Falls Avenue Resort

  • Executive Chef

    Department
    Food & Beverage - Culinary
    Job Status Type
    Current Opportunity
  • Overview

    Join Us!

    We’re a diversified team of over 1800+ world-class hospitality professionals working in more than 150 unique business roles running numerous hotels, restaurants, unique retail, attractions and spa businesses under a 120- acre roof. We’re also part of an even larger private North American hospitality enterprise which spans both Canada and the United States- and includes our 2 other Niagara Falls sister hotels – the Marriott Fallsview and Marriott on the Falls Hotels. And if that’s not impressive enough to outline the wealth of career opportunities we can offer you – we even have our onsite brewery – the Niagara Brewing Company! We principally choose to operate our businesses in co-operation with some of the World’s most- respected and most- valued brands: Sheraton, Christienne Spa, Crowne Plaza, Massimo’s, Rainforest Cafe, Hard Rock Cafe, Perkins, Hershey’s, Coca-Cola, Starbucks and Fallsview Indoor Waterpark – to name but a few. Many of our businesses are award winning & internationally- recognized as best in class: Sheraton Conference Centre, Hard Rock Cafe, Rainforest Cafe, Hershey, 4 Starbucks, and Perkins. Our Fallsview Indoor Waterpark is internationally recognized by the World Waterpark Association and TripAdvisor and we’re a previous winner of the Distinguished Hotelier of the Year Gold award for the Falls Avenue Resort. If you aspire to be part of a business that continually pushes itself for greatness and makes Niagara Falls even more unique.

    What are you waiting for, apply now!!!

     

    In this one of a kind, fine dining winery restaurant, the Executive Chef is responsible for the effective and efficient organization and operation of this fine dining establishment, including both culinary and service operations and delivery.

    Responsibilities

    The successful candidate is responsible for all aspects of the restaurant, including menu creation , training and delivery and co-ordination of wine pairing through dedicated sommelier services, revenue, budgeting, costing, equipment, hiring/staffing, restaurant promotions, through both direct reports and shared services offered through the Falls Avenue Resort.

    Qualifications

    • Minimum of 3 (three) to 4 (four) years’ accomplished experience in a related fine dining Executive Chef  setting
    • Previous responsibility in directing service staff in addition to culinary staff preferred
    • Outstanding culinary skills required.
    • Demonstrate commitment and passion to maximizing guest satisfaction in each stage of the guest experience
    • Establishes immediate credibility with guests and staff – leads all staff by example
    • Demonstrate willingness/enjoyment to attend to the needs of others
    • Previous budgeting and P& L experience required
    • Demonstrate the ability to maintain professional composure at all times, regardless of issue, while performing multiple tasks among staff, multiple items/products
    • Employ persuasion and influence to initiate and/or resolve matters
    • Excellent interpersonal skills
    • Must have outstanding attention to detail especially as it pertains to food quality and presentation, supervising staff to ensure recipes, proportions and procedures are being followed
    • Demonstrate the ability to lead/supervise a small team of restaurant management staff
    • Ability to set high performance standards/ targets for each aspect of the operation, and demonstrates urgency to achieve critical goals and objectives
    • Develop all staff on key objectives to the best of their personal capabilities and directs staff in an efficient and forthright manner
    • Ability to supervise, direct, motivate and encourage staff to build and sustain a positive team environment
    • Excellent organizational and time management skills as well as the ability to work effectively under pressure
    • Demonstrate personal involvement and supervision to ensure the workplace is safe for all guests and staff
    • Enforces all health and safety/sanitation standards
    • Demonstrate knowledge and conversational ability to train staff to effortlessly provide exceptional guest experiences
    • Will be able to complete team performance evaluations and reviews by providing feedback and conducting daily score cards/ ‘secret shopper’

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