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Executive Chef

Barnsley Resort
Job Description
Award-winning Barnsley Resort, one of the most treasured luxury destinations in the South, actively seeks a passionate and creative Executive Chef to lead an incredible team of sous chefs and line cooks.  With on-site resort gardens and relationships with local farmers, the menus for three restaurants and an extensive banquet operation showcase the harvest of the season, all in an unmatched scenic location.  
Responsible for the overall success and performance of the daily culinary operations.  Exhibits leadership and culinary talent through personal involvement in all aspects of the culinary division.  Supervises all kitchen areas to ensure a consistency in quality representative of our high standards and guest expectations.  Ensure all sanitation standards are maintained and reviewed regularly.  Responsible for the development of continued education and skills testing of the culinary team.  Oversees all food preparation areas (The Woodlands Grill, The Rice House, Pool House, Beer Garden, Catering Events and Food and Beverage colleague meals) also to include related areas (purchasing and stewarding).
 Essential Duties
  • Approaches all encounters with guests and colleagues in a friendly, service-oriented manner
  • Provides leadership to the culinary management team
  • Coordinates with other staff and departments to arrange for  the delivery of requested services
  • Maintains constant contact with kitchen staff to ensure complete effective communication between food production and food service
  • Directs all day to day operations
  • Delegate tasks to improve efficiency guiding sous chefs in furthering their skills sets as it relates to administrative tasks in the culinary division and development process
  • Has full understanding of each position in the kitchen and able to perform those tasks in the event of an absence
  • Set performance standards and monitors them regularly
  • Clearly Communicates directions and visions in a manner which motivates and encourages colleagues
  • Coordinates quarterly training plans and testing to ensure staff (FOH &BOH Culinary) is well educated in food preparation methods and key ingredients
  • Leads by example serving as a role model; displays humility, honesty and integrity
  • Ensures all company policies are administered fairly and consistently
  • Maintain an open door policy, encourage collaborative efforts between all colleagues
  • Demonstrate strong business acumen;  understand financial reports, adjust to the needs of both consumer and business, monitor closely food costs and related expenditures
  • Performs a through and accurate monthly inventory as well as random inventories throughout each month, Utilizing approved spreadsheets and /or inventory programs
  • Maintains proper inventory levels of dry goods, meats, dairy, produce, juices, etc.
  • Ensures the appropriate handling, storage, and security of all food products
  • Demonstrate new cooking techniques and equipment
  • Oversees all catering events and menu creation with the assistance of Banquet Chef
  • Works closely with Food and Beverage Director and Sous to create new and interesting dishes, menus, activities and themed dinners  
  • Create rotating menus that coincide with the seasons featuring local and hyper-local ingredients
  • Develops relationships with local merchants
  • Sources highest quality products and ensures competitive pricing is negotiated 
  • Respond to Marketing requests for PR, social media or other requests in a timely manner.
  • Develop and maintain in-room amenities and retail items
  • Develop and implement purchasing guidelines and control as it relates to purchasing and receiving
  • Ensure staffing guidelines are implemented and pertinent to guest satisfaction
  • Oversee training programs and evaluations for interns/externs.

To apply for this position and view the complete job description, please visit the employment page of our website at http://barnsleyresort.com/employment.aspx  . You can also pick up an application at the gatehouse.  Please follow the directions for the job application process. We are not able to accept phone calls or walk in applicants.  Barnsley Resort is a Drug Free Workplace. Background check and drug testing is required for employment.
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