Experienced, Passionate Executive Chef for Upscale Property

New Haven, CT 06510

Industry: Hotel & Restaurant Job Number: JN -032019-34595 Pay Rate: $85,000 - $95,000

Job Description

Overall responsibility for the efficient and effective running of the kitchen and food production outlets, ensuring operating costs are minimized. Responsible for the execution of all hotel and company policies/procedures, ensuring that all services provided achieve the established standards, within the agreed budgetary controls. Executive Chef is to advise the General Manager on all matters relating to the kitchen area. They are to ensure a high standard of cleanliness and hygienic practice throughout the kitchen.

Responsibilities

  • Responsible for budgeting food cost/payroll/etc. Control all overheads/achieve food cost budget throughout the year/report all variances from the actual budget with the reasons and recommendations for remedial action.
  • Collaborate with the General Manager and other Food and Beverage Department managers on the market potential for food outlets relating to the market competitors and the availability of the product.
  • Plan and implement menu design, creating recipe cards, production methods and costs
  • Assist in the promotion of in-house sales activities, such as culinary festivals, chef specialties, and culinary competitions.
  • To interview/recruit suitable staff for the operation.
  • To oversee the training/development of all kitchen staff by ensuring that effective on and off the job training is carried out.

Qualifications

  • ServSafe Certification Required
  • Bachelor s degree or Equivalent preferred
  • Candidate must have at least 5 years' experience in an Executive Chef kitchen management capacity and excellent knowledge of current culinary trends
  • Must have experience in the high-volume hotel business
  • Must be competent in culinary creativity as demonstrated by cooking test
  • Candidate must have good knowledge of computers (i.e: Excel & Word)
  • Clear, concise written and verbal communication skills
  • Candidate must be comfortable to speak to guests and conduct meetings
  • Candidate must be a leader and a mentor
Salary Range - $85,000-$95,000

Mitch Marron
Senior Recruiter

I joined Goodwin Recruiting because the culture is second to none and the company core values align with mine. Although I loved every minute of my time in hospitality, here at Goodwin, I have the opportunity to change candidates lives in a very profound way. There is no greater feeling than placing a candidate in that perfect position that will afford them professional development and happiness. 

  • Mitch Marron joined Goodwin Recruiting in August 2017, having previously been placed twice by Goodwin Recruiting.  
  • Mitch has over 25 years of experience as a COO, General Manager, and Executive Chef, predominantly for luxury country clubs within the private club industry. He also has extensive experience in opening restaurants for independent hotels such as Saybrook Point Inn and Spa, independent hotel companies such as Edgewater Management, and major brands such as Hilton and ClubCorp. 
  • Mitch obtained his B.S. in Hospitality Management from Florida International University.  
  • In his free time, Mitch is an avid golfer, who loves travel, wine, his wife, Carrie, and 25-year old twins, Brett and Alexis.  
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