Executive Chef - Hospitality & Leisure jobs in Malta - May 2024
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Executive Chef

Hilton Malta , Central Malta

Published on 07 Dec 2022

Expired on 06 Jan 2023

Hilton Malta is looking to recruit an Executive Chef to join their team on a full-time basis.

Job Overview:
The Executive Chef is responsible for the successful management and profitability of all culinary and stewarding operations in the hotel. This is a key role in the hotel leadership team.

Key responsibilities:
As an Executive Chef, you will focus on:

Commercial Performance;
  • Develop the Culinary and Stewarding business plan, considering market strategy, financial targets, and business volumes, as well as customer and team member experience.
  • Manage the Culinary and Stewarding budget and forecast to support the achievement of the hotel's commercial goals.
  • Review departmental results - including sales, food costs, profit margins, waste, breakage, and guest satisfaction - and take action with the Culinary and Stewarding management team to improve performance.
Excellent Food;
  • Partner with the F&B Operations team to create attractive F&B concepts, menus, products, and promotions that drive revenue and profit.
  • Deliver delicious, high-quality, well-presented food to meet guests' needs - and Instagram feeds!
  • Support Hilton's sustainability goals through local sourcing strategies, use of seasonal produce, minimizing food waste, recycling, and efficient energy and water consumption.
Exceptional Guest Experiences;
  • Ensure the Culinary team prepares, presents, and delivers dishes on time, with pride and precision, to create exceptional guest experiences.
  • Make sure that food allergies and dietary requirements are treated with absolute seriousness and that all chefs are trained in correct food handling.
  • Review and act on guest feedback, taking prompt action to resolve guest complaints and improve guest loyalty
  • Partner with F&B Operations to enhance the hotel's image through online reputation management for F&B, driving positive reviews on key platforms and websites.
Great Working Environment;
  • Lead, develop and inspire the Culinary and Stewarding teams, creating an inclusive environment where all Team Members can thrive and achieve their professional goals 
  • Practice great people management, from recruitment to training to succession planning and recognition
  • Develop an efficient Culinary and Stewarding workforce plan to identify current and future needs based on forecast business volumes, budgets, and HR guidelines
  • Communicate well and often, building great relationships with key stakeholders.
Day-To-Day Essentials;
  • Make sure Culinary and Stewarding operations strictly comply with all regulations (including health, safety and hygiene, food safety certification, daily kitchen records, and labeling) and that potentially hazardous situations are identified, reported, and corrected.
  • Work with the Purchasing team to identify and select suppliers and create efficient purchasing processes. Put controls in place to maintain the high quality of produce and equipment.
  • Work with the Finance team to set the minimum and maximum stocks of all food, material, and equipment. Make sure FFE, kitchen upkeep, and inventories are maintained.
  • Keep up to date with what's happening in F&B – current and future trends, markets, ingredients, competitors, and suppliers – to drive innovation.

Who Are We Looking For?
We're looking for an inspirational leader who is passionate about food and beverage, with at least 5 years of experience in a similar role and an internationally recognized degree or diploma. Experience in menu development is essential. Experience in large banqueting operations would be an advantage.

To be successful in this position you will have:
  • Commercial focus, with a demonstrated ability to deliver exceptional business performance and results.
  • Inspirational leadership and people management skills, with experience in leading, developing, and motivating a large team and working effectively with other departments.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, able to deliver a compelling message to the right audience, from team briefings to commercial business presentations to representing the hotel publicly.
  • Guest focus, experienced in implementing and maintaining the highest standards of food production, quality and hygiene to deliver memorable guest experiences.
  • Effective relationship management skills to build and maintain good working relationships with key stakeholders, internally and externally, including suppliers.
  • Creativity, strategic thinking, and problem-solving skills, with the ability to work effectively in a fast-paced environment while remaining calm and focused under pressure.
  • You will be also fluent in English, a social media expert, and comfortable using F&B systems and MS Office. 

What Do We Offer?
  • A competitive salary and benefits package
  • Worldwide career opportunities
  • Access to leadership development programs and hundreds of courses through Hilton University
  • Industry-leading Team Member travel rates through Go Hilton
  • Wellbeing initiatives to help you thrive and be your best self
  • A workplace to be proud of
  • Opportunities to be recognized for being awesome and doing a great job
  • Support and guidance from our Corporate F&B experts, when you need it

*We invite you to take a look at our beautiful property, by clicking on the following link; Hilton Malta Virtual Tour.

Hilton Malta:
Ideally located within the award-winning Portomaso Yacht Marina, along the coast of the fashionable district of St. Julian’s, the hotel is just minutes away from all the major entertainment areas, attractions, and sites Malta has to offer. The accommodation comprises 413 guest rooms & suites including non-smoking and interconnecting rooms, as well as rooms for guests with reduced mobility. Each guest room offers the discerning traveler breathtaking views of The Mediterranean Sea or the Yacht Marina. Hilton Malta features award-winning restaurants & bars, four outdoor pools, a floodlit tennis court, as well as an indoor pool, spa, and health club; making it an idyllic resort with year-round sunshine and an abundance of outdoor activities.

Full Time
Job Type
Experienced (3 years +), Senior Management
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