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Fresh Job Vacancy at InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG)

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We are one of the world’s leading hotel companies. We have more than 5,000 hotels and 744,000 rooms in nearly 100 countries. We had more than 175 million guest nights during 2015.

You’ll know our hotel brands. They are some of the best known and most popular in the world – InterContinental® Hotels & Resorts, Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants®, Holiday Inn®, Holiday Inn Express®, Crowne Plaza® Hotels & Resorts, Hotel Indigo®, Staybridge Suites®, Candlewood Suites®, EVEN Hotels® and HUALUXE™ Hotels and Resorts.

All of these brands work together towards our goals of creating Great Hotels Guests Love®. This is a mission that’s seen us go from strength to strength – with more rooms in an ever-growing portfolio of hotels across more and more locations. Which makes this an incredibly exciting time to become part of the team.

Join us and not only can you benefit from the world of variety and opportunity that comes with working for a global organisation, you can also look forward to being part of a company that will appreciate you for being you.

We don’t expect stereotypes. We don’t want people to conform. We just want all of you at IHG®. So bring us your individual passions and ambitions, and we’ll support you to achieve your goals, and give you the rewards and benefits you deserve. To find out more, go to careers.ihg.com
Job Title: Executive Chef-Intercontinental Lagos (Job Number: LAG000280)

Job description

What’s your passion? Whether you’re into cooking, camping or car racing, at IHG we’re interested in YOU. 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.

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As the Executive Chef, you’ll be responsible for the smooth running of the kitchen and will manage areas of profit, stock, wastage control, hygiene practices and training within the kitchen. You will actively guide and direct the kitchen brigade to ensure consistency of brand standards and a high level of performance and presentation. Also as the Executive Chef you will be responsible for managing and motivating your team. You will be required to ensure that all staff within your department are adequately trained and developed in line with company policy. You will also be responsible for the Recruitment and Selection of your team and for managing any Employee Relations issues with the support of the Human Resources Department. You will actively guide and direct the whole team to ensure consistency of brand standards and a high level of performance and service delivery.

Financial Returns
Key Job Responsibilities
Complete forecasts, plans, and departmental production reports for management.

Participate in the preparation of the hotel’s annual budget and the setting of departmental goals.

Maintain updated and accurate costing and documentation of all dishes prepared and sold in the food and beverage operations.

People
Manage day-to-day kitchen activities, plan and assign work, and establish performance and development goals for team members. Provide mentoring, coaching, and regular feedback to help manage conflict and improve team member performance.

Educate and train team members in compliance with brand standards, service behaviours, and governmental regulations. Ensure staff has the tools, training, and equipment to carry out job duties.

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Promote teamwork and quality service through daily communication and coordination with other departments. Assist sales, catering and banquet staff with banquets, parties and other special events.

Recommend and/or initiate salary, disciplinary, or other staffing/human resources-related actions in accordance with company rules and policies.

Guest Experience
Solicit guest feedback to improve food and presentation quality.

Assist with addressing customer questions and issues relating to kitchen services.

Assist Food and Beverage Director with menu planning, food and beverage coordination, table arrangements, decoration options, etc.

Responsible Business
Ensure that all menu items are prepared and presented according to established recipes and standards.

Develop menu design and concepts for all food and/or bar outlets, and catering events. Monitor competitor and industry trends.

Maintain procedures to ensure the security and proper storage of food and beverage products, inventory and equipment. Replenish supplies in a

timely manner and minimise waste and pilferage.

Ensure that all kitchen equipment and storerooms are in proper operational condition and are cleaned on a regular basis.

Adhere to governmental regulations as well as brand standards and hotel or company policies and procedures.

Perform other duties as assigned. May also serve as manager on duty.

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