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Executive Chef

Posted October 31, 2021

Canopy by Hilton Chengdu City Centre
Chengdu, China
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Description

An Executive Chef will build a reputation for the hotel by maintaining a talented and creative kitchen brigade, offering an innovation menu, and promising an exceptional culinary experience.



What will I be doing?

As Executive Chef, you are fully responsible for developing the reputation of the hotel through the production of excellent quality food throughout the hotel, and the development of a high quality kitchen brigade. An Executive Chef will oversee the operational management of the kitchen and Team Members. Specifically, an Executive Chef will perform the following tasks to the highest standards:

  • Lead of the kitchen brigade and ensure ongoing development of Team Members
  • Identify an effective approach to succession planning
  • Create menus that meet and exceed customers' needs and conform to brand standards
  • Ensure the consistent production of high quality food through all hotel food outlets
  • Develop positive customer relations through proactive interaction with Guests, Team Members, contractors, and suppliers
  • Resolve, promptly and completely, any issues that may arise in the kitchen or related areas among Guests and Team Members
  • Manage department operations, including budgeting, forecasting, resource planning, and waste management
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  • Manage all aspects of the kitchen including operational, quality and administrative functions
  • Actively seek verbal feedback from customers on a regular basis and respond to all guest queries in a timely and efficient manner
  • Ensuring adequate resources are available according to business needs
  • Manage the provision of food to Food and Beverage outlets and taking action where necessary to ensure compliance with current legislation
  • Control costs without compromising standards, improving gross profit margins and other departmental and financial targets
  • Ensure team members have an up-to-date knowledge of menu items, special promotions, functions and events
  • Maintain good communication and work relationships in all hotel areas
  • Ensure that staffing levels are maintained to cover business demands
  • Ensure monthly communication meetings are conducted and post-meeting minutes generated
  • Manage staff performance issues in compliance with company policies and procedures
  • Recruit, manage, train and develop the kitchen team
  • Comply with hotel security, fire regulations and all health and safety and food safety legislation
  • Ensure maintenance, hygiene and hazard issues are dealt with in a timely manner
  • Manage financial performance of the department so all planning is in line with hotel objectives
  • Manage food control systems are adhered to them  so margins are on target in a pro-active way
  • Regular review of all menus with Food and Beverage manager to confirm offerings are in line with market trends
  • Be environmentally aware
  • Ensure food wastage program is adhered to so that margins are on target
  • Responsible for ensuring that the monthly working schedules are made and maintained in accordance with local legislation

Requirements

What are we looking for?

An Executive Chef serving Hilton brands is always working on behalf of our Guests and working with other Team Members. To successfully fill this role, you should maintain the attitude, behaviours, skills, and values that follow:

  • Previous, relevant experience as an Executive Chef or a high-performing Sous Chef in a first class property, required
  • Excellent leadership skills
  • A creative approach to the production of high quality food
  • A business focused approach to managing a hotel kitchen
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to build relationships, internal and external, to the hotel and the Company
  • Excellent planning and organizational skills
  • Ability to multi-task and meet deadlines
  • A current, valid, and relevant trade qualification (proof may be required)

It would be advantageous in this position for you to demonstrate the following capabilities and distinctions:

  • A certification in management
  • Proficiency with computers and computer programs, including Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook


What will it be like to work for Hilton?


Hilton is the leading global hospitality company, spanning the lodging sector from luxurious full-service hotels and resorts to extended-stay suites and mid-priced hotels. For nearly a century, Hilton has offered business and leisure travelers the finest in accommodations, service, amenities and value. Hilton is dedicated to continuing its tradition of providing exceptional guest experiences across its global brands.  Our vision “to fill the earth with the light and warmth of hospitality” unites us as a team to create remarkable hospitality experiences around the world every day.  And, our amazing Team Members are at the heart of it all!








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Canopy by Hilton Chengdu City Centre

3 Xiyu Road, Qingyang District
Chengdu, 610016
China

+86-184-20026808

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At A Glance

Hello and welcome to Canopy by Hilton Chengdu. Situated in the heart of the fascinating ancient city of Chengdu, our hotel puts you right at the center of the commercial and historic hub. Attractions including Tianfu Square, Chengdu Museum and vibrant Chunxi Road are just steps from our front door. Take a stroll or grab a complimentary Canopy Bike and start discovering your new favorite places. We'll introduce you to the neighborhood with a local welcome gift at check-in.

At Canopy, we've got you covered. Located on floors 23 to 31 in the Leading Center’s West Tower, the hotel boasts expansive views of Tianfu Square and the skyline. Our Just-Right Rooms feature home comforts like a 55-inch HDTV, free WiFi and espresso machine. Relax on a comfortable bed designed exclusively for Canopy. Choose a suite for extra amenities, a separate living area and a bathroom with shower facing Tainfu Square.

Start the day with a complimentary artisanal breakfast in Canopy Central or have a Canopy Break Fast Bag delivered to your door. Our café serves up a fusion of Western and Asian cuisine in our delicious tapas sharing plates. Enjoy complimentary craft beer, wine and cocktail tastings each night in our lively bar, the perfect venue for socializing.

  • New lifestyle hotel in the heart of Chengdu City
  • Transfer Lounge situated on 31st floor, for guest arriving early or want to check out late
  • Complimentary Canopy Bikes
  • Rooms and suites with Canopy-exclusive beds, free WiFi and surprising extras
  • Canopy Central featuring a café, bar and complimentary evening tastings
  • Fitness Center located on 30th floor with natural light