Executive Chef

2017-02-16 | Food and Beverage / Culinary | W Amman Hotel

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At a glance

Location

Amman,Jordan

Employment Fraction

Full Time

Reference Code

20410107

Job Description

POSITION PURPOSE Direct food preparation, production and control for all food outlets and banquet facilities at hotel. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS 30% Responsible for enhancing the food product that is presented to guests. Make changes that respond to the marketplace and to guests’ needs, both present and anticipated. Recommend changes to the food product. Use market research to develop new products. 20% Responsible for maintaining quality of food product and ensuring consistency in food delivery and standards. 15% Provide support of a specialist nature to the Executive Committee, particularly to the Director of Food & Beverage, and the Food & Beverage Manager. Work in support of team goals and measures effectiveness through the Food & Beverage profit and service performance of the hotel. 15% Responsible for the selection, training and development of the personnel within the department. Able to exercise hire and fire discretion within Starwood’s policies. Oversee divisional matters as they relate to federal, state and local employment and civil rights laws. 10% Control the elements that determine profit and loss. Responsible for all major operating expenses. Set margins and manage the business against projections. Make decisions that relate to profit and loss. Responsible for the financial management of the operation. 10% Give direction and to be responsible for the implementation of plans. Monitor effectiveness and introduce changes in response to the marketplace. Set targets, plan and schedule work and performance indicators that are typically productivity and efficiency measures. 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 manager based upon the particular requirements of the hotel: • Consult with the Director, Catering/Convention Services and Outlet Manager on a weekly basis as well as with other departments as necessary. • Participate in long range planning. • Participate, support and make recommendations for ongoing hotel programs with continuous improvement in networking.

Requirements

SPECIFIC JOB KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES 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, using some other combination of knowledge, skills, and abilities: • Must be able to speak, read, write and understand the primary language(s) used in the workplace. • Must be able to read and write to facilitate the communication process. • Requires good communication skills, both verbal and written. • Most tasks are performed in a team environment with the employee acting as a team leader. There is minimal direct supervision. • Must possess basic computer skills. • Knowledge of computer accounting programs, math skills as well as budgetary analysis capabilities required. • Extensive knowledge of menu development, insight into marketing, cost and wage control. • Thorough knowledge of food products, standard recipes and proper preparation. • Ability to analyze, forecast data, and make judgments to ensure proper payroll and production control. • Ability to supervise large staff and accomplish goals on a timely basis. • Ability to conduct meetings, menu briefings and maintain communication lines between line staff and higher management. • Ability to effectively deal with internal and external customers some of whom will require high levels of patience, tact and diplomacy and collect accurate information to resolve conflicts. • Ability to create recipes and support material, i.e., recipe cards, descriptions, and pictures, and to read and visualize same. • Artistic ability to create theme menus, ideas for ice carvings, decorations, etc. PHYSICAL DEMANDS • Most work tasks are performed indoors. Temperature generally is moderate and controlled by hotel environmental systems; however, must be able to work in extreme temperatures like freezers (-23°C) and kitchens (+43°C), possibly for one hour or more. • Must be able to sit at a desk for up to 5 hours per day. Walking and standing are required the rest of the working day. Length of time of these tasks may vary from day to day and task to task. • Ability to physically handle knives, pots, mirrors, or other display items as well as grasp, lift and carry same from shelves and otherwise transport up to 20 kg to every area of the kitchen. Ability to perform cutting skills on work surfaces, topped with cutting boards, 90cm to 120cm in height (banquet kitchen, prep kitchen, bake shop, etc.). Proper usage and handling of various kitchen machinery to include slicers, buffalo chopper, grinders, mixers, and other kitchen related equipment. • Ability to physically self-demonstrate culinary techniques, i.e., cutting, cooking principles, plate presentation, safety and sanitation practices. • Ability to create, build, handle, and dismantle displays up to 2.4m high, including ice carvings. • The worker is subject to noise. There is sufficient noise to cause the worker to shout in order to be heard above the ambient noise level. • Must be able to exert well-paced ability in limited space and to reach other departments of the hotel on a timely basis. • Must be able to lift up to 11kg on a regular and continuing basis. • Must be able to push and pull carts and equipment weighing up to 90kg occasionally. • Must be able to bend, stoop, squat and stretch to fulfill cleaning tasks occasionally. • Requires grasping, writing, standing, sitting, walking, repetitive motions, bending, climbing, listening and hearing ability and visual acuity. • Talking and hearing occur continuously in the process of communicating with guests, supervisors and subordinates. • Vision occurs continuously with the most common visual functions being those of near and color vision and depth perception. • Requires manual dexterity to use and operate all necessary equipment. • Must have finger dexterity to be able to operate office equipment such as computers, printers, 10-key adding machine, electric typewriter, multi-line touch tone phone, filing cabinets, FAX machines, photocopiers, dolly and other office equipment as needed. QUALIFICATION STANDARDS EDUCATION High school or equivalent education required. Minimum of two years of culinary schooling is preferred. EXPERIENCE Must have 5 years of prior experience in a culinary managerial level with knowledge of most international dishes.

Department

The Kitchen Department manages all aspects of the food production including hygiene and safety. It also ensures that guests are provided with an excellent and bespoke culinary experience.

Location

W Hotel Amman - - A vibrant urban sanctuary styled in contemporary luxury, nestled in Amman’s financial district amid traditional markets and ancient ruins.

Company Description

Marriott International is the world’s leading global hospitality company, with more brands, more hotels and more opportunities for associates to grow and succeed. With 5,700 properties, you’ll find us in your neighborhood and in more than 110 countries across the globe. Learn about our 30 hotel brands at www.marriott.com/marriott-brands.mi. Find Your World.™

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At a glance

Location

Amman,Jordan

Employment Fraction

Full Time

Reference Code

20410107