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Executive Sous Chef

Hilton's #1 Food & Beverage Hotel and the ONLY Five Diamond restaurant in Ohio, Orchids at Palm Court, are looking for an Executive Sous Chef to join our team. With over 40,000 square feet of event space our kitchen is always busy. The Culinary team works with some of the best local ingredients, grows their own herbs on the 16th floor rooftop herb garden, and harvests their own honey from their beehives on the roof of the fifth floor. Where else in downtown Cincinnati can you find rooftop beehives? 

Under the direction of the Executive Chef the Executive Sous Chef is responsible for food preparation, production and control for all food outlets according to hotel standard recipes in order to create quality food products. If you want to be given the opportunity to be creative and work with some of the finest Chefs in Cincinnati, and if you have experience and a passion for Culinary, look no further, and apply today!


  • Assigns, in detail, specific duties to all employees under supervision for efficient operation of kitchen.
  • Select, train and direct cooks and kitchen staff in the proper preparation of menu items.
  • Schedule culinary staff so that proper coverage is maintained while keeping payroll costs in line.
  • Ensure proper receiving, storage (including temperature-setting) and rotation of food products so as to comply with Health Department regulations.
  • Monitor staff performance, product quality and production flow, foster improvement where necessary.
  • Audit food storeroom items and storage to maintain consistent quality products to ensure adherence to all health code requirements.
  • Enforce safety procedures and cleanliness throughout kitchens, including walk-in and reach-in boxes.
  • Adhere to control procedures for cost and quality.
  • Assist the Executive Chef in estimating annual food budget.
  • Monitor outlets during peak periods to oversee production flow and presentation.


  • Must have prior Sous Chef experience with knowledge of international and domestic dishes.
  • At least 2 years supervisory experience.
  • Must have ability to provide judgments of food quality.
  • Must demonstrate problem solving, organizational, and decision making skills.
  • Must have strong listening and verbal skills.
  • Must have attention to detail a must.
  • Must be available to work a flexible schedule, including weekends and holidays.
  • Must be able to pass pre-employment drug screening and background check


  • ​Vacation (full time)
  • Medical (full time)
  • Dental (full time)
  • 401(k) (full time)
  • Paid Time Off (full time)
  • Life insurance (full time)
  • Hilton hotel discount travel program
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