Banquet (Events) Chef
As the Events Chef, your responsibilities include but are not limited to: staffing, training, developing, and supervising the Events culinary team, crafting menus, effectively controlling costs, managing inventories, assisting wherever needed, while ensuring the team adheres to our culinary standards and is consistently operating at the highest level. You will assist in overseeing the culinary operations in Events and the Heartist Dining Room in conjunction with the Executive Chef.
Your position is pivotal in providing the support and guidance needed for the success of the Culinary Team. You will be joining a team of Chefs who are passionate about developing innovative, focused, and thoughtful individuals who will use a guest-focused approach in all applications of their job functions, from planning service during pre-shift meetings and accommodating spur-of-the-moment requests, to all steps of food production and maintaining the organization and cleanliness of work areas.
What is in it for you:
· Discounted hotel rooms and food & beverage rates to employees at our sister properties around the globe
· We provide learning programs through our Academies to promote growth and development so that you can perform at your full potential
· Opportunity to develop your talent and grow within your property and across the world!
· Ability to make a difference through our Corporate Social Responsibility activities, like Planet 21 and WATCH
What you will be doing:
· Menu curation and execution in conjunction with Executive Chef and Senior Leadership Team
· Continuous collaboration with Director of Events, Director of Catering and Conference Services and Executive Chef
· Actively share ideas, opinions and suggestions to improve the environment and menus
· Ensure consistency in the preparation of all food items for all Events and Heartist Dining Room menus according to property recipes and standards
· Provide training, development and succession plans for culinary team members
· Control and maintain appropriate levels of expense as it relates to food, staffing and culinary operations
· Implement cleaning/sanitation policies for culinary space and equipment according to Culinary Cultural Manual
· Perform administrative tasks including but not limited to inventory, culinary payroll, ordering and maintaining vendor relationships
· Oversee maintenance and functionality of equipment in kitchen facilities
· Communicate effectively with the rest of the team and thrive for guest feedback
· Carry out kitchen tasks that require an expert level of skill and attention to detail
Your experience and skills include:
· Ability to work cohesively and collectively as part of a team
· Diploma/certification in a culinary discipline preferred
· 4+ years of experience as a Banquet Chef, Chef de Cuisine or equivalent, preferably in a fine dining environment or five star property
· Current on all culinary trends and active in the furthering one’s own culinary development
· Proven leadership and managerial skills supporting an environment of colleague growth and development, interdepartmental teamwork and exceptional customer service is a plus
· Extremely creative with strong service skills and demonstrated ability to energize a diverse team of culinary professionals
· Computer literate, including Microsoft Office Suite
· Ability to work well under pressure in a fast-paced environment
· Ability to perform job specifications with attention to detail, speed, and accuracy
· Ability to use all senses to ensure quality standards are met
Your team and working environment:
As part of the Culinary Leadership Team, together, we will shape an environment that cultivates talent and growth. Our culture distinguishes the quality of our services and offerings in the world’s ever changing hospitality landscape. We are part of an evolution where every detail matters, especially in our interactions. We pledge to be an inspiration to others, in our drive to being the best versions of ourselves in everything we do. Your dynamic attention to detail, focus, and enthusiasm will make our guests feel unique and valued.
What was true in 1966 remains true to this day: The Century Plaza Hotel is part of a visionary development intent on doing what others could only imagine. Previously deemed the “Western White House,” (as the only venue outside the White House to host state dinners), Century Plaza’s place in history remains unshakeable. A modernized take on luxury and elevated guest experience from product to people enlivens the real wow factor.
This experience begins with a new kind of workplace, one where the energy is contagious, the stories are invigorating, and the challenges present inspiring opportunities to make your mark. We provide an environment of trust, respect, and integrity. A home away from home. Where diversity and inclusion are celebrated. Privacy and personal information are protected. Through Accor’s Employee Value Proposition, we ensure fair treatment and a workplace free from discrimination & harassment.
Visa Requirements: Must provide proof of eligibility to be employed in the United States of America.
Our commitment to Diversity & Inclusion:
We are an inclusive company and our ambition is to attract, recruit and promote diverse talent. We commit to a future where diverse identities are celebrated, and equitable and inclusive practices are woven into the fabric of everything we do as an organization.
Fairmont Century Plaza is an Equal Opportunity Employer EEO M/F/V/D
Why work for Accor?
We are far more than a worldwide leader. We welcome you as you are and you can find a job and brand that matches your personality. We support you to grow and learn every day, making sure that work brings purpose to your life, so that during your journey with us, you can continue to explore Accor’s limitless possibilities.
By joining Accor, every chapter of your story is yours to write and together we can imagine tomorrow's hospitality. Discover the life that awaits you at Accor, visit https://careers.accor.com/
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