Executive Chef

  • Benchmark Duck NC, LLC
  • Nov 20, 2023
Full time

Job Description

Come be a part of something bigger! Benchmark Pyramid is a strong believer in offering our employees Work-Life Effectiveness through, practices, policies, and programs to help our employees achieve success at both work and home. Here are just some of the great benefits we offer: Full Time employees have access to Medical and Dental insurance to fit your needs Benchmark University (You can grow both personally and professionally through on-line webinars and self-study courses) 401K match (Let us help you build your financial future) Companywide Hotel Room Discounts (Who doesn†t love to get away) Paid Time Off Employee Assistance Program (We are here to support you) Employee family events (bring the kids!) Partnerships and discounts with major retailers such as AT&T, Verizon and Dish to name a few Many more, please inquire for more details At the Sanderling Resort, casually elegant first-class amenities blend seamlessly with the spectacular landscape to foster connection and renewal. Offering magnificent views of both the Atlantic Ocean and the Currituck Sound, our guests have the same unique opportunity to admire both a sunrise and sunset - both over water. The Resort's guestrooms with their oversized bathrooms and generous decks, are a perfect complement to the quality of the natural setting, while our acclaimed spa and pools provide both unparalleled serenity at the tranquility pool, or a boisterous family environment at the Resort pool. The Resort's renowned restaurants offer the finest dining on the Outer Banks, with perfectly prepared and presented fresh coastal cuisine and a choice of venues to match the time of day, the season, and your mood. What you will have an opportunity to do: We are looking for an Executive Chef, ideal candidate will be ACF certified, or will have a culinary degree from a recognized culinary institute. This individual must be creative, motivated, and a passionate hands-on leader in the kitchen! Successful candidates for this role will have a proven track record of developing creative menus which reflect seasonal availability based on the concept of the restaurant, responds in a professional and courteous manner to guests and team, and enjoys being a teacher of the culinary arts supporting their team both personally and professionally. If you are an experienced Chef, if you enjoy putting your creativity to work, and you enjoy the culinary impact you make on guests from all over the world, then we want you! Your Role: You will create menus which reflect seasonal availability based on the concept of the restaurant, as well as a food & beverage merchandising programs for grab & go or any other food retail element in the hotel. You will analyze menus and procedures to improve profit and quality You will have your fingers on the pulse of trends, making changes based on guest needs, the hotel†s guest mix, and industry trends. You will be creative in developing daily, seasonal, and special event menus to enhance the guest experience. You will forecast purchases and maintain food cost to align with budget. You will be the leader in safety, efficiency, and sanitary production. You will develop purchase specifications for all food products and related items, ensuring order guides are set up accordingly, and food inspection and receiving standards are met You will monitor all activities of Stewarding department and personnel. You will enhance the skills of your team by designing training and development plans You will work closely with the culinary team to provide demonstrations/examples of quality food and recipe standards. You will create an amenity program that reflects the hotel and its environment. A creative solution with a wow factor You are the leader of culture, “One Team†all employees feel empowered to assist any guests of the Hotel. You will maintain clear communication with the General manager, Director of Food and beverage and Human resources department. You will partner with the Corporate Chef to drive programs that ensure centralization and consistency What are we looking for? ACF certified "Executive Chef", or culinary degree from a recognized institute of culinary arts. Eight to ten years of experience as an Executive Chef at a reputable hotels or resorts Extensive menu development and menu costing experience Five + years of experience in multi-outlet food production management Outstanding communication skills, delegation, and abilities to have a vison for the culinary team. A hands-on working position with in-depth knowledge and skill in all aspects of food production to ensure proper training. Be a mentor and a coach to maintain employee retention. Benchmark Hospitality is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. Actual compensation packages are based on a wide array of factors unique to each candidate, including but not limited to skill set, years & depth of experience, certifications and specific office location. This may differ in other locations due to cost of labor considerations. BENCHMARK is a trailblazer in the development, management, marketing and owner†advisory services of resorts, hotels, conference centers and exclusive private clubs. BENCHMARK†S distinguished and proven reputation is deeply†rooted in core values that are focused and aligned with exceeding ownership and stakeholder performance expectations. The company leadership and valued employees are passionately committed to delivering the industry†most authentic, enchanted, soulful, vibrant, unrivaled and memory†making experience. BENCHMARK†S progressive “Be The Difference†culture and values are a cornerstone to the company†s nearly 40 years of extraordinary achievement and prosperity. Many properties have been recognized with the Benchmark Conference Centers mark of meeting excellence.