Royal Caribbean Group

Assistant Maitre D

Recruiter:
Royal Caribbean Group
Category:
Restaurant Jobs
Position:
Maître d’Hôtel
Updated:
March 25, 2024

Assistant Maitre D - Celebrity Cruises

POSITION SUMMARY

Assists the Restaurant Manager in the supervision of the Restaurant personnel ensuring total guest satisfaction regarding food quality and service in accordance with company policies.


ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES


To support Celebrity Cruises’ mission of becoming “the world’s ultimate premium cruise line with a taste of luxury,” all duties and responsibilities are to be performed in accordance with Celebrity Cruises’ Pillars of Safety, Service and Style, ISM/ISO and SQM standards, USPH guidelines, and environmental regulations.

Each shipboard employee may be required to perform all functions in various service venues and throughout the ship.

1. In accordance with Celebrity Cruises’ Pillars of Safety, Service and Style, as well as through Celebrity Connections, each employee conducts oneself in a professional and courteous manner at all times. This consists of physical and verbal interactions with guests or fellow shipboard employees and/or in the presence of guest contact and crewmember areas.

2. Directs, coaches, supports, supervises and evaluates (in conjunction with the Restaurant Manager) the performance of all direct reports.

3. Individual will be responsible and held accountable for a section of the Restaurant and other specific duties assigned by the Restaurant Manager.
4. When assigned to work in the Midnight Buffet he/she will be responsible for the check in and coordination of the Restaurant personnel, assigning their respective duties (working in conjunction with the Assistant Food Manager).

5. Must be thoroughly versed with the company’s high food and service standards, anticipating and fulfilling guests’ needs.

6. Visits every table of his/her section on a daily basis, ensuring guests are totally satisfied with the food and service. Recognizes guests by their names and personally takes care of all special requests and VIPs in his/her section
7. Responsible for keeping track of all special occasions such as birthdays or anniversaries and ordering the respective amenities for the celebration.

8. Notifies the Restaurant Manager of any unhappy or difficult guests in his section for further follow up.

9. Ensures that the Restaurant personnel follow company policies at all times regarding uniforms, personal appearance and hygiene.

10. Has sound knowledge of wines and wine service and whenever necessary assists the Wine Sommelier with wine service.

11. Takes an active role in the training program for the Restaurant personnel, especially with newly hired personnel, giving them the necessary guidance to successfully integrate into the team.

12. Ensures the cleaning schedule set up by the Restaurant Manager is followed by the assigned personnel, and inspects his section thoroughly
13. Ensures that all personnel are knowledgeable about, and follow at all times, the United States Public Health rules and regulations.

14. Brings any disciplinary issues pertaining to Restaurant personnel to the attention of the Restaurant Manager.

15. Has a thorough understanding of Time and Attendance procedures, shipboard training, and is familiar with the contracts and work schedule hours/week and supporting documentation.

16. Is aware of, and/or acquires the necessary knowledge to comply with the ship’s standard operation, in order to assist guests and crewmembers with inquiries.

17. Attends meetings, training activities, courses and all other work-related activities as required. 18. Performs related duties as required. This position description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the shipboard employee occupying this position. Shipboard employees will be required to perform any other job-related duties assigned by their supervisor or management.


QUALIFICATIONS

Minimum hiring, language and physical requirements to perform the job. Hiring Requirements:

  • Minimum of five to eight years hospitality management experience (shipboard experience preferred), or an equivalent combination of experience and education.
  • Bachelor’s degree in hospitality management, business administration or related field from an accredited college or university or the international equivalent preferred.
  • Very strong management skills in a multicultural and dynamic environment.
  • Very strong communication, problem solving, decision making, and interpersonal skills.
  • Superior customer service, teambuilding and conflict resolution skills.
  • Knowledge of the principles and processes for providing personalized services including needs assessment techniques, quality service standards, alternative delivery systems, and guest satisfaction evaluation techniques.
  • Strong planning, coaching, organizing, staffing, controlling, and evaluating skills.
  • Intermediate computer software skills required.
  • Possess a good understanding of basic accounting principles such as numbering flow, “Debits/Credits”, adjusting entries and corrections.


Language Requirements:

  • Ability to speak English clearly, distinctly and cordially with guests.
  • Ability to read and write English in order to understand and interpret written procedures. This includes the ability to give and receive instructions in written and verbal forms and to effectively present information and respond to questions from guests, supervisors and co-workers.
  • Ability to speak additional languages such as Spanish, French or German preferred.


Physical Requirements:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; use hands to touch, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; talk or hear; and taste or smell. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
All shipboard employees must be physically able to participate in emergency life saving procedures and drills. Full use and range of arms and legs as well as full visual, verbal and hearing abilities are required to receive and give instructions in the event of an emergency including the lowering of lifeboats. Ability to lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.


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Work Experience Requirements

All applicants must have previous experience in working on a Cruise Ship, in a 4/5* Hotel or in an Upscale Restaurant.

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Royal Caribbean Group (NYSE: RCL) is a cruise vacation company comprised of three award-winning global brands: Royal Caribbean International, Celebrity Cruises, and Silversea Cruises. Royal Caribbean Group is also a 50% owner of a joint venture that includes TUI Cruises and Hapag-Lloyd Cruises. Together, our brands operate a global fleet of 60 ships traveling to more than 800 destinations worldwide.

We’re proud of the way our team members from different cultural backgrounds, ages, races, religions, education levels, sexual orientation, genders, and disabilities come together to create the incredible vacation experiences we’re known for. We believe that the diversity of our employees plays a major role in our success.

We are proud of our entrepreneurial spirit, the force that drives us to innovate. It’s that state of mind that helps us see opportunity where others see only risk.

Come join our RCG family and journey with us!


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