Sous Chef - Villas 


Rare Finds is a diverse collection of resorts celebrating the individuality and unique identity of a destination, with a distinct ability to captivate the imagination, and bring to the forefront the essence of a place.

Authentic and captivating, Bab Al Shams Desert Resort is a truly magical destination, where expertly curated itineraries and bespoke entertainment are the beating heart of our legendary desert-based destination. Part of our unique Rare Finds collection, the essence of Bab Al Shams joins our guests together to discover the most soulful experiences and humbling journeys, set against Dubai’s endless dunes and rich culture.


About The Role

Oversees outlet kitchen production, assists in menu writing, costing, and scheduling, and implements the plan, prepare and set up including quality service. Contribute to the overall success of a kitchen by supporting the Executive Chef, managing kitchen operations, ensuring quality, and fostering a positive work environment. 


Key Duties And Responsibilities 


  • Assisting the Executive Team - works closely with the Executive Chef/Executive Sous Chef/Chef De Cuisine in planning menus, developing recipes, and creating new dishes. Provide input and suggestions based on culinary expertise, ingredient knowledge, and understanding of customer preferences.
  • Kitchen Management - assists in managing the day-to-day operations of the kitchen. Oversee food preparation, cooking, and presentation to ensure consistency, quality, and adherence to established standards. Coordinate activities among the kitchen staff, delegate tasks, and maintain a smooth workflow. Assists Executive sous chef in managing hourly kitchen employees through scheduling, payroll, training, coaching, evaluating, and hiring.
  • Training and Development - play a vital role in training and mentoring kitchen staff, by providing guidance on culinary techniques, recipe execution, and food safety procedures. Help develop the skills of Junior Chefs and promote a culture of continuous learning and improvement within the kitchen team.
  • Food Preparation and Cooking - responsible for preparing and cooking dishes whilst ensuring that ingredients are properly handled, cooked to the required standards, and presented attractively. Supervised of specific sections or stations in the kitchen, such as sauté, grill, or pastry, overseeing the quality and timely execution of dishes.
  • Quality Control - maintain high standards of food quality and consistency. Conduct regular taste tests, inspect food presentations, and address any issues or concerns promptly. Enforce proper food handling and sanitation practices to ensure food safety and compliance with health regulations.
  • Inventory Management - assists in inventory management, including monitoring stock levels, ordering ingredients, and minimizing waste by working closely with the Chef De Cuisine and Executive Chef to maintain accurate inventory records and control costs effectively.
  • Collaboration and Communication - liaise with other kitchen staff, front-of-house personnel, and suppliers to ensure smooth operations and address any special dietary requirements or guest preferences. Maintain positive relationships with suppliers and contribute to a harmonious working environment.
  • Kitchen Organization and Cleanliness - responsible for maintaining a clean, organized, and efficient kitchen. Ensure that workstations are properly set up, kitchen equipment is well-maintained, and cleanliness and hygiene standards are upheld. May be required to assist in developing cleaning schedules and implementing safety protocols. Ensures all HACCP guidelines and steps are followed by the kitchen.
  • Leadership and Decision-Making - responsible for managing the kitchen in the absence of the chef de cuisine, taking decisions regarding menu adjustments, staff allocation, and problem-solving to ensure the smooth running of operations.
  • Overall, the Sous Chef's job description revolves around supporting the culinary team and executive chef, managing kitchen operations, ensuring food quality and consistency, promoting staff development, and maintaining a clean and organized culinary environment.
  • Supervises Chef de Partie and Demi Chef de Partie day-to-day operations.
  • Ensures evaluation of subordinates, mentoring, and identifies training needs.
  • Ensures that the outlet’s operational budget is in line and costs are strictly controlled maximizing profitability


Experience & Educational Requirements

  • Diploma Certification in Culinary
  • HACCP certified
  • 3-4 years in similar position in a five star hotel.
  • Good command of the English language spoken & written
  • Performs task accurately and efficiently
  • Undertake all tasks completely
  • Flexible
  • Organized and disciplined, dedicated and loyal
  • Friendly, pleasant and easy to be around
  • Work effectively under pressure to meet deadlines
  • Willing to take personal responsibility for own performance.



Join a team that is warm, caring, connected and empowered to create truly unique experiences. We believe in making our guests happy beyond anything they have ever imagined. We wow them at every turn and create memories that will last a lifetime. You will be at the heart of this vision, to constantly innovate to deliver Amazing Experiences and Everlasting Memories.