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Catering Sous Chef

Apply NowApply Later Job ID 10066919 Location Lake Buena Vista, Florida, United States Business Walt Disney World Resort Date posted Nov. 10, 2023

Job Summary:

The Catering Culinary team at Walt Disney World Parks and Resorts crafts unforgettable dining experiences for Guests from around the world. Here, you can use your skills and creativity to drive the culinary experience from small intimate to large complex events. No matter your role, you’ll help provide a magical experience for any dining occasion. This position will report to the Catering Chef.

Responsibilities :

  • Ensure outstanding Guest service - Ensure consistent production and excellent presentation of well-prepared, flavorful food

  • Show your creativity - Assist in the creation and development of outstanding food offerings that provide our Guests with a variety of selections

  • Manage a team of culinary professionals - Provide leadership, support, motivation and development of Cast Members crafting a positive environment that encourages ownership and accountability

  • Ensure the safety of our Guest and Cast - Ensure operational compliance to Walt Disney Parks & Resorts (WDP&R) Standards, Loss Prevention Standards with adherence to State of Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation and WDP&R Food Safety Standards

  • Collaborate with key partners - Maintain good partnerships with the front-of-the-house team as well as strategic partners to provide a flawless Guest experience

Basic Qualifications :

  • Minimum five years culinary experience

  • Understanding of and ability to demonstrate fundamentals of cooking (e.g., mother sauces, seasonal product knowledge, etc.)

  • Confirmed ability to use cooking skills in the creation of menus that meet the dietary needs and trends of Guests

  • Dedicated desire to empower and mentor Cast Members, with the ability to navigate and lead amidst constant change

  • Dedication to diversity and encourage an inclusive work environment that supports workforce diversity and varied perspectives

  • Ability to establish relationships

  • Demonstrated strong verbal and written communication skills with direct reports and strategic partners

  • Demonstrated organizational skills with attention to detail

  • Computer skills especially Word, Excel.

  • Proven ability to be a self-starter and initiator

  • Ability to work in a rapidly changing environment

Preferred Qualifications :

  • Previous experience in a high volume restaurant or hotel

  • Previous experience in Catering, convention center of banquet kitchen, events

  • Previous experience in table service and quick service restaurants

  • Knowledgeable of industry trends and practical business applications

  • Demonstrated ability to identify and procure outstanding products in the development of quality menu items

  • Multi-lingual

Required Education :

  • High School degree or equivalent


About Walt Disney World Resort:

Since opening in 1971, Walt Disney World Resort has played an important role in many childhood and family memories. Today, hundreds of millions of guests from around the globe visit this magical place to enjoy a Disney vacation. Through a combination of creativity, innovation and technology, the resort immerses guests in classic Disney tales and new kinds of family entertainment. Drawing from a rich heritage of storytelling, Walt Disney World Resort cast members bring Disney magic to life through unmatched attention to detail and superior guest service.

About The Walt Disney Company:

The Walt Disney Company, together with its subsidiaries and affiliates, is a leading diversified international family entertainment and media enterprise with the following business segments: Disney Entertainment, ESPN, Disney Parks, and Experiences and Products. From humble beginnings as a cartoon studio in the 1920s to its preeminent name in the entertainment industry today, Disney proudly continues its legacy of creating world-class stories and experiences for every member of the family. Disney’s stories, characters and experiences reach consumers and guests from every corner of the globe. With operations in more than 40 countries, our employees and cast members work together to create entertainment experiences that are both universally and locally cherished.

This position is with Walt Disney Parks and Resorts U.S., Inc., which is part of a business we call Walt Disney World Resort.

Walt Disney Parks and Resorts U.S., Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status or any other basis prohibited by federal, state or local law. Disney fosters a business culture where ideas and decisions from all people help us grow, innovate, create the best stories and be relevant in a rapidly changing world.

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