Executive Chef

Company: Full Time Hilton Hotels & Resorts
  • Location: Doha, Qatar View on Map
  • Date Posted: December 9, 2022
  • Salary: Negotiable
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About the job

An Executive Chef will build a reputation for the Resort & Waterpark by maintaining a talented and creative kitchen brigade, offering an innovative menu, and promising an exceptional culinary experience.

What will I be doing?

As Executive Chef, you are fully responsible for developing the reputation of the Resort & Waterpark through the production of excellent quality food throughout the hotel, and the development of a high-quality kitchen brigade. An Executive Chef will oversee the operational management of the kitchen and Team Members. Specifically, an Executive Chef will perform the following tasks to the highest standards:

  • Lead the kitchen brigade and ensure the ongoing development of Team Members
  • Identify an effective approach to succession planning
  • Create menus that meet and exceed customers’ needs and conform to brand standards
  • Ensure the consistent production of high quality food through all hotel food outlets
  • Develop positive customer relations through proactive interaction with Guests, Team Members, contractors, and suppliers
  • Resolve, promptly and completely, any issues that may arise in the kitchen or related areas among Guests and Team Members
  • Manage department operations, including budgeting, forecasting, resource planning, and waste management
  • Manage all aspects of the kitchen including operational, quality and administrative functions
  • Actively seek verbal feedback from customers on a regular basis and respond to all guest queries in a timely and efficient manner
  • Ensuring adequate resources are available according to business needs
  • Manage the provision of food to Food and Beverage outlets and take action where necessary to ensure compliance with current legislation
  • Control costs without compromising standards, improving gross profit margins and other departmental and financial targets
  • Ensure team members have up-to-date knowledge of menu items, special promotions, functions and events
  • Maintain good communication and work relationships in all hotel areas
  • Ensure that staffing levels are maintained to cover business demands
  • Ensure monthly communication meetings are conducted and post-meeting minutes generated
  • Manage staff performance issues in compliance with company policies and procedures
  • Recruit, manage, train and develop the kitchen team
  • Comply with hotel security, fire regulations and all health and safety and food safety legislation
  • Ensure maintenance, hygiene and hazard issues are dealt with in a timely manner
  • Manage financial performance of the department so all planning is in line with hotel objectives
  • Manage food control systems adhere to them so margins are on target in a proactive way
  • Regular review of all menus with the Resort Director of Food and Beverage to confirm offerings are in line with market trends
  • Be environmentally aware
  • Ensure food wastage program is adhered to so that margins are on target
  • Responsible for ensuring that the monthly working schedules are made and maintained in accordance with local legislation

What are we looking for?

An Executive Chef serving Hilton brands is always working on behalf of our Guests and working with other Team Members. To successfully fill this role, you should maintain the attitude, behaviours, skills, and values that follow:

  • Previous, relevant experience as an Executive Chef or a Large Resort, required
  • Excellent leadership skills
  • A creative approach to the production of high-quality food
  • A business-focused approach to managing a hotel kitchen
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to build relationships, internal and external, to the hotel and the Company
  • Excellent planning and organizational skills
  • Ability to multi-task and meet deadlines
  • A current, valid, and relevant trade qualification (proof may be required)

It would be advantageous in this position for you to demonstrate the following capabilities and distinctions:

  • A certification in management
  • Proficiency with computers and computer programs, including Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook

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