Kitchen Assistant

  • Hornblower - City Experiences
  • Portsmouth, VA
  • time-alarm-solid 03-07-2024

Job Description

We are looking for a detail-oriented Kitchen Assistant to join Hornblower's City Experiences team in Norfolk, VA. As a part of our dynamic team, you will work closely with the Sous Chef and kitchen staff to ensure high levels of quality, sanitation, and guest satisfaction onboard our cruises. If you are passionate about delivering exceptional guest experiences and thrive in a collaborative environment, this opportunity is for you.


  • Manage back-of-the-house (BOH) cruise execution alongside the Executive Chef.
  • Supervise kitchen staff to ensure adherence to sanitation codes and quality standards.
  • Recruit, train, and schedule kitchen staff as needed.
  • Resolve guest service issues and maintain high standards of safety and sanitation.
  • Participate in monitoring costs, inventory, and purchasing processes.
  • Assist in fleet-wide initiatives and other assigned duties.

Minimum Qualifications

  • High school diploma or equivalent required.
  • Minimum of three years of kitchen experience in a high-volume environment.
  • Previous kitchen staff management experience.
  • ServSafe Certified.
  • Strong organizational and communication skills.
  • Ability to work in confined spaces and varying temperatures.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications.
  • Must be able to lift items weighing up to 200 lbs.

The RESPECT Service System

City Experiences is committed to creating a culture of respect and inclusion. We are an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer, welcoming applicants from diverse backgrounds. Join us in our mission to become a global experiences and transportation leader.

Location: Portsmouth, VA - 23703