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dnata Catering - 77032

Title: Sous Chef

Zip: 77035

Pay: $60,000.00

Shift: Full Time

Job Description/Responsibilities:

We recruit the best talent and invest in their ongoing development, through training and mentoring. We provide opportunities to work across our national network. dnata Catering U.S. is looking for a Sous Chef to join our Houston, TX team supporting the George Bush Airport. Key

  • Maintain and enforce safe and sanitary working conditions within the culinary department through proper equipment, hazardous material, and other governing food auditing bodies. dnata is one of the world’s largest air services providers.

  • Established in 1959, the company ensures the aviation industry operates smoothly and efficiently in 127 airports. Offering ground handling, cargo, travel, and flight catering services in 35 countries across six continents, dnata is a trusted partner for over 300 airline customers around the world. Each day, the company handles over 1,900 flights, moves over 8,500 tons of cargo, books over 16,000 hotel stays, and uplifts over 320,000 meals. Produce daily prep and production lists following airline specifications.

  • Direct and mentor culinary employees to raise levels of education, morale, and productivity.

  • Translate the philosophy of the Executive Chef through leading by example with high standards in food quality, organization, professionalism, and sanitation.

  • Maintain and enforce safe and sanitary working conditions within the culinary department through proper equipment, hazardous material, and other governing food auditing bodies.

  • Assist with ordering of perishable food, and non-food supplies.

  • Control waste through proper calculation of ordering and production. Assist in the creation and documentation of new recipes.

  • Maintain a visionary approach to the culinary department, promoting continuous improvement of standards, quality, systems, and financial expenses. Responsible for all culinary operations in the absence of the Executive Chef.

  • Maintain awareness of employee schedules. Supervise check-in and check-out temporary labor.

  • Responsible for training culinary employees in proper clock-in and out procedures. Responsible for the overall production of hot and cold foods.

  • Supervise the Culinary staff in a manner consistent with the company’s Human Resource Policies and Procedures.

  • Assure the safety of the work environment and report any potential hazards to the General Manager and Human Resources.

  • Document all work-related injuries and illnesses by being responsible for immediate reporting to department management on duty.

  • Responsible for controlling food and labor costs. Responsible for proper uniforms, hair restraints, and sanitation practices of culinary staff.

  • When determining base pay, as part of a final compensation package, we consider several factors such as location, experience, qualifications, and training.


  • Knowledge of all major kitchen equipment and appliances. Ability to properly operate ovens, stoves, grills, steamers, smoker, mixers, kettles, char-broiler and other kitchen equipment. Must be able to identify and properly use all small kitchen wares.

  • Excellent communication skills, verbal and written.

  • Strong knowledge of HACCP and sanitation standards.

  • Ability to adhere to strict grooming standards established by Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP).

  • Ability to recognize and utilize weights and measurements, both liquid and dry. Knowledge of accounting and cost control principles.

  • Ability to supervise and manage employees including training, progressive discipline and hiring.

  • Knowledge of purchasing related to food items and small wares.

  • Knowledge and skills in diverse culinary techniques including Arabic Ethnic Cuisine, Cold Displays, Sauces, Protein Cutting, Plate Presentation, and Sanitation.

  • Skill in volume production and hands-on cooking. Ability to perform basic math functions necessary to execute recipes.

  • Strong organizational skills and ability to multi-task.

  • Ability to work extended hours productively.

  • Good understanding of computer software programs including Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook.

  • Two-year degree in the culinary field or appropriate continuing education experience and relevant work experience.

  • Minimum of two (2) years experience as a Sous Chef. Minimum of two (2) years experience in a kitchen environment.

  • Minimum of two (2) years in a supervisory role. Intellectual/Social demands: While performing the essential functions of this job, the employee is continuously asked to multi-task under time limits.

  • Position requires constant attention to precise details and accuracy of specified standards including following simple to complex (more than 3 steps) instructions, and concentration which frequently extends beyond 30 minutes at a time.

  • This position also requires constant attendance and punctuality - Is consistently at work and on time. Follows instructions, responds to management direction; Takes responsibility for own actions; Completes tasks on time or notifies appropriate person with an alternate plan. Meets productivity standards; Completes work in timely manner; Strives to increase productivity; Works quickly.

  • Physical demands: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk; reach with hands and arms and stoop, kneel, or crouch. The employee must regularly lift and /or move up to 30 pounds. Safety and Security - Observes safety and security procedures; Reports potentially unsafe conditions; Use equipment and materials properly.

  • Work environment: The essential functions of this position are performed indoors. The noise level in the work environment can range from minimal to loud.

  • Diversity Matters: We believe that diversity and inclusion are fundamental to creating a vital workplace and community. At dnata, we’re proud that our workforce is as diverse as the customers we serve. And we’re committed to nurturing your talent with mentoring, volunteer, and professional development opportunities. We welcome everyone. Our employee resource groups are one of the many ways we champion diversity and inclusion at dnata.

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