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Chef Main Kitchen

Company: Loews Hotels
Location: Arlington
Posted on: November 19, 2023

Job Description:

The 888-room Loews Arlington Hotel will be the first-of-its-kind meetings and resort destination, situated between two iconic sports stadiums, opening in early 2024. This one-of-a-kind hotel will also be connected to the new Loews Arlington Convention Center, also opening in 2024. Whether you are a leisure traveler, sports fan, or meeting attendee, Loews Arlington will offer the latest and greatest amenities, a modern and forward-thinking design, and service excellence at every turn.
The Restaurant Chef position coordinates/oversees the activities of all food production team members in the preparation of menu items for the three-meal restaurant, lobby bar and room service. Ensures that all food products are of the highest quality and are ready to serve in a timely manner. Responsible for all Kitchen food ordering, production, holding and storage. Additional responsibilities include selection, training, scheduling of all Kitchen team members. Essential Functions and Responsibilities

  • Achieve culinary operational objectives by contributing information and analysis to strategic plans and reviews; prepare and complete action plans; implement production, productivity, quality, and customer-service standards; identify and resolving problems; determine system improvements; implement change. Assist in off premise and media relation events
  • Develop new menu concepts. Develop, test, and cost out new menu items. Maintain updated and accurate recipes and costing of all dishes prepared and sold in assigned area of responsibility
  • Oversee and participate in methods of preparation, portion sizes, and timeliness of food preparation; control food usage to minimize waste. Regularly inspect the quality and quantity of food items for all meal periods.
  • Ensures culinary execution is consistent with branding elements of the foodservice outlet; check and approve all menu items and other food items prepared and ensure all items are prepared in an attractive and appetizing manner
  • Evaluates individual employee performance, determines areas in need of improvement or requirements for advancement, establishes goals, objectives and training needs required to achieve same Supportive Functions and Responsibilities
    • Interviews, selects, trains, appraises, coaches, counsels and disciplines departmental team members according to Loews Hotels standards
    • Follows New Hire Training and ongoing Star Service Competency program in accordance with hotel policy
    • Maintains cleanliness and excellent condition of equipment and work area
    • Executes emergency procedures in accordance with hotel standards and complies with required safety regulations and procedures
    • Complies with hotel standards, policies and rules. Remains current with hotel information and changes. Complies with hotel uniform and grooming standards. Qualifications Required:
      • Excellent culinary skills and knowledge of food productions techniques
      • Thorough knowledge and understanding of Food Service Sanitation Standards
      • Thorough knowledge and understanding of kitchen equipment use and operation
      • Ability to bend, stoop, stand, lift 50 pounds and push carts weighing up to 200 pounds
      • Outstanding management, organizational, communication and leadership skills
      • Ability to speak, read and write English
      • Ability to work flexible schedule to include weekends and holidays Preferred:
        • Knowledge of current market trends and techniques Education:
          • College degree preferred Experience:
            • Five to Six years experience in quality food production, in an upscale hotel or freestanding restaurant
            • Three plus years Supervisory experience in quantity food production, in an upscale hotel or freestanding restaurant Licenses and Certificates:
              • ACF certification as "Restaurant Chef" or culinary degree from recognized culinary institute and equivalent experience

Keywords: Loews Hotels, Arlington , Chef Main Kitchen, Hospitality & Tourism , Arlington, Texas

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