ExecutiveChef

HMSHost at Los Angeles International Airport


HMSHost
1 World Way
Los Angeles, CA 90045

Executive Chef

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Summary

The Executive Chef is responsible for all culinary operations of multiple restaurants with difficult to complex operations. This position directs and oversees the preparation and standards of all food, manages the culinary and commissary management staff, and performs all other responsibilities as directed by the business or assigned Management of which associate is capable of performing. This is an exempt position and typically reports to the Sr. Director of Operations, depending on local requirements.

Essential Functions

  • Supervises the day to day activities of culinary supervisory staff
  • Works with Restaurant partners on menus and menu items, ensuring that they can be prepared properly and timely in the airport kitchens
  • Ensures integrity of all aspects of food, i.e. taste, temperature, presentation, speed of production
  • Promotes safety and sanitation, oversees inspection of products handling, establishes and maintains safe practices, and follows HACCP procedures
  • Oversees the Commissary and serves as a primary contact with food vendors
  • Prices and orders food and kitchen supplies
  • Maintains effective cost control, by managing the food management inventory system
  • Complies with company and franchise standards of operation procedures, as well as those of all applicable regulatory agencies
  • Ensures on a daily basis that all products are prepared and presented in accordance with brand or company standards
  • Identifies hiring, firing, advancement, development, promotion of culinary management staff
  • Maintains effective communication and positive associate relations by ensuring all associate activities are performed in a timely and professional manner, to include performance reviews, progressive discipline, resolving associate relations issues, managing incentive programs, and executing management and associate development programs as defined by the Director of Operations
  • Provides the highest quality of customer service to the customers at all times, to include ensuring the proper training of all staff and supporting associates to ensure customer satisfaction and product quality

Minimum Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills, and Work Environment

  • Requires post-secondary, culinary arts school or four-year university; brand certification a plus
  • Requires a minimum of 5 years managerial or supervision experience in the culinary / food service
  • Must be certified in Serve Safe Management certification course
  • Demonstrates team management, delegation, issue resolution, coaching skills and ability to motivate others and act as a change agent
  • Demonstrates organization and multi-project time/issue management
  • Requires the ability to speak, read and comprehend instructions, short correspondence and policy documents, as well as converse comfortably with individuals

Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE) Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran (M/F/D/V) Drug Free Workplace (DFW)

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About HMSHost

We are a global hospitality company with a passion for service! HMSHost offers the size, resources, training, and advancement opportunities you need to reach your most important career goals.

We believe in a culture of engagement. We strive to practice behaviors that set all associates up for success. We foster a culture of appreciation, caring and inclusion. We also believe in being the best version of yourself that you can be. We support this with competitive wages, robust benefits and recognition for a job well done.

HMSHost managers are coaches, guiding their teams to achieve great results while having fun and making a difference every day. Our managers show their passion for service and hospitality, are open to different ideas and perspectives, can adjust to the pace of our business, and serve the needs of our associates, guests, brands and other stakeholders.

We value manager-coaches who are reliable, can be counted on to do the right thing and focus on the simplicity of our mission – ensuring everyone feels great at work, and that our travelers are feeling great on the move.

At HMSHost, we know our success is based on great people, strong teams, and a fun environment. If you have positive energy, a passion for serving others, enjoy a fast-paced environment, are a team player, like to learn and grow and have fun at work – apply now!

HMSHost at Los Angeles International Airport
Los Angeles, CA

HMSHost is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other applicable legally protected characteristics. HMSHost is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for candidates with disabilities in our recruiting process.