New Hotel Opening- Banquet Chef Job at Hay Creek Hotels, Fayetteville, AR

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  • Hay Creek Hotels
  • Fayetteville, AR

Job Description

Job Description
The Stonebreaker Inn, opening Spring 2024, is actively searching for a dedicated and enthusiastic Banquet Chef to join our culinary team!

Stonebreaker Inn, formerly the Pratt Place Inn was first opened in 2008 as an independent, locally owned and operated boutique hotel located on 144-acres at the top of Markham Hill, one of the Seven Hills in Fayetteville Arkansas. The 18,900sf building will be renovated and transformed to offer an extensive F&B program with significant outdoor dining and private dining options, a Membership Club Lounge, well-appointed spa, and check in area for guests.

Job Summary:
  • Responsible for preparation and planning of all banquet meals including weddings, group events, and offsite events.
  • Assist the Executive Chef and Sales Management team to create menus for all banquet events.
  • Plan and delegate all banquet related prep work.
  • Work with the Sales Management team to coordinate well-planned, well-timed, and well-executed events. Coordinate with Exec Chef on kitchen workflow during an event and expediting to ensure a smooth- running operation.
  • Attend weekly BEO meetings.
  • Train and develop all direct reports to maximize efficiency and productivity and ensure compliance with all standards.
  • Monitor employee's performance and issues and administer progressive discipline with chef when necessary.
  • Assist team members as needed to promote a positive teamwork environment.
  • Acts as kitchen manager on duty as assigned.
  • Determine schedules, monitor labor costs and time sheets, and approve payroll weekly for all direct reports.
  • Interact with guests as needed at all banquet functions. Remain alert, friendly and able to assist guests with courtesy and promptness.
  • Ensure proper timing of food preparation.
  • Be familiar with a variety of the culinary field concepts, procedures, and preparation methods.
  • Follow food preparation, presentation and proper service procedures. Assist in development of local banquet standards and dish procedures.
  • Practice effective food rotation, inventory management, par levels, and ordering/receiving.
  • Work closely with chef to ensure that all items needed are in stock including specialty needs for banquet events.
  • Assist chef in estimating food consumption, placing inventory orders, and coding invoice billing accordingly.
  • Coordinate with chef in the management of all holiday culinary operations. Participate in constructive development of all holiday promotions and operational goals.
  • Responsible for working with chef to monitor and stay within specified budget. Assist in correcting food cost, control of food waste, etc. Work with chef to ensure all expenses are recorded and coded appropriately.
  • Ensure proper operation/maintenance of all kitchen equipment and tools. Operate, maintain and properly clean deep fryer, broiler, stove, steamer, food processor, mixer, slicer, oven, steam table, waffle iron and flat top grill.
  • Maintain cleanliness of workstation, kitchen area, and walk in cooler/freezer.
  • Adhere to proper food storage practices, especially hot and cold meats, seafood and other high protein items.
  • Able to receive deliveries and check for quality when necessary.
  • Practice conscious knowledge of food allergies and safety in preparation.
  • Assist all kitchen staff in the breaking down of station and cleaning procedures.

Experience and Skills
  • High School diploma or equivalent
  • 2+ years of recent Line Cook experience in a high volume, full service restaurant
  • Experience in Banquet/Catering execution
  • Creative, innovative, and inspired to develop new and intriguing menu items designed for appropriate clientele
  • Demonstrate a positive, upbeat and customer-focused attitude

Job Benefits
Benefits:

Hay Creek offers an extensive benefit and incentive package, including;
  • Insurance Benefit package including company-funded Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, Disability, Accident, and Critical Illness plans*
  • Free Life Insurance of $25K from HCH*
  • Tax-free Flex Spending Accounts for Medical Costs and Daycare Costs*
  • Wellcard membership (up to 60% discounts on prescriptions, gym memberships, and more).*
  • Competitive Paid Time Off including Vacation, Sick, Holiday Pay, and Personal Birthday*
  • Complimentary Staff Meals Daily
  • Weekly payroll schedule
  • Competitive Wages with Cost of Living Adjustments and Annual Performance/Wage Reviews
  • Lodging Discounts at any HCH Property (Employee forty-nine per night, Friends & Family eighty nine per night)
  • Dining Discounts at any HCH Property (50% off food for employee and guests)
  • Spas, Golf Course, and Activities Discounts at any HCH Property
  • Hospitality Discounts from our partners at the New England Inn & Resort Association and Historic Hotels of America
  • Industry Travel Discounts through Working Advantage (rental cars, event tickets, local activities, etc.)
  • Supportive Culture that is fun and motivating, with open-door policy work environment
  • Employee Recognition Program through 'Delight Dollars' appreciation and prizes
  • Employee Assistance Program including 24/7 confidential support and KOFE financial education
  • Accelerated Career Advancement of professional enrichment, company-sponsored conferences & classes, and our formal Professional Development Program for new managers in training.
  • Free Parking
(*for eligible associates classified as benefits eligible)

About Hay Creek Hotels:

Founded in 2005, Hay Creek Hotels was created specifically to combine the intimacy of a boutique hotel with world-class cuisine, cutting-edge technology, unparalleled guest service and the exclusive amenities of a luxury inn. At Hay Creek Hotels, our passion is to pioneer superior service and inspire excitement within the small, independent hotel sector: to "Delight & Surprise" our guests every day. These values are driven by the idea that the best hotels and restaurants are the ones that draw on the spirit, culture and character of their locales. From meticulously renovated historic properties to exciting new-build hotels, we offer some of the most unique and interesting lodging and dining destinations in the United States. Our hotels and resorts are designed to reflect their respective neighborhoods and serve as good neighbors by participating in community events and causes. Through environmentally responsible design and day-to-day management, we adhere to best practices for sustainable operations at every location.

Bringing a hyper-local focus to the hotel dining experience, the restaurants in the Hay Creek Hotels collection form deep connections with respected local farms and providers. Our chefs seamlessly integrate their regions' finest meats, seafood and produce with contemporary cooking styles and flavors. Each Hay Creek restaurant is distinguished by sophisticated yet casual ambiance and cuisine that delivers both comfort and surprise with each bite. We are not the average box hotel, and this is not the average dining experience. Dishes are created each night with the perfect balance of texture, flavor, and presentation. Farm-to-table food brings sensational seasonal menus with creative twists on old classics.

Our Core Values and Beliefs;

We promote and support a culture that Delights & Surprises each of our customers, associates, and business partners. Our Host Philosophy encourages each associate to develop the skills necessary to offer outstanding hospitality service outside the scope of their primary job responsibilities. Our Associate Promise is the commitment to truly listen to and communicate openly and honestly with all team members. We embrace Pride Of Ownership to create an, "I can, I am, I own," empowered approach to everything we do. Partnering in our Local Community and respecting the environment we live in are beliefs we incorporate into daily operations.

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Job Tags

Holiday work, Casual work, Local area, Outdoor, Night shift,

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