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Chef Tournant needed urgently: APPLY NOW

Chef Tournant needed urgently: APPLY NOW

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Job Title: Chef Tournant / 1st Cook

Location: Shipboard for International Cruise

Key Responsibilities:

  • Supervise, evaluate, and coach direct reports alongside the Sous Chef.
  • Demonstrate advanced food knowledge and culinary comprehension.
  • Follow and execute company recipes precisely for consistent quality.
  • Complete tasks efficiently and proficiently in any kitchen section.
  • Coordinate and delegate tasks to team members in assigned sections.
  • Conduct daily recipe reviews and maintain organized recipe folders.
  • Fulfill requests promptly from supervisors or duty managers.
  • Manage production levels and suggest cost-saving measures.
  • Generate accurate daily food requisitions and report delivery discrepancies.
  • Oversee food production in all main kitchen sections.
  • Ensure compliance with Public Health standards and implement the HACCP program.
  • Prepare assigned area for inspections and adhere to company rules.

Financial Responsibilities:

  • Control costs through proper resource usage and maintenance.
  • Identify and implement cost-saving opportunities.
  • Analyze and establish operational controls.
  • Review and submit timesheets for approval.
  • Prepare reports and correspondence using computer systems.
  • Ensure timely and accurate requisition of items and minimize waste.

Motivational Responsibilities:

  • Manage workstation functions and staff duties.
  • Monitor work procedures to maintain quality standards.
  • Make staffing recommendations to ensure adequate coverage.
  • Inspect work areas to ensure efficiency and compliance.


  • Proven experience in upscale hotel, resort, cruise ship, or convention banqueting service, with experience as a Chef Tournant (shipboard experience preferred).
  • Culinary school degree is preferred.
  • Strong management skills in multicultural, dynamic environments.
  • Excellent communication, problem-solving, decision-making, and interpersonal abilities.
  • Exceptional customer service, teambuilding, and conflict resolution capabilities.
  • Knowledge of personalized service principles, including needs assessment, quality standards, and guest satisfaction evaluation techniques.
  • Proficient in planning, coaching, organizing, staffing, controlling, and evaluating.
  • Intermediate computer software skills are necessary.
  • Understanding of basic accounting principles such as numbering flow, “Debits/Credits,” and adjusting entries.
  • Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and establish rapport with senior officers and corporate office.

Job Type: Full-time

Application Question(s):

1) What interested you the most about this position?
2) Describe the past work experience that you feel is most closely related to this position?
3) Why do you believe you are well suited for working on a cruise ship?
4) Have you ever dealt directly with customers? If so tell me about a time when you had to deal with a difficult customer, what did you do?


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