Executive Chef - Leeds
Executive Chef - Leeds Marriott Hotel
We are recruiting for an experienced Executive Chef for Leeds Marriott Hotel. The Executive Chef will lead all of the culinary team and develop their knowledge and culinary skills across our Restaurant, Room Service, Event’s & Private dining operations.
You will build and nurture relationships with your team to ensure that the highest standards are maintained at all times in keeping with the Marriott standards ensuring the brigade exceed guest expectations at all times.
To manage all aspects of the food production and preparation; such that quality and consistency of standards are maintained throughout.
To work effectively as part of the hotel management team.
To ensure HACCP and COSHH procedures are followed at all times and clear records are kept, ensuring appropriate action is taken to maintain a safe and equitable working environment whilst being sensitive to, and aware of, business levels in order to maintain a disciplined but harmonious department.
To recruit, monitor and train staff ensuring regular performance reviews are carried out with achievable objectives.
To support, coach and mentor senior chefs, ensuring they have full support to train so they may develop the team and monitor skill levels of staff and implement on the job training to ensure all kitchen staff are fully trained.
To maximise profitability by controlling food and production costs, minimising wastage, and ensuring payroll costs are kept within the agreed budgeted % wage cost.
To ensure the kitchen fabric, operating and serving equipment is maintained in a safe, clean and fully functional condition and oversee stock and storage requirements.
Analyse guest service scores and comments and be able to evaluate the information and instruct the teams on the adjustments that need to be made, where set standards are not being met.
To encourage good working relationships with all key partners to assist and understand operational procedures and implications on decisions made with all departments.
To analyse and translate relevant financial data to ensure that food GP% are maintained within budgeted guidelines, and take appropriate action were necessary to achieve this.
Ensure that all financial data is communicated and explained to the teams and that the figures are maintained within the budget.
- International/Corporate Hotel Experience
- Experience of managing a team of chefs
- Superb culinary skills
- Strong leadership and teamwork skills (proven ability to lead and develop a team)
- Strong financial and commercial acumen
- Problem solving ability, planning and time management
- Assertiveness and decision making skills
- Excellent organisation and administration skills
- Excellent verbal/written communication
- Effective PC skills including Word, Excel and Powerpoint
- Interviewing skills and mentoring experience
Candidates MUST prove to be eligible to live and work in the UK.