This position requires candidates to have a US work permit. Please do not apply if you are not legally able to work in the United States.
The Banquet Chef is required to lead by example through a hands-on involvement of all aspects of Banquet food production and banquet kitchen management. The Banquet Chef will always represent the ownership's core values on guest service and fair treatment of all associates. The Banquet Chef will be an ambassador of The Umstead Hotel & Spa and the culinary program reporting directly to the Hotel's Executive Chef. Recognizing that The Umstead Hotel & Spa is a gift to the Community the Banquet Chef will:
-Assist the Executive Chef in the Construction, balance and pricing of all banquet menus, amenities and employee dining menus.
-Lead top quality food production in all aspects of banquet culinary programming
-Recruit, select, and develop on going associate training for the banquet kitchen team.
-Assist when necessary the overseeing of stewarding operations to ensure proper sanitation of the kitchens and maintenance of all kitchen aspects.
-Develop relationships with local producers of indigenous food items
-Have active involvement in local and regional food scene to ensure high exposure of The Umstead Hotel & Spa's culinary program.
-Provide quality food products in the Associate Dining Room
-Provide proper management of food, labor and miscellaneous costs
-Incorporate respect for the associates, that will resonate throughout the community that The Umstead Hotel & Spa is the finest culinary facility.
-Demonstrates open communication between the kitchen and front of house departments
-Build, promote and mentor a banquet kitchen team that is committed to the highest quality food product and service, delivering Mobil Five Star expectations.
-Instill associate recognition throughout the Food & Beverage Division, which positively impacts all areas of the hotel and spa.
-Display excellent communication and organizational skills.
-Create a drive of daily passion for excellence and continuous improvement.
-Ability to always lead by example
-Instill a guest service attitude in all banquet associates
-Instill a calm, quiet, organized approach in all situations or conflicts.
-Important to balance work hours in any week between AM and PM shifts
-Important to work shifts when hotel activity is highest
-Important to understand clearly how the customer perceives the hotel's Banquet food and service
-Important to understand the need to build a strong a strong team of culinary professionals.
The Umstead Hotel and Spa is a luxury property located in Cary, NC. We are recognized as a AAA Five Diamond and Forbes Five Star property. Our resturants, Herons, is also recognized as a AAA Five Diamond & Forbes Five Star Restaurant.