Executive Sous Chef (m/f/d)

AIDA is one of the best-known and most innovative cruise companies in the world. To protect the beauty of the seas and the earth, we are pioneers in sustainable cruising. Professionals and managers have first-class career opportunities with us.

Come and join the AIDA family! We are currently recruiting on board our ships.

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Job Description

Your chartered goal

  • Assist the executive chef in managing the overall culinary operation, production, and maintenance in the galley with up to 280 employees
  • Ensuring flawless food preparation, quality and appealing presentation of food in accordance with our high-quality standards in all buffet, specialty and à la carte restaurants
  • Guidance of an international team regarding schedules, education/ training, supervision and motivation
  • Coordination and control of all process flows in area of responsibility as well as management all food hygiene inspections, stock control, ordering
  • Advising guests on food intolerances or allergies
  • Compliance with safety, environmental, and hygiene guidelines according to HACCP / USPH in area of responsibility

Your previous ports of call

  • Completed professional training as a cook, master’s certificate is an advantage, several years of professional and leadership experience in the hotel or restaurant kitchen in an international environment
  • Cruise industry experience as well as proven experience in leading large teams
  • Knowledge in the areas of HACCP and food intolerances
  • Fluent in English, German language beneficial
  • Confident handling of MS Office, inventory control system is advantageous
  • High level of service and guest orientation, stress resistant, sovereignty as well as sense of responsibility

Benefits on board

As a member of the AIDA Crew on board, we offer you:

  • The opportunity to explore the most beautiful destinations in the world in your free time
  • Comprehensive employee benefits (health, long-term care, unemployment, and pension insurance)
  • A wide variety of recreational offerings with fitness, saunas, and a sun deck in the crew area on board, and excursions on land
  • Cruise discounts for you, your family and friends, and various discounts on board (hairdresser, beauty, beverages) as well as price reductions on shore (fitness studio, rental car, and much more)

Living on board

Nowhere is it easier to combine work and leisure time as on board AIDA: You travel around the whole world and further your career at the same time. We set the highest standards in the cruise industry and offer you an exciting work environment with new challenges every day. 

  • Working and living in an international environment characterized by diversity, respect, tolerance & a diverse corporate culture
  • Depending on the department, the term of contract is between 3 and 6 months
  • Accommodations in a maximum of double-occupancy cabins
  • Fit to work at sea
  • Comprehensive online information regarding onboarding before embarkation
  • Accompaniment by a personal buddy in the first few weeks on board
  • Web-based training for personal development
  • Training and HR managers on board guide your personal career
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