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Executive Chef / F&B Director

Position Purpose:

  • Directs and organizes the activities of the Food & Beverage departments, including but not limited to the Kitchen, Banquet Operations, Restaurants, Room Service and Bars, to maintain high standards of food and beverage quality, service and marketing to maximize profits through outstanding customer service.

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Plan and direct the functions of administration and planning of the Food & Beverage department to meet the daily needs of the operation.
  • Clearly describe, assign and delegate responsibility and authority for the operation of the various food and beverage sub departments such as room service, restaurants, banquets, kitchens, stewards, etc.
  • Monitor and, when necessary, develop and implement schedules for the operation of all restaurants and bars to achieve a profitable result.
  • Participate with the chef and restaurant managers in the creation and merchandising of attractive menu designs to attract a predetermined customer market.
  • Implement effective controls of food, beverage and labor costs among all sub departments and monitor the food and beverage budget to ensure efficient operation and that expenditures stay within budget limitations, including achieving budgeted revenue and labor expenses.
  • Assist the departmental managers in establishing and achieving predetermined profit objectives and desired standards of quality food, service, cleanliness, merchandising and promotions. Maximize food and beverage department profitability.
  • Regularly review and evaluate the degree of customer satisfaction of the individual outlets, including banquet service, to recommend new operating and marketing policies whenever a change in demand, customer dissatisfaction, or a change in competitive environment requires such changes. Investigate and resolve food quality and service complaints.
  • Develop, along with assistance from department heads, operating tools necessary and incidental to modern management principles such as budgeting, forecasting, purchase specifications, recipes, portion specifications, menu abstracts, food production control, job descriptions, etc.
  • Insure compliance with all Edward Hotel & Convention Service policies and procedures that relate to food and beverage, as well as local, state, and federal laws and regulations.
  • Hire, train, supervise, develop, discipline and counsel all food and beverage management team members according to HHC policies and procedures.

 

SUPPORTIVE FUNCTIONS

  • In addition to performance of the essential functions, this position may be required to perform a combination of the following supportive functions, with the percentage of time performing each function to be solely determined by the supervisor based upon the particular requirements of the company.
  • Participate in the development of the annual budget; develop short and long term financial operating plans.
  • Attend mandatory meetings including divisional meetings, executive meetings, staff meetings, etc.
  • Participate in Manager on Duty coverage program, which may require occasional weekend stayovers
  • Participate in community public relations for the hotel.
  • Operate traditional software programs such as Word, Excel, Publisher, PowerPoint and/or Outlook 365
  • Perform general cleaning tasks to adhere to health and safety standards.
  • Perform in the capacity of any position supervised.
  • Keep work area clean and organized.
  • Complete other duties as assigned by supervisor.
  • Demonstrate positive leadership characteristics which inspire Team Members to meet and exceed standards.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

Frequency Key: Never – 0 hours; Rare – up to 1 hour; Occasional – 1-3 hours; Frequent – 3-6 Hours; Constant – 6-8 hours

Physical Activity                                  Frequency

Sitting                                                  Occasional

Walking                                                Frequent

Climbing stairs                                    Occasional

Crouching/Bending/Stooping               Occasional

Reaching                                              Occasional

Grasping                                              Occasional

Pushing/Pulling                                   Occasional

Near Vision                                          Frequent

Far Vision                                            Occasional

Hearing                                                Frequent

Talking                                                 Constant

Smell                                                   Frequent

Taste                                                    Frequent

Lifting/Carrying (# lbs.)                        Occasional – up to 25 lbs.

Travel                                                   Occasional

 

 

 

OTHER DUTIES

  • Assimilate into Edward Hotel & Convention Service PRIDE/CARE culture through understanding, supporting and participating in all elements of PRIDE/CARE. Demonstrate working knowledge of the service standards.
  • Regular attendance in conformance with the standards, which may be established by Edward Hotel & Convention Service from time to time, is essential to the successful performance of this position.

 

SAFETY REQUIREMENTS

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) may be required when performing work duties that may have the potential of risk to your health or safety. The hotel will provide the required PPE. Team members will be trained in the proper use and care of any assigned PPE. It is your responsibility to report defective, damaged or lost PPE, or equipment that does not fit properly, to your Manager.

ORGANIZATIONAL RELATIONSHIPS

Positions directly reporting to this position (titles):

  • Executive Chef
  • Restaurant Manager
  • Beverage Manager
  • Banquet Manager
  • Banquet Beverage Manager
  • Executive Steward
  • In Room Dining Manager

SPECIFIC JOB KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY

  • The individual must possess the following knowledge, skills and abilities and be able to explain and demonstrate that he or she can perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodation.
  • Thorough knowledge of food and beverage operations including foods, beverages, supervisory aspects, service techniques, and guest interaction.
  • Considerable skill in math and algebraic equations using percentages.
  • Ability to walk, stand, and/or bend continuously to perform essential job functions.
  • Ability to communicate in English, both orally and in writing, with guests and employees, some of whom will require high levels of patience, tact, and diplomacy to defuse anger and to collect accurate information and to resolve problems.
  • Ability to work under pressure and deal with stressful situations during busy periods.
  • Ability to access and accurately input information using a moderately complex computer system.

QUALIFICATION STANDARDS/ EDUCATION

  • High School graduate or equivalent required
  • 4-year college degree preferred

 

EXPERIENCE

  • Ten years’ experience in food and beverage, three of which should be from a management level

LICENSES OR CERTIFICATES

  • Food Service Sanitation.
  • Alcohol Service Permit (if state-required).
  • CPR certification preferred.

 

GROOMING/UNIFORMS

All employees must maintain a neat, clean and well-groomed appearance. Specific uniform guidelines and/or required articles of clothing will be explained to you as a part of the orientation process.

 

OTHER

  • Additional language ability preferred.

NOTICE:

The hospitality business functions seven days a week, twenty-four hours a day. In addition, this is a hospitality business and a hospitable service atmosphere must be projected at all times.

Upon employment, all employees are required to fully comply with Edward Hotel & Convention Service rules and regulations for the safe and efficient operation of hotel facilities. Employees who violate hotel rules and regulations will be subject to disciplinary action, up to and including termination of employment.

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