American Cruise Lines

Corporate Executive Sous Chef

Job Locations US-CT-Guilford
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Operations - Hotel



The Corporate Executive Sous Chef is a shore side senior leadership position that requires frequent travel to ships and assists with overseeing the culinary operation.  The Corporate Executive Sous Chef is directly responsible for supervising Regional Corporate Chefs and shipboard Executive Chefs and is accountable for the performance and quality assurance of all aspects of culinary operations inclusive of superior food quality, food preparation, inventory management, kitchen operation, kitchen crew morale, galley maintenance, menu development, recipe development, and training.


  • Supervises Corporate Regional Chefs and shipboard Executive Chefs
  • Ensures Chefs comply with the Operations Manual, Chef Manual, recipe standards, approved menus, and procedures
  • Writes and develops weekly menus by cruise region and season utilizing fresh and local ingredients
  • Writes and develops standardized recipes
  • Assists with food purchasing
  • Coordinates and assists with food purchasing plan, logistics, and oversight of food vendor
  • Ensures Chefs are maintaining impeccable cleanliness of galley and store room areas and sanitation standards are followed
  • Ensures Chefs follow food service standards to provide excellent food quality and presentations
  • Ensures all dietary requirements, food allergies, and other special requests are prepared and served to guests
  • Ensures compliance with regulations set forth by Food and Drug Administration, US Public Health, US Coast Guard, and other regulatory organizations

NOTE: This position requires frequent travel to company vessels and a flexible schedule.


• Culinary Arts degree
• Minimum 10 years’ corporate chef management experience at a full-service hotel, resort, or cruise ship
• Strong organizational skills and excellent verbal and written communication skills (English)
• Available to travel and work a flexible schedule including long days for extended periods of time
• Proficiency in Microsoft Office including Excel and Power Point
• US Coast Guard regulated pre-employment drug test




American Cruise Lines is the largest U.S. cruise company and operates the newest fleet of riverboats and small cruise ships around the country. Our people make the difference. We recognize that our employees have made, and will keep us America's leading river cruise specialist. Our philosophy for success is simple; hire talented people then provide training, support systems and motivation so you will thrive.


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