St. Regis Hotel Toronto

325 Bay St, Toronto, ON

Executive Chef

Full-Time

Executive Chef

Toronto, Ontario (view on map)

Posted 1 month ago

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Job Description

Posting Date Jan 13, 2022
Job Number 21124919
Job Category Food and Beverage & Culinary
Location The St. Regis Toronto, 325 Bay Street, Toronto, ONT, Canada VIEW ON MAP
Brand St. Regis Hotels & Resorts
Schedule Full-Time
Relocation? N
Position Type Management
Located Remotely? N

The St. Regis brand first established luxury hospitality more than 110 years ago, with the opening of the St. Regis New York. From the moment John Jacob Astor IV opened the doors of his Beaux-Arts masterpiece on New York’s Fifth Avenue, St. Regis has stood as a symbol of uncompromising elegance and bespoke service. Today, with more than 40 of the best addresses around the world, St. Regis is a place where trends are born, boundaries are broken and guests can simply live exquisite. We invite you to explore careers at St. Regis.

JOB SUMMARY

 

Accountable for overall success of the daily kitchen 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).

 

CANDIDATE PROFILE

 

Education and Experience

• High school diploma or GED; 6 years experience in the culinary, food and beverage, or related professional area.

OR

• 2-year degree from an accredited university in Culinary Arts, Hotel and Restaurant Management, or related major; 4 years experience in the culinary, food and beverage, or related professional area.

 

CORE WORK ACTIVITIES

 

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.

 

Managing and Conducting Human Resource Activities

• Identifies the developmental needs of others and coaching, mentoring, or otherwise helping others to improve their knowledge or skills.

• Ensures employees are treated fairly and equitably.

• Trains kitchen associates on the fundamentals of good cooking and excellent plate presentations.

• Administers the performance appraisal process for direct report managers.

• Interacts with the Banquet Chef and Catering department on training regarding food knowledge and menu composition.

• Observes service behaviors of employees and provides feedback to individuals and or managers.

• Manages employee progressive discipline procedures for areas of responsibility.

• Ensures disciplinary procedures and documentation are completed according to Standard and Local Operating Procedures (SOPs and LSOPs) and supports the Peer Review Process.

 

Additional Responsibilities

• Provides information to executive teams, managers and supervisors, co-workers, and subordinates by telephone, in written form, e-mail, or in person.

• Analyzes information and evaluating results to choose the best solution and solve problems.

 

MIRJ

At Marriott, we are committed to putting our associates first and their health and safety are our highest priorities. This position requires associates to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 per current Public Health Agency of Canada standards or approved for a Human Rights accommodation.
 

Marriott International is an equal opportunity employer. We believe in hiring a diverse workforce and sustaining an inclusive, people-first culture. We are committed to non-discrimination on any protected basis, such as disability and veteran status, or any other basis covered under applicable law.

 

Notification to Applicants: The St. Regis Toronto takes seriously its obligations under provincial human rights and accessibility legislation (such as the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005, the Accessibility for Manitobans Act, and Nova Scotia Accessibility Act). We are happy to provide accommodations to job applicants needing assistance. If you require an accommodation in relation to this job posting, our online application or an interview, please call 905-366-5227 or email CanadaApplicationAccommodation@marriott.com and a member of our Human Resources team will respond to your request. Please note that this phone number and email are only for those individuals who would like to request an accessibility accommodation as part of the recruiting process.


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About St. Regis Hotel Toronto


Trendsetting and boundary-breaking, St. Regis marks its Canadian debut at the most coveted address in Toronto. Rising 65-stories above Canada’s international enclave for business and culture, The St. Regis Toronto introduces a new era of glamour in the heart of the city. Modern elegance and bespoke butler service unite amongst the city’s largest luxury guestrooms and suites, defining the new standard for luxury in Canada. Born of a distinctive legacy, iconic rituals and epicurean moments are uncovered and act as a crossroads where travellers and the city’s creative, social and entrepreneurial connoisseurs converge and connect.