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Executive Chef (Santa Cruz)

Company: Benchmark Hospitality
Location: Salinas
Posted on: March 17, 2020

Job Description:

Job Description Summary:

The Executive Chef oversees all kitchen operations and personnel including: Menu development, food production, forecasting, purchasing and sanitation. The Executive Chef is responsible for maintaining food and labor costs at the proper budgeted levels while maintaining a high quality of standards.

If making meaningful connections, figuring out what it takes and stepping it up to win the day is what you do, and you love it, we want you! This is a tremendous opportunity for a driven person to grow and learn at a world-class resort!
Job Description:

The AAA Four Diamond award-winning Chaminade Resort & Spa is a spectacular mountaintop retreat in Santa Cruz. Our historic Mission-style resort overlooks sweeping views of Monterey Bay and the Santa Cruz Mountains. Chaminade is a luxurious destination for executive meetings, celebrations and getaways. Enjoy color palettes inspired by California coast, contemporary Spanish furnishings, and world-class amenities. Chaminade is just five minutes from golf courses, the beach and downtown Santa Cruz. Escape to a haven of unsurpassed service.

Position Description & Job Responsibilities

Qualifications:

High school diploma or equivalent. Work related experience in this field for at least five years. Ability to work under pressure and deal effectively with all personnel.

Essential functions:

Train, develop and motivate Sous Chefs, kitchen personnel and Executive Steward. The Executive Chef is responsible for obtaining information on up coming events regarding food service and relaying this information to the personnel under his/her supervision. The Executive Chef is to work effectively with the Catering Manager, and all other departments that deal with food production and menus ensuring a high standard of quality in product. To work closely with the purchasing agent, coordinating food purchases and other related products, ensuring the best value for the best product available. To oversee food utilization and menu development of the two dining rooms and banquets. Responsible for efficient utilization of product to avoid excessive waste. The Executive Chef will utilize staff efficiently for maximum productivity while ensuring reasonable work loads. The Executive Chef will maintain food cost and labor within the budgeted parameters of the conference center. Maintain kitchen machinery and stewarding machinery - working with the maintenance department. Ensuring sage working equipment for food storage and for the kitchen personnel. To attend all meetings as related to him/her and his department. Food & beverage meeting, coordination, and operations. Oversee the development of all menus including special events. Ensuring their high quality of food and cost. Utilize already existing sanitation procedures and introduce new sanitation procedures to all kitchen personnel. The Executive Chef is responsible for all hiring and evaluating of kitchen staff including counseling and corrective actions as needed in conjunction with the lawful guidelines established.

Physical Demands:

Must be able to walk, stand, reach and bend constantly. Must be able to lift, carry, push and pull 5 to 50 lbs. occasionally.

Type of Equipment Operated:

Calculator, phone, Hobart mixers/slicers/grinders/bermixer, convection ovens, knife, chainsaw.

Other Skills:

Ice carving pairing wines w/ food, specialty display work Kosher specifications.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified.

Environmental Factors include

Working inside, alone, closely with others, excessive cold/heat, excessive humidity, noise/vibrations, above ground, with chemicals/detergents/cleaners, around machinery or moving equipment, around fumes and gas, uneven surfaces

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified.

In applying for this position, I acknowledge that I have read the above Position Guidelines and Position Analysis/Specifications and testify that I am able to perform the essential job functions for this position.

About BENCHMARK--, a global hospitality company: BENCHMARK--, a global hospitality company, is a trailblazer in the development, management, marketing and owner-advisory services of resorts, hotels, conference centers and exclusive private clubs. In addition to the company's iconic Benchmark Resorts & Hotels portfolio, the Gemstone Collection is a distinctive luxury portfolio of independent hotels & resorts in highly preferred destinations. BENCHMARK'S distinguished and proven reputation is deeply-rooted in core values that are focused and aligned with exceeding ownership and stakeholder performance expectations. The combined portfolios feature nearly 70 unique and distinctive properties domestically and internationally. The company leadership and valued employees are passionately committed to delivering the industry's most authentic, enchanted, soulful, vibrant, unrivaled and memory-making experience. BENCHMARK'S progressive "Be The Difference" culture and values are a cornerstone to the company's nearly 40 years of extraordinary achievement and prosperity. Many properties have been recognized with the Benchmark Conference Centers-- mark of meeting excellence. BENCHMARK, a global hospitality company, is based in The Woodlands (Houston), Texas, and has regional offices in Park City, Utah; Miami, Florida; New Brunswick, New Jersey; Seattle Washington; and Tokyo, Japan. www.benchmarkglobalhospitality.com

SOCIAL LINKS: Facebook, visit www.facebook.com/BenchmarkResortsandHotels, www.facebook.com/GemstoneHotelCollection. Follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/BenchmarkHotels, www.twitter.com/GemstoneHotels , on Instagram at www.instagram.com/benchmarkresortsandhotels, www.instagram.com/gemstonehotels, At LinkedIn, https://www.linkedin.com/company/benchmark-a-global-hospitality-company

Benchmark, a global hospitality company is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, pregnancy, military service obligations, citizenship status, genetic information or any other protected status in accordance with all applicable federal, state and local laws.

Keywords: Benchmark Hospitality, Salinas , Executive Chef (Santa Cruz), Hospitality & Tourism , Salinas, California

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