Vista is the premier hospitality management company of the Americas. As owners and operators of hotels, Vista has carved a remarkable story of success. Vista encourages employee growth as a contributing factor to both the success of the individual as well as success of the team. Vista owns and manages several properties throughout Eastern United States and Canada.
Crowne Plaza Kitchener Waterloo, one Vista Property Management's portfolios of hotels, is looking for an experienced Executive Chef to provide the necessary support and leadership to the Food and Beverage Department. Crowne Plaza Kitchener Waterloo offers a competitive compensation package and a working environment that's all about hospitality! Take the next step in your career and join our team!
Directs and supervises food preparation for the Restaurant and Catering Menu for the hotel and ensures the highest level quality and consistency as relates to food handling, food quality and food presentations. Primary Responsibilities:
-Plans all meals and menus for the restaurant and catered events.
-Supervises food preparation to include methods, portion control and garnishing; ensure attractive presentation of all foods.
-Assists food and beverage director, sales, and banquet staffs with banquets, social parties and special events.
-Monitors expenses to keep within budgeted guidelines and assists the food and beverage director in developing the annual operating budget.
-Schedules employees at proper staffing levels; watches labor cost daily to ensure efficiency in scheduling.
-Requisitions food and equipment, giving specifications, quantities and quality descriptions.
-Participates in monthly inventory verification and maintains adequate supplies.
-Responds quickly to guest requests in a friendly manner. Follows up to ensure guest satisfaction.
-Provides a professional image at all times through appearance and dress.
-Follows company policies and procedures and is able to effectively communicate them to subordinates.
-Aggressively recruits and staffs department using company hiring standards (i.e. behavioral questioning, reference checks, evaluations and team interviews).
-Conducts training classes regarding safety, security, department procedures and service guidelines.
-Ensures kitchen is clean and sanitary and is in compliance with all federal, state and local laws, including WSIB, ESA, and Health laws. As well as completing and conforming to Vista Hospitality's sanitary audits.
-Monitor, control and account for all food transfers between hotels.
Note: Other duties as assigned by supervisor or management Relationships: Internal:
Sales: Pricing of sales promotions, handling of special accounts
Maintenance: Maintenance and repair of kitchen equipment
Food and Beverage Staff: Training, Purchasing and Operations External:
Vendors: Ordering equipment and food
Professional Associations: To stay current on trends and procedures
Health Department: Kitchen Inspections