Executive Chef

at Hyatt in MEMPHIS, Tennessee, United States

Job Description


At Hyatt, we believe our guests select Hyatt because of our caring and attentive associates who are focused on providing efficient service and meaningful experiences. As a member of the hotel Executive Committee, the Executive Chef is a highly visible role with exposure to Senior and Corporate leadership. This position reports to the hotel General Manager.

The Executive Chef will be responsible for kitchen operations including menu planning, provisioning, food preparation, and sanitation. This position directs the training of culinary staff and other kitchen workers engaged in preparing and cooking foods to ensure an efficient and profitable food service. The position demands creativity on a daily basis, excellent communication skills, and the ability to maintain the highest of culinary standards. The Executive Chef works well under pressure, is organized, flexible, self-motivated and is willing to work long hours.

Duties include:

+ Experience training food prep employees

+ Ability to instill safety and sanitation habits in all employees.

+ Teach employees the importance of consistency in preparation and presentation

+ Thorough knowledge of food handling and preparation techniques

+ Ensure that level of quality, portion control, and plate presentation is adhered to consistently

+ Coach and counsel employees to reflect Hyatt service standards and procedures

Hyatt associates work in an environment that demands exceptional performance yet reaps great rewards. Whether it’s career opportunities, job enrichment or a supportive work environment, if you are ready for this challenge, then we are ready for you.


+ Demonstrated ability to effectively interact with people of diverse socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds

+ 6 years or more of progressive hotel Culinary experience (typically with Hyatt)

+ With opening hotels, previous hotel pre-opening experience preferred

+ Service oriented style with professional presentations skills

+ At least 4 years experience in a senior role in a culinary environment

+ Proven leadership skills

+ Must possess the following strengths: high energy, entrepreneurial spirit, motivational leader, proven track record in high volume property, effective communicator, effective in providing exceptional customer service and associate relations, and ability to improve the bottom line

+ Clear concise written and verbal communication skills in English

+ Must be proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel

+ Must have excellent organizational, interpersonal and administrative skills

+ Maintain communications with Corporate Staff

+ Coach and counsel employees to reflect Hyatt Service Standards and Procedures

Primary Location: US-TN-Memphis

Organization: Hyatt Centric Memphis

Pay Basis: Yearly

Job Level: Full-time

Job: Culinary

Req ID: MEM000368

Hyatt is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, national origin, ancestry, age, religion, disability, veteran status, genetic information, citizenship status or any other group protected by law.

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Job Posting: JC198354696

Posted On: Nov 24, 2021

Updated On: Dec 24, 2021