Plaza Hotel & Casino EXECUTIVE CHEF in Las Vegas, Nevada

EXECUTIVE CHEF

About the Organization

The Plaza Hotel and Casino redefines Downtown Las Vegas luxury and creates a perfect combination of comfort and sophistication. Anchoring the Fremont Street Experience, the Plaza has been an iconic hotel in Downtown Las Vegas for the past 40 years and a recent property reinvention has allowed the Plaza to retain its classic Las Vegas charm and embrace a new world look. Boasting real values, real people and classic fun.

Description

POSITION SUMMARY: The Executive Chef is dedicated to providing refined luxury service in order to create lasting and favorable memories. This position promotes, directs, and leads the company's core service standards and brand attributes and supports the company's initiatives and platform. The Executive Chef will handle all aspects of the kitchen operations for the Gourmet Steakhouse, including menu development, and performance management of employees. In addition, oversees the inventory and ordering of food and supplies, optimize profits and ensure that guests are satisfied with their dining experience and maintain excellent food quality, as well as ensuring a positive, forward- thinking, and safe environment. All duties are to be performed in accordance with the Food and Beverage division standards and Property policies, practices and procedures, as well as Plaza brand standards.

Top 5 Specific Job Functions:

  • Establish the day's priorities and assign production and prep task to staff to execute

  • Meet with Chefs to review schedules, assignments, anticipated business levels, changes and other information pertinent to the job performance

  • Ensure that all staff prepare menu items following recipes and yield guides, according to department standards

  • Designs and implements restaurant menu and menu engineering and consistently rotates menu items

  • Conduct frequent walkthrough of the Kitchen area and direct respective personnel to correct any deficiencies ensuring that quality and details are being maintained

Other Specific Job Functions:

  • Maintain complete knowledge of and comply with all departmental policies, procedures, and standards

  • Maintain complete knowledge of correct maintenance and use of equipment

  • Anticipate guests' needs, respond promptly and acknowledge all guests, however busy and whatever time of day

  • Maintain positive guest relations at all times

  • Monitor and maintain cleanliness, sanitation and organization of assigned work areas

  • Review daily specials and offer feedback to Chefs

  • Communicate additions or changes to the assignments as they arise throughout the shift

  • Requisition the days supplies and ensure that they are received and stored correctly

  • Meet with the staff to review equipment needs, cleaning schedule/project status, Health/Safety and sanitation follow up

  • Ensure that staff report to work as scheduled, documenting any late or absent employees

  • Inspect grooming and attire of staff; rectify any deficiencies

  • Check and ensure that all opening duties are completed to standard

  • Ensure that the Kitchen work area is stocked with specified tools, supplies and equipment to meet the business demand

  • Ensure that recipe cards, production schedules, plating guides, photographs are current and posted

  • Monitor performance of staff and ensure all procedures are completed to the department standards

  • Work on line during service and assist wherever needed

  • Be aware of any shortages and make arrangements before the item runs out

  • Ensure that F&B Service Staff are informed of food items that have been removed and amount of available menu specials throughout the meal period

  • Ensure that staff maintain and strictly abide by State sanitation/Health regulations and Hotel requirements

  • Maintain proper storage procedures as specified by Health Department and Hotel requirements

  • Instruct staff in the correct usage and care of all machinery in the Kitchen operation, stressing safety

  • Minimize waste and maintain controls to attain forecasted food and labor costs

  • Ensure that excess items are utilized efficiently

  • Monitor and ensure that all closing duties are completed to standard before staff sign out

  • Foster and promote a cooperative working climate, maximizing productivity and employee morale

  • Provide feedback to staff on their performance; handle disciplinary problems and counsel employees according to Hotel standards

  • Interviews and hire new personnel according to Hotel policies and standards.

  • Prepare weekly work schedules for all Kitchen personnel in accordance with staffing guidelines and forecasted labor costs, adjusting schedules throughout the week to meet business demands

This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee in this position. It is not intended to give all details or a step-by-step account of the way each procedure or task is performed. The incumbent is expected to perform other duties necessary for the effective operation of the department.

Position Requirements

Required:

  • At least six years of related experience working at a fine dining restaurant

  • At least six years prior experience as an Executive Chef in a fine dining or similar established high quality operation

  • Knowledge for all phases of food administration, cost control and familiarity of all food services is required.

  • Excellent communication, organizational, leadership and supervisory skills

  • Strong coaching and development skills

  • Prior experience in labor and food cost control

  • Comprehension of English oral and written language

  • Ability to work in a high pressure environment

  • Professional appearance and demeanor

  • Must have ability to create high staff morale and develop people.

Preferred:

  • Associate‚Äôs Degree in Culinary Arts or recognized formal certified training program from a National Culinary Association

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS:

  • ServSafe

  • Food Handlers Card

  • Alcohol Awareness Card

PlayLV Gaming is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, PlayLV Gaming will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.

Location

PLAZA HOTEL AND CASINO

EOE Statement

We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

This position is currently accepting applications.