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Executive Chef

Posted May 4, 2021

DoubleTree by Hilton Fort Smith City Center
Fort Smith, AR
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Positive Environment with Great Benefits!

About This Job

The Executive Chef is to direct food ordering, preparation, production, and control for all food outlets and banquet facilities of the hotel. The Executive Chef reports to Food and Beverage Manager and ultimately the General Manager. 

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS 

  • Responsible for enhancing the food product that is presented to guests 
  • Make changes that respond to the marketplace and to guests’ needs, both present and anticipated 
  • Recommend changes to the food product 
  • Use market research to develop new products 
  • Responsible for maintaining quality of food product and ensuring consistency in food delivery and standards 
  • Work in support of team goals and measures effectiveness through the Food & Beverage profit and service performance of the hotel 
  • Responsible for the selection, training, and development of the personnel within the department 
  • Able to exercise hire and fire discretion within the hotel's policies 
  • Oversee divisional matters as they relate to federal, state and local employment and civil rights laws 
  • Control the elements that determine profit and loss 
  • Responsible for all major operating expenses 
  • Set margins and manage the business against projections 
  • Participate, support and make recommendations for ongoing hotel programs with continuous improvement in networking 
  • Professionally represent the hotel in community and industry organizations and events 
  • Participate as a team player with all departments 
  • Provide constructive feedback to all departments 
  • Be a leader and a role model to all employees 

KNOWLEDGE/EXPERIENCE: 

  • 3 years’ experience as a Executive Chef, Exec Sous Chef or CDC, preferably with a full-service property 
  • Management experience required 
  • Graduate of an accredited Culinary School program preferred 
  • Must have experience at properties of similar size and quality 
  • Proficiency in Microsoft applications is required 
  • Verifiable record improving measurable metrics relation to the Food Department and guest satisfaction 

SKILLS: 

  • Clear, concise written and verbal communication skills 
  • Excellent service & communication skills 
  • Strong technical skills 
  • Excellent time management skills 
  • Strong organizational skills 
  • Computer and telephone skills required 
  • Excellent listening skills 
  • Exceptional detail in follow-up 
  • Excellent safety and sanitation skills 
  • Creative problem solving skills 
  • Basic mathematical skills required 
  • Strong attention to detail 

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compensation: Salary based on experience

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About this Employer

DoubleTree by Hilton Fort Smith City Center

700 Rogers Avenue
Fort Smith, AR 72901

(479) 783-1000

255 Room Hotel

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At A Glance

Welcome to DoubleTree by Hilton Fort Smith City Center. Ideally located in the heart of downtown, our nine-story, atrium-style hotel is connected to the Fort Smith Convention Center.

Savor a delicious DoubleTree chocolate chip cookie upon arrival and settle into your stylish guest room or suite. All rooms offer modern amenities including complimentary WiFi access, as well as interior balconies with dramatic views of the beautiful five-story cascading waterfall, open lobby restaurant and lounge.

DoubleTree by Hilton Fort Smith City Center offers the ideal location for meetings and events, with extensive banquet facilities and ballroom space, including 57,000 sq. ft. combined flexible column free meeting space, for up to 4,500 guests. Host a large convention, business event, spectacular wedding or a more intimate function in the heart of Fort Smith. Our convenient location places you just steps away from popular attractions, and provides easy access to Fort Smith Municipal Airport.

Maintain your fitness routine on the road in the fitness center and indoor pool. When you’re feeling hungry, the 1817 Grille Restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, serving contemporary fare, and the Fountain Court Lounge offers the perfect spot to unwind with small bites and your beverage of choice.

  • Connected to the Fort Smith Convention Center, in the heart of downtown
  • Nine-story atrium hotel with five-story cascading waterfall
  • 17,000 sq. ft. on-site column free function space, with 47,000 sq. ft. of additional Convention Center space
  • Inviting on-site restaurant, lounge and room service available