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Kitchen Manager

Company: Hilton Garden Inn Rochester/Pittsford
Location: Pittsford
Posted on: August 6, 2022

Job Description:

Job DescriptionWidewaters Hotels is looking for a fun and enthusiastic Kitchen Manager to join our awesome team! We have a fantastic benefits package with very generous PTO policy and no waiting period to use. We offer Health, Dental, Vision insurance starting after only 60 days and a 401K program with a great employer match. Immediately, upon starting you'll be eligible to participate in our Associate Referral Bonus Program, which puts extra money in your pocket to help us recruit! You'll also be joining a team of dedicated individuals that truly care about creating memorable moments for our guests. Apply with us today, we're hiring great team members now

The Kitchen Manager organizes and directs the activities of the kitchen staff and is responsible for training, supervising, and working with all cooks and kitchen stewards to prepare, cook, and present food in accordance to hotel standard recipes in order to create consistent quality food products. The Kitchen Manager will report directly to the Food & Beverage Manager/Director to maintain and exceed the expected high quality of service in the restaurant, in-room services, catering and other F&B Department planning to meet operational needs. A key role within this position is also to fill the role of a chef in preparing meals for our guests and executing catering functions. The Kitchen Manager is required to adhere to the mission and values of Widewaters Hotels, LLC. What you will be doingThe Kitchen Manager is focused and responsible for the following:Kitchen Management and Organization

  • Oversee hotel's F&B market and merchandising displays in the absence of a Food & Beverage Director or Manager. Ensure products are on trend in the hotel's region and follow all applicable brand and WWH standards. Daily, weekly, and monthly inventory will be conducted according to WWH standards to maintain revenue and cost goals.
  • Maintains prompt and efficient service of all meals, snacks, functions and beverages to the required standards.
  • Establishes and implements SOPs and follows brand standards to ensure consistent execution.
  • Ensures kitchen, walk-in coolers, and all storage areas are appropriately cleaned, sanitized, and organized.
  • Oversees set up stations according to restaurant and branding guidelines.
  • Ensures cleaning, sanitizing, and prep procedures for dishes, floors, and surfaces at the end of all shifts are followed.
  • Inspects and selects uses of fruits, vegetables, meats, fish and other food products.
  • Understands and follows recipes while employing math skill and trains employees on the same.
  • Ensure proper use and maintenance of all equipment and stations and report any equipment in need of repair to chef and engineering department.
  • Promotes restaurant to increase revenue.
  • Must have a positive attitude at all times.
  • Responsible for maintaining quality of food product and ensuring consistency in food delivery while following brand standards if applicable.Administrative Functions
    • Responsible for all food ordering ,and inventory, while maintaining a favorable food cost by utilizing cost management to increase profitability and minimizing waste
    • Up to date on industry trends and subsequently suggests appropriate improvements or changes within Kitchen.
    • Works with management team to develop/meet yearly labor, food, and beverage budget, margins, and cost controls.
    • Must adhere to all brand requirement standards if applicable and standards set forth by the Widewaters Hotel Operational Audit to achieve an "Excellent" score.
    • Creates daily specials and works closely with sales team ensuring goals are geared towards exceeding guest expectations.Kitchen Specific Cook Duties
      • Performs the duties of a Chef.
      • Ensures preparation of all food items as directed in a sanitary and timely manner.
      • Suggests and follows recipes, portion controls, and presentation specifications
      • Organizes, ensuring kitchen is clean, and maintains station while practicing exceptional safety, sanitation and organizational skills.Human Resources/Management Responsibilities
        • Operates kitchen in a manner that will enhance all employees' work experience, providing coaching, counseling and mentoring to develop kitchen staff to be their best while maintaining discipline standards when appropriate.
        • Must be able to foster a successful team environment with appreciation and respect for diverse populations.
        • Responsible for interviewing, training, supervising of all kitchen staff including line cooks and kitchen stewards.
        • Responsible for all kitchen scheduling including assigning in detail specific duties to kitchen staff so that proper coverage is maintained while keeping payroll costs in line including approving vacation requests, and approving any overtime.
        • Performs annual performance reviews for kitchen staff.Administrative Functions:
          • Responsible for all food ordering and inventory, while maintaining a favorable food cost by utilizing cost management to increase profitability and minimizing waste
          • Up to date on industry trends and subsequently suggests appropriate improvements or changes within Kitchen.
          • Works with management team to develop/meet yearly labor, food, and beverage budget, margins, and cost controls.
          • Must adhere to all brand requirement standards if applicable and standards set forth by the Widewaters Hotel Operational Audit to achieve an "Excellent" score.
          • Creates daily specials and works closely with sales team ensuring goals are geared towards exceeding guest expectations.Other Duties Assigned:
            • Must adhere to all company policies and procedures as well as the Widewaters Hotels LLC Employee Handbook.
            • Must be able to participate in the hotel's MOD program.
            • Assists others as needed on special projects, as necessary.
            • Comply with all department, hotel, and company policies and procedures.
            • Perform any assigned task not outlined above that the associate has the ability to perform.
            • If you are employed by a branded hotel property, please refer to branded job description for additional duties and information.
            • Support COMPANY PILLARS by following and executing: Revenue Improvement, Cost Management/Profitability, Exceeding Guests Expectations, Associate Engagement, and Outstanding Physical Product.
            • Must adhere to all company policies and procedures as well as the Widewaters Hotels LLC Employee Handbook. Requirements
              • Minimum of two years of culinary schooling preferred.
              • Must possess a thorough knowledge of food & quality
              • Should have at least three years experience of kitchen experience, preferably as a kitchen supervisor or Sous chef with knowledge of most international and domestic dishes.
              • ServSafe certification required
              • CPR certification and/or First Aid training preferred
              • Ability to (within 30 days) receive proper local Food Safety Training if deemed by county which property is located

Keywords: Hilton Garden Inn Rochester/Pittsford, Rochester , Kitchen Manager, Executive , Pittsford, New York

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