Company: Viking River Cruises
Location: Saint Charles
Posted on: May 7, 2022
Founded in 1997, Viking is the world's leading small ship travel
company, exploring more than 20 rivers, five oceans, five great
lakes and all seven continents. Offering destination-focused
experiences for curious travelers, Viking has amassed more than 250
awards and was recently voted the #1 River Cruise Line and the #1
Ocean Cruise Line by Cond-- Nast Traveler in the publication's 2021
Readers' Choice Awards.
You now have an opportunity to join one of the most acclaimed and
fastest-growing hospitality brands as it expands in the United
In summer2022, Viking will launch its new, highly-anticipated
Mississippi River cruises and will introduce the most luxurious
ship ever built for the river, the 386-guest Viking Mississippi .
Sailing on board the elegant new ship, you will dock in the heart
of iconic cities that line the river; during your free time, you
will be just footsteps from exploring the fascinating places that
stretch from New Orleans all the way north to St. Paul.
At Viking, we offer great pay and great benefits-including a
Swiss-developed training program and a work schedule that provides
up to 13 weeks off each year. With all of your living expenses
covered during work weeks-including lodging, meals, Wi-Fi, travel
to/from the ship, uniforms & laundry-you have the unique chance to
save more of your pay than in most other restaurant or hospitality
positions. Being a valued member of the Viking family, you join a
close-knit, supportive group of colleagues-many of whom form
lifelong working relationships and friendships. And, with training
from the industry leader, you will receive the skills, knowledge
and tools to be successful-as well as abundant opportunities for
advancement. Regardless of where you are on your career journey,
Viking can help you in reaching new destinations.
Multiple positions open for immediate hiring; earn up to
A VIKING LEADERSHIP ROLE
As a Viking Shipboard Leader, you represent Viking's values and
leadership philosophy ( H--vam--l ). You are a hospitality
professional who demonstrates passion for excellence, who takes
ownership for your areas of responsibility, and who believes in
empowering your team with the skills, knowledge and tools to
succeed. You are an exceptional role model for the Viking Family
and have strong motivation to achieve the company's goals and
objectives. You are flexible, stress resistant, focused, and a
truly committed team member.
PURPOSE OF POSITION
- The Sushi Asian Chef is in charge for all sushi and Asian food
preparation, ensuring the smooth operation, presentation and
delivery, over the course of service, and that the quality
standards & procedures are in line with Company Procedures and STAR
- You are required to have an in depth understanding of Asian
cooking methods, Sushi Knowledge/Skills and demonstrate high levels
of organization; it is your responsibility to ensure safe, quality
food production, and to create a friendly, guest-oriented service
culture to ensure Guest satisfaction and repeat business, which in
turn, will increase revenue and profitability of the company.
- Daily preparation work in the assigned area including filleting
fish and preparing sushi to fill the sushi case and Guest orders;
maintain proper rotations of products in all chillers to minimize
- Assist with menu planning & development including creativity &
experimentation with new trends, menu ideas & sushi recipes,
ensuring compliance with weight & measurement requirements and all
Public Health Policies.
- Fulfill any last-minute requests, within your area of
responsibility, due to special functions, itinerary changes and/or
other unforeseen changes, as instructed by the relevant Supervisor
and/or Manager on duty; communicate the status of assigned section
in terms of food production, equipment, maintenance, performance of
staff or any other topics related to the section to the relevant
- Prepare food samples whenever the Executive Chef deem necessary
(show plates, tastings, recipe trials, etc.); relieve cooks and
help in various areas of the kitchen, as required.
- Oversee the entire Service Line at assigned section during meals
hours, ensuring that the food served is in line with Viking STAR
- Prepare requisitions for the daily food production,
counterchecking merchandise in Galley Stores to avoid
overstocking/wastage of items; countercheck daily deliveries from
the Storeroom to ensure its accuracy; control and monitor working
hours of Galley personnel assigned to the relevant section.
- Ensure that food preparations/storage are in line with all Public
Health Policies and Company Regulations and enforce & maintain
"clean as you go" work habits.
- Ensure that all menus, recipes, methods and specifications are
adhered to, and spot-check the food quality of the assigned venue
to ensure that all food outlets & displays are in line with the
quality and cleanliness of all Public Health Policies and Viking's
STAR Service Standards; undertake recipe reviews on a daily basis,
and if additionally requested by the Executive Chef/Outlet Chef,
maintain recipe folders (containing all recipes).
- Lead and support a multi-cultural team, maximizing crew
satisfaction, productivity and retention; meet with Team Leaders on
a daily basis for "The Daily Reunion", to provide feedback &
operational updates as well as to ensure that your department is
performing to Viking's STAR Service Standards.
- Regularly inspect that the mise-en-place for all areas are
prepared 15 minutes prior to service.
- Provide the highest level of comfort and service to Guests, as
per Viking's STAR Service Standards and all Public Health Policies;
manage service according to Guest flow, embarkation &
disembarkation, sea day activities & other activities.
- Appoint and enforce specific job responsibilities to all key
personnel working under the direction of the CDP Sushi and
establish the manner and means to train personnel.
- Provide competent leadership to all direct reports.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: Conducting
performance reviews, including discipline as needed and onboard
training, succession planning, crew communication and
- Ensure you always wear the appropriate and task specific Personal
Protective Equipment (PPE) as required for your duties onboard.
Always use correct lifting techniques to prevent injuries.
- Uphold impeccable grooming standards within your team at all
times by complying with Viking's Image and Uniform Standards.
- Ensure that company property is appropriately secured and
protected, especially during rough weather conditions, in order to
prevent unnecessary loss or damage.
- Demonstrates outstanding flexibility: able to work at different
times of the day, under pressure and reflect a positive can-do
attitude and the best image of Viking at all times.
Keywords: Viking River Cruises, Saint Charles , Sushi Chef, Hospitality & Tourism , Saint Charles, Missouri
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