Executive Chef

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Los Angeles – Commerce
Commerce, CA

Posted March 13, 2019

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Executive Chef

POSITION SUMMARY The Company operates 24 hours a day and 7 days a week, so operational demands require variations in shift days, starting and ending times, and hours worked in a week.  

The Executive Chef manages staff and day-to-day kitchen operations including planning and managing the production and presentation of quality food in a cost effective, safe manner.  Creates and recommends menu changes to achieve guest satisfaction. The Executive Chef manages company policies and procedures, brand standards and local, state and national regulations.  Responsible for quality service, meeting/exceeding financial and service goals, and managing within approved plans and objectives.  Contributes to and recommends budget,  inventory controls,  Reports, investigates and resolves violations to internal controls, policies, procedures, standards and regulations.  

This position directly manages assigned staff and can  articulates Company goals to the staff.  Demonstrates commitment to these goals through work ethic, integrity and respect for the Company and associates.  Unites associates in a common commitment to achieve and exceed these goals.  Works closely with management throughout the hotel and the Company.  Impresses guests with quality and timely service in a pleasant and friendly manner.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Guest Satisfaction – Manage kitchen services in compliance with policies, procedures, standards and regulations.  Manage staff schedules to ensure adequate coverage while managing the department budget.  Train and motivate associates to have positive and effective guest relations skills.  Ensure staff compliance with all guest service basics such as uniforms, name tags and proper guest greeting.  Ensure timely response to guest needs.  Resolve guest complaints as appropriate to maintain guest satisfaction.  Regularly review service scores to identify areas needing improvement and implement appropriate changes.  Be knowledgeable on hotel facilities, services and the city to assist guests as appropriate.
     
  • Asset Management - Walk the operations daily to identify issues and to speak with and listen to associates.  Ensure associates are properly trained in food storage, preparation and handling procedures and kitchen safety, sanitation and equipment usage.  Ensure adequate controls are installed and maintained for the protection of the hotel’s financial assets against loss or misappropriation.  Manage food inventories and spoilage.  Ensure cleanliness and preventative maintenance programs are in place to protect assets and maintenance problems are promptly reported to Engineering through proper channels.  Submit recommendations for changes and improvements to senior management.  Work collaboratively with the Corporate Office to ensure Company assets are accurately tracked.  Ensure associates are properly trained in the use and maintenance of Company assets.


  • Administration – Direct the compilation and analyze various corporate reports and property reports to provide management with accurate information and to comply with corporate policies and procedures as well as government laws and regulations. Complete all required and requested reporting in a timely and accurate manner. Perform special projects and other responsibilities as assigned. Participate in task forces and committees as requested. As requested, assist the General Manager with the preparation of the annual hotel budget and forecasts.

  • Skills and Abilities:
    Possess knowledge of culinary arts, food & beverage service, hospitality, business and basic accounting principles and practices.  Possess organizational skills that result in accurate, timely and thorough work.  Ability to effectively and efficiently manage daily operations and resolve operational problems.  Ability to appropriately interview, hire, schedule, motivate, train, monitor and address staff performance.
    Ability to compile facts and figures and analyze information which involves data manipulation or interpretation to arrive at logical conclusions. Ability to anticipate and identify issues and exercise initiative to investigate, interpret and reach logical conclusions and make sound business decisions.
    Possess strong listening, verbal and written communication skills with professionalism, diplomacy and confidentiality.  Display consistent professional leadership while simultaneously handling competing and changing priorities and projects.  Remain positive, resourceful and possess the ability to improvise while working in a fast-paced environment, sometimes under pressure.
    Knowledge of and ability to operate a computer, calculator, phone and other office equipment.  Must satisfy and comply with the legal requirements for employment within the jurisdiction. 
  • Working Conditions & Physical Effort:
    Work is normally performed in an interior hotel environment.  While performing job duties, the associate speaks, listens, completes documents, processes requests and operates office equipment such as a telephone, calculator, computer, copier and fax.  Physical requirements include extended periods of standing and/or walking, bending, reaching, pulling, pushing, kneeling, and lifting up to 50 pounds.  The work involves some exposure to extreme temperatures, chemicals, dirt, fumes, smoke, unpleasant odors, and/or loud noises.  The exposure to hazards or physical risks requires following basic safety precautions and use of applicable protective equipment.  The job requires close vision with or without corrective lenses.
     
  • QUALIFICATIONS The Company may consider equivalent combination of acceptable education and experience providing the knowledge, skills and abilities cited below. 
    • Bilingual English/Spanish preferred
    • Ability to train others
    • Flexible hours
    • Customer interaction

  • Education and Experience: 
    High school education plus a degree in culinary arts or related major. Five or more years of related experience.  Familiarity with hospitality industry practices preferred.
     
     

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Los Angeles – Commerce

201 Room Hotel

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At a Glance

Welcome to the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Los Angeles – Commerce, located 10 minutes from downtown Los Angeles and conveniently situated between Disneyland® and Universal Studios®. Travelers will discover easy access to Citadel Outlets, Commerce Casino and the entertainment venues at LA Live. 

Guests can relax in a stylish guest room or suite furnished with an HDTV, signature bedding, a large work desk and internet access. Then have a meal at Terra Nova Restaurant and Lounge, open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner or lounge in our courtyard.

  • 10 minutes from downtown Los Angeles and convenient to major freeways
  • Centrally located between Disneyland® and Universal Studios®
  • Outdoor heated pool, whirlpool and 24-hour fitness center
  • All-day dining at TerraNova Restaurant & Bar
  • Nearly 6,000 sq. ft. of event space, including a ballroom

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Los Angeles – Commerce

5757 Telegraph Road

Commerce, CA 90040

Telephone (323) 887-8100