Highgate Hotels - Full-Time July 24th

Chef & B

Highgate Hotels

Highgate is a leading real estate investment and hospitality management company widely recognized as an innovator in the industry. Highgate is the dominant player in major U.S. gateway cities including New York, Boston, Miami, San Francisco and Honolulu, with a growing Caribbean and Latin America footprint. The hospitality forward company provides expert guidance through all stages of the property cycle, from planning and development through recapitalization or disposition. Highgate has a proven record of developing its diverse portfolio of bespoke lifestyle hotel brands, legacy brands, and independent hotels and resorts with contemporary programming and digital acumen. The company utilizes industry-leading revenue management tools that efficiently identify and predict evolving market dynamics to drive outperformance and maximize asset value. With an executive team consisting of some of the most experienced hotel management leaders, the company is a trusted partner for top ownership groups and major hotel brands. Highgate maintains corporate offices in New York, Chicago, Dallas, London, Miami, and Seattle. www.highgate.com.

Location

24 North Hotel is Key West’s answer to casual-resort luxury offering guests a genuine island experience. Set at the entry point of Key West on North Roosevelt Boulevard the hotel is convenient to the island’s best attractions including Old Town, Duval Street, Mallory Square, Smathers Beach and the Hemingway House. With 145 guest rooms (including 8 suites), views of the gulf, and a lively pool scene, guests can embrace Key West culture while staying in a modern and hip hotel.

Overview

The Chef & B is responsible for coordinating, supervising and directing all aspects of the hotel’s food production, while maintaining profitable F&B operations and high quality products and service levels. He/she is expected to provide training for all staff, meet corporate quality standards, establish and enforce food specifications, portion control, recipes and sanitation. This person is also responsible for controlling food and labor costs of all F&B outlets while maximizing guest satisfaction. This person will be respopnsible of both front of the house and back of the house. We are looking for an energetic, collaborative Leader for the Highgate properties at The Keys Collection in Key West, Florida.

Responsibilities

Work with other F&B supervisors and keep them informed of F&B issues as they arise.

Keep immediate supervisor fully informed of all problems or matters requiring his/her attention.

Coordinate and monitor all phases of Loss Prevention in kitchen areas.

Prepare and submit required reports in a timely manner.

Monitor quality of all food product and presentation.

Ensure preparation of required reports, including (but not limited to) Wage Progress, payroll, revenue, employee Schedules, quarterly actions plans.

Oversee all aspects of the daily operation of the kitchen and food production areas.

Respond to guest complaints in a timely manner.

Ensure compliance with SOP’s in all outlets.

Ensure compliance with requisition procedures.

Conduct staff performance reviews in accordance with Highgate Hotel standards.

Understand, implement and monitor corporate promotions in outlets, including buffet and three-meal concept standards.

Know and enforce all local health department sanitation laws.

Create and implement menus.

Design and implement employee cafeteria rotating menu and oversee cafeteria operations.

Coordinate, supervise and direct the Stewarding Department.

Compute daily food cost.

Develop proper training and direction of departmental assistants in compliance with company standards of quality, specifications, portion control, recipes, employee relations, sanitation, etc.

Understand daily forecasts and customer counts.

Coordinate all par stock levels.

Assess food portion size, visual appeal, taste and temperature of items served.

Direct and train all chefs/cooks to ensure adequate operation in all outlets.

Create menus for prospective clients.

Review and approve weekly payroll.

Check food purchases for proper ordering, quality and price structure.

Oversee daily activities such as preparation for all food items, receiving daily inventories, log-on report and food cost report.

Communicate to Engineering any physical maintenance problems.

Assist catering sales on all special menus and price structures.

Participate in required M.O.D. program as scheduled.

Qualifications

A 2-year, 3-year or 4-year culinary degree and at least 5 years of progressive experience in a hotel or a related field.

Previous supervisor responsibility is required.

Must have knowledge of F&B preparation techniques, health department rules and regulations, liquor laws and regulations.

Long hours sometimes required.

Medium work – Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or 20 pounds of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects.

Maintain a warm and friendly demeanor at all times.

Must be able to effectively communicate both verbally and written, with all level of employees and guests in an attentive, friendly, courteous and service oriented manner.

Must be effective at listening to, understanding, and clarifying concerns raised by employees and guests.

Must be able to multitask and prioritize departmental functions to meet deadlines.

Approach all encounters with guests and employees in an attentive, friendly, courteous and service-oriented manner.

Attend all hotel required meetings and trainings.

Participate in M.O.D. coverage as required.

Maintain regular attendance in compliance with Highgate Hotel Standards, as required by scheduling, which will vary according to the needs of the hotel.

Maintain high standards of personal appearance and grooming, which include wearing nametags.

Comply with Highgate Hotel Standards and regulations to encourage safe and efficient hotel operations.

Maximize efforts towards productivity, identify problem areas and assist in implementing solutions.

Must be effective in handling problems, including anticipating, preventing, identifying and solving problems as necessary.

Must be able to understand and evaluate complex information, data, etc. from various sources to meet appropriate objectives.

Must be able to maintain confidentiality of information.

Perform other duties as requested by management.

Highgate Hotels

Salary: Negotiable
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