Executive Sous Chef - Washington Hilton

Washington, DC
Nov 25, 2021
Nov 27, 2021
Full Time
Washington Hilton is looking for an Executive Sous Chef to join this historic DC property!Located within two miles from the White House and National Mall, this hotel has over 1,100 rooms, over 118,000 square feet of banquet space, and 5 food and beverage outlets. This includes 2 restaurants, a bar, marketplace, and in-room dining.In this role, you will support the Executive Chef in overseeing all culinary operations, to include the purchasing department, managing a team of 60+. You will play a key role in the developing customized and creative menus for a variety of high-profile dinners and events.The ideal candidate will be a dynamic leader who is dedicated to excellence, creative, a team player, and thrives in a high-volume environment. This individual must be well-versed in banquets, menu development, and a variety of cuisines as well as have the ability to deliver to high-profile clientele. At least 5 years of culinary management experience in a high-volume hotel is required. Prior union experience in the DC market is highly preferred.What will I be doing?As Executive Sous Chef, you would be responsible for assisting in the direction and administration of the planning, preparation, production and control of all culinary operations in the hotel's continuing effort to deliver outstanding guest service and financial profitability. Specifically, you would be responsible for performing the following tasks to the highest standards:Assist the Executive Chef in the direction and oversight of all culinary operations, to include, but not limited to, preparation and production of all hotel meals, food quality and presentation, compliance with all safety and sanitation standards and regulation, team member productivity and performance, implementation of policies and procedures, cost controls and overall profitabilityAssist the Executive Chef by interacting with guests and clients to monitor and assess satisfaction trends, evaluate and address issues and make improvements accordinglyAssist the Executive Chef in creating and implementing menu selections for special banquet themes and events based on current food trends and regional tastes in partnership with the Executive Chef and Director of Food and Beverage, as neededEnsure compliance with federal, state, local and company health, safety, sanitation and alcohol awareness standardsMonitor and develop team member performance to include, but not limited to, providing supervision, conducting counseling and assisting with evaluations, training, scheduling and assigning work and delivering recognition and rewardWhat are we looking for?Since being founded in 1919, Hilton has been a leader in the hospitality industry. Today, Hilton remains a beacon of innovation, quality, and success. This continued leadership is the result of our Team Members staying true to our Vision, Mission, and Values. Specifically, we look for demonstration of these Values:Hospitality - We're passionate about delivering exceptional guest experiences.Integrity - We do the right thing, all the time.Leadership - We're leaders in our industry and in our communities.Teamwork - We're team players in everything we do.Ownership - We're the owners of our actions and decisions.Now - We operate with a sense of urgency and disciplineIn addition, we look for the demonstration of the following key attributes:QualityProductivityDependabilityCustomer FocusAdaptabilityWhat 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"A' 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!