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Executive Chef

Company: Le Meridien St. Louis Clayton Plaza
Location: Saint Louis
Posted on: November 25, 2022

Job Description:

Le Meridien St Louis Clayton is looking for a highly creative, passionate Executive Chef who is ready to make a name for themselves. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to collaborate with operationally savvy property leaders and ownership to take over a successful upscale restaurant concept in a desirable location. For chic, stylish, and cultured leisure and business travelers, Le Meridien St Louis Clayton is the hotel that best delivers the art of travel by curating modern, unique, and sophisticated guest experiences that pay homage to the European influence of St. Louis.


The Executive Chef will be tasked with assisting in the development of the hotel's restaurant concept and menus prior to hotel opening. They will be responsible for providing oversight and direction to kitchen associates, ensuring quality in food production, establishing and maintaining food safety and sanitation standards, control of inventory, and maintaining food & labor costs.


-Supervise kitchen associates to provide exceptional quality in food production
-Maintain knowledge of and ensure associate compliance with all hotel policies
-Interview, train, and council (where appropriate) kitchen associates
-Conduct performance reviews on kitchen associates
-Ensure appropriate inventory of supplies needed for associates to effectively do their jobs
-Review banquet event orders
-Develop and maintain system to ensure items are received and properly stored
-Develop and maintain cleaning schedule for the kitchen that meets all hotel, corporate, and health standards
-Ensure associates report to work as scheduled and maintain documented records for those that do not comply
-Ensure all recipe cards, production schedules and plating guidelines are posted and followed
-Conduct frequent walk throughs of the kitchen and correct any deficient items to ensure quality and details are being maintained
-Develop restaurant concept and menu
-Assist Sales & Catering associates with developing special menu items for clients.
-Meet with clients when necessary with professionalism
-Prepare weekly kitchen work schedules in accordance with forecasted labor costs. Adjust when necessary

We are looking for an Executive Chef who has wide-ranging experience and a focus on flavor development and the fusion of diverse cultures using rustic culinary techniques

-A proven ability to collaborate on menu, staff, and business development
-Creativity paired with consistent quality
-Verbal & Written Communication skills
-2 years prior experience in Executive Chef role with a focus on team development
-Knowledge of all federal, state, and local laws/regulations pertaining to food safety and food production
-Willingness to work a flexible schedule including nights, weekends, and holidays
-Ability to thrive under time constraints, stress
-Ability to be on your feet walking continuously
-Ability to grasp, push, pull, lift or carry up to a 100lbs with or without reasonable accommodation Associated topics: catering, commercial, corporate, culinary, deli chef, executive, salad chef, service manager, sushi, sushi chef

Keywords: Le Meridien St. Louis Clayton Plaza, St. Louis , Executive Chef, Other , Saint Louis, Missouri

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