Head Chef in Marriott's Club Son Antem at Marriott Vacations Worldwide Call Center

Date Posted: 10/18/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Are you ready to grow your dream career while making others' vacation dreams come true? Marriott Vacations Worldwide is a world premier organization for Vacation Ownership with resorts at destinations around the globe. Join our team and help deliver unforgettable experiences that make vacation dreams come true.

POSITION SUMMARY

Accountable for overall success of the daily kitchen operations. Exhibits culinary talents by personally performing tasks while leading the staff and managing all food related functions. Works to continually improve guest and employee satisfaction while maintaining the operating budget. Supervises all kitchen areas to ensure a consistent, high quality product is produced. Responsible for guiding and developing staff including direct reports. Must ensure sanitation and food standards are achieved.

CRITICAL TASKS

Ensuring Culinary Standards and Responsibilities are Met

  • Provides direction for menu development.
  • Develops, designs, or creates new applications, ideas, relationships, systems, or products, including artistic contributions.
  • Determines how food should be presented, and create decorative food displays.
  • Recognizes superior quality products, presentations and flavor.
  • Ensures compliance with food handling and sanitation standards.
  • Ensures compliance with all applicable laws and regulations.
  • Follows proper handling and right temperature of all food products.
  • Ensures employees maintain required food handling and sanitation certifications.
  • Maintains purchasing, receiving and food storage standards.
  • Prepares and cooks foods of all types, either on a regular basis or for special guests or functions.
  • Knows and implements brand's Safety Standards.
  • Supervises kitchen shift operations and ensures compliance with all Food & Beverage policies, standards and procedures.
  • Operates and maintains all department equipment and reports malfunctions.
  • Supports procedures for food & beverage portion and waste controls.
  • Monitor the quality of raw and cooked food products to ensure that standards are met.
  • Folow up on GSS comments / scores create action plan

Leading Team

  • Leads kitchen team. Supervises and manages employees. Manages all day-to-day operations.
  • Supervises and coordinates activities of cooks and workers engaged in food preparation.
  • Utilizes interpersonal and communication skills to lead, influence, and encourage others; advocates sound financial/business decision making; demonstrates honesty/integrity; leads by example.
  • Encourages and builds mutual trust, respect, and cooperation among team members.
  • Serves as a role model to demonstrate appropriate behaviors.
  • Ensures and maintains the productivity level of employees.
  • Establishes and maintains open, collaborative relationships with employees and ensures employees do the same within the team.
  • Estimates daily production needs on a weekly basis and communicates production needs to kitchen personnel daily.
  • Leads shifts while personally preparing food items and executing requests based on required specifications.
  • Understands employee positions well enough to perform duties in employees' absence or determine appropriate replacement to fill gaps.
  • Provides guidance and direction to subordinates, including setting performance standards and monitoring performance.
  • Ensures property policies are administered fairly and consistently.
  • Reviews staffing levels to ensure that guest service, operational needs and financial objectives are met.
  • Solicits employee feedback, utilizes an "open door" policy and reviews employee satisfaction results to identify and address employee problems or concerns.
  • Demonstrate new cooking techniques and equipment to staff.

Maintaining Culinary Goals

  • Develops and implements guidelines and control procedures for purchasing and receiving areas.
  • Communicates the importance of safety procedures, detailing procedure codes, ensuring employee understanding of safety codes, monitoring processes and procedures related to safety.
  • Manages department controllable expenses including food cost, supplies, uniforms and equipment.
  • Participates in the budgeting process for areas of responsibility.
  • Knows and implements the brand's safety standards.
  • Knows and implements brand standard use records
  • Achieves and exceeds goals including performance goals, budget goals, team goals, etc.
  • Develops specific goals and plans to prioritize, organize, and accomplish your work.
  • Comprehends budgets, operating statements and payroll progress reports as needed to assist in the financial management of department.
  • Schedules employees to business demands and tracks employee time and attendance.
  • Understands the impact of departments operation on the overall property financial goals and objectives and manages to achieve or exceed budgeted goals.
  • Orders employee uniforms according to budget and ensures uniforms are properly inventoried and maintained.

Ensuring Exceptional Customer Service

  • Provides services that are above and beyond for customer satisfaction and retention.
  • Manages day-to-day operations, ensuring the quality, standards and meeting the expectations of the customers on a daily basis.
  • Displays leadership in guest hospitality, exemplifies excellent customer service and creates a positive atmosphere for guest relations
  • Improves service by communicating and assisting individuals to understand guest needs, providing guidance, feedback, and individual coaching when needed.
  • Interacts with guests to obtain feedback on product quality and service levels.
  • Sets a positive example for guest relations.
  • Respond and handles guest problems and complaints.
  • Empowers employees to provide excellent customer service. Establishes guidelines so employees understand expectations and parameters.
  • Ensures employees receive on-going training to understand guest expectations.
  • Strives to improve service performance.
  • Provides and supports service behaviors that are above and beyond for customer satisfaction and retention.
  • Improves service by communicating and assisting individuals to understand guest needs, providing guidance, feedback, and individual coaching when needed.
  • Reviews comment cards, guest satisfaction results and other data to identify areas of improvement

Managing and Conducting Human Resource Activities

  • Identifies the developmental needs of others and coaching, mentoring, or otherwise helping others to improve their knowledge or skills.
  • Identifies the educational needs of others, developing formal educational or training programs or classes, and teaching or instructing others.
  • Assists as needed in the interviewing and hiring of employee team members with appropriate skills.
  • Participates in the employee performance appraisal process, providing feedback as needed.
  • Solicits employee feedback, utilizes an "open door" policy and reviews employee satisfaction results to identify and address employee problems or concerns.
  • Participates in training the Restaurant and Stewarding staff on menu items including ingredients, preparation methods and unique tastes.
  • Identifies the developmental needs of others and coaching, mentoring, or otherwise helping others to improve their knowledge or skills.
  • Ensures employees are treated fairly and equitably.
  • Trains kitchen associates on the fundamentals of good cooking and excellent plate presentations.
  • Administers the performance appraisal process for direct report managers.
  • Observes service behaviors of employees and provides feedback to individuals and or managers.
  • Manages employee progressive discipline procedures for areas of responsibility.
  • Ensures disciplinary procedures and documentation are completed according to Standard and Local Operating Procedures (SOPs and LSOPs) and supports the Peer Review Process.

Additional Responsibilities

  • Provides information to supervisors, co-workers, and subordinates by telephone, in written form, e-mail, or in person.
  • Analyzes information and evaluating results to choose the best solution and solve problems.
  • Assists F&B Manager & Executive Chef with all kitchen operations.
  • Attends and participates in all pertinent meetings.

MANAGEMENT COMPETENCIES

Leadership

  • Adaptability - Determines how change impacts self and others; displays flexibility in adjusting priorities; and communicates both the reasons for change and how it impacts the workplace.
  • Communication - Customizes approach to conveying complex information and ideas to others in a convincing and engaging manner; appropriately interprets verbal and non-verbal behavior; and models active listening to ensure understanding..
  • Problem Solving and Decision Making - Models and coaches others on breaking complex issues into manageable parts, identifying and evaluating alternatives and their implications before making decisions, and involving and gaining agreement from others when making key decisions.
  • Professional Demeanor - Exhibits behavioral styles that convey confidence and command respect from others; makes a good first impression and represents the company in alignment with its values.
     

Managing Execution

  • Building and Contributing to Teams - Leads and participates as a member of a team to move the team toward the completion of common goals while fostering cohesion and collaboration among team members.
  • Driving for Results - Sets high standards of performance for self and/or others; assumes responsibility for work objectives; initiates, focuses, and monitors the efforts of self and/or others toward the accomplishment goals; proactively takes action and goes beyond what is required.
  • Planning and Organizing - Gathers information and resources required to set a plan of action for self and/or others; prioritizes and arranges work requirements for self and/or others to accomplish goals and ensure work is completed.
   

Building Relationships

  • Coworker Relationships - Interacts with others in a way that builds openness, trust, and confidence in the pursuit of organizational goals and lasting relationships.
  • Customer Relationships - Develops and sustains relationships based on an understanding of customer needs and actions consistent with the company's service standards.
  • Global Mindset - Supports employees and business partners with diverse styles, abilities, motivations, and/or cultural perspectives; utilizes differences to drive innovation, engagement and enhance business results; and ensures employees are given the opportunity to contribute to their full potential.
   

Generating Talent and Organizational Capability

  • Organizational Capability - Evaluates and adapts the structure of team assignments and work processes to best fit the needs and/or support the goals of an organizational unit.
  • Talent Management - Provides guidance and feedback to help individuals develop and strengthen skills and abilities needed to accomplish work objectives.
 

Learning and Applying Professional Expertise

  • Applied Learning - Seeks and makes the most of learning opportunities to improve performance of self and/or others.
  • Business Acumen - Understands and utilizes business information to manage everyday operations and generate innovative solutions to approach team, business, and administrative challenges.
  • Technical Acumen- Understands and utilizes professional skills and knowledge in a specific functional area to conduct and manage everyday business operations and generate innovative solutions to approach function-specific work challenges
    • Basic Cookery - Knowledge of procedures and techniques for mixing, thawing, baking, and cooking, measurement tools, recipe execution (expanding and condensing as necessary), and methods for innovative preparation and presentation.
    • Food Production and Presentation - Knowledge of techniques and equipment for preparing and presenting food products (both plant and animal) for consumption, including storage/handling techniques and sanitation standards.
    • Cooking - Ability to prepare and present meals utilizing culinary principles, standards, techniques and equipment (e.g., grilling, sautéing, broiling, baking, using decorative food displays, following recipes).
    • Food Storage and Rotation - Knowledge of procedures and temperatures for storing and rotating food stock in coolers, refrigerators, freezers, dry storage, etc. to maintain freshness ("First In, First Out"). This includes preparing, labeling, dating, rotating, and pulling perishable foods and drinks in accordance with storage guidelines; identifying food products that do not meet company or compliance standards; and knowledge of policies and procedures for discarding food items or products.
    • Food Handling - Knowledge of basic food handling policies and procedures, as well as the procedures for assisting cooks in serving or preparing food.
    • Kitchen Maintenance - Knowledge of general maintenance procedures and standards of cleanliness for the food storage and preparation areas.
    • Kitchen Tools and Equipment - The ability to use and store kitchen tools (e.g., cutting tools, knives, tongs, slicers, spatulas) and ability to use kitchen equipment (e.g., grills, ovens, steam tables, deep fryers, kettles) properly and safely.
    • Cleaning the Kitchen - The ability to properly and safely clean and maintain kitchen floors, walls, and ceilings, including meal wall guards, overhead fans and hoods, and floor drains. This includes correctly choosing and applying appropriate chemicals and/or products. This includes knowing the right equipment to use for each job.
    • Purchasing and Materials Management - Knowledge of practices and procedures needed to maintain material, equipment and supplies; including vendor identification and contract negotiation, supply requisition and purchasing, and inventory control.
  • Basic Competencies- Fundamental competencies required for accomplishing basic work activities.
    • Basic Computer Skills - Uses basic computer hardware and software (e.g., personal computers, word processing software, Internet browsers, etc.).
    • Mathematical Reasoning - Demonstrates ability to add, subtract, multiply, or divide quickly, correctly, and in a way that allows one to solve work-related issues.
    • Oral Comprehension - Demonstrates ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
    • Reading Comprehension - Demonstrates understanding of written sentences and paragraphs in work-related documents.
    • Writing - Communicates effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
                                 

Education and Experience

  • High school diploma or GED; 4 years experience in the culinary, food and beverage, or related professional area.

OR

  • 2-year degree from an accredited university in Culinary Arts, Hotel and Restaurant Management, or related major; 2 years experience in the culinary, food and beverage, or related professional area.
  • English / Spanish Knowledge
  • HACCP / Food serve certificate is preferred
  • Carnet de Manipulador de Alimentos.

Marriott Vacations Worldwide is an equal opportunity employer committed to hiring a diverse workforce and sustaining an inclusive culture.

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