Seabourn Cruise Line

Chef De Cuisine

Seabourn Cruise Line
Galley Jobs
Chef de Cuisine
September 18, 2023

Department: Galley

Employment Type: Contract

Reporting To: Executive Chef de Cuisine


Management of all shipboard food preparation to ensure that the line’s high culinary standard of cuisine is maintained within the budgetary limitation established as company policy. Assists the Executive Chef in his duties.
The Chef de Cuisine is directly responsible to ensure the guest satisfaction of the food product in their outlet. They also ensure that staff is trained in order to provide the service necessary for the continued service we provide on board. The decisions made regarding food costs and waste management is imperative to the success of the company as well as team morale and support to the management. 

Key Responsibilities


  • Assists the Executive Chef in their duties
  • Assist that all standard operation procedures are in place, adhered to and being
  • followed throughout the ship.
  • Evaluate assigned galley staff as per Seabourn personnel policy.
  • Assist in training sessions for galley staff that is involved in food preparation.
  • Oversee the care, treatment and training on galley equipment.
  •  Control inventory and maintenance records of durable (non-food) items.
  • Control hours worked in his team. At the same time to ensure that overtime is kept to a minimum level.
  • Maintain log sheet of all liquors and wines for food preparation in galley.
  • Actively involved in yield and portion control in conjunction with Executive Chef.
  •  Assist in training sessions for galley staff that is involved in food preparation.
  • Ensure that waste control is in place, grocery breakage minimized and garbage separation followed.
  • Assist loading on the pier that all-perishable food items are of highest quality before bringing on board.

Public Health:

  • To be familiar with and execute the Seabourn HESS-MS appropriate to their position.
  • Control and monitor cooling logs and blast chiller procedures. Follow up on daily checklists.
  • Maintain physical spot checks in all fresh produce fridges in Main Galley. 

Skills Knowledge and Expertise

Formal degree in food management from a recognized International culinary institution Proof of continuing education translated in certificates or letter of participation in specialized courses Strong command of the English language combined with writing skills.
5+ years experience in a 5 star + hotel, cruise ship or high-profile restaurant performing the functions of a similar position. 2+ years in same or similar position. Certification from accredited advanced food safety program. Extensive knowledge in VSP preferred.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
Preferred knowledge of cruise ship-catering operation. Thorough knowledge of food preparation, presentation and preservation procedures. Thorough knowledge of Public Health and Sanitation's regulations and procedures. Effective planner, problem solver and ability of successful implementations. 

Physical Demands & Travel

Physical Demands:
For the safety of yourself and others on board certain physical abilities shall be maintained. Must be able to bend, climb, perform repetitive motion, and repetitively heavy lift. Must maintain physical fitness to perform tasks associated with job. Travel Requirements: Passport – valid for a minimum of 6 month Flag state issued seaman book General flag state or flag state approved marine fitness medical United States C1/D visa English Marlin test at minimal score of 80% Pre-employment medical examination.
Working on a cruise ship is very different from any land-based occupation. Working hours are longer and work is more intense due to the constant demand of the guests. You have to be very flexible in your working hours, which on occasion might have to be changed due to unforeseen circumstances. The Maritime Labour Convention of 2006 however strictly regulates these. Apart from the working hours there are strict rules which all members of the ship’s company need to adhere to as stipulated by the Master’s standing orders. You work in close proximity with your fellow crewmembers and therefore respect among all is essential. 

Seabourn Cruise Line

Seabourn Cruise Line

With Seabourn's world renowned reputation for excellence and luxury, it is only right that we recruit only the very best people to enjoy career opportunities working on one of our ships. Seabourn Cruise Line is an excellent place to begin your career at sea as well as further develop your career within this exciting industry. Seabourn provides an intuitive and gracious service which is delivered by staff that are passionate about maximising the guest experience onboard. We are seeking hospitality professionals to join the onboard family. Start your exciting new career at sea with one of our entry level positions in the hotel department onboard. For those already in Hotel Management we have exciting management positions in Food and Beverage, Galley, Guest Services and Human Resources departments.

If you feel you have the fine art of delight, genuine and heartfelt hospitality then please apply today!

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