Executive Chef-Falls City Market

US-KY-Louisville
2 weeks ago(11/30/2017 7:53 AM)
Requisition ID
2017-20553
# of Openings
1
Category (Portal Searching)
Culinary

Overview

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Scheduled to open in late spring 2018, this luxurious Omni property located in the heart of Downtown Louisville, is designed with intersecting towers that represent the crossroads of the past, present and future of Louisville. Inspired by the city’s rich history and authentic character, the Omni Louisville will transform one of the city’s most significant urban blocks into a unique and vibrant mixed-use environment offering hotel guests, residents and locals a chance to connect and enjoy the best of a great city.
 
The hotel will be a prominent landmark against the Louisville skyline, glistening during the day and glowing at night, with the iconic glassy ends of the 612 room hotel. The hotel pool and rooftop bar, designed for seamless indoor and outdoor integration, will allow guests to rest, relax or socialize with spectacular views of the city from above. The essence of Louisville is woven throughout with interior design blends elements of the city’s heritage, culture and character, felt everywhere from the hotel restaurants to a featured bourbon bar to the hotel’s Speakeasy and bowling alley.
 
Guests will also enjoy a dynamic 20,000 square foot modern urban lifestyle market connected to the lobby of the hotel. Transforming Liberty Street into a pedestrian thoroughfare, the market serves as a community gateway for hotel guests and locals alike, inviting the neighborhood in with the smells of freshly brewed Heine Bros. coffee, baking bread and fragrant fresh flowers.

 

Job Description

Overall responsibility for the efficient and effective running of Falls City Market, ensuring operating costs are minimized. Responsible for the execution of all Omni Hotel and company policies/procedures, ensuring that all services provided achieve the established standards, within the agreed budgetary controls.  To advise the General Manager of Falls City Market on all matters relating to the kitchen area.  In conjunction with the Executive Steward, ensure a high standard of cleanliness and hygienic practice throughout the kitchen.

Responsibilities

  • To assist the Falls City General Manager in budgeting i.e. food cost/payroll/etc..  When agreed, control all overheads/achieve food cost budget throughout the oncoming year/report all variances from actual budget with the reasons and recommendations for remedial action.
  • Agree with other Food and Beverage Department managers on the market potential for food outlets relating to the market competitors and the availability of the product.
  • In conjunction with the Falls City General Manager, plan and implement menu design, creating suitable dishes and passing standards recipes to the food & beverage controller for costing.
  • To work with the Fall City General Manager with capital expenditure items for the market.
  • Ensure guest satisfaction with the smooth and effective running of the day-to-day operation.
  • To maintain control of the standards for purchasing and receiving items.
  • Work closely with the storeroom manager and food and beverage controller to establish and maintain control of the standards for purchasing and receiving items.  To test and evaluate products for quality, paying particular attention to yield/holding qualities/market price/wastage usage of leftovers.
  • To control requisitioning of food quantities, by forecasting volume, to achieve maximum profitability by avoiding over/under production.
  • To create recipes and production methods.
  • To compile new banquet menus when required.
  • Constantly inspect all food service sections during service time to ensure that the correct standards are maintained
  • Responsible for control of equipment and scheduling maintenance.
  • To maintain an up-to-date knowledge of local and international market trends in order to create food products which satisfy guest needs, thereby maximizing sales opportunities in food outlets
  • Maintain an up-to-date knowledge of competitors food production/offering.
  • Assist in the promotion of in house sales activities, such as culinary festivals, chef specialties and culinary competitions.
  • To plan/organize/control the efficient and effective utilization of all food production staff, especially in scheduling and controlling overtime
  • To interview/recruit suitable staff for the operation, in conjunction with personnel and the food and beverage director.
  • To oversee the training/development of all kitchen staff by ensuring that effective on and off the job training is carried out
  • Be aware of state legislation in employment and industrial relations.
  • To establish effective and efficient office procedures in handling daily menus/banquet menus/purchase requirements/general correspondence/filing and records.
  • To perform all duties applicable to a department manager within the hotel.
  • To actively participate in the critical path task sheet for the food and beverage department.
  • To conduct/attend all required department meetings.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree or Equivalent
  • Candidate must have at least 5 years experience in a Executive Chef kitchen management capacity and excellent knowledge of current culinary trends.
  • Must have experience in high volume hotel business.
  • Must be competent in culinary creativity as demonstrated by cooking test.
  • With strong knowledge of food cost and inventories.
  • Must possess the ability to handle stressful and busy hotel.
  • Candidate must have good knowledge of computers (i.e: Excel & Word).
  • Clear, concise written and verbal communication skills.
  • Candidate must be comfortable to speak to guests and conduct meeting.
  • Must have a good understanding of cost control.
  • Candidate must be a leader and a mentor.
  • Candidate will need to have hotel business experience.

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