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Omni Hotels & Resorts: Executive Chef

Omni Hotels & Resorts

This is a Contract position in Paradise Valley, AZ posted October 22, 2021.

Overview:Montelucia Resort and SpaNestled at the foot of the picturesque Camelback Mountain in the exclusive enclave of Paradise Valley, the Montelucia Resort & Spa features 253 luxurious guestrooms, 38 suites and two presidential suites. The property’s distinctive architecture is inspired by the rich history, white-washed villages and sun-drenched hills of Spain’s Andalusia region. The property also includes the award-winning Moroccan inspired Joya Spa, three resort pools and five dining options including the critically acclaimed restaurant, Prado. The resort, which is adjacent to the cities of Phoenix and Scottsdale, offers easy access to golf, recreation, nightlife and entertainment.Job Description:Overall responsibility for the efficient and effective running of the kitchen and food production outlets, ensuring operating costs are minimized. Responsible for the execution of all Omni Hotel and company policies/procedures, ensuring that all services provided achieve the established standards, within the agreed budgetary controls. To advise the Director of Operations on all matters relating to the kitchen area. In conjunction with the Executive Steward, ensure a high standard of cleanliness and hygienic practice throughout the kitchen.Responsibilities:To assist the Director of Operations in budgeting i.E. food cost/payroll/etc.. When agreed, control all overheads/achieve food cost budget throughout the oncoming year/report all variances from actual budget with the reasons and recommendations for remedial action.Agree with other Food and Beverage Department managers on the market potential for food outlets relating to the market competitors and the availability of the product.In conjunction with the Director of Operations, plan and implement menu design, creating suitable dishes and passing standards recipes to the food & beverage controller forcosting.To work with the Director of Operations with capital expenditure items for the food and beverage department.Ensure guest satisfaction with the smooth and effective running of the day-to-day operation.To maintain control of the standards for purchasing and receiving items.Work closely with the storeroom manager and food and beverage controller to establish and maintain control of the standards for purchasing and receiving items. To test and evaluate products for quality, paying particular attention to yield/holding qualities/market price/wastage usage of leftovers.To control requisitioning of food quantities, by forecasting volume, to achieve maximum profitability by avoiding over/under production.To create recipes and production methods.To compile new banquet menus when required.Constantly inspect all food service sections during service time to ensure that the correct standards are maintained!!!Responsible for control of equipment and scheduling maintenance.To maintain an up-to-date knowledge of local and international market trends in order to create food products which satisfy guest needs, thereby maximizing sales opportunities in food outletsMaintain an up-to-date knowledge of competitors food production/offering.Assist in the promotion of in house sales activities, such as culinary festivals, chef specialties and culinary competitions.To plan/organize/control the efficient and effective utilization of all food production staff, especially in scheduling and controlling overtime!!!To interview/recruit suitable staff for the operation, in conjunction with personnel and the food and beverage director.To oversee the training/development of all kitchen staff by ensuring that effective on and off the job training is carried out!Be aware of state legislation in employment and industrial relations.To establish effective and efficient office procedures in handling daily menus/banquet menus/purchase requirements/general correspondence/filing and records.To perform all duties applicable to a department manager within the hotel.To actively participate in the critical path task sheet for the food and beverage department.To conduct/attend all required department meetings.Qualifications:Bachelor’s Degree or Equivalent preferredPreferred candidate will have at least 5 years experience in a Executive Chef kitchen management capacity and excellent knowledge of current culinary trends.Must have experience in luxury setting with both outlet and banquet volume.Must be competent in culinary creativity as demonstrated by cooking test.With strong knowledge of food cost and inventories.Must possess the ability to handle stressful and busy hotel.Candidate must have good knowledge of computers (i.E: Excel & Word).Clear, concise written and verbal communication skills.Candidate must be comfortable to speak to guests and conduct meeting.Must have a good understanding of cost control.Candidate must be a leader and a mentor.Candidate will need to have hotel/resort business experience.Omni Hotels & Resorts is an equal opportunity employer vets/disability. The EEO is the Law poster and its supplement are available using the following links: EEOC is the Law Poster and the following link is the OFCCP’s Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination policy statementIf you are interested in applying for employment with Omni Hotels & Resorts and need special assistance to apply for a posted position, please send an email to