This position requires candidates to have a US work permit. Please do not apply if you are not legally able to work in the United States.
Applicants to this position must reside within a 90 mile radius of the property.
CULINAIRE, a dynamic, privately-owned food and beverage management company is seeking a professional and enthusiastic Executive Chef for the Embassy Suites Washington DC and Trattoria Nicola's, a casual neighborhood Italian restaurant located within the hotel.
As Executive Chef you will report to the Food and Beverage Director and be responsible for:
-Production of all food for Nicola's Trattoria as well as banquet events held at the Embassy Suites -Designing, supervising, coordinating, and participating in activities of the culinary team and other kitchen personnel -Teaching and training the culinary team -Menu development -Making presentations to clients -Food purchasing -Establishing and managing food and labor cost controls to insure a profitable operation -Ensuring quality, consistency and creativity are at the highest level while maximizing the operation's personnel and resources
What We're Looking For:
-Experience preparing Italian cuisine -5+ years of culinary experience with at least three years in an Executive Chef or Sous Chef position -Understanding of corporate structure -Able to oversee menu changes and cost out product -Experience with catered events -P&L savvy; able to diligently cost control labor and food cost -Extroverted personality to coach and mentor staff, as well as to speak confidently with customers -Computer proficiency
CULINAIRE provides upscale food and beverage management services to a diverse collection of accounts including cultural arts centers, hotels, restaurants, private clubs, and special event venues. We add value to our clients' enterprises by maintaining a distinctively high level of quality in our cuisine and service. We offer our associates an entrepreneurial atmosphere with continued growth and leadership opportunities. We offer a competitive base salary plus bonus program rewarding successful performance as well as insurance benefits, 401K with company match and paid time off.
Equal Opportunity Employer and Drug Free Workplace.