Sous Chef - Indian Cuisine

Job Locations US-MA-Everett
Regular Full-Time


We recruit the best talent and invest in their ongoing development, through training and mentoring. We provide opportunities to work across our national network. dnata catering U.S. is looking for a Sous Chef - Indian Cuisine to join our Boston supporting the Boston Logan International Airport.


Key Responsibilities as a Sous Chef -Indian Cuisine at dnata catering company, you will play a crucial role in creating delicious and innovative meals for airline passengers. Working closely with the Head Chef, you will be responsible for overseeing the kitchen operations, including food preparation, cooking, and plating. Your expertise in culinary techniques, menu planning, and food safety regulations will ensure the highest quality meals are delivered on time. Additionally, you will lead and train a team of culinary professionals, fostering a positive and collaborative work environment. Join our team and contribute to our mission of providing exceptional dining experiences in the skies!


dnata is one of the world’s largest air services providers. Established in 1959, the company ensures the aviation industry operates smoothly and efficiently in 127 airports. Offering ground handling, cargo, travel, and flight catering services in 35 countries across six continents, dnata is a trusted partner for over 300 airline customers worldwide. Each day, the company handles over 1,900 flights, moves over 8,500 tons of cargo, books over 16,000 hotel stays, and uplifts over 320,000 meals.

You Will


  • Produce daily prep and production lists following airline specifications.
  • Direct and mentor culinary employees to raise levels of education, morale, and productivity.
  • Translate the philosophy of the Executive Chef through leading by example with high standards in food quality, organization, professionalism, and sanitation.
  • Maintain and enforce safe and sanitary working conditions within the culinary department through proper equipment, hazardous material, and other governing food auditing bodies.
  • Assist with ordering of perishable food, non-food supplies.
  • Control waste through proper calculation of ordering and production.
  • Assist in the creation and documentation of new recipes.
  • Maintain a visionary approach to the culinary department, promoting continuous improvement of standards, quality, systems, and financial expenses.
  • Responsible for all culinary operations in the absence of the Executive Chef.
  • Maintain awareness of employee schedules. Supervise check-in and check-out temporary labor. Responsible for training culinary employees in proper clock-in and out procedures.
  • Responsible for the overall production of hot and cold foods.
  • Supervise the Culinary staff in a manner consistent with the company’s Human Resource Policies and Procedures.
  • Assure the safety of the work environment and report any potential hazards to the General Manager and Human Resources.
  • Document all work-related injuries and illnesses by responsible immediate reporting to department management on duty.
  • Responsible for controlling food and labor costs.
  • Responsible for proper uniforms, hair restraints, and sanitation practices of culinary staff.



  • Other duties as assigned.


This salary range and is influenced by the level of experience. When calculating the base pay, we take into account various factors such as location, qualifications, training, and experience as part of the overall compensation package.

You Have

EDUCATION: Minimum of an Associate’s Degree three (2) years in (culinary) in culinary field or appropriate continuing education experience and relevant work experience.



  • Knowledge of all major kitchen equipment and appliances.
  • Ability to properly operate ovens, stoves, grills, steamers, smoker, mixers, kettles, char-broiler and other kitchen equipment.
  • Must be able to identify and properly use all small kitchen wares.
  • Excellent communication skills, verbal and written.
  • Strong knowledge of HACCP and sanitation standards.
  • Ability to adhere to strict grooming standards established by Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP).
  • Ability to recognize and utilize weights and measurements, both liquid and dry.
  • Knowledge of accounting and cost control principles.
  • Ability to supervise and manage employees including training, progressive discipline and hiring.
  • Knowledge of purchasing related to food items and small wares.
  • Knowledge and skills in diverse culinary techniques including Arabic Ethnic Cuisine, Cold Displays, Sauces, Protein Cutting, Plate Presentation and Sanitation.
  • Skill in volume production and hands-on cooking.
  • Ability to perform basic math functions necessary to execute recipes.
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to multi-task.
  • Ability to work extended hours productively.
  • Good understanding of computer software programs to include Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook.
  • Valid food handler's certificate or equivalent.
  • Minimum of two (2) years’ as a Sous Chef w/ Indian Cuisine experience .
  • Minimum of two (2) years’ experience in a kitchen environment.
  • Minimum of two (2) years in a supervisory role.


Intellectual/Social demands:

While performing the essential functions of this job, the employee is continuously asked to multi-task under time limits.  Position requires constant attention to precise details and accuracy of specified standards including following simple to complex (more than 3 steps) instructions, and concentration which frequently extends beyond 30 minutes at a time. This position also requires constant attendance and punctuality - Is consistently at work and on time. Follows instructions, responds to management direction; Takes responsibility for own actions; Completes tasks on time or notifies appropriate person with an alternate plan. Meets productivity standards; Completes work in timely manner; Strives to increase productivity; Works quickly.


Physical demands:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk; reach with hands and arms and stoop, kneel, or crouch. The employee must regularly lift and /or move up to 30 pounds. Safety and Security - Observes safety and security procedures; Reports potentially unsafe conditions; Use equipment and materials properly.


Work environment:

  • The essential functions of this position are performed indoors. The noise level in the work environment can range from minimal to loud.
  • The essential functions of this position are performed indoors. The noise level in the work environment can range from minimal to loud. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to extreme cold (35-40 Degree)

dnata’s Competencies Required to be Successful in the Job:

There are two aspects to working as effectively as we can: our people and our results. Our eight competencies are designed to help you focus on these aspects:



Does what they say they will. And they balance the needs of our customers' needs with our business's needs.


Always gets the job done. And still put the needs of our business first.


Open to opportunity:

Adapts when plans change. Is open to new ideas. Makes suggestions that will help shape our culture.

Business thinking:

Understand our business. Uses this understanding in their day-to-day work and plans for the future.


Look for solutions that work for themselves, their team, and the whole organization.

Engaging others:

Acts in a way that gets others on board – and when things don’t go to plan, they deal with conflict in the right way.

Provide direction:

Share plans with others. Tracks how each project is progressing. Gives constructive feedback during, and after, each project.

Developing talent:

Self-aware. Always learning. Always developing. And always helping others to develop, too.


Demonstrated Values to be Successful in the Position:

Employees at dnata are expected to live our Values of Safety and Security, performance-driven, Service Excellence, Delighting Customers, Imagination, and respect. To demonstrate these Values, we expect to observe the following from everyone:

  • We put safety and security first in all our actions.
  • We will set challenging goals and meet them.
  • We deliver to a consistently high quality.
  • We take ownership and responsibility of a situation until it is resolved.
  • We are not afraid of failure and learn through our mistakes.
  • We respect each other regardless of background.

Diversity Matters

We believe that diversity and inclusion are fundamental to creating a vital workplace and community. At dnata, we’re proud that our workforce is as diverse as the customers we serve. And we’re committed to nurturing your talent with mentoring, volunteer, and professional development opportunities. We welcome everyone. Our employee resource groups are one of the many ways we champion diversity and inclusion at dnata.


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