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Executive Chef - Full Service Hotel

Gecko Hospitality Miami Beach, FL
  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.

We are seeking an Executive Chef for a Full-Service Hotel on Miami Beach, Florida!

This hotel is focused on achieving a high level of client and guest satisfaction every day. This requires building an enthusiastic team of high-performing individuals to fill a wide variety of positions to provide exceptional service, from the heart. We seek qualified candidates who share the values and the desire to create a warm and professional hospitality environment.

Executive Chef Overview:

The Executive Chef oversees the safe and efficient operation for the culinary and kitchen operations in accordance with company standards. He/She establishes and maintains standard operating procedures, kitchen systems including preparation logs, inventories, product usage and PMIX reporting, administrative and training programs for the development of his/her staff, financial prudence for food and labor costs, and programming/menus for all meal periods. This position is also responsible for ensuring that health and safety standards are maintained at all times per state and federal regulations. The Executive Chef ensures and is committed to the development of a cohesive staff that consistently produces high-quality food which promotes profitability and a positive culture.

The Executive Chef must display effective listening and communication skills, initiative, ability to work independently and in teams, and lead by example. He/she must be able to exercise good judgment and discretion, display effective problem-solving skills, and provide excellent customer service. Additionally, the Executive Chef must have the ability to multi-task, maintain composure under pressure, and display a high level of professionalism, integrity, and follow through.

Executive Chef Skills Required

Core Skills:

  • Leadership – ability to effectively motivate, mentor, coach & counsel others to perform well (including appropriate documentation)
  • Customer Service – deliver hospitable service that is attentive, friendly, efficient and courteous; demonstrate patience, tact, and diplomacy
  • People Skills – ability to collaborate, create rapport, and work effectively with others
  • Communication Skills – Ability to effectively listen & communicate professionally, both verbally and in writing
  • Problem-Solving & Analytical Skills – Ability to identify the issue, collect and analyze information to understand the problem and effectively resolve. Identify, recommend, and implement best practices
  • Judgment & Discretion – appropriately handle confidential and sensitive information
  • Organizational & Time Management Skills – ability to appropriately schedule a time to meet job demands, multi-task, prioritize, follow through, and work efficiently with limited supervision
  • Aptitude & Adaptability – the ability to learn quickly and adapt to changing priorities and business needs
  • Composure – ability to maintain composure and work under pressure, managing stress to meet business demands. (Calmly handle all customer and employee interactions & issues)
  • Attention to Detail – ability to follow instructions and achieve thoroughness and accuracy when accomplishing tasks
  • Computer skills/ Technical Aptitude – proficiency in computer technology, i.e. e-mail, MS Word, Excel, & other hotel related systems. Utilize technology to enhance organizational efficiency
  • Training – ability to share knowledge and act as a resource in teaching others to perform tasks efficiently and safely

Technical Skills:

  • Must have strong Culinary/cooking skills - skilled in different styles of cooking
  • Food cost analysis, i.e., knowledge of food ordering, inventories, labor control
  • Thorough knowledge and understanding of kitchen equipment use and operation
  • Knife skills, grill, broiler, sauté and Expediter skills; garde manger experience
  • Financial understanding of food costs and minimizing waste in the kitchen

Experience / Education:

Minimum 2 years’ of high volume kitchen management; catering/banquet experience, management or previous supervisory experience in food and beverage operations preferred; Culinary degree desirable or equivalent combination of education and work; previous experience with employee coaching and counselling as well as documentation; experience with establishing, documenting and enforcing food safety procedures and workplace safety procedures, as well as purchasing, receiving and inventory control. Serve Safe Certification and Allergy Awareness Training strongly preferred

Gecko Hospitality

Why Work Here?

Opportunity with a company that offers great benefits, salary and an opportunity to grow!

Since 2000, Gecko Hospitality and its dedicated Franchise Partners and Recruiters throughout the United States have been pioneers in the hospitality recruiting industry. The value that Gecko Hospitality provides to its Clientele is evident in the advanced networking and technology skills our professional recruiters possess in identifying qualified restaurant professionals. Our national network consists of 37 regional offices that are driven to meet the needs of the hospitality industry. In addition, Gecko Hospitality offers the largest selection of hospitality jobs, restaurant jobs, hotel jobs, resort jobs and club management jobs online. Our specialized, hospitality-focused team covers all 50 states and Canada with over 80 Franchise Partners and recruiters. Gecko Hospitality was founded on providing the finest restaurant jobs nationwide to the highest performing candidates. More importantly, our Franchise Partners and recruiters began their careers in hospitality and there is no finer training ground for recruiting than real life experience. At Gecko Hospitality, we are passionate about making sure that every member of our recruiting team is familiar with our philosophies. In the same way that we learn about people when developing relationships and friendships, we want our people to have a sense of Gecko Hospitality's values and insight into our company's "personality." With this insight comes a greater understanding of how values "fit" with Gecko Hospitality's values, why we do things the way we do as well as providing a basis for making decisions that are appropriate to those values. We all play a part in keeping these traditions and philosophies alive. We want every member of our recruiting team to understand that we are only as good as how well we follow these philosophies on an every day basis. Gecko Hospitality is all about achieving results by being motivated. This motivation to achieve results comes from within. No one can motivate us, nor can we motivate anyone else. As leaders, all that we can do is provide an environment where people motivate themselves to achieve mutually beneficial goals. Along with this philosophy, each team member possesses the following traits for which we are proud: honesty, integrity, desire, determination, listening skills, rapid learning, responding in a timely manner, effective communication skills, thoroughness, empathy, compassion, and most of all we want every team member to have a strong work ethic that motivates them to produce superior results both for our candidates and for our Clients. At Gecko Hospitality, you certainly have... more choices

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Miami Beach, FL
USA