Sonesta Resort Hilton Head Island

Exempt Positions

Banquet Sous Chef
Supervise day-to-day activities of the Banquet Sous Chefs and other culinary personnel to achieve compliance in food preparations, presentation and quality for all Banquet Events. Assist with employee training and scheduling. Adhere to federal, state and local regulations concerning health, safety, or other compliance requirements, as well as brand standards and local policies and procedures. Supervises culinary employees in a large full-service, luxury, resort hotel and oversees banquet facilities catering to more than 500 people. Maintain approved food costs and labor costs. Completion of a high school diploma or equivalent plus three years of experience as a sous chef, or equivalent combination of education and culinary/kitchen operations experience is required. Degree or certificate in Culinary Arts preferred.

Restaurant Sous Chef
We are seeking a Sous Chef to provide culinary, administrative, and leadership assistance to the Executive Chef and Executive Sous Chef. The Sous Chef ensures effective, efficient operation for main kitchen and room service. Assist the Executive Chef in the design and implementation of new menus to introduce “new concept” for Gallery Café and room service. Supervise staff to ensure proper handling / storage of all food items is in accordance with hotel standards and sanitation / health regulations. Coordinate the purchase of all food and develop menus. Maintain approved food costs and labor costs. Associate Degree in Culinary Arts preferred. Experience with line cooking required. Experience in overseeing a restaurant preferred. 2 years experience in supervisory role or similar position required. Knowledgeable of hotel operations.

Non-Exempt Positions

2015 Hospitality Internships
Sonesta Resort Hilton Head Island offers a number of work opportunities for students who are enrolled in hospitality, recreation, retail, culinary, and related degree programs. As these programs do not constitute management training, our recruitment efforts target students who have a minimum of industry related work experience, or who are looking to broaden their experiential backgrounds and supplementing their academic studies via a hands-on work experience in a resort environment. Students who participate in these programs help us meet our on-going staffing needs. In exchange, they are assessed for future job placement at the resort or within Sonesta International Hotel Corporation and its collection of properties.

Banquet Captain
Lead the set-up and break-down and/or service and clean up of banquet functions during assigned shift. Assign work and monitor the performance of scheduled banquet staff. Provide training and corrective instructions. Work closely with Kitchen Staff to communicate speed of service, client numbers, and special requests. Participate in pre-function meeting and review all information pertinent to service and set up of group. Inspect scheduled function areas/rooms, table set-ups, bar set-ups, buffet tables, receptions and coffee breaks for cleanliness, attractiveness, and proper layout. Perform other duties as assigned. The statements in this job description are intended to describe the essential nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be ALL responsibilities or qualifications of the job.

Banquet Setup and Banquet Servers
Join our banquet team as a setup associate or banquet server hosting events in Hilton Head's premier event spaces and ballroom. Previous banquet or catering service is preferred.

Prepare beverages and/or serve food for the customer in a prompt and courteous manner while maintaining a high level of quality and consistency. Basic reading, writing, and math skills. Knowledge of liquor brands, beer, wine, champagne, non-alcoholic beverages, designated glassware, preparation methods and garnishments. Formal bartending training preferred. Must meet state legal age requirements. Must speak fluent English.

Front Desk Agent
Welcomes and registers hotel guests adhering to established credit policies and procedures. Quotes room, rate and availability for current and future dates. One year customer service experience required. Previous upscale hotel experience strongly preferred. Great customer service skills. Knowledge of Property Management Systems such as Opera a plus. Must be able to work a flexible schedule including days, nights, weekends and holidays.

Maintenance Engineer
Sonesta Resort is currently seeking a Maintenance Engineer to join our team. In this position, the Maintenance Engineer will be responsible for general maintenance work to ensure hotel maintenance quality and safety standards are achieved and maintained. Working knowledge of basic plumbing, electrical skills, preventative maintenance procedures, painting, carpentry, and reasonable understanding of building equipment and hand tools. Basic reading, writing, and math skills and 1+ year(s) of general building maintenance/repair experience. HVAC Certification preferred.

Nail Technician
Provide guests with exceptional nail treatments and customer service. Main duties include giving manicures and pedicures, recommending treatments to guests, and maintaining a safe and sanitary work environment at all times. Advanced vocational training, plus one-year of experience. Must have and maintain all licensing requirements of the state of South Carolina. Must maintain excellent customer service skills in a fast-paced environment. Must have a high school diploma and speak fluent English.