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Tavern Chef

Posted December 2, 2021

The Phoenician, Scottsdale
Scottsdale, AZ
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Job Summary

Accountable for overall success of the daily kitchen operations. Exhibits culinary talents by personally performing tasks while leading the staff and managing all food related functions. Works to continually improve guest and employee satisfaction while maintaining the operating budget. Supervises all kitchen areas to ensure a consistent, high quality product is produced. Responsible for guiding and developing staff including direct reports. Must ensure sanitation and food standards are achieved.

Candidate Profile

Education And Experience
  • High school diploma or GED; 4 years experience in the culinary, food and beverage, or related professional area.

OR

  • 2-year degree from an accredited university in Culinary Arts, Hotel and Restaurant Management, or related major; 2 years experience in the culinary, food and beverage, or related professional area.

Core Work Activities

Ensuring Culinary Standards And Responsibilities Are Met
  • Manages kitchen shift operations and ensures compliance with all Food & Beverage policies, standards and procedures.
  • Estimates daily production needs on a weekly basis and communicates production needs to kitchen personnel daily.
  • Assists Executive Chef with all kitchen operations and preparation.
  • Prepares and cooks foods of all types, either on a regular basis or for special guests or functions.
  • Develops, designs, or creates new applications, ideas, relationships, systems, or products, including artistic contributions.
  • Assists in determining how food should be presented and creates decorative food displays.
  • Maintains purchasing, receiving and food storage standards.
  • Ensures compliance with food handling and sanitation standards.
  • Performs all duties of kitchen managers and employees as necessary.
  • Recognizes superior quality products, presentations and flavor.
  • Ensures compliance with all applicable laws and regulations.
  • Follows proper handling and right temperature of all food products.
  • Operates and maintains all department equipment and reports malfunctions.
  • Checks the quality of raw and cooked food products to ensure that standards are met.

Leading Kitchen Operations

  • Supervises and coordinates activities of cooks and workers engaged in food preparation.
  • Leads shifts while personally preparing food items and executing requests based on required specifications.
  • Utilizes interpersonal and communication skills to lead, influence, and encourage others; advocates sound financial/business decision making; demonstrates honesty/integrity; leads by example.
  • Encourages and builds mutual trust, respect, and cooperation among team members.
  • Serves as a role model to demonstrate appropriate behaviors.
  • Maintains the productivity level of employees.
  • Ensures employees understand expectations and parameters.
  • Establishes and maintains open, collaborative relationships with employees and ensures employees do the same within the team.
  • Ensures property policies are administered fairly and consistently.
  • Communicates performance expectations in accordance with job descriptions for each position.
  • Recognizes success performance and produces desired results.

Ensuring Exceptional Customer Service

  • Provides services that are above and beyond for customer satisfaction and retention.
  • Manages day-to-day operations, ensuring the quality, standards and meeting the expectations of the customers on a daily basis.
  • Sets a positive example for guest relations.
  • Empowers employees to provide excellent customer service.
  • Interacts with guests to obtain feedback on product quality and service levels.
  • Handles guest problems and complaints.

Maintaining Culinary Goals

  • Achieves and exceeds goals including performance goals, budget goals, team goals, etc.
  • Develops specific goals and plans to prioritize, organize, and accomplish your work.
  • Utilizes the Labor Management System to effectively schedule to business demands and for tracking of employee time and attendance.
  • Trains employees in safety procedures.

Managing And Conducting Human Resource Activities

  • Identifies the developmental needs of others and coaching, mentoring, or otherwise helping others to improve their knowledge or skills.
  • Improves service by communicating and assisting individuals to understand guest needs, providing guidance, feedback, and individual coaching when needed.
  • Participates in the employee performance appraisal process, providing feedback as needed.
  • Brings issues to the attention of the department manager and Human Resources as necessary.

Additional Responsibilities

  • Provides information to supervisors, co-workers, and subordinates by telephone, in written form, e-mail, or in person.
  • Analyzes information and evaluating results to choose the best solution and solve problems.
  • Attends and participates in all pertinent meetings.

Marriott International is an equal opportunity employer. We believe in hiring a diverse workforce and sustaining an inclusive, people-first culture. We are committed to non-discrimination on any protected basis, such as disability and veteran status, or any other basis covered under applicable law.

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About this Employer

The Phoenician, Scottsdale

6000 East Camelback Road
Scottsdale, AZ 85251

(480) 941-8200

643 Room Hotel

careers.marriott.com

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The Phoenician: A Historical Perspective

In 1985, Charles Keating had a vision to build a multi-million dollar, Five Diamond resort that would display the elegance and sophistication of Europe, standing out as a sparkling gem in the Sonoran Desert. Keating purchased the land at the base of Camelback Mountain, as it was the most recognizable location in the Valley, providing dramatic views of the city skyline. To build his special palace, no expense was spared and no detail was overlooked.

It was not Keating’s intent to make The Phoenician indigenous to its environment. Instead, his goal was to create a luxury property, incorporating only the finest materials to make The Phoenician a true work of art. For example, white marble was imported from Carrera, Italy, for the lobby; the ceiling was etched in 24-karat gold, and 11 rare Steinway pianos, which grace the hallways, the presidential suites and The Thirsty Camel Lounge, were purchased. In addition, workers from the Island Kingdom of Tonga were hired to create the lush tropical landscape that complements the resort’s Sonoran backdrop.

Regardless of Keating’s original intent to be anything but “indigenous,” The Phoenician naturally is, due to its landmark 250-acre location, name and mythical bird logo that mirrors the city of Phoenix. For their authentic desert surroundings and lush scenery, both Jokake Inn and The Phoenician have hosted numerous film and television productions. Perhaps one of the best known is the movie “Raising Arizona,” starring Nicholas Cage, which featured Jokake Inn. The Phoenician has also been the subject of such programs as “Lifestyles of the Rich & Famous” and “Luxury Getaways” on the Travel Channel.

The Oasis Pool Complex was thoughtfully designed with various tiers for individual enjoyment, and includes relaxing “piano pools,” children’s pools (with 165-foot water slide) and the famed “Mother-of-Pearl” serenity pool. The genuine Mother-of-Pearl tiles, imported from Italy at a cost of more than $1 million, were painstakingly placed to create a glistening, iridescent sanctuary – much like the inside of a sea shell. Dark blue tiles on the rim are hand-colored and specifically designed for the area. To date, The Mother-of-Pearl pool at The Phoenician is the most expensive pool in the state of Arizona.

In October 1996, the golf course was expanded from 18 to 27 holes. In addition, The Canyon Suites building was completed. The facility sits on the northwest side of the resort property, which was previously home to the Elizabeth Arden Maine Chance Day Spa.

In Spring 2007 following a $5.5 million renovation, The Canyon Suites debuted as Arizona’s only boutique resort within a resort. The 60-room hotel offers a variety of exclusive services, including a private edgeless pool and a chauffeur-driven Infiniti.