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Restaurant Executive Chef

Posted January 1, 2021

The Adolphus, Autograph Collection
Dallas, TX

About This Job

The Executive Chef directs all aspects of Kitchen operations including guest service, sales, accounting/budgeting, asset protection and inventory control. The Executive Chef direct’ s 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, and capital expenditures and manages within approved plans and objectives.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Manage the kitchen staff in the procurement, production, preparation and presentation of all food
  • Ensure Kitchen is safe and a sanitary work environment with conforms to all standards and regulations
  • Direct the daily operations including room service, banquets, breakfast and manager's reception
  • Continually analyze and control the labor and food costs to meet/exceed budget objectives
  • Develop and implement menus and back-up to continually improve revenues and profit
  • Ensure that all department associates maintain the utmost cleanliness of kitchen and food storage
  • Train all personnel to deliver the best product at the highest brand and procedural standards
  • Interact positively with customers and take action to resolve issues to maintain high guest satisfaction
  • Effectively create a weekly schedule that reflects the occupancy for effective cost control
  • Execute and promote Accident Prevention Program to minimize liabilities and related expenses
  • Must be able to conduct daily business with integrity and be ethical at all times
  • Ensure approved uniforms are being worn at all times including proper glove and hair containment
  • Maintain a safe working environment through compliance of safety and health department guidelines
  • Ensure that all personnel are current with ServSafe certification and TABC certification

Experience, Skills and Knowledge

  • Minimum five (5) years experience in a first class hotel/resort or restaurant
  • Minimum (2) years experience as Executive Chef
  • Must be able to work a flexible schedule that will include days, evenings, weekends and holidays
  • Experience managing a kitchen and developing staff
  • Experience managing food costs
  • Excellent leadership, interpersonal and communication skills
  • Committed to delivering a high level of customer service
  • Ability to work under pressure


  • TABC and Food Handler Certification required

About this Employer

The Adolphus, Autograph Collection

1321 Commerce Street
Dallas, TX 75202

(214) 742-8200

407 Room Hotel

Managed By

The Adolphus, a hotel worthy of its history

Since opening in 1912, The Adolphus has served as a Dallas icon and an integral part of the city’s history and culture. In its recent restoration, the hotel’s storied past is both celebrated and re-imagined, creating a sense of discovery at every turn. 

Dallas is known for its entrepreneurial spirit and passion for commerce, fashion, and luxury. The city also personifies that unmistakable Texas hospitality. The Adolphus was built on Commerce Street as Dallas’ first luxury hotel by Adolphus Busch founder of Anheuser Busch. Situated on the original site of City Hall, The Adolphus was modeled after a grand Beaux Arts German castle, with Busch commissioning European craftsmen to create authentic details throughout the building. In its recent restoration and renovation, the hotel’s storied past is both celebrated and re-imagined. There is a sense of discovery at every turn. its claim as an intrinsic piece to a vibrant downtown.