Banquet Chef
Fairmont Barcelona Rey Juan Carlos
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
5d ago

Banquet Chef

Do you have an appetite for career progression and ready to take your culinary skills to a world-class platform? Take your career to a whole new level with us and join our kitchen team.

What is in it for you :

  • Wonderful company culture our colleagues are at the heart of all we do
  • Excellent training with the opportunity to build a successful career
  • Fun work environment
  • Employee benefit card offering discounted rates in Accor worldwide for you and your family
  • Learning programs through our Academies designed to sharpen your skills
  • Ability to make a difference through our Corporate Social Responsibility activities, like Planet 21
  • Career development opportunities with national and international promotion opportunities
  • What you will be doing :

  • He / she is responsible to plan, organize, control and direct the work of employees in the banquet kitchen, while ensuring quality and consistency of all food products.
  • Leading and providing guidance and training to culinary team in all food preparation and execution of the events
  • Consistently is looking ahead at banquet business levels and operational needs and ensure effective scheduling of banquet culinary staff and correct ordering of food volumes & equipment
  • Plans and organizes banquets events looking 2-3 weeks in advance
  • Review the daily BEO with the banquets team, prepare the necessary food items in accordance with Fairmont standards in a timely and efficient manner.
  • Create menu’s and food cost for those menus, recipes, pictures and training materials to ensure consistency, efficiency to meet the set standards.
  • Places food orders daily for banquet events, staff dining room, amenities, special events.
  • Effectively manage food costs and production control to reduce wastage and manage labor costs and find efficiencies when possible.
  • Communicates effectively and works with multiple department on a daily basis, culinary, stewarding and cater & events team, to ensure all details of events are realized and banquet event success
  • Conduct daily shift briefings with culinary team members to review daily / weekly operational needs and specific details.
  • Kitchen maintenance and cleaning. Following food safety requirements.
  • Maintaining proper rotation of product in all chillers to minimize spoilage
  • Follow all safety and sanitation policies when handling food
  • Ensure that all food products are handled, stored, prepared and served safely in accordance with hotel and Food Safety guidelines.
  • Ensure that all ECOSURE standards and processes are completed on a daily basis, this includes but isn’t limited to filling out daily temperature logs, labelling and dating of items as well ensuring food storage areas are cleaned daily.

  • Apply 5 Diamond and 5 Star Service Standards at all times
  • Your experience and skills include :

  • Creative and passionate about food and customer service
  • Is a self-starter and displays initiative and curiosity for all food related items
  • Strong communication & organizational skills, able to give clear direction, set expectations and provide training to team members
  • Able to work without supervision and display sound decisions make skills
  • Experience in training culinary team members and developing less experienced team members
  • Able to work in a fast paced, high-pressure environment
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills; a team player.
  • Completion of a recognized culinary program
  • Must be Food Safe Certified
  • A neat, well-groomed appearance as per hotel standards
  • Must be available to work a variety of shifts including evenings, weekends and holidays
  • Previous experience in a luxury hotel or restaurant environment is an asset
  • Career minded with strong personal initiative and a desire to achieve the department’s vision and goal
  • Physically fit to stand for long periods of time and lift 20kg regularly throughout a shift.
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