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Executive Chef

Company: Hu Hotel
Location: Memphis
Posted on: September 14, 2019

Job Description:

Aparium Hotel Group is looking for a passionate Executive Chef with strong leadership skills, passion and desire to exceed our guests' expectations at the newly renovated Hu. Hotel / Hu. Diner / Hu. Café / Hu. Roof. Located at the corner of Madison Avenue and South Main Street and tucked just off the banks of the Mississippi River, Hu. Hotel is equal parts resting spot and community hangout, here for good times and the common good. Stylish, singular, forward thinking, a little quirky and colorful, Hu. is Memphis's new standard for Southern hospitality. Rooted in our city's great past and with a twinkle in its eye towards a bright new future, see how we're doing Memphis different. Managed by Aparium Hotel Group, the hotel experience is driven by the brand pillars of trans local hospitality, collaboration and intuitive service. The powerful culmination of these elements creates a truly unique environment. Aparium's service culture is rooted in the belief that art and science are necessary to curate the guest experience. The art of the experience comes together through the power of people, place and character. The science is embedded throughout our standards and training resources. This creates a powerful service experience that enhances every guest interaction. Our working environment is fast-paced, supportive, and progressive; we consider each new day an opportunity to improve on the accomplishments of yesterday. Key characteristics in all associates are an inquisitive nature, ability to problem solve on the fly, and the desire for inspired work, regardless of the task. If this sounds like you, we encourage you to apply. The culinary experience is driven by our brand pillar of translocal hospitality. Inspired by our host cities, we cultivate loyal, local followings by delivering communal experiences unique to each location. Our hotels, restaurants, and bars are authentic crossroads where travelers and locals linger in each other's company creating a remarkable confluence of cultural color. These serendipitous meetings build dynamic moments rife with energy and excitement. It's this vitality that fosters long-term relevance and success. JOB REQUIREMENTS

  • Develop and maintain an inviting environment, with superior associates, dedicated to an attentive, distinctive experience for all guests
  • Hire, train, supervise, and coach associates
  • Identify service issues and take action to correct them
  • Maintain a friendly yet unobtrusive manner with all guests
  • Control/maximize seating of the outlets while maintaining high quality service
  • Ensure the correct and consistent service techniques
  • Control usage of all beverage items and appropriate usage of equipment, tools and service equipment
  • Observe daily conditions of all physical facilities and equipment in the outlets; make recommendations for corrections and improvements as needed
  • Prepare associate schedules which allow for appropriate service while controlling labor costs and overtime
  • Assist in other food and beverage departments
  • Communicate with other departments to ensure a supporting team of professionals
  • Ensure a safe working environment for all associates within the outlets
  • Thorough understanding of all food and beverage items offered, including ingredients, methods of preparation and proper service
  • Expert knowledge of wines and spirits
  • Attend all required meetings
  • Promote teamwork and foster a harmonious working climate
  • Promote good public relations and handle complaints or concerns of guests
  • Handle all inventories directly involved with the operation of the restaurant
  • Thorough understanding of the computer system in ringing, printing and closing checks as well as shift reports
  • Knowledge of budget preparation and cost controls
  • Work with Executive Culinary Director, Executive Chef, Sous Chefs and other team members to design concepts, menus, wine lists
  • Assures that financials goals of the outlet and the hotel are being met. Monitor and control labor expenses and other divisional expenses such as supplies and equipment. Assist in preparing business forecasts. Prepare annual budget for the division
  • Be available to work a flexible schedule to include weekends and holidays
  • All other responsibilities assigned by management ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS
    • Three or more years of experience in food and beverage management
    • Excellent knowledge of food, wine, beer and cocktails
    • Preferably have at least a 4-year college degree
    • Reading, writing and oral proficiency in the English language required
    • Knowledge of all hotel functions preferred
    • Proficiency of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook required
    • Ability to obtain and/or maintain Alcohol Awareness certification and Food Handler's Certification APARIUM SERVICE
      • Anticipate and deliver exceptional service consistently
      • Intuitively service each guest, associate, visitor or client
      • Demonstrate excellent interpersonal and communication skills with a focus on the details
      • Follow instinct and use her/his best judgment to create experiences for guests that are thoughtful and genuine
      • Greet each guest promptly, courteously, graciously with eye contact, a smile and good posture
      • Conduct oneself in a professional manner at all times to reflect the high standards of the hotel TEAMWORK
        • Maintain a good working relationship with other associates by promoting teamwork and fostering a harmonious working climate
        • Partake in a positive work ethic and surrounding environment Aparium Hospitality Services, LLC does not discriminate on the basis of disability, veteran status or any other basis protected under federal, state or local laws. The Hu. Hotel is a smoke-free, drug-free facility, and equal opportunity employer.

Keywords: Hu Hotel, Memphis , Executive Chef, Hospitality & Tourism , Memphis, Tennessee

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