Executive Chef job description
Job purpose of Executive Chef is responsible for all food and pastry production, including that used for dining rooms, banquet functions and other outlets. Supervise production and pastry staff. Develop and monitor food and labor budget for the department. Maintain highest professional food quality and sanitation standards. Develop menus, food purchase specifications and recipes.
Key duties/responsibilities of Executive Chef:
1. Responsible for enhancing the food product that is presented to guests.
2. Make changes that respond to the marketplace and to guests’ needs, both present and anticipated.
3. Recommend changes to the food product.
4. Use market research to develop new products.
5. Responsible for maintaining quality of food product and ensuring consistency in food delivery and standards.
6. Provide support of a specialist nature to the Executive Committee, particularly to the Director of Food & Beverage, and the Food & Beverage Manager.
7. Work in support of team goals and measures effectiveness through the Food & Beverage profit and service performance of the hotel.
8. Responsible for the selection, training and development of the personnel within the department.
9. Able to exercise hire and fire discretion within hotel’s policies.
10. Oversee divisional matters as they relate to federal, state and local employment and civil rights laws.
11. Control the elements that determine profit and loss.
12. Responsible for all major operating expenses.
13. Set margins and manage the business against projections.
14. Make decisions that relate to profit and loss.
15. Responsible for the financial management of the operation.
16. Give direction and be responsible for the implementation of plans.
17. Monitor effectiveness and introduce changes in response to the marketplace.
18. Set targets, plan and schedule work and performance indicators that are typically productivity and efficiency measures.