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Chef Executive (191831)

Hotel Brand: InterContinental Hotels
Location: United States, Illinois, Chicago

Hotel: InterContinental - Chicago Magnificent Mile (ORDHA)

Job number: R194579

About Us


InterContinental Chicago is a lot like the city itself; historic but hip, refined but relaxed, cultured but comfortable. A member of Michigan Avenue's architectural elite since 1929, our hotel is within easy reach of Chicago's incomparable museums, stores, theatres and restaurants. Navy Pier, Shedd Aquarium and Oak Street Beach are minutes away.

The InterContinental Hotel Group owns, operates and franchise more than 9,000 hotels, 120 million stays per year in nearly 100 countries. Our people lie at the heart of our business - and by bringing your expertise and passion to IHG; you will help us to achieve our goal of creating Great Hotels Guest Love.

Your day to day


Under the direction of the Hotel Manager or delegate, and within the limits of established IHG policies and procedures, oversees and directs all aspects of the food production.


  • Reports to the Hotel Manager.
  • Provides direction to the Food Production teams.
  • Communicates, coordinates and cooperates with other division/ department/section heads.
  • Interacts with individuals outside the hotel including, but not limited to, clients, suppliers, competitors and other members of the local community.


  • Manages all functions of the Food Production to achieve the optimum departmental profit.
  • Manages all functions of the Food Production to achieve the optimum quality level of food production and sanitation.
  • Full responsibility of banqueting quality and presentation of food and all food outlets that report directly to the Executive Chef.
  • Establishes and maintains effective employee and inter-departmental working relationships.
  • Develops and maintains updated operations manuals for all Food Production and Stewarding sections.
  • Develops with the Hotel Manager popular menus offering guests value for money in accordance with IHG guidelines.
  • Plans and organizes with the Hotel Manager successful Food and Beverage activities in the hotel and overseas.
  • Controls and analyzes, 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
  • Sets Food Production goals and develops strategies, procedures and policies.
  • Determines with the Financial Controller the minimum and maximum stocks of all food, material and equipment.
  • Sets standards of all food and equipment purchases in accordance with IHG guidelines.
  • Participates in the preparation of the hotel's revenue plan and marketing programs.
  • Monitors local competitors and compare their operation with the hotel Food and Beverage operation.
  • Keeps aware of trends, systems, practices and equipment in food and beverage through trade literature, hotel show and site visits.
  • Conducts such functions as interviewing, hiring, performance evaluation, coaching, counseling and taking disciplinary actions to ensure the appropriate staff productivity and efficiency.
  • Develops with the Training Manager training plans, develops training material in accordance with IHG guidelines and implements training plans for the Food Production employees and other Food and Beverage employees.
  • Conducts daily briefings and other meetings as needed to obtain optimal results.
  • Attends and participates to other meetings as required by the administrative calendar.
  • Makes recipes and maintains up-dated and accurate costing of all dishes prepared and sold in the Food and Beverage operation.
  • Keeps an up-dated Hotel Policies and Procedures file and up-dated files on the following Food Production matters:
  • Recipes
  • Finance
  • Standards
  • Personnel and Training
  • Outlets
  • Promotions
  • Meetings
  • Projects
  • Material and Equipment
  • Miscellaneous
  • At IHG we are committed to providing our employees with a safe, secure and healthy workplace. It is your responsibility to comply with all workplace health and safety requirements, including any department specific training regarding equipment and procedures.
  • Perform other duties, tasks and special projects as assigned.

What we need from you


  • Culinary school or equivalent vocational training
  • Certificates from previous employers / college
  • Must be able to lead, guide, teach and counsel a team
  • Food Hygiene awareness and basic training
  • Ability to communicate in English with guests, co –workers and management to their understanding
  • Ability to compute basic mathematical calculations
  • Previous job related experience.
  • Ability to communicate in a second language.
  • Food Hygiene certificate.
  • First aid awareness.


  • Ability to perform job functions with attention to detail, speed and accuracy.
  • Ability to prioritize, organize, work delegated and follow through.
  • Ability to be a clear thinker remains calm and resolves problems using sound judgment.
  • Ability to work under pressure of meeting production schedules and timelines for guests and fellow workers.
  • Ability to aid in the transportation of all work equipment and produce pertinent to carry out the job.
  • Ability to work an 8-hr shift in all types of conditions pertinent to the job.
  • Ability to work with all products and equipment prescribed.
  • Ability to plan and aid in the execution of promotions.
  • Ability to work cohesively with co-workers as part of a team.
  • Ability to be able to work with alcohol.

What we offer

At IHG we employ people who apply the same amount of care and passion to their jobs as they do their hobbies - people who put our guests at the heart of everything they do.

And we're looking for more people like this to join our friendly and professional team. In return we'll give you a competitive financial and benefits package which may include healthcare support, dental, vision, disability and life insurance support, and a matching 401k plan.

Hotel discounts worldwide are available as well as access to a wide variety of discount programs and the chance to work with a great team of people. Most importantly, we'll give you the room to be yourself.

So what's your passion? Do you see yourself as an Executive Chef? Please get in touch and tell us how you could bring your individual skills to IHG.

IHG is an equal opportunity employer: Minorities / Females / Disabled / Veterans.

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