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Executive Chef

Posted January 11, 2021

Coastal Hospitality
Virginia Beach, VA
Executive Chef - Holiday Inn North Beach One of the most important decisions you will ever make is where to bring your unique talent. The Coastal Hospitality leader possesses a natural talent for service and is invigorated about the art and profession of being in service to others. If this speaks t

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Executive Chef - Holiday Inn North Beach

One of the most important decisions you will ever make is where to bring your unique talent. The Coastal Hospitality leader possesses a natural talent for service and is invigorated about the art and profession of being in service to others. If this speaks to you, Coastal Hospitality may be the perfect place to grow your career.

We are currently seeking an experienced hospitality Executive Chef to round out our outstanding team of food and beverage professionals at our beautiful Holiday Inn North Beach. This position will report to the Director of Operations and the General Manager.

What You Will Bring To This Role: 

As the Executive Chef, you will be responsible for the culinary department's successful operation and administration. The Executive Chef must ensure that the culinary department is continually balanced by providing an exceptional culinary experience to every guest and maximizing department profitability.

Some of Your Responsibilities Would Be: 

  • Direct and oversee all culinary operations, including food production and purchasing, food quality and presentation, compliance with all safety and sanitation standards and regulations, scheduling, associate productivity and performance, implementation of policies and procedures, cost controls, and overall profitability.
  • Create and implement new menus and individual menu items for restaurants/lounge and banquets/catering events based on current food trends, regional tastes, and Brand requirements. Collaborate with Corporate Director of Food & Beverage, Director of Sales, General Manager, and other key stakeholders on all menu designs.
  • Ensure customer satisfaction by interacting with guests and clients to gain their feedback and trust; review guest satisfaction scores related to F&B, and evaluate and address issues and make improvements accordingly.
  • Ensure compliance with federal, state, local, company and Brand health, safety, and sanitation and alcohol awareness standards. Regularly conduct a walkthrough of all food prep areas to ensure compliance with standards (ex: kitchens, coolers, restaurants, lounge, associate cafeteria, storerooms, receiving/loading docks and equipment storerooms).
  • Perform general management duties to include: purchasing management, budget and forecasting, report generation, department scheduling, and meeting participation and facilitation
  • Meet with food purveyors; ensure food items are of a good quality
  • Implement and review control costs without compromising standards, improve gross profit margins and other departmental and financial targets
  • Comply with hotel security, fire regulations, and all health and safety and food safety legislation. Report any items requiring maintenance. Schedule repairs as needed.
  • Monitor and develop associate performance to include, but not limited to: establishing department goals; providing daily supervision and professional development; conducting feedback/disciplinary discussions; completing performance evaluations, and delivering recognition and rewards.
  • Demonstrate new cooking techniques and equipment to staff. Create and prepare menu items for VIP's, banquet tasting, menu testing, and other special events.
  • Recruit, interview, hire, and train new associates. Create training tools (recipe cards/books, checklists, opening/closing procedures, etc.) for use by all associates. Ensure staff compliance with all food safety and sanitation requirements.
  • Maintain positive and collaborative working relationships with colleagues, managers, and direct reports.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • 5 years of professional culinary experience.
  • At least 3 years as an Executive Chef or Executive Sous Chef overseeing restaurant and banquet culinary operations.
  • Knowledgeable in the use and functionality of Word, Excel and Outlook.
  • Budgeting, forecasting and scheduling experience.
  • Excellent grasp and use of the English language in both verbal and written communication.
  • Previous F&B experience in a hotel.


       Culinary Arts degree or certificate.

 Food Safety Certification for the local area.

 FOG certified or comparable certification.

TIPS certified or comparable certification.

Candidates must be willing to work a varied schedule to include days, nights, weekends, and holidays.

How You'll Be Rewarded: 

A chance to learn something new every day in a fun, friendly work environment!

Health Benefits; Medical, Dental and Vision

Paid Time Off

Employee Assistance Program

Company Paid Short Term Disability, Life Insurance and Accidental Death

Affordable and Optional Long Term Disability and Supplemental Life Insurance

Company Matched 401K

Health Care Flexible Spending Account

Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account

Health Savings Account

Legal Resources

Associate Travel Discounts per Brand Guidelines

EOE M/F/Vet/Disabled


About this Employer

Coastal Hospitality

3612 Atlantic Avenue
Virginia Beach, VA 23451

(757) 422-1801

Management Company

About the company

A Hospitality Management Company

Coastal Hospitality is a full service hotel management company with more than 30 years of experience managing hotels with the major brands from Virginia to North Carolina, where our reputation for excellence is evinced by the numerous awards and citations we've received from our Franchisors over the years.

At Coastal Hospitality Associates, LLC, we constantly strive to find new and better ways of providing true hospitality with the best and most consistent service. You will find that our commitment to being the best reaches into every department of our business.

Why people like to work here

We appreciate your interest in Coastal as a potential employer and welcome the opportunity to introduce ourselves to you and our family of hospitality professionals. Our company is deeply rooted in the Hampton Roads community and have maintained a reputation for being both an industry and community leader for over 40 years. We are proud to share that we have contributed to the professional lives of many of our associates who now occupy a variety of leadership positions within our portfolio and corporate office. We hope you will consider sharing your passion for hospitality with us and we would consider it a privilege to contribute to your professional and personal growth.