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Executive Chef

posted November 20, 2019

The Row Autograph Collection Hotel at Assembly Row Somerville
Somerville, MA
628480 l

About This Job

Job Description

We are seeking a dynamic and experienced Executive Chef to join the team.  The ideal candidate will enjoy working in a fast-paced, team oriented environment, like to be challenged, and value the opportunity to make a difference.  This position ensures the culinary team is balanced by focusing on an exceptional culinary experience for every guest and maximizing department profitability. 

Are you energetic, and have a passion for creative food?  We want to hear from you! 

Primary Contributions:

  • Work closely with sales teams and Hotel General Managers at assigned hotels
  • Recruit, interview and hire culinary associates for assigned hotel
  • Train and support all culinary associates and ensure performance in accordance with established hotel brand and Colwen standards
  • Conduct performance management reviews and follow ups
  • Create and implement new menus and individual menu items based on current food trends and regional tastes
  • Develop innovative menu selections for special events and functions in accordance with client dietary and budgetary considerations and expectations.
  • Recipe documentation and training of new recipe items
  • Coordinate, plan, participate and supervise the production, preparation and presentation of food for restaurants, events and lounge areas
  • Ensure a clean, safe and sanitary kitchen in compliance with all local, state, OSHA and federal food safety standards
  • Work the kitchen line as needed
  • Ensure that all required associates have current ServSafe certification
  • Inspect food storage rooms and walk ins/refrigeration to maintain high quality product and to ensure food safety standards
  • Calculate accurate theoretical and weighted food costs
  • Estimate production based on forecast and Banquet Event Orders (BEO) needs daily and weekly
  • Follow proper ordering procedures based on business demands
  • Continuous analysis of labor and food cost to meet/exceed budget
  • Schedule and receive food deliveries, check deliveries for product quality and quantity


  • Able to understand financial goals and accomplish them
  • 5 years of F&B experience (hotel experience preferred)
  • 4 year culinary degree
  • Proven track record in social and corporate catering
  • T.I.P.S. and ServSafe certification (within 30 days if certification is expired)
  • Strong knowledge of HACCP procedures and application
  • Knowledge and prior experience with outside vendors and associated ordering systems
  • Strong Leader of people
  • Strong presentation skills
  • Proficient in English language
  • Intermediate to advanced computer skills
  • Familiar with common computer software programs

Additional Information

Colwen Hotels offers a comprehensive rewards and compensation package for eligible associates that includes:

  • Opportunities for advancement and career growth 
  • Warm and supportive work environment 
  • Competitive Wages 
  • Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance 
  • Company-funded Health Reimbursement Account 
  • Flex Spending Account 
  • Voluntary Life Insurance 
  • Short Term and Long Term Disability
  • 401(k) retirement plan with Employer Match after one year of employment 
  • Paid Time off Programs 
  • Holiday Pay 
  • Jury Duty Leave and Bereavement Leave
  • Hotel Discounts

Colwen Hotels is an equal opportunity employer. EEO M/F/D/V


About This Employer

The Row Autograph Collection Hotel at Assembly Row Somerville

360 Foley Street
Assembly Row
Somerville, MA 02145

159 Room Hotel

Managed by

About the company

Are you interested in joining one of the largest and fastest growing hotel companies in the Northeast United States? Do you want to join an organization that recognizes your contributions and hard work?Do you want to be part of a company where you have the ability to develop and grow your career? If so, then look no further than Colwen Hotels!

At Colwen Hotels, we are on the lookout to engage the best and brightest hospitality professionals in the industry to join our incredibly service-driven and focused team. Our award-winning properties are made up of passionate, dedicated and energetic individuals who provide exceptional service to both our guests and their fellow associates. We approach each and every day with a “can do” attitude and what we like to call “stick-to-itiveness” that provides a level of service that creates memorable experiences for our guests. Equally as important, Colwen Hotels is committed to sustainability, responsibility and stewardship in the communities where we work and grow.

Colwen Hotels is part of a fully integrated organization that designs, builds, owns and manages branded and independent hotels in markets across the Northeast. With more than twenty operating hotels and nearly twenty more in various stages of construction and development, it is a very exciting time to join our team!

About the hotel

The Row Hotel at Assembly Row welcomes you to the outskirts of Boston with noteworthy design, genuine hospitality and an uncompromising attention to detail. You’ll find us in the urban-forward neighborhood of Assembly Row in Somerville – close enough to the city, but far enough from the busy. Of the hotels near Boston, ours is exactly like nothing else, with an atmosphere that is both nostalgic and forward-thinking.  

Close enough to the city, but far enough from the busy. The Row overflows with uncommon interactions.

This is a destination to discover and not just a place to lay your head.

Uncommon energy.         Uncommon art.         Uncommon experience.