Kempinski Hotel Hangzhou

Hangzhou, China

Executive Chef – (in English)

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Inspired by the journeys of the Grand Canal and richness of tea, Kempinski Hotel Hangzhou presents an exclusive lifestyle destination defined by signature restaurants, exceptional spaces, designs and gastronomic craftsmanship.The hotel is centrally located in a large shopping, residential and office complex along the Grand Canal and next to numerous historical blocks, museums and the Gongchen Bridge.

Executive Chef – Kempinski Hotel Hangzhou

Prepares and serves a range of a la carte items which meet guest’s expectations while supervising junior members of the Kitchen Brigade.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Assist with organizing special events and special food promotions.

  • Participate in the drafting of concept ideas and menus for all special events and functions while encouraging all staff to put forward their ideas and utilizing them wherever practical.

  • Participate and supervise the kitchen in the preparation and presentation of all food items in accordance with the hotel’s food and beverage standards and standardized menu guidelines.

  • Maintain comprehensive product knowledge including ingredients, equipment, suppliers, markets, and current trends and make recommendations for appropriate adjustments to kitchen operations accordingly.

  • Maintain a hygienic kitchen and personal hygiene.

  • Work with Superior and Director of HR to ensure the departmental performance of staff is productive and assist in planning for future staffing needs.

  • Assist in maintaining a comprehensive, current and guest focused set of departmental standards and procedures and oversee their implementation.

  • Ensure training needs analysis of Kitchen staff is carried out and training programs are designed and implemented to meet needs.

  • Provide input for probation and formal performance appraisal discussions in line with company guidelines.

  • Coach, counsel and discipline staff, providing constructive feedback to enhance performance.

  • Approve leave after considering hotel occupancy.

  • Work with superior in the preparation and management of the department’s budget.

  • Demonstrate awareness of OH&S policies and procedures and ensure all procedures are conducted safely and within OH&S guidelines and ensure your direct reports do the same.

  • Be aware of duty of care and adhere to occupational, health and safety legislation, policies and procedures.

  • Be familiar with property safety, first aid and fire and emergency procedures and operate equipment safely and sensibly.

  • Initiate action to correct a hazardous situation and notify supervisors of potential dangers.

  • Log security incidents and accidents in accordance with hotel requirements.

  • Implement and practice HACCP. 

Desired Skills & Qualifications:

  • Eligible for a working permit in country of hire

  • Gastronomic education certificate or equivalent (apprenticeship/diploma/BA/Bsc)

  • Minimum five 3 years in a kitchen management role, preferably with an international 5* hotel chain

  • Ability to work and communicate in a multinational environment

  • Basic knowledge of computer systems, including Microsoft Office (Word, Excel and PowerPoint)

About Kempinski

At Kempinski Hotels we pride ourselves on delivering a beautiful performance for each and every one of our guests. Dedicated to please, educated to entertain and never compromising on the European elegance of service, we are driven by our passion for crafting distinct and meaningful experiences. Each of our remarkable properties is a stage upon which our people perform their best and every day is an opportunity to apply their unique talents. We offer recognition for your skills, an environment that encourages personal growth, and respect and support from colleagues and leaders. Connected by our shared values, our passion for craftsmanship, and our care for one another, we are a global community of hoteliers. Your stage awaits.

Discover a career crafted by you.