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Executive Chef

Company: Hyatt
Location: Merced
Posted on: March 14, 2020

Job Description:

A hallmark of the Joie de Vivre brand is that every hotel is deeply and uniquely of its place. Fro the El Capitan Hotel and Mainzer Theater, that place is on Main Street Merced, in California's Central Valley, and within a 90-minute drive of Yosemite National Park or the San Francisco Bay Area. The locale and the El Capitan properties are further defined by a history shaped by the railroad, ranching and agriculture, and a connection to Yosmite that states to a time when Merced was truly the last stop for provisions before the last leg of the journey into the park.

El Capitan Hotel features a restaurant serving classic California dishes inspired by the local bounty and produce of the Central Valley. The offerings extend throughout this historic property with three main outlets. From a full service three meal period restaurant, to a cafe bar and a garden courtyard, where artisan coffees, crafted cocktails, and lighter fare nourish locals and travelers alike. The property will host a bodega style market as well.

A short walk from El Capitan Hotel, Mainzer Theater is a communal gathering space hosting live entertainment. The theater, with its multiple functions and spaces, features a screening room, a game room and a restaurant serving approachable American comfort food.

Near art galleries, the playhouse, movies, live entertainment at Merced Theater and Multicultural Arts Center, and seasonal events, the properties' role within the Main Street community and MErced's history is to serve as a vital, cultural hub within the Central Valley.

At Joie de Vivre, a Hyatt brand, we believe our guests select us because of our caring and attentive colleagues who are focused on providing efficient service and meaningful experiences. The Executive Chef is a highly visible role with exposure to Senior and Corporate leadership. This position reports to the Director of Food and Beverage.

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 colleagues
--- Ability to instill safety and sanitation habits in all colleagues
--- Teach colleagues 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 colleagues to reflect Hyatt service standards and procedures
--- Responsible for short and long term planning and the management of the Food operations in the back of the house
--- Direct and oversee development of colleagues
--- Hire, train, empower, coach and counsel, performance reviews
--- Implementation of payroll, inventory and budget for food operations
--- Coordinate food operations with the other hotel departments to ensure efficient guest service
--- Implement procedures to increase guest and colleague satisfaction
--- Performing daily walk-through to ensure full compliance with Department of Health regulations and Hyatt Corporate standards
--- Maintain communications with Corporate Staff
Hyatt colleagues 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.

Keywords: Hyatt, Merced , Executive Chef, Hospitality & Tourism , Merced, California

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