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Cedar Point is a drug-free workplace and performs pre-employment substance abuse testing and background checks and is an EEOC employer

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Cedar Point is looking for an experienced Executive Sous Chef to add to our dynamic Food & Beverage Team! We want you to be part of the FUN!

Along with medical, dental and vision benefits, we offer a retirement savings plan with company match, life and accident insurance and a dynamic working environment. Other benefits include park admission, discounts at Cedar Point stores and restaurants, additional courtesy tickets and family passes for your immediate family, and significantly discounted extended family passes. Family passes are equivalent to a Platinum pass and can be also used at our sister Cedar Fair parks.

The successful Executive Sous Chef develops menus, recipes, and preparation method for all restaurant and quick services locations in conjunction with Food & Beverage management. Works hands-on while serving in a leadership role. Directly supervises kitchen personnel with responsibility for hiring, initiating corrective action and developing the kitchen personnel. Is also responsible for the ongoing and constant food education of associates.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Research, develop, create, guide production and evaluate the quality of finished food products for all formats, keeping within the required cost and meeting established timelines.
  • Under the direction of the Executive Chef and Vice President, develop the recipes to be used and standardizing the production of recipes so as to ensure quality is offered at all times.
  • Establishing the techniques of food presentation and ensures all food quality standards are consistently maintained throughout the division.
  • Ensuring that all kitchen equipment works and is maintained properly.
  • Responsible for direct and indirect supervision of kitchen associates in one or more departments. Ensures all food preparation personnel are properly trained and certified to perform their respective duties to meet division standards.
  • Ensures all local, state, and federal regulations for food service operations are effectively being carried out in all kitchen facilities.
  • Ensures all company and division policies are being carried out effectively in all kitchen facilities in conjunction with department managers.
  • Performs regularly scheduled product testing of food items to ensure consistency of ingredient profiles, product specification, and quality are present.
  • Coordinates the food R & D program for the division in conjunction with food management.
  • Informs the Executive Chef of all developments arising within the division on a daily basis.
  • Adheres to and enforces all Cedar Fair and specific Park policies and procedures, including safety, attendance and EEO policies, and demonstrates commitment to customer service in all aspects of employment.
  • Other duties may be assigned.


  • The ideal candidate will possess a bachelor's degree or related culinary degree with 5-7 years of industry and culinary experience.
  • ServSafe and ServSafe Alcohol training and certification.
  • The ability to manage in a diverse environment with focus on customer services is essential to success in this role.
  • Previous experience with control food and labor cost, demonstration cooking, menu development, and pricing and development of culinary team preferred. A love and a passion for food plus a good sense of taste and smell.
  • Good customer service – ability to offer Best Day Experience.
  • Works well under pressure.
  • Good attention to detail. Possess excellent written and oral communication skills, as well as proven organizational skills.

Additional Information

  • Reports to: Executive Chef – F&B
  • Status: Fulltime Exempt
  • Application is due May 20, 2015 or until position is filled
  • Cedar Point offers a great working environment and other benefits (park admission, courtesy tickets, family passes, discounts, etc.).
  • Contact Cedar Point HR at (419)627-2240

To Apply

To be considered for this position, please email resume with salary history to: You may fax a resume to 419-627-2163 or mail resume to:

Cedar Point Human Resources
Atten: ESC038
One Cedar Point Drive
Sandusky Ohio 44870

You may also complete an application at the Human Resources offices (M-F 8am-5pm closed lunch 12-1).