Fairmont Executive Chef - Restaurant in United States

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Executive Chef - Restaurant

The Executive Chef – Restaurant is the restaurant’s culinary director and artistic mind. This person is passionate about the culinary world, specifically embracing our city’s food offerings. In addition to loving the local food community in Pittsburgh we are looking for someone who is engaged in culinary trends. This position is for someone who will have a proactive approach to the operation, and will constantly strive to innovate and implement new ideas to enhance our guest experience.

Hotel Overview: Fairmont Pittsburgh, a 4 diamond LEED certified luxury hotel, is located at the heart of Pittsburgh’s business, cultural and retail hub. Fairmont Pittsburgh offers superb and distinctive guest services and accommodations in a luxury setting.

Drawing from Pittsburgh’s rich history, the restaurant’s new central bar showcases a wide selection of local beers, craft cocktails, and an elevated American Cuisine menu with unique signature items that have the power to transform guests into regulars. Vibrant and inviting, the restaurant and bar offers a space that allows for an open, airy atmosphere with a modern framework incorporated with architectural elements. A fresh and modern setting provides revelers local context in a familiar environment. The result is a restaurant and bar with a neighborhood vibe and sophisticated offerings.

Summary of Responsibilities:

Reporting to the Executive Chef/Director of Operations, responsibilities and essential job functions include but are not limited to the following:

  • Drive the culinary direction of our signature restaurant.

  • Participate in the local culinary scene through industry organizations and networking.

  • Participate in culinary social media initiatives.

  • Drive the service vision with the restaurant General Manager and actively engage with guests.

  • Create menus that are casual yet sophisticated and that appeal to the local market through development of recipes, presentations, and quality standards.

  • Continuously works on new processes to enhance our guest experience and is open to innovation and change.

  • Oversee daily activities such as preparation for all food items, sanitation of the outlets, receiving daily inventories, daily log report, and food cost report.

  • Understand daily forecasts and guest counts and coordinate with chefs all par stock levels.

  • Manage all department head responsibilities and tasks for the restaurant culinary operation (forecasting expenses, payroll & productivity, P&L; commentary, recruitment, training and talent development).

  • Build colleague engagement/guest loyalty and outstanding service results.

  • Ensures departmental schedules reflect our service commitments, colleague needs, and business-productivity commitments.

  • Conducts daily shift briefings ensuring that our colleagues are well informed and prepared to deliver outstanding service.

  • Ensures that all colleagues are trained and held accountable for brand standards.

  • Takes responsibility of the cleanliness, maintenance, and storage procedures of the kitchen.

  • Comply with all safety and health department procedures, as well as, all state and federal liquor laws.

  • Other duties as assigned

Employee Status


  • Must be able to convey information and ideas clearly.

  • Must work well in stressful, high pressure situations.

  • Must be effective at handling problems in the workplace, including anticipating, preventing, identifying, and solving problems for guests/colleagues.

  • Must be able to work with and understand financial information and data, and have basic business acumen

  • ServeSafe Sanitation course preferred

Physical Aspects of Position (include but are not limited to):

  • Constant standing, walking throughout shift.

  • Long hours may be required.

  • Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or 20 pounds of force constantly to lift, carry, push, pull, or otherwise move objects.

Visa Requirements: Must have proof of valid U.S. work authorization

APPLY TODAY: Whether you're launching your career or seeking meaningful employment, we invite you to visit www.fairmontcareers.com to learn more about Fairmont Hotels & Resorts and the extraordinary opportunities that exist!

ABOUT FAIRMONT HOTELS & RESORTS At Fairmont Hotels & Resort we offer our guests the finest hospitality experience in each of our destinations. And we know that, to offer our guests the best, we first need to offer our employees the best. That's why you'll find exceptional work opportunities - throughout North America and the Caribbean, Europe and Africa, the Middle East and Asia Pacific - as well as industry - leading training, career development, recognition and rewards. Fairmont Hotels & Resorts is a celebrated collection of hotels that includes landmark locations like London's The Savoy, New York's The Plaza, and Shanghai's Fairmont Peace Hotel. Our teams are guided by values of Respect, Integrity, Teamwork and Empowerment; we employ the highest ethical and quality standards, treating all colleagues with fairness and dignity. Our Sustainability Partnership program represents our ever-expanding commitment to being a responsible business and to following the principles of sustainability across our operations, the world over. A community and environmental leader, Fairmont is also regarded for its responsible tourism practices and award - winning Green Partnership program. An exciting future awaits!

Primary Location: United States-Pittsburgh-Fairmont Pittsburgh

Employee Status: Regular

Job Level: Management / Supervisory

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Rotating / Shift Work

Travel: No

Closing Date: 30.Jan.2017, 11:59:00 PM

Req ID: PGH00709