Executive Chef

Hyatt Regency Lexington
Lexington, KY

Posted January 11, 2019

Executive Chef needed at the Hyatt Regency Lexington!!

Executive Chef

Hyatt Regency Lexington is a landmark, 366-room, full-service hotel in the heart of downtown Lexington, KY. We are the focal point of Triangle Park and Lexington Convention Center. Our Banquet Department services 157,000 square feet of meeting space that can accommodate over 9,000 guests for full service meals within the hotel and the adjacent Lexington Convention Center and Rupp Arena.

The Executive Chef will be responsible for menu planning, provisioning, food preparation, and sanitation in a high volume Banquet Operation and Restaurant. 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:

  • Training food prep employees
  • Ability to instill safety and sanitation habits in all employees
  • Teach employees 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 employees to reflect Hyatt Service Standards and Procedures



  • Minimum of 3 years experience as an Executive Chef in a high volume operations, specifically in Banquet & Restaurant Operations is preferred

**Must have experience at properties of similar size and quality

Technical Requirements:

  • Experience in production techniques of large banquets
  • Experience in line and banquet cooking
  • Experience developing innovative banquet menus
  • Inventory control skills
  • Ability to prepare a variety of cuisines, using skill and creativity
  • Supervise daily food preparation for assigned areas
  • Experience in budgeting, food cost, labor costs, and scheduling
  • Excellent sanitation knowledge; must run a clean kitchen

Managerial Requirements:

  • Excellent leadership skills
  • Clear, concise written and verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrate ability to lead by example
  • Abilities to inspire, train, and develop people for promotion
  • Instill a Guest Service attitude in all employees

Business Skills:

  • Strong technical skills
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Strong knowledge of computers
  • Excellent budgetary, projections, and cost control skills
  • Ability to produce consistent profits
  • Provide overall direction, coordination, and ongoing evaluation of operations

Educational Requirements:

HACCP Trained
Technical School or Formal Technical Skills Training

Hyatt Regency Lexington

366 Room Hotel

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Our Hotel

Welcome to Hyatt Regency Lexington, a hotel where business travelers and families can enjoy unparalleled service and amenities.

Spacious guest rooms: 366 suite-inspired rooms with accessible options and free Wi-Fi, laptop safes & coffeemakers with Starbucks™ Coffee.

  • Indoor heated swimming pool
  • Outdoor sun deck
  • ATM
  • Safe deposit boxes at front desk
  • Valet parking
  • Laundry and dry cleaning for a charge
  • Room Service
  • Online check-in
  • Express checkout