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Executive Chef


Company Name:W Hotels of Chicago
  
Position Description:The first address in the Second City is W Chicago - City Center. Located in the heart of Chicago's Loop - the city's financial and business hub - W Chicago - City Center puts you at center stage for work and play. The hotel, like the city itself, is part homage to the past, part vision of the future. The dramatic, soaring interior embraces the past with ornate columns and cathedral ceilings, contrasting with the fresh new look and feel of our Living Room and our signature full-service restaurant, IPO.

IPO showcases New Urban Cuisine and Contemporary American flavors. Housed in the W Chicago City Center, IPO offers signature small plates and captures the elegant energy of the hotel's 1928 beaux-arts architecture. With the bustle of the financial district, millennium park and theatre district as its backdrop, the space is dipped in a downtown decadence.

POSITION PURPOSE
Direct food preparation, production and control for all venues and banquet facilities at hotel.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
Responsible for enhancing the food product that is presented to guests. Make changes that respond to the marketplace and to guests? needs, both present and anticipated. Recommend changes to the food product. Use market research to develop new products.

Responsible for maintaining quality of food product and ensuring consistency in food delivery and standards.

Provide support of a specialist nature to the Executive Committee, particularly to the Director of Sales & Marketing. Work in support of team goals and measures effectiveness through the Food & Beverage profit and service performance of the hotel.

Responsible for the selection, training and development of the personnel within the department. Able to exercise hire and fire discretion within Starwood?s policies. Oversee divisional matters as they relate to federal, state and local employment and civil rights laws.

Control the elements that determine profit and loss. Responsible for all major operating expenses. Set margins and manage the business against projections. Make decisions that relate to profit and loss. Responsible for the financial management of the operation.

Give direction and be responsible for the implementation of plans. Monitor effectiveness and introduce changes in response to the marketplace. Set targets, plan and schedule work and performance indicators that are typically productivity and efficiency measures.
  
Company Profile:W Hotels is a contemporary, design-led lifestyle brand and the industry innovator with 41 hotels and retreats, including 14 W-branded residences, in the most vibrant cities and exotic destinations around the world. Inspiring, iconic, innovative and influential, W Hotels provides the ultimate in insider access, offering a unique mix of cutting-edge design and passions around fashion, music and entertainment. W Hotels offers a holistic lifestyle experience that is integrated into the brand's sensibility through contemporary restaurant concepts, glamorous entertainment experiences, stylish retail concepts, signature spas and inspiring residences. With more than 12 years of proven success, W Hotels is on track to reach more than 50 hotels by the end of 2014.

We are a member of Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action//Drug Free Workplace
  
Job Profile:
Position: Executive Chef
Start Date: Negotiable
Job Category: Hotel
Job Type: Full-time
Compensation: Commensurate with Experience
Experience: 3 years
Education: Culinary Arts Degree Preferred
Job Location(s): Illinois
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