets
  • Become knowledgeable about itinerary-related ports of call and shore excursions
  • Full knowledge of the daily program
  • Ensure excellent knowledge about the SSPB program
  • Positively contribute in achieving / succeeding the KPI goals (quality and financial) for the Galley Department and the entire Food and Beverage Department
  • Strong motivation to achieve the company goals and objectives
  • Full knowledge about safety & security procedures
  • Participation in all training concerning safety & security, fire prevention, evacuation exercises as required by the company
  • Required Skills :

  • Outstanding flexibility : must be able to work different times of the day, under pressure and reflect at all times, even under difficult conditions, a positive can-
  • do attitude and the best image of Viking

  • Strong motivation to achieve the company goals and objectives
  • Must be able to deal correctly with confidential information and must be discrete
  • Must be well groomed and maintain impeccable hygiene standards
  • Extensive walking required and ability to stand on feet for a long time
  • Hours may vary based upon organizational needs and operational demands
  • Guest focused, service oriented, positive personality and professional appearance
  • Flexible and stress resistant, team player, shows commitment
  • Accounting and administration skills is a plus
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