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Cluster Executive Chef - Wyndham Dubai Deira, Super 8 and Days Hotel Deira

Location: 

Dubai, AE

Property Name:  Wyndham Dubai Deira
Req Id:  10075

Wyndham Dubai Deira, Super 8 and Days Hotel Deira is now seeking a Cluster Executive Chef to join our team in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

Job Summary

The Cluster Executive Chef manages all Food & Beverage Kitchen Operations including Stewarding operations with an emphasis on maintaining hygienic standards and practices, team training, and overseeing the preparation and presentation of a consistent food product which exceed customer’s expectations.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES
LEADING CULINARY TEAM
  • Sets clear expectations by meeting daily with Production Management team to communicate daily issues.
  • Promotes a professional and disciplined work environment.
  • Ensures all kitchen teams are aware of expectations in their roles and support/coach/lead & motivate them accordingly.
  • Ensures proper scheduling of all kitchen team members.
  • Promotes Healthy and Safe work practices at all times.
  • Ensures all required assured safe catering requirements are met.
  • Conducts daily walk through of hotel kitchens and accompanying areas to ensure proper cleanliness.
  • Strives to improve all food preparations, presentations & menu selections.
  • Manages all functions of the Food Production and Stewarding operations to achieve the optimum departmental profit.
  • Manages all functions of the Food Production and Stewarding operations to achieve the optimum quality level of food production and sanitation.
  • Oversees special events and special food promotions.
  • Makes recipes and maintains up-dated and accurate costing of all dishes prepared and sold in the Food and Beverage operation.
MANAGING AND CONDUCTING ADMINISTRATIVE ACTIVITIES
  • Is able to effectively communicate, with all level of Team members and guests in an attentive, friendly, courteous and service oriented manner.
  • Is effective at listening to, understanding, and clarifying concerns raised by Team members and guests.
  • Is effective in handling tasks.
  • Is able to multitask and prioritize to meet deadlines.
  • Approaches all encounters with guests and Team members in an attentive, friendly, courteous and service-oriented manner.
  • Attends all hotel required meetings and trainings.
  • Participates in Manager on Duty coverage as required.
  • Maintains regular attendance in the company’s compliance training.
  • Is conscious of his/her example role and maintain high standards of personal appearance and attitude.
  • Maximizes efforts towards productivity, identify problem areas and assist in implementing solutions.
FOOD COST, CONTROL AND STORAGE
  • Controls and analyses, on an on-going basis, the level of the following:
    • Sales
    • Costs
    • Issuing of food
    • Quality and presentation of food products
    • Condition and cleanliness of facilities and equipment
    • Guest satisfaction
    • Marketing
Leadership
  • Maintains a business environment based on the Code of Conduct and Company Vision
  • Maintains and enhances the open-door policy to all team members providing advice and guidance when needed in regards to their issues or concerns and/or grievances
  • Is responsible for people leadership of direct reports with section heads (recruitment and selection, performance management (Appraisal/PDP), associate development and motivation, counselling / disciplinary issues.
  • Conducts regular coaching sessions/1:1s with direct reports
Human Resources
  • Ensures that your department is fully compliant with Wyndham people processes and deadlines that govern all Wyndham properties. E.g. AES, Success Matters, Probation reviews etc.
  • Ensures that the administration of the probation review process in your department and ensure that follow-up for all issues is done in timely manner and results of both follow-up and the initial reviews are communicated to all relevant parties
  • Ensure 100% compliance with all mandatory training for department as well as the Departmental Trainers are positively encouraged
  • Controls the LTO, Absence and Payroll in your department / the operational departments in conjunction with the HR Leader on property to ensure that any areas of concern and monitored and rectified to meet the HR BSC Targets.
  • Conduct interviews for relevant roles in conjunction with HR
  • Ensures that you dine in the Team member restaurant at least three times a week and provide HR Leader on property feedback
  • Supports WeCom with quarterly People, Community and Sustainability engagement events
Communication
  • Conducts or chair regular communication meetings with team(s) and actively participate in relevant business meetings to facilitate effective communication.
  • Conducts documented 121’s with all direct reports
  • Shares all relevant information with GM & HR in 121’s
  • Attends ExCom Meetings
  • Attends Business Review Meeting
  • Quarterly Hotel Meeting
SKILLS & COMPETENCIES
  • Strong leadership skills to motivate chefs. First rate culinary skills. A foundation degree in culinary arts and health and safety and food hygiene certificates. Individual has also to be physically fit and able to lift, move and carry items within the prescribed limits.
  • Remains focused, calm and approachable always and provide turn around strategies for the team when faced with challenges.
  • Keeping consistent management and development of the team at the forefront, with full compliance to all related standards while adhering to Food Safety, profitability and guest satisfaction
EXPERIENCE, CERTIFICATION & EDUCATION
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience as a Cluster Executive Chef in a 4/5 star hotel.
  • Innovation is key.
  • Fluent in written and spoken English.
  • International cuisine experience.
  • Proficient with local rules and regulations involving, Health & Safety & HACCP.
  • Ability to stay calm when the pressure mounts.
  • Pre-opening experience is a plus

 

COMPANY OVERVIEW:
Wyndham Hotels & Resorts is the largest hotel franchisor in the world and a leading hotel management company.  We stand 20 brands strong across 9,000 hotels in more than 80 countries, and we offer the most diverse collection of hotel experiences in the world.  Our iconic brands, united by the richest and simplest rewards program in the business, make hotel travel possible for all.

Our hotel owners are the stewards of our brands, and together, we champion everyday travelers.  We believe guests deserve great experiences, and our robust portfolio—distinguished by our leading economy and midscale brands—delivers just that.

We are AmericInn® by Wyndham, Baymont® by Wyndham, Days Inn® by Wyndham, Dazzler® by Wyndham, Dolce Hotels and Resorts® by Wyndham, Esplendor® Boutique Hotels by Wyndham, Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham®, Howard Johnson® by Wyndham, La Quinta® Inns & Suites, Microtel  by Wyndham®, Ramada Encore by Wyndham, Ramada Worldwide® by Wyndham, Super 8® by Wyndham, The Trademark Collection® by Wyndham, Travelodge® by Wyndham, TRYP by Wyndham®, Wingate by Wyndham®, Wyndham Garden®, Wyndham Grand® and Wyndham Hotels and Resorts®.

Headquartered in Parsippany, N.J. with offices around the globe in London, Shanghai, Buenos Aires, Dubai and more, Wyndham Hotels & Resorts employs approximately 15,000 team members worldwide.

Job Location: Wyndham Dubai Deira, Plot 3 Deira Waterfront, Dubai, Dubai  N/A
Employment Status: Full-time

Employment Disclaimer

In some locations around the world, Wyndham Hotels & Resorts manages hotel properties on behalf of a third party owner. At many of those properties, the Hotel owner is the actual employer, and Wyndham Hotels & Resorts performs recruiting and hiring functions on behalf of the owner. I understand and agree that, by applying through this site, I may be applying for a position with a company other than Wyndham Hotels & Resorts where Wyndham Hotels & Resorts is serving only as the recruiter and will not be my actual employer.

What we expect from you

• Bring your best every day

• Put our guests first

• Strive to exceed expectations in all you do

What you can expect from us

• Best-in-class training and career development

• Supportive and engaged team

• Fast paced fun environment

About Wyndham

Wyndham Hotels & Resorts is the champion of the everyday traveler. Through the largest and widest collection of hotel experiences in the world, we work to make hotel travel possible for all. Wherever and however people travel, Wyndham will be there to welcome them.