10 May, 2024

Sous Chef

The Havannah, Vanuatu


The Havannah Harbour, Samoa Point


Due Date: 




Full Time contract


Organisation Description: 

The Havannah Vanuatu is a stunning boutique resort for couples. Located just 30 minutes from Port Vila International Airport the resort overlooks the sheltered waters of Havannah Harbour. The Havannah is the ideal place for romance, relaxation and for discovering this culturally rich and naturally beautiful part of the South Pacific


Job Desctiption:

The Sous Chef to our culinary team and to follow our Executive Chef's specifications and guidelines. The successful candidate will employ its culinary and managerial skills in order to play a critical role in maintaining and enhancing our customers' satisfaction


Selection Criteria:

Tasks and Responsibilities
• Cooks consistently and enthusiastically on a high level as directed by the chef or management.
• Helps creating and cooking to perfection all the items of "a la carte" menu and the other available fare like specials, functions and picnics.
• Cooking and preparing for each service as well as staff dinners and performs all duties assigned to him/her by the head chef.
• Teach and supervised meals cooked by junior chefs to ensure the established standards are followed.
• Help in the preparation and design of all food and drinks menus
• Produce high quality plates both design and taste wise
• Ensure that the kitchen operates in a timely way that meets our quality standards
• Fill in for the Executive Chef in planning and directing food preparation when necessary
• Resourcefully solve any issues that arise and seize control of any problematic situation
• Manage and train kitchen staff, establish working schedule and assess staff's performance
• Order supplies to stock inventory appropriately
• Comply with and enforce sanitation regulations and safety standards
• Maintain a positive and professional approach with co-workers and customers
• Controls incoming goods and stores it in perfect conditions.
• Ensure full understanding of the functional administration of the Point restaurant.
• Is guest orientated and able to converse with our guests, if need be
• Has fun cooking and loves his job! Is a sociable chef who likes to work in a small team with different personalities and respects and actively works with his colleagues in reception, office, restaurant, and housekeeping to satisfy the guests to the outmost possible way.
• Follow all company safety and security policies and procedures; report accidents, injuries, and unsafe work conditions to manager.
• Follow all company policies and procedures; ensure uniform and personal appearances are clean and professional; maintain confidentiality of proprietary information; protect company assets.
• Welcome and acknowledge all guests according to company standards; anticipate and address guests' service needs; assist individuals with disabilities; thank guests with genuine appreciation.
• Speak with others using clear and professional language; answer telephones using appropriate etiquette.
• Perform other reasonable job duties as requested by Supervisors and Management.

Required Knowledge/Skills/Job Qualifications:
• Minimum of 1 to 2  year experience in a similar position in a 4* or 5* hotel or restaurant
• Excellent communication skills in English (oral and written). Fluency in a foreign language is an added advantage.
• Understanding of various cooking methods, ingredients, equipment and procedures
• Excellent record of kitchen and staff management
• Accuracy and speed in handling emergency situations and providing solutions
• Passion for cooking and for continuously learning new ideas.
• Mentally organised and comfortable to work in a high pressure environment.
• Experienced in using cost control and costing procedures (or programs).
• Proven track of ensuring customer satisfaction.
• Highly motivated and passionate about the job and his/her career in the resort




How to Apply

Apply by:

In person


Contact Person:



Contact Phone:

(678) 35600


Email to send applications to:



Postal Address or location to apply in person:





How to apply - more information:

References, resume

 For further information on the above job please contact the employer directly.


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