Complex Executive Chef Westin Hotels & Resorts
more than a month
Brisbane, UNAVAILABLE - QUEENSLAND
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Job Number 23081084
Job Category Food and Beverage & Culinary
Location The Westin Brisbane, 111 Mary Street, Brisbane, QUEENSLAND, Australia VIEW ON MAP
Schedule Full-Time
Located Remotely? N
Relocation? N
Position Type Management

JOB SUMMARY

Start Your Journey With Us

At Westin, we are committed to empowering the well-being of our guests by providing a refreshing environment, thoughtful amenities, and revitalizing programming to help ensure that they leave feeling better than when they arrived. We recognize that travel can be disruptive to our guests’ well-being, and we’re energized to assist as partners in helping them maintain control and soaring above it all while on the road. Everything we do is designed to help guests be at their best, and they appreciate our supportive attitude, anticipatory service and extensive knowledge on how to best assist them throughout their stay. We are looking for dynamic people who are excited to join the team and ready to jump into any situation to give a helping hand. If you’re someone who has is positive, adaptable and intuitive, and has a genuine interest in the well-being of others around you, we invite you to discover how at Westin, together we can rise.

Connect your passions with a rewarding leadership opportunity

Others may call you a foodie, but you know you’re much more than that. We are looking for a passionate Complex Executive chef who wants to better all the tricks of the trade, be the master of the kitchen and lead our culinary department for a success. When you join us, you’ll find that there are no limits on your creativity or your potential. As a leader you have the opportunity to grow further our team and achieve their careers goals as well! 

Rewards for work, benefits for your lifestyle

You’ll be supported in and out of the workplace through:

  • Discounts on hotel rooms, gift shop items, food and beverage and spa
  • Learning and development opportunities
  • Recognition programs
  • Wellbeing programs
  • Be part of encouraging management team and inspire others
  • Team-spirited colleagues

The impact you’ll make

You hold yourself to a higher culinary standard and it is your attention to each preparation that keeps guests with us to dine. Working with a dedicated team of experts, you will learn something different every day as you work with new seasonal menus and unique presentations. You hard work pays off when a dish that you’ve thoughtfully helped to prepare has guests raving and anxious to return.

Job Summary

Accountable for overall success of the daily culinary operations. Exhibits culinary talents by personally performing tasks while leading the staff and managing all food related functions. Works to continually improve guest and employee satisfaction while maximizing the financial performance in all areas of responsibility. Supervises all kitchen areas to ensure a consistent, high quality product is produced. Responsible for guiding and developing staff including direct reports. Must ensure sanitation and food standards are achieved. Areas of responsibility comprise overseeing all food preparation areas (e.g., banquets, room service, restaurants, bar/lounge and employee cafeteria) and all support areas (e.g., dish room and purchasing).

Leading Kitchen Operations for Property

• Leads kitchen management team.

• Provides direction for all day-to-day operations.

• Understands employee positions well enough to perform duties in employees' absence or determine appropriate replacement to fill gaps.

• Provides guidance and direction to subordinates, including setting performance standards and monitoring performance.

• Utilizes interpersonal and communication skills to lead, influence, and encourage others; advocates sound financial/business decision making; demonstrates honesty/integrity; leads by example.

• Encourages and builds mutual trust, respect, and cooperation among team members.

• Serving as a role model to demonstrate appropriate behaviors.

• Ensures property policies are administered fairly and consistently.

• Reviews staffing levels to ensure that guest service, operational needs and financial objectives are met.

• Establishes and maintains open, collaborative relationships with employees and ensures employees do the same within the team.

• Solicits employee feedback, utilizes an "open door" policy and reviews employee satisfaction results to identify and address employee problems or concerns.

• Supervises and coordinates activities of cooks and workers engaged in food preparation.

• Demonstrate new cooking techniques and equipment to staff.

Setting and Maintaining Goals for Culinary Function and Activities

• Develops and implements guidelines and control procedures for purchasing and receiving areas.

• Establishes goals including performance goals, budget goals, team goals, etc.

• Communicates the importance of safety procedures, detailing procedure codes, ensuring employee understanding of safety codes, monitoring processes and procedures related to safety.

• Manages department controllable expenses including food cost, supplies, uniforms and equipment.

• Participates in the budgeting process for areas of responsibility.

• Knows and implements the brand's safety standards.

Ensuring Culinary Standards and Responsibilities are Met

• Provides direction for menu development.

• Monitors the quality of raw and cooked food products to ensure that standards are met.

• Determines how food should be presented, and create decorative food displays.

• Recognizes superior quality products, presentations and flavor.

• Ensures compliance with food handling and sanitation standards.

• Follows proper handling and right temperature of all food products.

• Ensures employees maintain required food handling and sanitation certifications.

• Maintains purchasing, receiving and food storage standards.

• Prepares and cooks foods of all types, either on a regular basis or for special guests or functions.

Ensuring Exceptional Customer Service

• Provides and supports service behaviors that are above and beyond for customer satisfaction and retention.

• Improves service by communicating and assisting individuals to understand guest needs, providing guidance, feedback, and individual coaching when needed.

• Manages day-to-day operations, ensuring the quality, standards and meeting the expectations of the customers on a daily basis.

• Displays leadership in guest hospitality, exemplifies excellent customer service and creates a positive atmosphere for guest relations.

• Interacts with guests to obtain feedback on product quality and service levels.

• Responds to and handles guest problems and complaints.

• Empowers employees to provide excellent customer service. Establishes guidelines so employees understand expectations and parameters. Ensures employees receive on-going training to understand guest expectations.

• Reviews comment cards, guest satisfaction results and other data to identify areas of improvement.

Explore our very big world

When you bring your natural talents and passion for food, we welcome you into our family. No matter your specialty or culinary background, we offer great rewards and opportunities. You will work closely with a team of inspired professionals who encourage and invite your contributions.  

Marriott International is an equal opportunity employer committed to hiring a diverse workforce and sustaining an inclusive culture. Marriott International does not discriminate on the basis of disability, veteran status or any other basis protected under federal, state or local laws.

 



At Westin, we are committed to empowering the well-being of our guests by providing a refreshing environment, thoughtful amenities, and revitalizing programming to help ensure that they leave feeling better than when they arrived. We recognize that travel can be disruptive to our guests’ well-being, and we’re energized to assist as partners in helping them maintain control and soaring above it all while on the road. Everything we do is designed to help guests be at their best, and they appreciate our supportive attitude, anticipatory service and extensive knowledge on how to best assist them throughout their stay. We are looking for dynamic people who are excited to join the team and ready to jump into any situation to give a helping hand. If you’re someone who has is positive, adaptable and intuitive, and has a genuine interest in the well-being of others around you, we invite you to discover how at Westin, together we can rise.