The Executive Chef has the primary duty of managing the culinary team, a recognized department of venue's F&B operation. The Executive Chef will actively supervisor, coach, counsel, direct, train and mentor employees in meeting company qualify standards, and will independently initiate and authorize all employment actions such as hiring, termination, suspension, discipline, promotion and transfer. The Executive Chef will actively and independently manage all aspects of employee relations to ensure a positive, harmonious, compliant and cooperative work environment.
The Executive Chef is responsible for overseeing the direction of the kitchen's daily activities in accordance with policies and objectives to ensure guest satisfaction, profitability and a positive, productive and compliant work environment. The Executive Chef is solely responsible for the effective management and operation of the culinary team including event planning support, scheduling, food preparation and production, food cost control, compliance with food safety and sanitation policies, cleaning, kitchen safety, employee training and supervision, and any other tasks assigned by the F&B Director. The Executive Chef must provide a high level of oversight, culinary proficiency and operational/personnel support to ensure the smooth running all food outlets and events.
This is a key position for the effective and profitable operation of the business. The Executive Chef must maintain excellent attendance and be available to work a variable event-driven schedule which to evenings and weekends. Open availability, professional presentation, outstanding interpersonal skills and self-direction required.
In addition to the 16,000 square feet of meeting space at the Hotel the Sheraton Memphis Downton is the exclusive food and beverage provider for the connected and newly renovated Renasant Convention Center featuring 300,000 square feet of convention space. The Executive Chef will be responsible for all culinary events at facility. This includes menu creation as well as reintroduction to the market as the facility reopens in early 2021. Strong communication and relationship skills are required with sales, catering and convention center partners.