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Executive Chef

Posted November 9, 2022

Le Méridien St. Louis Clayton
Saint Louis, MO
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Le Meridien St Louis Clayton is looking for a highly creative, passionate Executive Chef who is ready to make a name for themselves. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to collaborate with operationally savvy property leaders and ownership to take over a successful upscale restaurant concept in a desirable location. For chic, stylish, and cultured leisure and business travelers, Le Meridien St Louis Clayton is the hotel that best delivers the art of travel by curating modern, unique, and sophisticated guest experiences that pay homage to the European influence of St. Louis. 


The Executive Chef will be tasked with assisting in the development of the hotel’s restaurant concept and menus prior to hotel opening. They will be responsible for providing oversight and direction to kitchen associates, ensuring quality in food production, establishing and maintaining food safety and sanitation standards, control of inventory, and maintaining food & labor costs.


  • Supervise kitchen associates to provide exceptional quality in food production
  • Maintain knowledge of and ensure associate compliance with all hotel policies
  • Interview, train, and council (where appropriate) kitchen associates
  • Conduct performance reviews on kitchen associates
  • Ensure appropriate inventory of supplies needed for associates to effectively do their jobs
  • Review banquet event orders
  • Develop and maintain system to ensure items are received and properly stored
  • Develop and maintain cleaning schedule for the kitchen that meets all hotel, corporate, and health standards
  • Ensure associates report to work as scheduled and maintain documented records for those that do not comply
  • Ensure all recipe cards, production schedules and plating guidelines are posted and followed
  • Conduct frequent walk throughs of the kitchen and correct any deficient items to ensure quality and details are being maintained
  • Develop restaurant concept and menu
  • Assist Sales & Catering associates with developing special menu items for clients.
  • Meet with clients when necessary with professionalism
  • Prepare weekly kitchen work schedules in accordance with forecasted labor costs. Adjust when necessary


We are looking for an Executive Chef who has wide-ranging experience and a focus on flavor development and the fusion of diverse cultures using rustic culinary techniques

  • A proven ability to collaborate on menu, staff, and business development
  • Creativity paired with consistent quality
  • Verbal & Written Communication skills
  • 2 years prior experience in Executive Chef role with a focus on team development
  • Knowledge of all federal, state, and local laws/regulations pertaining to food safety and food production
  • Willingness to work a flexible schedule including nights, weekends, and holidays
  • Ability to thrive under time constraints, stress
  • Ability to be on your feet walking continuously
  • Ability to grasp, push, pull, lift or carry up to a 100lbs with or without reasonable accommodation
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Le Méridien St. Louis Clayton

7730 Bonhomme Avenue
Saint Louis, MO 63105

(314) 863-0400

268 Room Hotel

Le Meridien St. Louis Clayton is where the creative minded, the culture seekers and those who live to savor the moment unlock the destination of St. Louis. With 268 thoughtfully designed hotel rooms and 17,000 square feet of stylish event space, we guide our guests through the nuances of what makes this city great. Located in the epicenter of the chic Clayton business district, minutes from Forest Park and downtown Saint Louis, this Clayton hotel celebrates art through an effortless blend of simplicity and comfort with style and detail. Delight in the nostalgia of form and function in our nod to Mid-Century Modern design while remaining fearless to indulge in the new and exciting inside our food and beverage programs. Join us in this genuine journey while we pay homage to the European heritage of St. Louis through curated guest experiences and the elevated custom of service.