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Executive Banquet Chef

Posted September 23, 2022

Hyatt Regency New Orleans
New Orleans, LA
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Join us for this incredible opportunity to be part of our Culinary team as an Executive Banquet Chef at the Hyatt Regency New Orleans. Not only will you be part of a rock-start team, but you’ll get to be part of a company that earned the 16th spot on Fortune’s 100 Best Companies to Work For in 2021 and named one of New Orleans Best Places to work 9 years running!

The goal of the Executive Banquet Chef is to manage the banquet kitchen/function within a 1200 room hotel containing 200,00 sq ft of meeting space.  The Executive Banquet Chef will take council from the Executive Chef and Executive Sous Chef to create, implement menu and concepts, and execute the production of a high volume banquet kitchen function. The  Executive Banquet Chef will lead the kitchen for a variety of banquet functions to client tastings all the way to multiple thousand person VIP events/galas. They will be responsible for leadership, training, and quality control in execution of the Banquet Kitchen team. This role requires creativity, strong leadership, and ability to faciliate large volume production for both on property events and off premise catering. 

Responsibilities include: 

  • Act as senior leadership by developing and assuming key management responsibilities
  • Assume the role of liaison between all dining room operations and culinary staff
  • Supervise the preparation and cooking of various food items
  • Develop and implement creative menu items within the banquet functio concept/client preferences 
  • Plan, coordinate & implement special events and holiday functions
  • Manage hourly kitchen employees through scheduling, payroll, training, coaching, evaluating and hiring
  • May manage other key culinary leadership rolls including supervisor and other less senior Sous Chefs
  • Lead and coach the team towards achieving exceptional guest service and employee satisfaction results
  • Monitor food production, ordering, cost, and quality and consistency on a daily basis
  • Participate in marketing events directly related to their specific restaurant

At Hyatt, we believe our guests select Hyatt because of our caring and attentive associates who are focused on providing authentic hospitality and meaningful experiences to each and every guest. Hyatt is a place where high expectations aren't just met- they're exceeded. It's a place of outstanding rewards, where talent opens doors to exciting challenges in the hospitality industry.

Our excellent benefits include:

· Free room nights, Discounted and Friends & Family Room Rates

· Medical, Prescription, Dental and Vision Insurance

· 401K with company match

· Paid Time Off, Holiday Pay, new child leave and personal day

· Paid Family Bonding Time and Adoption Assistance

· Employee Stock Purchase Plan

· Discounts at various retailers – Apple, AT&T, Verizon, Headspace and many more

COVID-19 Safety: Hyatt Hotels follows all COVID-19 CDC and US] Health department protocols for the safety of our employees and guests.

Hyatt is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

Requirements

  • In-depth skills and knowledge of all kitchen operations, especially large volume production or prior banquet kitchen experience, preferrably within hotels
  • Possess strong leadership, communication, organization and relationship skills
  • Experience with training, basic financial management and customer service
  • Proficient in general computer knowledge
  • A true desire to exceed guest expectations in a fast paced customer service environment
  • Capable of producing a consistent product in a timely manner
  • Strong training and communication skills
  • Culinary education and/or on the job training, independent restaurant experience is preferred
  • Geographic and schedule flexibility preferred
*Hiring Bonus is paid in increments $500 at hire, $500 at 90 days, $500 at 6 months
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Hyatt Regency New Orleans

601 Loyola Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70113

(504) 561-1234

1,193 Room Hotel

neworleans.hyatt.com

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Experience the Crescent City like never before at the Hyatt Regency New Orleans. Our AAA Four Diamond property is the Big Easy's premier destination for meetings, conventions and leisure visitors alike.

The hotel features 1,193 strikingly sophiscated guestrooms - including four presidential suites and five residential-style meeting planner suites - along with  200,000 square feet of state-of-the-art event space, making it the largest hotel meeting and exhibition space in New Orleans.

Promising a new level of service and facilities, our hotel is a one-stop shop for guests and meeting planners alike. Enjoy award-winning cuisine at
Borgne, the latest restaurant by James Beard award  winning chef John Besh, 8 Block Kitchen & Bar, Vitascope Hall, Whole Hog Cafe and Pizza Consegna. You'll also love the convenience of Starbucks™ and Lagniappe Exchange, our 24 hour fresh market.

Take advantage of our prime downtown New Orleans location - adjacent to the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans Arena, and Champions Square - and just blocks from the historic French Quarter New Orleans, Ernest N. Morial Convention Center and the Mississippi Riverfront. Sit back and relax while sightseeing on the  Loyola Avenue Streetcar Line which passes directly in front of the hotel, or take a walk to the numerous New Orleans fine art galleries in the nearby Art District.