• Executive Chef - Banquets

    Job Locations US-TX-Austin
    Posted Date 1 month ago(12/19/2018 8:11 PM)
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    Barton Creek Resort & Spa


    Barton Creek


    Barton Creek Resort & Spa's success is due to its dedicated, intelligent and self-motivated family of associates who work together to maintain the company's trademark high standards. If you would like to be a part of an environment where teamwork is emphasized and individual excellence is encouraged then this is the place for you.


    Omni Barton Creek Resort and Spa’s associates enjoy a dynamic and exciting work environment, comprehensive training and mentoring, along with the pride that comes from working for a company with a reputation for exceptional service. We embody a culture of respect, gratitude and empowerment day in and day out. If you are a friendly, motivated person, with a passion to serve others, the Omni Barton Creek may be your perfect match.

    Job Description

    An overall responsibility for the efficient and effective running of the banquet kitchen, ensuring operating costs are minimized.  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 Food and Beverage Director on all matters relating to the kitchen area within Banquets.  In conjunction with the Executive Steward, ensure a high standard of cleanliness and hygienic practice throughout the kitchen.


    Essential Job Functions:

    • To assist the Food and Beverage Director 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 Food and Beverage Director, plan and implement menu design, creating suitable dishes and passing standards recipes to the food & beverage controller for costing.
    • To work with the Food and Beverage Director with capital expenditure items for the food and beverage department.

    Product Control

    • 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 oversee the creation of recipes and production methods.
    • To work in conjunction with the banquet chef to compile new banquet menus when required.

    Essential Functions:  

    • Constantly inspect all food service outlets 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 competitor’s 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.

    Executive Duties

    • 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.

    Hotel Specific Essential Functions:

    • Personally involved in VIP Power Sites
    • Kitchen Uniform Ordering
    • Monitoring of & Overseeing Student Training Programs
    • Attending Recruiting Trips to Culinary Schools & Community Colleges
    • Attending Pre-Con Meetings
    • Interacting with Meeting Planners and assisting in Menu Planning



    • Customer Service, prior admin experience preferred.
    • Knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, Delphi or similar programs, Excellent organizational skills
    • Clear, positive, energetic communication skills.
    • Able to deliver and communicate to diverse crowd of associates.
    • Must have a minimum of 5 years Executive Chef or Executive Sous Chef level experience.
    • Serve Safe Certified Food Manager
    • Secondary Culinary education is preferred but not mandatory.
    • Excellent communication and literature skills. (Bilingual)

    Physical Requirements:

    • Sitting down, typing and writing for long periods of time.

    Working Environment: 

    • Interior of hotel in restaurant and kitchen areas with exposure to humidity, steam and extreme temperatures
    • Exposure to food and beverage hazardous cleaning chemicals
    • Exposure to food items and beverages

    Tools & Equipment:

    • Computer and printer, telephone with multi-lines, photo-copy machine, and facsimile machine.


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