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Executive Chef

Posted January 17, 2021

Hilton Nashville Green Hills
Nashville, TN
Executive Chef needed for a full service Hilton in the beautiful Green Hills area of Nashville! We are currently planning on a March 2021 start date for this position at the property. Currently accepting applications and conducting phone interviews. In person interviews in JAN 21

About This Job

This Executive Chef position is currently planned for a March 2021 start date.

Job Summary:

To operate a profitable restaurant and catering facility, manage a team of cooks, and other staff to provide a quality dining experience for patrons and serve a seasonal and innovative menu.  Responsible for hiring, promoting, and disciplining associates as required.  Coordinates all related departments regarding food purchases, production, service, storerooms, sanitation, and maintenance of equipment.  Analyzes and controls all expenses related to the food department. 


Essential Job Functions:

-     Plans daily menu featuring a variety of seasonal offerings and assigns preparation of different dishes among team of chefs.

-Buys or supervises purchase of food daily, taking advantage of fresh foods in season and developing a roster of reliable merchants of quality foods. Supervises wine purchases to maintain an excellent cellar.

-Monitors receipt of supplies and proper storage.

-Estimates food, overhead, and labor costs, and establishes menu prices accordingly.

-Hires kitchen staff, draws up work schedules, evaluates job performances, and discharges unsatisfactory employees.

-Experiments with new menu offerings and trains other chefs as necessary to prepare new and unfamiliar recipes.

-Samples food occasionally to ensure that it has been prepared and seasoned properly, that portion sizes are correct, and hot food is served hot, and cold, cold.

-Plans plating of food to maximize the visual impact and checks to make sure that the presentation is proper.

-Works with wait staff to ensure they are well trained and used efficiently to provide prompt, polite service.

-Inspects kitchen and dining room to ensure that proper hygiene and safety standards are strictly observed and that the dining room is always pristine and attractive.

-Responsible for menu cost control; labor cost control and achieving forecasted budgets.

-Maintain high associate moral among staff.

-Checks and shops competition

-Responsible for care and maintenance of all equipment in food department.

-Inspects all refrigerators and storerooms for excessive inventories, over-preparation and spoilage, and to ensure that sanitation is maintained in all food and beverage areas.

-Meets requirements set by the Board of Health.

-Responsible for maintaining open lines of communication between all departments.

-Performs other duties as requested by Director of Food and Beverage.


Necessary Skills and Attributes:

-Graduation from a well-known culinary school or demonstration of previous successful management of a quality restaurant.

-Excellent verbal, comprehension, listening and problem solving skills

-Excellent reputation for presenting an interesting, well-prepared menu.

-Several years of culinary managerial experience.

-Ability to deal with a diverse staff and to operate efficiently despite stressful time pressure.

-Interpersonal and time management skills



Formal Education:

-  Culinary Degree or BA/BS Degree



A minimum of 5 years of Food and Beverage experience is required.  An intimate working knowledge of culinary standards and management execution with an entrepreneurial spirit to create and mentor superior culinary talent is essential.  In addition, a history with annual revenue and expense budgets is preferred.


Physical Requirements:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; stand; bend; walk; use hands or finger; or feel objects, tools or controls; lift boxes (up to 15 pounds); talk and hear.  Vision abilities required by this job include close vision to a computer screen.

compensation: $70 - $80K


About this Employer

Hilton Nashville Green Hills

3801 Cleghorn Avenue
Nashville, TN 37215

(615) 297-9979

210 Room Hotel

At A Glance

Experience stylish design and intimate spaces when you stay at Hilton Nashville Green Hills. Enjoy comfortable accommodations, modern décor, rooftop Luxe pool and SkyBar, stylish restaurant and over 4,500 sq. ft. of flexible indoor and outdoor event space. Our convenient location puts you near the best restaurants, shopping, and attractions as well as only five miles from Downtown Nashville. Self and valet parking is available in our on-site parking garage.

  • Central location adjacent to The Mall at Green Hills and 5 miles to Downtown Nashville
  • Boutique-style, upscale custom design and guest room décor
  • Floor to ceiling window providing natural light in all rooms and suites
  • Härth Restaurant and Bar with outdoor terrace seating
  • Iroquois Private Dining Room accommodating up to 90 people
  • Skybar rooftop lounge with city views, cocktails and appetizers overlooking the outdoor rooftop pool