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Executive Chef-250 (E)

Posted May 17, 2021

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Newark Airport
Newark, NJ
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About This Job

Maintain complete knowledge of and ensure associate compliance with all departmental/hotel policies and procedures.

Interview, hire, train, recommend performance evaluations, resolve problems, provide open communication and recommend discipline and/or termination when appropriate.

Establish the day's priorities and assign production and preparation tasks for staff to execute.

Review daily menu specials and offer feedback to Sous Chefs.

Review banquet event orders and make note of any changes.

Communicate both verbally and in writing to provide clear direction to staff.

Take physical inventory of specified food items for daily inventory.

Requisition the day’s supplies and ensure that they are received and stored correctly. Communicate needs with Purchasing and Storeroom personnel. Ensure quality of products received.

Meet with the Executive Steward to review equipment needs, banquet plate up assistance, cleaning schedule/project status, health/safety and sanitation follow up.

Ensure that staff report to work as scheduled; document any late or absent employees.

Ensure that each kitchen work area is stocked with specified tools, supplies and equipment to meet the business demand.

Ensure that recipe cards, production schedules, plating guides, photographs are current and posted.

Ensure that all staff prepares menu items following recipes and yield guides, according to department standards.

Monitor performance of staff and ensure all procedures are completed to the department standards; rectify deficiencies with respective personnel.

Observe guest reactions and confer with service staff to ensure guest satisfaction.

Conduct frequent walk throughs of each kitchen area and direct respective personnel to correct any deficiencies. Ensure that quality and details are being maintained.

Develop new menu items, test and write recipes.

Assist Catering department with developing special menus for functions; meet with clients as requested.

Review sales and food cost daily; resolve any discrepancies with the Controller.

 Ensure that excess items are utilized efficiently.

 Oversee and direct training of new hires in specified phases of the kitchen operation. Maintain an on-going training program for existing staff. Reevaluate positions in the kitchen and make changes wherever necessary.

 Interview and hire new personnel according to hotel policies and standards.

 Prepare weekly work schedules for all kitchen personnel in accordance with staffing guidelines and forecasted labor costs. Adjust schedules throughout the week to meet business demands. Prepare daily/weekly payroll reports.

Comply with attendance rules and be available to work on a regular basis.

Perform any other job related duties as assigned.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

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About this Employer

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Newark Airport

128 Frontage Road
Newark, NJ 07114

(973) 690-5500

503 Room Hotel

doubletree3.hilton.com

At A Glance

We're the ideal place to stay pre or post-cruise from Cape Liberty Cruise Port – just 7 miles from the hotel. Plan your trip to the port with ease by stopping by the travel desk in our lobby. Delight in a warm, freshly baked chocolate chip cookie when you arrive in our bright and spacious atrium. Enjoy free WiFi in all our public spaces, or upgrade to WiFi in your room for a fee.

Our hotel offers an exclusive, newly renovated Executive Lounge. Choose an executive level room on the 12th floor for access to our exclusive Executive Lounge, which offers continental breakfast and evening hors d’oeuvres.

Swim laps in the newly renovated pool or work out in our state of art, newly renovated 24-hour fitness center featuring weights and modern cardio machines. Use our fully-equipped business center with a printer, photocopy machine and more. We offer over 18,000 square feet of flexible meeting and event space for up to 900 guests.