We are currently seeking a highly motivated and experienced hospitality professional to join our team at the Americus Hotel as an Executive Chef who can help lead the property to sustainable success. This hotel in the heart of downtown Allentown, PA was built in the early 1900s and has recently undergone a full restoration to preserve its charm.
The Executive Chef is responsible for all aspects of managing and leading the kitchen and kitchen personnel, ensuring the quality preparation of all menu items and proper handling/storage of all food items in accordance with standards. Coordinates the purchase of all food and menu development while maintaining approved food and labor costs, to include monthly inventories to verify budgeted food costs will be maintained.
The following are examples only and are not intended to be all-inclusive or restrictive; other duties may be assigned as necessary.
Manage and direct a diverse crew of culinary professionals.
Hire, coach, train and direct all culinary staff members.
Maintain proper scheduling, employee reviews and initiate pay changes as needed.
Develop Sous Chef and Lead Cook to take on additional leadership and management duties.
Directly responsible for control of labor costs.
Establish presentation techniques and ensure quality standards.
Ensure proper equipment operation/maintenance, proper safety, and sanitation policies.
Responsible for all purchasing and planning of banquets as well as all outlets.
Achieve 100% guest satisfaction through plate presentation and taste.
Stay current and in compliance with all Brand Standards
Maintain a positive attitude which supports a team environment.
Promote positive public relations with special dietary requests and meet with potential wedding clients for tastings.
Effectively communicate both orally and in writing.
Maintain safety, including universal precautions, safe work practices, established fire/safety/disaster plans, risk management and security.
Solicit employee feedback, utilizes an open-door policy, and follow up with employees’ concerns to identify and address these issues.
Work closely with Sales & Catering to foster a client-oriented team environment and successful result.
To perform this job successfully an individual must be able to perform each essential job duty satisfactorily.
Four years’ experience as an Executive Chef or Executive Sous.
Proven track record of team management, organizational and coaching skills within the Heart-of-the House.
Solid understanding of a la carte and banquet revenue generation.
Comprehensive knowledge of expense control as it relates to BOH payroll and the forecasting/budgeting of expenses.
Experience with purchasing and inventory systems.
Creative menu development skills.
Strong technical literacy, including Microsoft Word and Excel, payroll management and point of sale systems.
Diplomatic team player able to foster relationships with employees and guests.
Maintain Serve Safe certification for self and supervisory food & beverage personnel.
In addition to a great work environment, our talented team enjoys:
Professional development and growth
Paid time off for vacation, holiday and sick
Company-sponsored medical plans including dental, vision, life, LTD, STD, AFLAC plans for Accident / Critical Illness / Hospital, Legal Shield plan, Identity Shield plan, and Flexible Spending Plans for Medical and Dependent Care
Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
Room discounts at all Marshall-managed hotel locations
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Founded in 1980 by industry icon Charles Marshall, Marshall Hotels & Resorts (MH&R) is a full-service hotel management company that specializes in all property segments, from roadside, independent hotels to four-star, beachfront resorts, throughout the United States. MH&R’s typical hotels average 100 to 500 rooms in urban, business, suburban and resort locations. In addition to a variety of non-branded hotels, MH&R works with virtually all major hotel franchise companies, including Hilton Hotels & Resorts, Marriott International, InterContinental Hotel Group, Hyatt Hotels Corp., Radisson, Choice Hotels, Best Western Hotels & Resorts and Wyndham Hotels & Resorts.