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Task Force Chef

Posted March 24, 2023

Crescent Hotels & Resorts
Fairfax, VA
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This task force position will work at various properties on an assigned basis. As such, this position is subject to extensive travel. On assignment, this position reports to their on property designated Executive Committee Member.

This position will also report to their corresponding corporate F&B Leader. Besides providing leadership and coverage as needed on property, this person reports back to the Crescent Restaurant Group team on a consistent basis.

Responsibilities include, but not limited to:

  1. Maintain complete knowledge of and ensure associate compliance with all departmental/hotel policies and procedures.
  2. Train, recommend performance evaluations, resolve problems, provide open communication and recommend discipline and/or termination when appropriate.
  3. Establish the day's priorities and assign production and preparation tasks for staff to execute.
  4. Create daily menu specials and receive feedback from Executive Chef.
  5. Review banquet event orders and make note of any changes.
  6. Communicate both verbally and in writing to provide clear direction to staff.
  7. Take physical inventory of specified food items for daily inventory.
  8. Requisition the day’s supplies and ensure that they are received and stored correctly. Communicate needs with Purchasing and Storeroom personnel. Ensure quality of products received.
  9. Meet with the Steward to review equipment needs, banquet plate up assistance, cleaning schedule/project status, health/safety and sanitation follow up.
  10. Ensure that staff report to work as scheduled; document any late or absent employees.
  11. Ensure that each kitchen work area is stocked with specified tools, supplies and equipment to meet the business demand.
  12. Ensure that recipe cards, production schedules, plating guides, photographs are current and posted.
  13. Ensure that all staff prepares menu items following recipes and yield guides, according to department standards.
  14. Monitor performance of staff and ensure all procedures are completed to the department standards; rectify deficiencies with respective personnel.
  15. Observe guest reactions and confer with service staff to ensure guest satisfaction.
  16. Conduct frequent walk throughs of each kitchen area and direct respective personnel to correct any deficiencies. Ensure that quality and details are being maintained.
  17. Assist The Executive Chef in menu development and execution.
  18. Work with catering department to ensure guest satisfaction and exceeding/meeting guest expectations.
  19. Review sales and food cost with the Executive Chef to ensure the department is meeting budgeted costs.
  20. Ensure that excess items are utilized efficiently.
  21. Oversee and direct training of new hires in specified phases of the kitchen operation. Maintain an on-going training program for existing staff. Back to basics training maintained.
  22. maintain hotel policies and standards.
  23. Perform any other job related duties as assigned.
  24. Comply with attendance rules and be available to work on a regular basis.

Minimum Qualifications

  • 3+ years of relevant experience in the hotel industry. Food Handler Certification (if applicable).
  • Bachelor's degree in Hospitality/Restaurant Management, Business or equivalent field preferred.
  • Experience with all aspects of restaurant/banquet/catering operations, and sales including budgeting, expense management, inventory, payroll and labor costing, staffing, marketing, owner relations, and P&L management.
  • Proven systems knowledge and experience with restaurant POS systems or combination of these systems required.
  • Passion for crafting and personalizing guest experiences!
  • Flexible schedule, able to work evenings, weekends, and holidays when needed.

For applicants who will be working in NYC, the anticipated compensation range for the position is $96,050-$101,700; for applicants who will be working in Colorado, the anticipated compensation range for the position is $85,850-$90,900; for applicants who will be working in Washington, the anticipated compensation range is $90,950-$96,300; for applicants who will be working in California, the anticipated compensation range for the position is $95,455-$101,700. The salary offered to a successful candidate will be dependent on several factors that may include but are not limited to years of experience within the job, years of experience within the required industry, education, work location, etc. Crescent Hotels is a multi-state employer and the salary ranges indicated herein may not reflect positions that work only in other states.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

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Crescent Hotels & Resorts

10306 Eaton Place
Suite 150
Fairfax, VA 22030

(703) 279-7820

Corporate Office

Working Here

Founded in 2001 by CEO Michael George, Crescent Hotels & Resorts lives in the belief that your drive to be the best is the force which has made Crescent Hotels & Resorts the Hotel Operator and Employer of Choice.Meet several of our associates and hear their story. With thousands of associates at Crescent, we make every day one of adventure where you can make a difference.

We Know Benefits 

Dedicated, satisfied, and engaged associates are the key to our continued success. 

At Crescent Hotels & Resorts, we strive for innovative ways to enhance our comprehensive selection of benefit offerings. Crescent associates working as few as 24 hours a week are eligible for our extensive menu of benefit programs.

Crescent's benefits offerings include:

  • Healthcare insurance and prescription drug coverage
  • Dental insurance
  • Vision insurance
  • Flexible/dependent-care spending accounts
  • Life insurance and supplemental life insurance
  • Short/long-term disability insurance
  • Domestic Partner coverage
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • 401(k) with employer matching
  • Paid holidays, vacation, and personal time off
  • Tuition reimbursement program
  • Discounted hotel rooms for associates and family