Executive Chef

The Summit, a Dolce Hotel

Location: US - OH - Cincinnati

Nov 28, 2017
Employer
Job Details

Wyndham Hotel Group is excited to add the Summit, a Dolce hotel, to our portfolio of amazing properties. The Summit hotel offers 239 contemporary and comfortable guest rooms focused on relaxation. With over 34,500 square feet of indoor and outdoor meeting space, including 10,700 square feet of terrace and gardens, the blank canvas at the Summit provides infinite possibilities to plan your next celebration or exceptional meeting. Opening in early 2018.


Currently, we are searching for an Executive Chef to join our team.  This position is responsible for overseeing the culinary operation of this property while motivating a culinary team to deliver outstanding guest experiences. Our signature Nourishment Hubs, Thoughtful Food for Thoughtful Minds and interactive events set the standard for the meeting experience. Our independent thinking in developing globally minded dining experiences for the well-traveled professionals goes way beyond simply providing a general amenity - it's a well-defined concept with a personality.

Responsibilities
will include but not be limited to:

  • Oversee and supervise culinary staff including
    staffing, training, coaching, and performance management.
  • Lead highly interactive sessions including team builds,
    competitions, and chef's dinners.
  • Present ideas to potential clients.
  • Active in the community hosting food & wine events,
    creating custom designed events - very high touch.
  • Use market research/trends to develop new products and
    menu design.
  • Make changes that respond to the market place and to
    guest needs.
  • Work in support of team goals and measures
    effectiveness through the food and beverage profit and service performance
    of the resort.
  • Responsible for the financial management of the
    culinary operation.
  • Maintain a clean and sanitary environment in compliance
    with all local and state health codes while also monitoring sanitation
    practices to ensure that employees follow standards and regulations.
  • Inspect supplies, equipment, or work areas to ensure
    conformance to established standards.
  • Ensures that all dishes are prepared and presented in
    accordance with standard recipes and plate presentations.
  • Supervise activities in the kitchen including all food
    preparation and ware washing.
  • Develop and manage annual food & beverage budget.
  • Ensure compliance with federal, state, local and
    company health, safety, sanitation and alcohol awareness standards.
  • Monitor 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 reward.

 

Basic
Qualifications

  • Certificate or a degree through a
    recognized educational institute of culinary art.
  • Minimum 3 years of experience as
    Executive Chef at a similar world class quality property with a minimum of
    5 years of cooking experience.

 

Preferred
Qualifications

  • Excellent culinary knowledge of trends
    and skills, local market and culinary leaders with exceptional creativity.
  • Outstanding management, organization,
    communication and leadership skills.
  • Extensive menu development and budget
    preparation experience.
  • Ability to successfully coordinate staff
    in a high volume, time sensitive environment.
  • Strong knowledge of P&L, food and
    labor costs and menu costing.
  • Demonstrated leadership - Proven ability
    to effectively lead and train a diverse workforce.
  • Willingness to set a high standard in
    the kitchen through leading by example.
  • Preferred experience in both hotel and
    independent restaurant experience.
  • Must have experience in running a
    banquet operation.
  • Required creativity and culinary flair
    of contemporary a la cart cooking.
  • High-end catering experience preferred.
  • Approaches all encounters with guests
    and associates in an attentive, friendly, courteous, and service-oriented
    manner.
  • Fosters relationships and a positive
    climate to build effective teams that are committed to organizational
    goals and initiatives; demonstrates flexibility in approach and vision.
  • Maintain sanitation procedures and
    organization of work area adhering to all OSHA and local health department
    regulations.
  • Ability to develop and maintain
    effective operating and control processes designed to attain maximum
    operating efficiency while ensuring adherence to established operating
    criteria.
  • Moderate comprehension and literacy
    required to read recipe cards and procedures.
  • Must be able to work any shift,
    weekends, holidays, and special events, as needed.
  • Must have employment eligibility in the
    U.S.
  • Should possess computer skills,
    including, but not limited to Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook

 

Physical requirements:

Additional Details
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