Manage the daily production, preparation and presentation of all food for the hotel's kitchen operation to ensure a quality, consistent product is produced which conforms to all hotel standards.
Manage team members in scheduling, training, developing, coaching and counseling, conducting reviews. Also focus on attracting, interviewing, retaining and motivating the team members while providing a safe work environment.
Monitor, analyze and control all labor and food costs; prepare the appropriate reports, charts and schedules to ensure budgets are met or exceeded while quality is maintained or improved.
Assist the Executive Chef, in the creation, costing and implementation of outlets, banquets, seasonal and special menus.
Scheduling of staff according to budget and business forecast.
Oversee proper handling and tracing of banquet food returns at end of functions.
Directs proper sanitation of all kitchen facilities and equipment.
Ensures that all kitchen equipment is in good working order.
Directs proper maintenance of all walk-in coolers (rotation of food products and cleanliness).
Knows expectations and ensures that staff understands them and that they execute said expectations within the proper guidelines.
Checks and controls sign-in and sign-out procedures for kitchen staff.
Perform any other job-related duties as assigned.
Candidate must be creative and up to speed on new concepts and food trends.
Candidate must have proven leadership skills and must be able to train, develop, and motivate staff.
Ability to teach employees importance of, and how to interact with internal/external guests and courteously solve internal requests
Ability to train a staff to produce high volumes of work while maintaining quality per hotel standards
Able to set priorities for the culinary team and provide feedback to others that enhances performance.
Prior experience managing schedules, inventory, payroll, service recovery and team member relations matters required.
Ability to clearly and pleasantly communicate both verbally and in writing in English with guests, management and co-workers, both in person and by telephone
Strong organizational skills with the ability to multi-task and provide guest follow up in a fast-paced environment.
Must be familiar with batch and quantity cooking
Eye/hand coordination needed to use all kitchen equipment.
Highly motivated self-starter focused on quality, organization, cleanliness and teamwork.
Must be able to utilize culinary tools (knives, commercial equipment, etc) and taste/smell.
Must be proficient with computers.
Serve Safe certified food manager.
Must be able to lift, push, pull and carry up to 40 lbs. Must be able to walk/stand for extended periods of time, with frequent bending and twisting.
Must be able to work a variety of shifts, including weekends and holidays.