We’re on an exciting journey to create one of the most irresistible travel brands in the world and are building an epic team to help make our ambition a reality. We are on the hunt for a super talented ‘someone’ who has got the chops for preparing the most delicious meats at sea!
This ‘someone’ will be the rarest butcher of them all and will leave our sailors saying “Well Done”, they will make sure that our sailors leave happy & not hungry! Sounds epic right?! … Keep reading!
In other words, this ‘someone’ needs to know how to Make Ship Happen. Your excellent attention to detail and self-starter mentality means you can think quick on your feet and keep calm when ship gets real. Ultimately, we won’t be able to remember how we got by without you.
What You’ll be Up to:
Provide an epic experience for our guests at all times
Responsible for all raw meat products onboard in terms of portion control, thawing control, and ordering and stock rotation
Basic knowledge of butchers cutting techniques for beef, pork, poultry, veal, lamb and seafood items
Assist in the loading, receiving and safe storage of all meat products
Ensure proper control of raw products to minimize food cost, wastage and enhance food safety
Adhere to HACCP and USPH rules and regulations and ensure that they are followed on a daily basis
Meet with the Executive Sous Chef on a daily basis to review production schedules and internal requisitions placed by the various outlets
Report any machinery / technical faults to Executive Sous Chef and monitor the repair schedule
Assist in the ancillary preparation of all raw meat products including but not limited to margination, skewering and crumbing
Monitor Work & Rest hours of all Assistant Butchers ensuring ILO guidelines are adhered to
Prepare & implement work rotas for Assistant Butchers
Monitor performance of Assist Butchers ensuring that they are working to company, HACCP and USPH guidelines
Basic knowledge of advanced knife handling and butchery skills
Inspect cleanliness and condition of assigned station and service areas and rectify any deficiencies
Carry out clear down routines after service and ensure the appearance and condition of all items meet Virgin Voyages standards
Notify Chef De Cuisine of any guest complaints raised and seek to resolve
Be familiar with all cruise services/features and activitations to respond to guest inquiries accurately
Responsible for the appearance and cleanliness of all Assistant Butchers
Prepare appraisals for individuals under their remit in accordance with Virgin Voyages policies
Super Powers Required:
Minimum 2 years’ experience as Chief / Head Butcher onboard a Cruise Ship or 4 / 5* Hotel/Resort
Extensive knowledge of food handling procedures with regard to public health standards
Demonstrated experience in motivating, leading, and engaging a diverse workforce to increase synergy and improve productivity
Excellent understanding of food specifications, including but not limited to USDA meat and standards and grading
Knowledge of Vessel Sanitation Program regulations and procedures
All certificates as required by the STCW code for this position
Ability to read, interpret and demonstrate the preparation of recipes
Basic knowledge of HACCP rules and regulations
Strong written & verbal skills
What Matters to Us
At Virgin, your personality matters as much as how good you are at what you do. We want you to bring it to our hang out spot and help make the place even better. So, we won’t be surprised to hear that when people talk about you they say you are clever, on top of it, able to think ahead, intuitive, passionate and someone people respect and enjoy working with because you make things happen.
The information contained herein is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of the duties and responsibilities of the job, nor are they intended to be an all-inclusive list of the skills and abilities required to do the job. Management may, at its discretion, assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.” The duties and responsibilities in this job description may be subject to change at any time due to reasonable accommodation or other reasons.