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Executive Chef

posted November 29, 2019

InterContinental Kansas City at the Plaza
Kansas City, MO
740731 l

About This Job

TPG is seeking energetic, service-oriented individuals to participate in the strong growth that we are experiencing. With 50 years of real estate and hospitality management, our available positions are as diverse as our business ventures. TPG offers a wide variety of managerial and entry level positions with a competitive/attractive salary, 401k & benefits.

Job overview

The Executive Chef directs all aspects of Kitchen operations including guest service, sales, accounting/budgeting, asset protection and inventory control. The Executive Chef directs all operations in alignment with the direction of the General Manager, Company brand standards, and local, state and national regulations. Responsible for quality service, meeting/exceeding financial goals, short- and long-term planning and day to day operations. Recommends the Kitchen budget, marketing/business plans, capital expenditures and manages within approved plans and objectives.

This position directly managers assigned staff and indirectly manages all subordinates. Articulates Company goals to the staff. Demonstrates commitment to these goals through work ethic, integrity and respect for the Company and associates. Unites associates in a common commitment to achieve and exceed these goals. Works closely with Management throughout the hotel and the Company. Impresses guest with quality and timely service in a pleasant and friendly manner.

What you will be doing

  • Creates recipes and menus which reflect customer tastes, seasonal availability and restaurant theming
  • Plans menus and establishes portions and pricing which adhere to marketing, cost control and profit goals
  • Evaluates changes in guest needs, the hotel's guest mix, and industry and competitive trends to recommend appropriate product/service and operational changes to be made to ensure guest and employee satisfaction, and to maintain market dominance and exceptional financial returns.
  • Develops daily, seasonal and special event menus designed to increase sales and enhance the guest experience
  • Organizes/supervises, all aspects of the culinary operation to ensure safe, efficient and sanitary production of all food products
  • Establishes and ensures adherence to all product; quality, consistency, presentation, portioning, garnishment, and utilization goals
  • Approves all food orders
  • Manages all kitchen activities to ensure minimum losses due to waste and breakage
  • Ensures adherence to all established food service sanitation standards and controls
  • Establishes and maintains adherence to all food inspection and receiving standards
  • Directs the hiring and training of all culinary and stewarding personnel
  • Establishes regular cleaning, inspection and maintenance schedules which maintain the excellent condition of all kitchen equipment
  • Analyzes and responds to any food quality complaints, adapting menus or providing additional training as necessary
  • Monitors maintenance of par stocks for all kitchen and service equipment, china, glassware and utensils
  • Report equipment malfunctions or defects to Engineering department or contracted service provider
  • Conducts regular safety, sanitation and general production inspection of all kitchen and storage areas to ensure safe and efficient production and storage in accordance with all hotel standards and health regulations
  • Develops and coordinates food and beverage merchandising plans with the assistance and cooperation of Food and Beverage Director
  • Prepares annual department budget and manages department costs, updating budget to reflect operational forecasts changes as needed
  • Reviews/maintains daily payroll reports to ensure labor cost conforms to forecasted budgetary guidelines and production requirements


  • Five + years experience as an Executive Chef or higher in a upscale hotel or resort
  • Experience in multi-outlet food production management
  • Excellent culinary knowledge and skills with exceptional creative abilities
  • Outstanding management, organization, communication and leadership skills
  • Extensive menu development and budget preparation experience
  • Able to work a flexible schedule, including evenings, weekends and holidays

About This Employer

InterContinental Kansas City at the Plaza

401 Ward Parkway
Kansas City, MO 64112

(816) 756-1500

371 Room Hotel

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Our Hotel

InterContinental Kansas City at the Plaza (proud recipient of the 2017 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence) is an iconic 371-room hotel located on the corner of one of Kansas City’s most stylish and historic shopping (boutique and otherwise), dining and entertainment districts, the Country Club Plaza. The Plaza is fifteen blocks of Seville-inspired architecture and site of quiet courtyards, stunning sculptures and remarkable annual festivals.

Since its opening as the independent Alameda Plaza Hotel in 1972, the award-winning InterContinental Kansas City at the Plaza has established itself as a modern landmark in what is known as the City of Fountains. And enjoyed the company of tens of thousands of happy guests.

What they like best are...
  • Spectacular Country Club Plaza location
  • Proximity to area attractions, shopping, dining and more
  • Total hotel renovation, completed in June, 2017
  • Friendly, personable hotel associates
  • Warm, first-class service scores that exceed IHG brand average
  • Guest room/suite private balconies
  • Outstanding concierge floor experience/lounge
  • 29,000 square feet of beautifully designed event spaces, including an awesome Rooftop Ballroom with the best views of the Country Club Plaza
  • Brand new signature restaurant – American Slang Modern Brasserie
  • On-site fitness center and outdoor pool, sundeck

InterContinental Kansas City is widely recognized and acknowledged for its distinctive excellence, old world charm and well-appointed, beautiful design. It is the ideal lodging destination for a romantic getaway, weekend escape, family vacation spot, dream wedding, productive business meeting or individual business travel.