DFDS Sea-Based

Sous Chef


We are looking for the right candidate for the position as Sous Chef on our passenger vessels KING- and PRINCESS SEAWAYS, that sails between Amsterdam-Newcastle.

We have 2 restaurants onboard, where the menus range widely. Our buffet restaurant Explorers Kitchen, provides both breakfast and dinner for several hundred guests every day, and our Ala Carte restaurant North Sea Bistro serves everything from steak to delicious fish. We work only with the best ingredients, and you will have ample opportunity to gain experience across the concepts.

As a part of the galley team, you get a very central role together with your team and the Head Chef, to make sure that our guests get a special experience of enjoying dining at sea.



In the position as Sous Chef, you will be co-responsible for the daily operation and management of the galley team, which consists of around 20 employees.
It is your responsibility to comply with all applicable standards and administrative procedures for the area.

Together with your immediate manager, Head Chef, you will also be responsible for implementing new initiatives to strengthen quality, customer experience and sales results.

Your daily routine will take place in the operation, where your focus will be:

  • Mis en place
  • Daily briefings in the galley department
  • Administrative and operational ad hoc tasks
  • Quality check of food
  • In addition, it is your responsibility to motivate and coach the employees to ensure that they always deliver exceptional quality.


Courage and a wish to delegate tasks, responsibilities, and necessary resources to enable the crew to accomplish their tasks and take full responsibility to support them.

Empathy, good listening skills and respect for the opinions of others.

Positivity and a ”can do” attitude towards new tasks and to handle unexpected situations and conflicts in a diplomatic and persuasive way.



  • Microsoft Office user level
  • English language, high level written and spoken
  • Diploma as a chef



The work takes place on board the ship. Here you must be set to a work rhythm where you work 14 days, after which you have 14 days off. The working day is typically between 10-13 hours a day.

The salary follows the agreement between DFDS A/S and Metal Maritime. It is net wage that is not taxed (DIS) when you are resident in the EU.

We offer free board and lodging when you are on board and when you are not on duty, you can relax with your colleagues or work out in our gym. We also offer staff benefits, which include free travel with family and friends.



Do you want to be our new colleague? Then send your application by clicking "Send Application", application deadline is 19 June 2022.

We process applications on an ongoing basis and close the assignment as soon as the right candidate has been found, so we encourage you to submit your application today.


Region Hovedstaden

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