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Executive Chef

Company Name:Hyatt Regency Lexington
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.
Position Description:Executive Chef needed at the Hyatt Regency Lexington!!

Hyatt Regency Lexington is a landmark, 366-room, full-service hotel in the heart of downtown Lexington, KY. We are the focal point of Triangle Park and Lexington Convention Center. Our Banquet Department services 157,000 square feet of meeting space that can accommodate over 9,000 guests for full service meals within the hotel and the adjacent Lexington Convention Center and Rupp Arena.

The Executive Chef will be responsible for menu planning, provisioning, food preparation, and sanitation in a high volume Banquet Operation and Restaurant. This position directs the training of culinary staff and other kitchen workers engaged in preparing and cooking foods to ensure an efficient and profitable food service. The position demands creativity on a daily basis, excellent communication skills, and the ability to maintain the highest of culinary standards. The Executive Chef works well under pressure, is organized, flexible, self-motivated and is willing to work long hours.

Duties include:

-Training food prep employees
-Ability to instill safety and sanitation habits in all employees
-Teach employees the importance of consistency in preparation and presentation
-Thorough knowledge of food handling and preparation techniques
-Ensure that level of quality, portion control, and plate presentation is adhered to consistently
-Coach and counsel employees to reflect Hyatt Service Standards and Procedures


-Minimum 5-6 years experience
-Minimum of 2 years in high volume Banquet & Restaurant Operations is preferred
-Must have experience at properties of similar size and quality

Technical Requirements:

-Experience in production techniques of large banquets
-Experience developing innovative banquet menus
-Inventory control skills
-Ability to prepare a variety of cuisines, using skill and creativity
-Supervise daily food preparation for assigned areas
-Experience in budgeting, food cost, labor costs, and scheduling

Managerial Requirements:

-Clear, concise written and verbal communication skills
-Demonstrate ability to lead by example
-Abilities to inspire, train, and develop people for promotion
-Instill a Guest Service attitude in all employees

Business Skills:

-Strong technical skills
-Excellent time management skills
-Strong knowledge of computers
-Excellent budgetary, projections, and cost control skills
-Ability to produce consistent profits
-Provide overall direction, coordination, and ongoing evaluation of operations

Educational Requirements:

-Technical School or Formal Technical Skills Training
Company Profile:Franchise Hyatt Property - owned and managed by TPG Hospitality. www.lexington.hyatt.com
Job Profile:
Position: Executive Chef
Start Date: Immediate
Job Category: Hotel
Job Type: Full-time
Compensation: Commensurate with Experience
Experience: 5 years
Education: Culinary Arts Degree Preferred
Job Location(s): Kentucky
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