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Loews Hotels & Co Executive Chef in New York, New York

Loews Regency New York Hotel has a legacy of luxury - expertly orchestrated and masterfully performed. Located in midtown Manhattan, the property seamlessly blends its iconic Art Deco design with modern sensibilities, craftily merging form and function to compliment 50 years of service expertise. Welcome to our Park Avenue Allure.

Job Specific

  • Create recipes and menus to reflect customer tastes/seasonal availability/restaurant theming

  • Plan menus and set pricing in accordance with marketing, cost control, and profit goals

  • Conduct order analysis and menu engineering functions to improve profit and quality performance

  • Evaluate changes in guest needs, the hotel’s guest mix, and industry and competitive trends to recommend appropriate product/service and operational changes to be made to ensure guest and employee satisfaction, and to maintain market dominance and exceptional financial returns.

  • Develop daily specials and seasonal and special event menus

  • Forecast labor and food costs

  • Organizes, supervises, and ensures safe, efficient, and sanitary production of all menu items

  • Maintains adherence to all product quality, consistency, presentation, portioning, garnishment, and utilization goals

  • Ensures adherence to all food temperature and time controls

  • Minimizes kitchen waste and breakage

  • Direct and monitor all activities of Stewarding department and team

  • Develop purchase specifications for all food and beverage items

  • Place all food orders

  • Design and maintain adherence to all food and beverage inspection and receiving standards

  • Direct the hiring and training of all food and production and stewarding team members

  • Schedule, direct, and supervise activities of all chefs, cooks, butchers, and pantry team members

  • Design skills level training and development plans for all food and beverage production team members

  • Ensure that kitchen team members have all required equipment and supplies

  • Maintain the excellent condition of all kitchen equipment and develop regular cleaning, inspection, and maintenance schedules

  • Analyze and respond to any food quality complaints, adapting menus or providing additional training as necessary

  • Monitor maintenance of proper par stocks of all kitchen and service equipment, china, glassware, and utensils

  • Report any equipment irregularities or defects to Engineering department or contracted service provider

  • Advise all food preparation team members of food quality and recipe standards

  • Conduct regular safety, sanitation, and general production tours of all kitchen and storage areas to ensure safe and efficient production and storage in accordance with all hotel standards and health regulations

  • Coordinates food production operations with food service management and staff

  • Develops and coordinates food and beverage merchandising plans with the assistance and cooperation of Food and Beverage Director

  • Develops service sales guidelines for suggested food and wine pairing

  • Prepare annual department budget and manage department costs, updating budget if operational forecasts change significantly

  • Review/maintain daily payroll reports/records to ensure labor cost conformity within forecasted budgetary guidelines and production requirements

  • Conduct departmental meetings

  • Other duties as assigned

General

  • Promotes and applies teamwork skills at all times

  • Notifies appropriate individual promptly and fully of problems and/or areas of concern

  • Is polite, friendly, and helpful to guests, management and fellow team members

  • Executes emergency procedures in accordance with hotel standards

  • Complies with required safety regulations and procedures

  • Attends appropriate hotel meetings and training sessions

  • Maintains cleanliness and excellent condition of equipment and work area

  • Complies with hotel standards, policies and rules

  • Recycles whenever possible

  • Remains current with hotel information and changes

  • Complies with hotel uniform and grooming standards

Qualifications

  • Received certification or a degree though a recognized educational institute of culinary arts

  • Minimum eight years experience as Executive Chef at similar size and quality hotel or resort

  • Minimum five years experience in multi-outlet food production management

  • Impeccable culinary skills

  • Outstanding communication and leadership skills

  • Exceptional creative abilities

  • Extensive menu development and budget preparation experience

  • Able to work a flexible schedule, including weekends and holidays

Headquartered in New York City, Loews Hotels & Co is rooted in deep heritage in the hotel industry and excellence in service. As one of the only independently owned family hotel companies, we know that hospitality comes from the heart.

Loews Hotels & Co owns and operates hotels and resorts across the U.S. and Canada. Located in major city centers and resort destinations, including multiple hotels in partnership with Universal Orlando Resort, Loews Hotels & Co features properties grounded in family heritage and dedicated to delivering unscripted guest moments, all with a locally handcrafted approach. We pride ourselves on the individuality and uniqueness of our offering.

Joining Loews Hotels & Co means not just gaining a job, it means becoming a part of a family. A family where Team Member growth and empowerment are part of our DNA and have been for decades. We offer progressive benefits including paid parental leave, 401K matching and travel benefits, and opportunities for ongoing learning and development. But beyond that, as a member of the Loews Hotels family, you are part of a culture of diversity and inclusion, one that works hard to protect our environment with eco-friendly and sustainability programs, and one that is always a good neighbor to their communities, supporting them in ways large and small. We welcome you to join us.

Loews Hotels & Co is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a diverse and inclusive work culture. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, gender, national origin, protected veteran status or any other basis protected under federal, state, or local law.

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