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Executive Chef

posted February 12, 2020

Hilton Los Angeles Airport
Los Angeles, CA
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Description

Hilton LAX is seeking a dynamic Executive Chef with high-volume operation experience to direct this 1234-room hotel's culinary program. Hilton LAX offers four restaurant outlets, in-room dining, and 55,000 sq. ft. of banquet space. In addition to hotel experience, our ideal candidate will have an extensive restaurant background, and a track record in successfully controlling food and labor costs.


What will I be doing?


As Executive Chef, you would be responsible for directing and administering the planning, preparation, production and control of all culinary operations in the hotel's continuing effort to deliver outstanding guest service and financial profitability. Specifically, you would be responsible for performing the following tasks to the highest standards:


  • Direct and oversee all culinary operations, to include, but not limited to, production of all hotel meals, food quality and presentation, compliance with all safety and sanitation standards and regulations, team member productivity and performance, implementation of policies and procedures, cost controls and overall profitability

  • Create and implement new menus and individual menu items for outlets based on current food trends and regional tastes in partnership with Director of Food and Beverage

  • Interact with guests and clients to monitor and assess satisfaction trends, evaluate and address issues and make improvements accordingly

  • Ensure compliance with federal, state, local and company health, safety, sanitation and alcohol awareness standards

  • Perform general management duties including, but not limited to, systems management, budget and forecasting, report generation, department management and meeting participation and facilitation

  • Monitor and develop team member performance to include, but not limited to, providing supervision and professional development, scheduling, conducting counseling and evaluations and delivering recognition and reward

  • Recruit, interview and train team members


Requirements

What are we looking for?

  • Three (3) or more years of experience as an Executive Sous Chef or Executive Chef, including high volume hotel and restaurant experience
  • Proven ability to successfully control food and labor costs
  • Extensive experience creating menus for restaurant and banquet operations
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, with the ability to effectively lead and mentor a team
  • Bilingual language ability in English and Spanish preferred, but not required


Since being founded in 1919, Hilton has been a leader in the hospitality industry. Today, Hilton remains a beacon of innovation, quality, and success. This continued leadership is the result of our Team Members staying true to our Vision, Mission, and Values. Specifically, we look for demonstration of these Values:



  • Hospitality - We're passionate about delivering exceptional guest experiences.

  • Integrity - We do the right thing, all the time.

  • Leadership - We're leaders in our industry and in our communities.

  • Teamwork - We're team players in everything we do.

  • Ownership - We're the owners of our actions and decisions.

  • Now - We operate with a sense of urgency and discipline



In addition, we look for the demonstration of the following key attributes:



  • Quality

  • Productivity

  • Dependability

  • Customer Focus

  • Adaptability


What will it be like to work for Hilton?



Hilton is the leading global hospitality company, spanning the lodging sector from luxurious full-service hotels and resorts to extended-stay suites and mid-priced hotels. For nearly a century, Hilton has offered business and leisure travelers the finest in accommodations, service, amenities and value. Hilton is dedicated to continuing its tradition of providing exceptional guest experiences across its global brands. Our vision “to fill the earth with the light and warmth of hospitality” unites us as a team to create remarkable hospitality experiences around the world every day. And, our amazing Team Members are at the heart of it all!


The employer will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring.






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About This Employer

Hilton Los Angeles Airport

5711 West Century Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90045-5672

(310) 410-4000

1,234 Room Hotel

www3.hilton.com

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At A Glance

Set just a quarter of a mile away from the Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) and featuring a complimentary shuttle service to and from the airport, the Hilton Los Angeles Airport is ideally situated for business travelers. Our hotel offers 1,234 stylish and comfortable guest rooms in which you can relax. Choose from four terrific dining options, keep on top of work in the business center, and utilize 55,000 sq. ft. of flexible meeting space for seminars and conferences.

Highlights

  • Located a quarter mile from Los Angeles International Airport with complimentary shuttle
  • Hilton Los Angeles Airport parking advantage with secured covered parking
  • 55,000 sq. ft. of meeting space including the 13,585 sq. ft. Plaza Ballroom
  • Hilton Los Angeles Airport hotel with LAX hotel specials and deals
  • Four dining venues including Andiamo, a northern Italian restaurant. Guests enjoy choices of American and Chinese breakfast buffets.
  • Green Seal™ Bronze certified, environmentally friendly Los Angeles hotel