Chicago's iconic hotel, The Drake, is looking for an Executive Sous Chef to join the team!
Set in the prestigious Gold Coast neighborhood at the start of the Magnificent Mile, this property has 535 rooms, 33,000 square feet of banquet space, and 5 food and beverage outlets. This includes 2 restaurants, a lounge, coffee shop, and in-room dining.
In this role, you will assist the Executive Chef in overseeing the culinary operations of banquets, Palm Court, Coq d'Or, Cafe on Oak, Lavazza Espression, and In-Room DIning managing a team of 45+.
The ideal candidate will be a driven leader with excellent communication and follow up, a talent for developing others and driving innovation. At least 3-5 years of culinary management experience with a strong banquet background is required.
Coming up on the 100th anniversary next year, there is a lot to be excited for working at this historic property and the #2 World's Best Workplace!
For more information on the property, please visit:
What will I be doing?
As Executive Sous Chef, you would be responsible for assisting in the direction and administration of the planning, preparation, production and control of all culinary operations in the hotel's continuing effort to deliver outstanding guest service and financial profitability. Specifically, you would be responsible for performing the following tasks to the highest standards:
Assist the Executive Chef in the direction and oversight of all culinary operations, to include, but not limited to, preparation and production of all hotel meals, food quality and presentation, compliance with all safety and sanitation standards and regulation, team member productivity and performance, implementation of policies and procedures, cost controls and overall profitability
Ensure compliance with federal, state, local and company health, safety, sanitation and alcohol awareness standards
Monitor and develop team member performance to include, but not limited to, providing supervision, conducting counseling and assisting with evaluations, training, scheduling and assigning work and delivering recognition and reward
What are we looking for?
Since being founded in 1919, Hilton has been a leader in the hospitality industry. Today, Hilton remains a beacon of innovation, quality, and success. This continued leadership is the result of our Team Members staying true to our Vision, Mission, and Values. Specifically, we look for demonstration of these Values:
- Hospitality - We're passionate about delivering exceptional guest experiences.
- Integrity - We do the right thing, all the time.
- Leadership - We're leaders in our industry and in our communities.
- Teamwork - We're team players in everything we do.
- Ownership - We're the owners of our actions and decisions.
- Now - We operate with a sense of urgency and discipline
In addition, we look for the demonstration of the following key attributes:
What will it be like to work for Hilton?
- Customer Focus
Hilton is the leading global hospitality company, spanning the lodging sector from luxurious full-service hotels and resorts to extended-stay suites and mid-priced hotels. For nearly a century, Hilton has offered business and leisure travelers the finest in accommodations, service, amenities and value. Hilton is dedicated to continuing its tradition of providing exceptional guest experiences across its global brands. Our vision to fill the earth with the light and warmth of hospitality unites us as a team to create remarkable hospitality experiences around the world every day. And, our amazing Team Members are at the heart of it all!