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Position Details

Company:
Loews Chicago O’Hare Hotel
Property:
Loews Chicago O’Hare Hotel
Location:
Illinois-Chicago
Management Position:
Yes
Entry-level Position:
No
Industry:
Hotel/Resort
Position Categories:
F&B - Kitchen Management
Job Availability:
Immediately

Chef de Cuisine

Position Summary

The Loews Chicago O’Hare Hotel is seeking a Chef de Cuisine to join our team. Loews Chicago O'Hare Hotel is a 4 Diamond, luxury, 556 room hotel with 50,000 square feet meeting space. For more information about the Loews Chicago O’Hare Hotel, please visit http://www.loewshotels.com/chicago-ohare-hotel.

Chef de Cuisine Coordinates/oversees the activities of all food production employees in the preparation of menu items. Ensures that all food products are of the highest quality and are ready to serve in a timely manner. Responsible for all Kitchen food ordering, production, holding and storage. Additional responsibilities include selection, training, scheduling of all Kitchen employees.

More specifically, responsibilities include:

  • Maintain Kitchen staffing levels so as to provide for optimal performance of all duties
  • Administer and ensures adherence to departmental guidelines, policies and procedures
  • Responsible for smooth, efficient, cost effective operation of food production activities, to include labor management, inventory control, use of product and adherence to all sanitation requirements
  • Supervise/perform kitchen opening and closing operations
  • Supervise food handlers in the preparation and production of all hot and cold food items
  • Order raw food ingredients necessary to prepare all items on the menu for area of responsibility
  • Ensure that all raw food ingredients are received and stored in the proper manner
  • Oversee all aspects of food preparation and production, ensures that standardized recipes, plating and presentation guides, portion control and garnish requirements are adhered to at all times
  • Organize/assist food handlers in the performance of their duties as needed to ensure Loews standards for timely preparation/service of food cooked to order are met
  • Monitor all food preparation, production, holding and storage operations to ensure adherence to all Food Service Sanitation standards
  • Perform frequent inspections of all preparation and cooking equipment to ensure that they are kept clean, sanitary and in perfect operating order
  • Report all equipment maintenance needs to engineering
  • Coordinates with front of house personnel
  • Create and maintains weekly restaurant culinary team schedules
  • Review daily payroll report, controls daily labor costs by reducing staff as business activity diminishes
  • Attend required hotel meetings to keep abreast of in-house activities, special promotions and upcoming events, maintain communications with other departments within the hotel
  • Communicates daily with department employees to obtain/provide current information regarding daily activities/functions and upcoming events
  • Evaluate individual employee performance, determines areas in need of improvement or requirements for advancement, establishes goals, objectives and training needs required to achieve same
  • Conduct meeting with department employees as required, to communicate effectively with all beverage department personnel to ensure that they are kept current on pertinent hotel information and activities
  • Design and implementation of new menus
  • Maintain recipes and plating guides
  • Other duties as assigned
  • Decisiveness
  • Agility in multitasking
  • Ability to make decisions on imperfect information
Required Skills and Experience

The individual must possess the following knowledge, skills and abilities and be able to explain and demonstrate that he or she can perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodation:

  • Excellent culinary skills and knowledge of food productions techniques
  • Thorough knowledge and understanding of Food Service Sanitation Standards
  • Thorough knowledge and understanding of kitchen equipment use and operation
  • Ability to bend, stoop, stand, lift 50 pounds and push carts weighing up to 200 pounds
  • Outstanding management, organizational, communication and leadership skills
  • Ability to speak, read and write English
  • Ability to work flexible schedule to include weekends and holidays

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Bonus:
No
Work Permit:
Applicants who do not already have legal permission to work in the United States will not be considered.
Accommodation:
No
About Loews Hotels

Loews Hotels is a vibrant collection of one-of-a-kind hotels with distinct personalities. Each hotel and resort offers high-quality accommodations, impressive surroundings, personalized service, and thoughtful amenities for a luxurious guest experience. As a company we care about our guests, our community and our team members.

Headquartered in New York City, Loews Hotels manages properties in most major markets in the U.S. and Canada. Each property goes beyond Four Diamond standards to provide guests with a supremely comfortable, uniquely local travel experience at a great value. Loews Hotels boast prime locations in the cities of New York, Washington DC, Denver, Los Angeles, Nashville, Philadelphia, Annapolis, Montreal, and Quebec City, as well as world-renowned vacation destinations such as Miami's South Beach, Universal Orlando, New Orleans, Tucson, St. Pete Beach, and California's Coronado Island. Loews has established some of the industry's most innovative and successful travel programs, including Loews Loves Kids for families and Loews Loves Pets for discerning animals on the road.

At Loews Hotels, our team members' commitment to our guests and dedication to our communities is cherished. We seek genuine individuals who are able to engage and delight our guests by providing Four Diamond AND MORE service. We invest in training and development opportunities for all team members, so they may grow and develop as individuals. We embrace diversity at our core and offer the opportunity for all team members to reach their potential as professionals. At Loews Hotels, we seek to create a dynamic culture that makes work interesting, challenging, fulfilling and fun.

As part of our commitment to our team members, Loews Hotels is proud to offer competitive compensation and benefit plans tailored to each marketplace. These include:

  • Pay that meets or exceeds area standards
  • Retirement (401-K) and incentive plans
  • Medical and dental coverage
  • Short and long-term disability
  • Life insurance
  • Holiday and vacation pay
  • Team member assistance plans
  • Career development programs
  • Tuition reimbursement programs

Loews Hotels is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a diverse work culture, M/F/D/V