Executive Chef

  • Hilton
  • Cairo, Cairo Governorate, Egypt
  • Jan 01, 2019
Full Time Catering-Food & Nutrition

Job Description

Job Summary

An Executive Chef will build a reputation forthe hotel by maintaining a talented and creative kitchen brigade, offering aninnovation menu, and promising an exceptional culinary experience at all times.

What will I be doing?

As Executive Chef, you are fully responsiblefor developing the reputation of the hotel through the production of excellentquality food throughout the hotel, and the development of a high qualitykitchen brigade. As Executive Chef you will oversee the operational managementof the kitchen and Team Members, performing the following tasks to the higheststandards:

  • Lead of the kitchen brigade and ensure ongoing development of Team Members
  • Identify an effective approach to succession planning
  • Create and implement new menus and individual menu items for outlets based on current food trends and regional tastes in partnership with Director of Food and Beverage
  • Ensure the consistent production of high quality food through all hotel food outlets
  • Develop positive customer relations through proactive interaction with Guests, Team Members, contractors, and suppliers
  • Resolve, promptly and completely, any issues that may arise in the kitchen or related areas among Guests and Team Members
  • Manage department operations, including budgeting, forecasting, resource planning, food cost and waste management
  • Manage all aspects of the kitchen including operational, quality and administrative functions
  • Interact with guests and clients to monitor and assess satisfaction trends, evaluate and address issues and make improvements accordingly
  • Ensuring adequate resources are available according to business needs
  • Manage the provision of food to Food and Beverage outlets and taking action where necessary to ensure compliance with current legislation
  • Control costs without compromising standards, improving gross profit margins and other departmental and financial targets
  • Ensure team members have an up-to-date knowledge of menu items, special promotions, functions and events
  • Maintain good communication and work relationships in all hotel areas
  • Ensure that staffing levels are maintained to cover business demands
  • Ensure monthly communication meetings are conducted and post-meeting minutes generated
  • Manage staff performance issues in compliance with company policies and procedures
  • Recruit, manage, train and develop the kitchen team
  • Comply with hotel security, fire regulations and all health and safety and food safety legislation
  • Ensure maintenance, hygiene and hazard issues are dealt with in a timely manner
  • Manage financial performance of the department so all planning is in line with hotel objectives
  • Manage food control systems are adhered to them so margins are on target in a pro-active way
  • Be environmentally aware
  • Ensure food wastage program is adhered to so that margins are on target
  • Responsible for ensuring that the monthly working schedules are made and maintained in accordance with local legislation

What are we looking for?

An Executive Chef serving Hilton brands isalways working on behalf of our Guests and working with other Team Members. Tosuccessfully fill this role, you should maintain the attitude, behaviors,skills, and values that follow:

  • Previous, relevant experience as an Executive Chef in very large Food & Beverage Operations (+5 outlets and +3,000sq/m of banqueting facilities), is required
  • Previous experience as Executive Chef in Middle East/Levant areas, is required
  • Excellent planning and organizational skills and proven track record of large events/outside catering set-up and management, along with high business and financial acumen
  • Excellent leadership skills, constant presence within the operations and ability to deal with multi-cultural workforce
  • A creative, detailed and innovative approach to the production of high quality food
  • Excellent communication skills, along with ability to multi-task, set and meet deadlines
  • Ability to accomplish property goals by accepting ownership and by stimulating team members via healthy internal competitive spirit
  • Ability to build relationships, internal and external, to the hotel and the Company
  • A successful and mature well-rounded Executive Chef always updated with the latest trend, who maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops and reviewing professional publications

It would be advantageous in this position foryou to demonstrate the following capabilities and distinctions:

  • Culinary/Management Certifications
  • Proficiency with computers and computer programs (including Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook)

Brand: Hilton Hotels & Resorts