Executive Chef

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The Fairmont Orchid


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Executive Chef

Every memorable dining experience at Fairmont Hotels and Resorts begins behind the scenes with our Culinary team’s commitment to safe, efficient operations and exceptional cuisine. As Executive Chef, your expertise in recipe development elevates our menus while your leadership inspires and fosters our Culinary talent


Hotel Overview: Fairmont Orchid is a luxury AAA four-diamond Kohala Coast oceanfront resort with white sand lagoon, Hawaiian Spa Without Walls, golf, extensive meeting facilities, year-round children’s program, five restaurants and tennis, all serviced with Aloha. We are currently looking for new colleagues to join our 'Ohana and share that Aloha here at Fairmont Orchid


Summary of Responsibilities: Reporting to the Director, Food & Beverage, responsibilities and essential job functions include but are not limited to the following:

  • Consistently offers professional, engaging and friendly service
  • Is a visionary with passion for culinary and industry trends to be a key driver in our ongoing venue renovations and concept development to ensure our offerings are that of market leaders
  • Responsible for maintaining a high level of consistency in delivering food product quality, competitive food costs and ensuring the Food & Beverage direction aligns with the hotels vision and the brand vision for F&B 2020
  • Maintain the coaching and learning opportunities including our established presence at the Farmers Market is committed to developing internal talent
  • Leads management team and colleagues by example and ensures the working environment is based upon trust, integrity and open communication.
  • Focuses on regional and sustainability by sourcing local products through the development of relationships with local farmers and vendors to ensure high quality products are utilized in keeping with the vision for an authentically local approach to our venues
  • Leads the preparation of menus suitable to each area of food & beverage, focusing on quality, creativity, presentation, guest expectations and trends
  • Controls culinary and stewarding colleague’s productivity/payroll within established criteria based on annual budgeted figures while utilizing Watson Payroll Management system
  • Controls all food inventories while maintaining food cost which has been forecasted within the budgeted guidelines. Manages recipe costs through the use of Birchstreet purchasing system and the development and application of menu engineering principles in all areas of the operation
  • Develop & oversee comprehensive action plans based on results from the Employee Engagement Survey
  • Ensures all aspects of health and safety are maintained & exceeded according to Hawaiian Health Department and Ecosure standards
  • Develop relationships outside the hotel with culinary institutions to grow young culinarians.
  • Ensures that all kitchen equipment is in good working order and is properly maintained and utilized
  • Available and motivated by media opportunities to assist in showcasing food & beverage and other hotel products and services
  • Participates in budgeting, capital planning and all food and beverage planning
  • Active participation in senior leadership activities and meeting
  • Committed to sustainability
  • Performs any and all other tasks which are assigned


  • Previous experience is an asset
  • Minimum 10 years’ experience within all areas of culinary field including; previous experience as an Executive Chef in a well-established international multi-faceted, fast paced luxury environment
  • Diploma/Degree in Hospitality or Culinary Management is required
  • Must possess Journey person’s papers or recognized international equivalent
  • Proven track record as an administrator, trainer and developer, and a team player with strong communication and organizational skills with all departments
  • Proven abilities in attaining targets in all key measurements relating to financials, guest satisfaction, colleague engagement and standards compliance
  • Demonstrated ability to build a strong team through recruitment, development and organization
  • Strong leadership ability with specific strengths in quality production and innovative style
  • Proven ability to achieve fiscal targets through implementation of inventory control logistics
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel applications

Physical Aspects of Position (include but are not limited to):

  • Constant standing and walking throughout shift
  • Frequent lifting and carrying up to 50 lbs
  • Occasional kneeling, pushing, pulling
  • Occasional ascending or descending stairs and ramps


Visa Requirements: Candidates must be currently authorized to work in the United States 


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!



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, Accountability and Excellence; we employ the highest ethical and quality standards, treating all colleagues with fairness and dignity. Our Sustainability Partnership program represents our ever-expanding commitment to being a responsible business and to following the principles of sustainability across our operations, the world over. An exciting future awaits!


Fairmont Orchid is an Equal Opportunity Employer and a Drug Free Workplace.



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Waikoloa Village, HI, United States
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