Vacancy : Rest Chef
Company Name : Loews Hotels & Co.
Company Location : Orlando, FL
Celebrate la dolce vita — the sweet life — at this hotel where fun gets an Italian accent and guests have an unforgettable time. Nestled along the water and with details like cobblestone streets and towering Italian cypress trees, the hotel is a recreation of Portofino, Italy.
The Restaurant Chef position coordinates/oversees the activities of all food production team members in the preparation of menu items for the three-meal restaurant, lobby bar and room service. Ensures that all food products are of the highest quality and are ready to serve in a timely manner. Responsible for all Kitchen food ordering, production, holding and storage. Additional responsibilities include selection, training, scheduling of all Kitchen team members.
Essential Functions and Responsibilities
Achieve culinary operational objectives by contributing information and analysis to strategic plans and reviews; prepare and complete action plans; implement production, productivity, quality, and customer-service standards; identify and resolving problems; determine system improvements; implement change. Assist in off premise and media relation events
Develop new menu concepts. Develop, test, and cost out new menu items. Maintain updated and accurate recipes and costing of all dishes prepared and sold in assigned area of responsibility
Oversee and participate in methods of preparation, portion sizes, and timeliness of food preparation; control food usage to minimize waste. Regularly inspect the quality and quantity of food items for all meal periods.
Ensures culinary execution is consistent with branding elements of the foodservice outlet; check and approve all menu items and other food items prepared and ensure all items are prepared in an attractive and appetizing manner
Evaluates individual employee performance, determines areas in need of improvement or requirements for advancement, establishes goals, objectives and training needs required to achieve same
Supportive Functions and Responsibilities
Interviews, selects, trains, appraises, coaches, counsels and disciplines departmental team members according to Loews Hotels standards
Follows New Hire Training and ongoing Star Service Competency program in accordance with hotel policy
Maintains cleanliness and excellent condition of equipment and work area
Executes emergency procedures in accordance with hotel standards and complies with required safety regulations and procedures
Complies with hotel standards, policies and rules. Remains current with hotel information and changes. Complies with hotel uniform and grooming standards.
Excellent culinary skills and knowledge of food productions techniques
Thorough knowledge and understanding of Food Service Sanitation Standards
Thorough knowledge and understanding of kitchen equipment use and operation
Ability to bend, stoop, stand, lift 50 pounds and push carts weighing up to 200 pounds
Outstanding management, organizational, communication and leadership skills
Ability to speak, read and write English
Ability to work flexible schedule to include weekends and holidays
Knowledge of current market trends and techniques
College degree preferred
Five to Six years experience in quality food production, in an upscale hotel or freestanding restaurant
Three plus years Supervisory experience in quantity food production, in an upscale hotel or freestanding restaurant
Licenses and Certificates:
ACF certification as “Restaurant Chef” or culinary degree from recognized culinary institute and equivalent experience
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