RIVER - Commis de Cuisine

Viking is a strong and dynamic company - with a growing fleet of more than 80 river ships and seven ocean vessels cruising over 100 itineraries around the world. In 2022, our guests will experience all the comfort and elegance of our award-winning fleet with two expedition ships built specifically to explore the world's most remote destinations. We will also expand our operations to the U.S. with the addition of a new Mississippi River ship.

PURPOSE OF POSITION
You prepare meals to the fullest satisfaction of our guests and ensure compliance with Viking River Cruises Standards and HACCP rules.


YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Assistance with preparation and cooking daily meals (including breakfast, lunch, Tea Time, dinner, etc.) for crew and guests in accordance with Executive Chef Manual and menu cycle
  • Handling all groceries, products and galley equipment with care
  • Inventory according to instructions
  • Separation and disposal of waste / garbage
  • Conduction of stock takes; inventory according to company procedures
  • Preparation of opening and closing ships at start and end of season
  • Assistance in other departments upon instruction from supervisors (if required)
  • Performance according to company standards and HACCP rules
  • Participation in loadings
  • Luggage duty on embarkation and disembarkation day
  • Correct storage of stock; establishing of par levels
  • Active participation in onboard training programs  
  • Ensuring professional production and distribution of all meals for guest and crew in accordance with company standards, menu cycle and recipes
  • Ensuring food safety, highest level of cleanliness in the galley and production areas at all times in accordance with Viking standards and HACCP procedures
  • Assisting the Executive Chef in ordering of food supplies with MXP in accordance with the budget and production planning, in a cooperation with the Maitre and the Hotel Manager, while keeping the food cost budget at all times

Duties

  • The holder of the position undertakes not to pass over the company’s information, manuals, information on business developments and EDP data to any third party or publicize or retain same for personal use after leaving the job.
  • The company reserves the right to demand compensation for damages in the event of a breach of this instruction and take legal action against the staff.
  • Conduct and appearance in accordance with the rules and regulations of Viking River Cruises AG

Teamwork

  • Outstanding flexibility: must be able to work during different times of the day, under pressure and reflect at all times, even under difficult conditions, a positive can-do attitude and the best image of Viking

Product Knowledge

  • Be fully proficient and knowledgeable about all relevant recipes, menu cycles, and function sheets
  • Become knowledgeable about itinerary-related ports of call and shore excursions
  • Full knowledge of the daily program

KPI Performance

  • Positively contribute in achieving / succeeding the KPI goals (quality and financial) for the Galley Department, as well as for the entire Food and Beverage Department
  • Strong motivation to achieve the company goals and objectives

Security

  • Full knowledge about safety & security procedures
  • Participations in all training concerning safety & security, fire prevention, evacuation exercises as required by the company


YOUR PROFILE

  • Graduated apprenticeship as cook
  • Min. 1 years professional experience in 4 or 5* Kitchen/Galley
  • International experience / ship-Experience is an asset
  • Good English skills, other languages are an asset
  • Ability to work independently, service-oriented and guest focused
  • Ability to train and motivate subordinates
  • Flexibility and stress resistance, team player, commitment, positive personality, neat appearance


GUIDELINES AND REGULATIONS

  • Implement SOP policies, procedures, standards, as laid out by the management
  • Ensure appropriate appearance and clothing according to the updated grooming standards


The company reserves the right to change/extend this job description, if necessary, at any point of time during her/his employment.

 

Position:                                            Commis de Cuisine
Supervisor:                                       Executive Chef , Sous-Chef
Gives instructions to:                     -
Receives instructions from:          Sous-Chef, Executive Chef, Corporate Executive Chef, Corporate    
                                                           Operation Manager


APPLICATION AND JOB RELEVANT INFORMATION
Our roles will be subject to our appearance standards (including in relation to visible tattoos) and employees are expected to project a professional image at all times. Visible tattoos are not permitted. Tattoos concealed with make-up, skin-colored sleeves or any covering other than the company uniform will still be considered visible for the purposes of our appearance standards. Exemptions to this may be considered on a case-by-case basis where appropriate. Tattoo removal may not result in successful employment and therefore is not encouraged and is the candidate’s personal decision. Furthermore, any offer of employment is subject to you passing all mandatory medical examinations as required by the company. After submitting your CV, we might ask you to introduce yourself with a personal video recording. We always encourage our candidates to take this step to add their personality to any written application. Please note, however, that this step is optional and not a mandatory part of the recruiting process. For further information please refer to our Recruitment Guidelines.


DISCLAIMER
As part of any recruitment process, Viking collects and processes personal data relating to job applicants. We are committed to being transparent about how we collect and use that data and to meeting our data protection obligations. If you would like to find out more about how your information will be used, please view the privacy notice on our careers page.

“As for conditions — in terms of contracts, special benefits and vacations during the season — Viking is far above average within the industry.”


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