Executive Chef - DoubleTree

Silver Spring, MD
Oct 12, 2017
Oct 16, 2017
Food Service, Chef
Full Time
Webelieve Hospitality isn't just a job; it's a journey of self-discovery, growth,community and cultures. Our Team Members are extraordinary professionals whowork together to deliver exceptional experiences for all who walk through ourdoors. As we continue to grow and innovate, our Vision to fill the earth withthe light and warmth of hospitality has never faltered. We are more than aroom for the night. We create heartfelt experiences for Guests, meaningfulopportunities for Team Members, and a positive impact in our Communities.What will I be doing?As Executive Chef, you are fully responsible for developing the reputation of the hotel through the production of excellent quality food throughout the hotel, and the development of a high quality kitchen brigade. An Executive Chef will oversee the operational management of the kitchen and Team Members. Specifically, an Executive Chef will perform the following tasks to the highest standards:Lead of the kitchen brigade and ensure ongoing development of Team MembersIdentify an effective approach to succession planning Create menus that meet and exceed customers' needs and conform to brand standardsEnsure the consistent production of high quality food through all hotel food outletsDevelop positive customer relations through proactive interaction with Guests, Team Members, contractors, and suppliersResolve, promptly and completely, any issues that may arise in the kitchen or related areas among Guests and Team MembersManage department operations, including budgeting, forecasting, resource planning, and waste management Manage all aspects of the kitchen including operational, quality and administrative functionsActively seek verbal feedback from customers on a regular basis and respond to all guest queries in a timely and efficient mannerEnsuring adequate resources are available according to business needsManage the provision of food to Food and Beverage outlets and taking action where necessary to ensure compliance with current legislationControl costs without compromising standards, improving gross profit margins and other departmental and financial targetsEnsure team members have an up-to-date knowledge of menu items, special promotions, functions and eventsMaintain good communication and work relationships in all hotel areasEnsure that staffing levels are maintained to cover business demandsEnsure monthly communication meetings are conducted and post-meeting minutes generatedManage staff performance issues in compliance with company policies and proceduresRecruit, manage, train and develop the kitchen teamComply with hotel security, fire regulations and all health and safety and food safety legislationEnsure maintenance, hygiene and hazard issues are dealt with in a timely mannerManage financial performance of the department so all planning is in line with hotel objectivesManage food control systems are adhered to them so margins are on target in a pro-active wayRegular review of all menus with Food and Beverage manager to confirm offerings are in line with market trendsBe environmentally awareEnsure food wastage program is adhered to so that margins are on targetResponsible for ensuring that the monthly working schedules are made and maintained in accordance with local legislationWhat are we looking for?An Executive Chef serving Hilton brands is always working on behalf of our Guests and working with other Team Members. To successfully fill this role, you should maintain the attitude, behaviours, skills, and values that follow:Previous, relevant experience as an Executive Chef or a high-performing Sous Chef in a first class property, requiredExcellent leadership skillsA creative approach to the production of high quality foodA business focused approach to managing a hotel kitchenExcellent communication skillsAbility to build relationships, internal and external, to the hotel and the CompanyExcellent planning and organizational skillsAbility to multi-task and meet deadlinesA current, valid, and relevant trade qualification (proof may be required)It would be advantageous in this position for you to demonstrate the following capabilities and distinctions:A certification in managementProficiency with computers and computer programs, including Microsoft Word, Excel and OutlookWhat will it be like to work for Hilton?Hilton is the leading global hospitality company, spanning the lodging sector from luxurious full-service hotels and resorts to extended-stay suites and mid-priced hotels. For nearly a century, Hilton has offered business and leisure travelers the finest in accommodations, service, amenities and value. Hilton is dedicated to continuing its tradition of providing exceptional guest experiences across its global brands. Our vision to fill the earth with the light and warmth of hospitality unites us as a team to create remarkable hospitality experiences around the world every day. And, our amazing Team Members are at the heart of it all! EOE/AA/Disabled/Veterans