Executive Chef

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Fairmont Riyadh

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Executive Chef

As an active member of the pre-opening team, the Executive Chef will oversee the Culinary Division, plan and be responsible for food production and management of all food while taking ownership for the development and quality of the kitchen areas. 

 

Hotel Overview: 

Located just north of the city, Fairmont Riyadh will be part of a new mixed-use development project comprising the hotel, a convention centre and commercial real estate space that will house multinational corporations as well as regional companies. The hotel will feature 287 spacious guestrooms, including Fairmont Gold. Guests will enjoy a selection of dining venues as well as spa and fitness facilities. The convention center comprises 4,000 square meters of meeting and function space.

  

Summary of Responsibilities:

Responsibilities and essential job functions include but are not limited to the following:

  • Actively participate in the strategic planning and ongoing development of the hotel, including revenue forecasting, ensuring the delivery of our environmental commitments, overseeing the health, safety and security of our guests and colleagues
  • Lead and support all departments in the achievement of their financial and operational targets via effective organizational development, policy and procedural development, and appropriate colleague training activities
  • Oversee the selection, training and development of all Culinary colleagues to ensure timely recruitment and a focus on career growth and development
  • Clearly demonstrate to guests and colleagues a commitment to service excellence through the effective implementation and delivery of Fairmont Hotels & Resorts Core Standards at all times
  • Foster a winning, solution-oriented work environment, motivating and engaging colleagues to continuously deliver the best possible service to our guests
  • Ensure all kitchens are compliant with Fairmont Hotels & Resorts Food & Beverage service standards and controls
  • Ensure that all kitchen operations are compliant with legislated food safety regulations
  • Responsible for attaining food cost of sales goals by overseeing ordering, inventories and food controls for the entire division. Will work with food stores to ensure proper delivery(and quality) of all food items
  • Assist in the annual planning of the F&B budget as it pertains to the kitchen (food cost, productivities), as well as implementation and regular monitoring of the budget/forecasts
  • Work with sous chefs to ensure that the weekly productivity forecast is completed accurately and in a timely fashion
  • Source local ingredients for seasonal food items
  • Ensure that all menus are created using guest feedback, industry trends, competitive intelligence, seasonal offerings and all FHR service standards
  • Work together with the F&B Manager on all areas pertaining to menus and food service
  • Develop menus for all food operations. Ensure all menu items are costed accurately
  • Play an active role in the F&B operation committee meetings
  • Ensure that work on the kitchen action plans for Colleague engagement and Guest satisfaction remain the focus for the kitchen team
  • Liaise with all departments to ensure that there is clear communication and understanding and positive relationships between the departments and the kitchen (Events, Accounting, HR, Engineering, etc)
  • Ensure heart of house is clean and well maintained-maintain effective preventative maintenance program for all kitchens
  • Responsible for the running of the Employee Dining Room, including cleanliness, operation and food production

Qualifications:

  • 5-6 years experience in multi-outlet kitchens with a strong general operational knowledge and a minimum of 2 - 3 years in a senior Culinary leadership role
  • International experience and pre-opening experience is preferred
  • Self-confident, proactive, and able to prioritize and make effective decisions
  • Exceptional communication skills, passionate, strategic and innovative
  • Able to develop strong work relationships with both Guests and Colleagues alike
  • Advanced knowledge of the principles and practices within the Food & Beverage/Hospitality profession
  • Diploma/Degree in Culinary Arts or related discipline an asset
  • Advanced certification in safety and sanitation from an accredited institution
  • Computer literacy a must, with a strong knowledge of Word, Excel, Word, Outlook and PowerPoint

 

APPLY TODAY: Whether you're launching your career or seeking meaningful employment, we invite you to visit www.fairmontcareers.com to learn more about Fairmont Hotels & Resorts and the extraordinary opportunities that exist!

 

ABOUT FAIRMONT HOTELS & RESORTS

At Fairmont Hotels & Resort we offer our guests the finest hospitality experience in each of our destinations. And we know that, to offer our guests the best, we first need to offer our employees the best. That's why you'll find exceptional work opportunities - throughout North America and the Caribbean, Europe and Africa, the Middle East and Asia Pacific - as well as industry - leading training, career development, recognition and rewards. Fairmont Hotels & Resorts is a celebrated collection of hotels that includes landmark locations like London's The Savoy, New York's The Plaza, and Shanghai's Fairmont Peace Hotel. Our teams are guided by values of Respect, Integrity, Teamwork and Empowerment; we employ the highest ethical and quality standards, treating all colleagues with fairness and dignity. A community and environmental leader, Fairmont is also regarded for its responsible tourism practices and award - winning Green Partnership program. An exciting future awaits!

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Job type
Fulltime job
Location
Qurtubah, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Department
Other
Starting in
As soon as possible

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