Property Name
Zota Beach Resort
Job Title
Executive Chef
Florida-Tampa/St. Petersburg
Company Name
Longboat Key
Work Permit
Applicants who do not already have legal permission to work in the United States will not be considered.
Management Position
Bonus Pay
Position Categories
F&B - Food & Beverage
Other Benefits
Relocation Assistance


Ocean Properties, Ltd. & Affiliates

Ocean Properties, Ltd. & Affiliates (OPL) is one of the largest and most dynamic privately held hotel and resort management and development companies in North America. With an award-winning portfolio of over 100 hotels and 17,000 guestrooms, the company operates major brands such as Marriott, Hilton, Starwood and Intercontinental, as well as several independent hotels and resorts. Each property benefits from a strong corporate culture and powerful economies of scale.

Job Description

Enjoy contemporary cool on Longboat Key at the new Zota Beach Resort. Set to open fall 2016, and beautifully located on the Gulf of Mexico, Longboat's newest luxury beach resort will feature modern architectural touches along with stylish accommodations and distinctive dining experiences.

At Zota Beach Resort, you'll enjoy relaxed beachfront luxury along with easy access to upscale shopping, entertainment, and restaurants at St. Armand's Circle. You are also invited to indulge in a variety of resort amenities ideal for family vacations and romantic weekend getaways, including our sun-drenched outdoor pool area and chic wine bar. And with over 2,700 square feet of event space, Zota Beach Resort is an ideal choice for meetings, weddings, and special events.


We are seeking a dynamic and passionate Executive Chef who can develop and implement F&B strategies while leading the team to deliver the highest standards of guest satisfaction.

Includes the following, but not limited to:
*Directs the administrative functions and the planning of the Culinary Department to meet the daily needs of the operation.
*Describes, assigns, and delegates responsibility and authority of various departments: Culinary Operations, Catering, Banquets, Restaurants, Lounge, and Room Service.
*Establish Policies & Procedures for the effective operation of all areas.
*Directs and participates in the writing of all menus.
*Assists in establishing and achieving profit objectives and desired standards of food quality, service standards, overall sanitation, and merchandising and marketing efforts.
*Reviews and evaluates customer satisfaction of all food & beverage outlets and banquet services.
*Implements effective food  purchasing and receiving standards.
*Promotes positive Guest and Associate experiences.

Job Requirements


All candidates must have 5 years of related progressive experience; or a culinary graduate with at least 3 years of progressive experience as an Executive Chef. Creative, Energetic, detail orientated person that shares or wants to share the same culinary vision of the future of cold and hot food presentations with our culinary team. Small plates, individual portion sizes, modern displays and live cooking stations are what we do. Must have Excellent organizational skills. Must be computer literate and Microsoft Office knowledge a plus.
Candidate must have a strong knowledge of preparation techniques, preferably in an upscale resort environment. We are looking for a dedicated F&B professional who has a great attention to detail and is looking for further career advancement. Ability to lead and manage a team of culinary professionals while creating a positive work environment.