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Executive Chef

Posted June 22, 2022

The Inn at Virginia Tech and Skelton Conference Center
Blacksburg, VA
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The Inn at Virginia Tech and Skelton Conference Center is looking for an Executive Chef to lead the culinary team of the Preston's restaurant. The ideal candidate will be creative, motivated, and a hands-on leader in the kitchen! Our successful candidate will have knowledge of developing and creating menues that will align with the vision of the restaurant and any of our themed banquet events. The Executive Chef will be able to respond in a professional and courteous manner to our guests, and our team, and will enjoy being a leader who teaching others the culinary arts and actively participates in developing the culinary team. 

This is a ful-time position, salary starting at $95,000. The position is eligible for full benefits that include health, dental, and vision insurance, 401K, short-term and long-term disability insurance, and paid leave to name a few. 

We have a stunning property located on the campus of Virginia Tech. This can be a NEW place to expand your knowledge and utilize your abilities. Join us at the Inn at Virginia Tech and Skelton Conference Center. Inspiring ways to "Delight" our guest with every employee interaction. We've created a place where YOU feel at home in Blacksburg, VA. 

Thinks this sounds like a place you would like to be? Apply now...we would love to have YOU on our team! 


The Executive Chef is responsible for the successful operation and administration of the culinary department to include stewarding. The Executive Chef must ensure that the culinary department is continually balanced by focusing on both providing an exceptional culinary experience to every guest and maximizing department profitability. The Executive Chef is responsible for ensuring that all kitchen operations are carried out professionally, to standards and at the highest level of service. The Executive Chef will achieve desired outcomes by planning, implementing, and controlling effective departmental strategies that drive results and through the creation, development, and maintenance of a competent, motivated, and empowered culinary staff. The Executive Chef will effectively lead, train, coach, motivate, engage, and provide feedback to the culinary staff, supervisors, and managers daily. The Executive Chef will always maintain a hands-on approach to all culinary operations. 

Key Duties & Responsibilities

  • Create and execute innovative culinary strategies that will drive the hotel to exceed guest satisfaction and revenues.
  • Maintain a hands-on approach to all culinary operations.
  • Work collaboratively with all members of the food and beverage team in menu planning, development, and execution.
  • Ensure all kitchen and stewarding staff and management are properly trained to standards and able to carry out the operations of each department.
  • Work closely with department managers to develop them both personally and professionally.
  • Drive outlet revenues through strategic marketing, promotion and up selling efforts.
  • Calculates accurate, theoretical, and weighted food costs. Coordinates with accounting for food costs.
  • Estimates production needs on a daily and weekly basis. Communicates production needs to “key” kitchen associates daily.
  • May schedule and receive food and beverage deliveries, checking delivery contents to verify product quality and quantity.
  • Work with culinary staff to ensure portion sizes, garnishing, presentation, and preparation of food exceed standards.
  • Monitor budgets and payroll records and review financial transactions to ensure that expenditures are authorized and budgeted.
  • Monitor compliance with health and fire regulations regarding food preparation and serving and building maintenance in lodging and dining facilities.
  • Keep records required by government agencies regarding sanitation, and food subsidies when appropriate.
  • Establish standards for personnel performance and customer service.
  • Review work procedures and operational problems to determine ways to improve service, performance, or safety.
  • Organize and direct worker training programs, resolve personnel problems, hire new staff, and evaluate employee performance.
  • Record and analyze the number, type, and cost of items sold to determine which items may be unpopular or less profitable.
  • Arrange for equipment maintenance and repairs and coordinate a variety of services such as waste removal and pest control.
  • Train workers in food preparation, and in service, sanitation, and safety procedures.
  • Coordinates with the Front Office for VIP lists, VIP fruit and cheese orders, forecast rooms sales, and any group information.
  • Coordinates with Catering, Conference Services and Banquet Departments for catering procedures, Banquet Event Orders (BEO’s), and weekly forecast meetings.

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree (Four Year College or University) preferred: or 6 Years Work Equivalent
  • Experience with hotel restaurant systems such as MICROS is required. Certificates & Licenses: Serve Safe, TIPS or Care Certified Other Requirements: Previous experience in hotel restaurants required. Management experience required.
  • Excellent computer skills needed including familiarity with Microsoft Office.

Crestline Hotels & Resorts is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender, identity, or disability status. 

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The Inn at Virginia Tech and Skelton Conference Center

901 Prices Fork Road
Blacksburg, VA 24061

(540) 231-8000

147 Room Hotel

Elegance and technology seem an unlikely pair, but at The Inn at Virginia Tech and Skelton Conference Center, they're the perfect match.

Virginia Tech events, business travel, or leisure. The Inn at Virginia Tech and Skelton Conference Center makes any reason to visit Blacksburg, Virginia an excuse for relaxing in luxury and style. Enjoy our beautifully appointed guest rooms and suites. Let us pamper you with our first class service. Let us wine and dine you with the elegant atmosphere, inspired cuisine, and tempting desserts at Preston’s. You may be coming here to visit, but once you’re here, you won’t want to leave anytime soon!