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Executive Chef - The Willard InterContinental Washington at IHG

Posted in Management 30+ days ago.

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Type: Full-Time
Location: Washington, Washington DC





Job Description:

Do you see yourself as an Executive Chef?
 
What's your passion?  Whether you're into sports, shopping or spending time with your pet, at IHG we're interested in YOU.  At IHG we employ people who apply the same amount of care and passion to their jobs as they do their hobbies - people who put our guests at the heart of everything they do.  And we're looking for more people like this to join our friendly and professional team.
 
An American institution, the Willard InterContinental is located in the heart of the nation's capital on Pennsylvania Avenue, near the White House, the Smithsonian museums and the downtown business and theatre districts.   With a rich historic legacy, the Willard is the Washington D.C. hotel of choice for heads of state and leaders of the world's business, cultural, social and political sectors.  The hotel's 335 well appointed large guestrooms include 41 elegant suites.  Dining options include the Café du Parc, a popular French bistro with seasonal outdoor seating, and the Occidental Grill & Seafood, traditional Afternoon Tea in Peacock Alley, the classic Round Robin Bar and 24 hour Private In-Room Dining.  There is over 20,000 square feet of Conference and Banquet space and the hotel hosts events ranging from intimate meetings to luxurious weddings.  The Willard InterContinental combines heritage, sustainability and luxury with contemporary comfort and the latest technology.

This challenging position has overall responsibility for managing the operation of the kitchen(s) including food preparation and quality, physical maintenance, and inventory functions to ensure hotel quality standards are met. 
  This challenging position has overall responsibility for managing the operation of the kitchen(s) including food preparation and quality, physical maintenance, and inventory functions to ensure hotel quality standards are met.  You will manage the day-to-day operations and assignments of the kitchen staff, communicate goals, and assign/prioritize work while ensuring all staff are properly trained and have the tools and equipment needed to effectively carry out their job functions. 
 
You work to make sure all menu items are prepared and presented according to established recipes and standards. Develop menu design and concepts for all food and/or bar outlets, and catering events.  This role with maintain procedures to (1) ensure the security and proper storage of food and beverage products, kitchen inventory, and equipment, (2) replenish supplies, inventory, uniforms, etc. and (3) to minimize waste and pilferage. Ensure that all kitchen equipment is in proper condition and cleaned on a regular basis.  This includes making sure all kitchen areas are cleaned, mopped, and properly stocked according to anticipated business volume and in accordance with sanitation and health department requirements.  You will participate in the preparation of the hotel's annual budget and the setting of departmental goals. You may serve as Manager on Duty or assist with other duties as assigned. 


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Qualifications include completion of a degree or certificate in culinary arts and five  years experience as a Chef, with a least one year in a supervisory capacity, or an equivalent combination of education and culinary/kitchen operations experience.  An alcohol awareness certification and/or food service permit or valid health/food handler cards may be required by local or state government agency.  You may be required to work nights, weekends, and/or holidays. This job requires ability to perform the following: carrying or lifting items up to 50 pounds, moving about the kitchen, handling food, objects, products and utensils, bending, stooping and kneeling.
 
In return we'll give you a competitive financial and benefits package which may include healthcare support, dental, vision, disability and life insurance support, and a matching 401k plan.   Hotel discounts worldwide are available as well as access to a wide variety of discount programs and the chance to work with a great team of people. Most importantly, we'll give you the room to be yourself.
  
So what's your passion?  Please get in touch and tell us how you could bring your individual skills to IHG.
 
IHG is an equal opportunity employer: Minorities / Females / Disabled / Veterans.