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Job Details

Executive Chef

Company name
Hyatt Hotels Corporation.

Big Sur, CA, United States

Employment Type

Chef, Food Services, Hospitality, Accounting

Posted on
May 21, 2023

Valid Through
Sep 03, 2023

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Executive Chef','BIG000584','!*!Welcome to Alila Ventana Big Sur.  When you reach the edge of the continent, where the sky, the sea, the mountains and the redwoods all converge, you find a place of unmatched beauty and tranquility. You feel the pull that has drawn artists and thinkers for centuries. And you're enveloped by the same inspiration to discover, (dis)connect and create.

Ventana Big Sur, an Alila Resort, is an iconic resort in the heart of the California Central Coast's rugged landscape, perched at the edge of the continent overlooking the majestic Pacific coastline. Set among 160 acres of rolling meadows, towering redwoods and Pacific Ocean views, the intimate resort features 59 guest rooms, suites and villas, Spa Alila, two pools with outdoor Japanese hot baths, The Sur House restaurant, Social House, and 12,000 square feet of event and meeting space surrounded by the stunning beauty of Big Sur.

We are looking for colleagues who can quickly perpetuate a culture that embraces great design and superlative service. Our hotel seeks unique individuals who have a passion for exceptional hotel service that is both intuitive and personal, and who best express that belief in an atmosphere of spontaneity and authenticity.  At Alila Hotels, a Hyatt Hotels brand, we believe our guests select our luxury resort because of our caring and attentive colleagues who are focused on providing efficient service and meaningful, surprisingly different experiences. 

As a member of the hotel  Executive Committee, the Executive Chef is a highly visible role with exposure to Senior and Corporate leadership. This position reports to the hotel General Manager. 

The Executive Chef will be responsible for kitchen operations including menu planning, provisioning, food preparation, and sanitation. 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. 

The annual salary range for this this position is $130,000 and $150,000.00. This is the pay range for this position at Ventana Big Sur, an Alila resort reasonably expects to pay. Decisions regarding individual salaries will be based on a number of factors including luxury leadership experience and education and training levels.

 Hyatt is proud to offer exceptional benefits, which include

Annual allotment of free hotel stays at Hyatt hotels globally

Work-life benefits including well-being initiatives such as a complimentary Headspace subscription, and tuition reimbursement.

 A global family assistance policy with paid time off following the birth or adoption of a child as well as financial assistance for adoption

Paid Time Off

Medical, Dental, Vision, 401K with company match after 30 days of employment

Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Our success is underpinned by our diverse, equitable, and inclusive culture and we are committed to diversity across the board—from whom we hire and develop, the organizations we support, and whom we buy from and work with.

Being part of Hyatt means always having space to be you. Our global teams are a mosaic of cultures, ethnicities, genders, ages, abilities, and identities. We constantly strive to reflect the world we care for with teams that achieve and grow together. To learn more about our commitments to DE&I, please visit the Why Hyatt section of the Hyatt career page.

Hyatt is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, national origin, ancestry, age, religion, disability, veteran status, genetic information, citizenship status or any other group protected by law.','!*!

Demonstrated ability to effectively interact with people of diverse socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds

6 years or more of progressive hotel Culinary experience (typically with Hyatt)

With opening hotels, previous hotel pre-opening experience preferred

Service oriented style with professional presentations skills

At least 4 years experience in a senior role in a culinary environment

Proven leadership skills

Must possess the following strengths: high energy, entrepreneurial spirit, motivational leader, proven track record in high volume property, effective communicator, effective in providing exceptional customer service and associate relations, and ability to improve the bottom line

Clear concise written and verbal communication skills in English

Must be proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel

Must have excellent organizational, interpersonal and administrative skills

Maintain communications with Corporate Staff

Coach and counsel employees to reflect Hyatt Service Standards and Procedures

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