Disney Cruise Line

Junior Sous Chef

United States (US)
Competitive Salary
13 Apr 2018
11 May 2018
Job Function
Sous Chef
Contract Type
Full Time

Job ID 514205BR

Location Shipboard

Business Disney Parks & Resorts

Brand Disney Cruise Line

Date posted 12/20/2017

Job Summary:

Would you love to see the world, forge new friendships, advance your career as a chef ... and do it on a one of the legendary Disney ships? If you have a passion for food and enjoy being a leader in the kitchen, prepare to set sail on your future by joining the culinary team on the Disney Cruise Line!

As a Junior Sous Chef, you would be part of a tight-knit team that creates truly delicious, beautifully presented food. Our goal? To make our Guests happy by infusing food with a pinch of fun and a healthy dash of that legendary Disney magic. And since we want our crew to grow personally and professionally, we provide training and development that allows for continuous learning. 

Join us! Apply today so you can begin your future at one of the most innovative, welcoming companies in the world -- Disney Cruise Line!


About You

You would join the exciting world of cruise travel, working with a group of chefs from around the world.
Every single day as a Junior Sous Chef is different! On any one day you might:

  • Ensure all food leaving the galley is of the highest quality, and that all chefs are trained to scrupulously meet allergy and special dietary needs;
  • Lead a multi-cultural, multi-lingual team of up to 20 crew members, and act as leader when your Chef De Cuisine (CDC) is absent.
  • Consult with the CDC and Manager Food Operations on recipe formulation and food budgets;
  • Maintain quality standards during storage, production and service;
  • Flawlessly execute set recipes;
  • Orchestrate opening/closing procedures for all kitchens and production areas;
  • Monitor handling and maintenance of operating equipment;
  • Plan daily presentations and tastings; and
  • Deliver performance feedback from the entire team to the CDC.

Basic Qualifications:

Please apply if you have:

  • The capability to take ownership, make decisions and lead a culinary team;
  • Competence and confidence to work without regular supervision;
  • Proven success managing multi-functional kitchen areas;
  • The ability to work under tight deadline and budget pressures;
  • Thorough knowledge of safe food handling (HACCP / USPH);
  • Proficiency in recipe conversion and ability to follow standardized recipes;
  • Excellent written and verbal skills;
  • Proven time management/organizational skills, as well as basic computer knowledge.
  • A minimum of 3 years of culinary experience, including 2 years working as Chef de Partie (including apprenticeship) in a high-volume kitchen.

Required Education

You have at least 3 years formal culinary training in an accredited school or recognized apprenticeship.

Additional Information:

As this is a shipboard role, you would be asked to:

  • Be genuinely interested in a career at sea, and be comfortable living and working in a small space onboard a Disney Cruise Line vessel;
  • Perform all safety and emergency duties;
  • Understand that you would need to commit to the position for at least 2-3 contracts before promotion or transfer;
  • Strictly follow United States Public Health, environmental and Disney Company requirements, practices and guidelines;
  • Share a cabin with another crew member and be comfortable living in a multicultural environment;
  • Adhere to a structured lifestyle, both personally and professionally;
  • Have a valid passport and C1/D Seaman’s Visa --we’ll provide the documents to obtain this; and
  • Complete a pre-employment physical and obtain a criminal background check.

Disney Cruise Line is a drug-free workplace. All new hires are required to undergo drug/alcohol testing within the first week on board, and throughout their contracts. Failure to pass the drug/alcohol testing will result in immediate termination.