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Executive Sous Chef

Company: The Wigwam
Location: Litchfield Park
Posted on: November 27, 2022

Job Description:

The Wigwam has celebrated over a century of service as Phoenix's most historic resort established in 1918. We are currently seeking culinary curators, to help curate those incredible, long-lasting memories with our guests by providing them with an unforgettable culinary experience!

We are WIGWAM. What does it mean to be WIGWAM?

It means we are World-class Individuals Generating Warm Authentic Memories. We believe in a true Culture of CARE. That means we focus on caring for our employees, our guests and our community.

By joining The Wigwam you are also becoming part of the Pyramid Global Hospitality family of hotels, where we were recently recognized as Hotel of the Year for 2021! We have over 270 hotels worldwide and growing, including six hotels and resorts in the Phoenix area alone.

Over a quarter of our employees have been making history with us for 10 years or more! Come join us and make a little history of your own!

We are looking for a leader and someone passionate about the culinary arts to join our Culinary team as an Executive Sous Chef. This individual must have extensive experience working in a high-volume professional kitchen and be a college graduate in the culinary arts. This individual must be creative, motivated, and a passionate hands-on leader in the kitchen! Successful candidates for this role will have a proven track record of work with creative menus which reflect seasonal availability based on the concept of the restaurant, responds in a professional and courteous manner to guests and team, and enjoys being a teacher of the culinary arts supporting their team both personally and professionally.

The Executive Sous Chef will assist with planning and execution of the daily production, preparation, and presentation of all food for the hotel in a safe, sanitary work environment which conforms to all standards and regulations and achieves profitable competitive quality products.

If you have a passion for the Culinary arts and are looking to join a team where you can develop your skills, the skills of your team and grow a career, then we want you!

Your Role:
* You will attract, retain, and motivate the best culinary talent
* You will act in the absence of the executive chef to complete the daily ordering using the current par levels for all outlets, employee cafeteria and banquets.
* You may be required to perform any function within the culinary department (cook, steward etc)
* You will conduct daily walk throughs of the kitchen, make recommendations for corrections, repairs, cleanliness concerns and improvements if needed.
* You will conduct daily meetings with the team to ensure their preparation, communicating all pertinent information
* You will attend weekly F&B meetings, BEO meetings, leadership meetings, monthly safety meeting and represent the culinary team
* You will be the example that the culinary team follows
* You will manage the finances of the department, analyze, and control costs and manage the budget to achieve a profitable operation
* You will have thorough knowledge of food allergens and handles any guest with food allergies with a high sense of urgency
* You will work with the culinary team to ensure prep sheets are updated and being properly used daily
* You will guide the nightly cleaning of all kitchen areas, follow up with pm stewarding crew to ensure dish area is clean and organized for the following days service
* You will assist the Executive Chef in the creation, costing, and implementation of (seasonal) menus and special menus

Our resort features numerous food & beverage outlets serviced by our culinary team, including: *Litchfield's* (our signature farm-to-table restaurant), *Wigwam Bar* (a spirited gathering place offering an elevated bar menu), *Red's Bar & Grill* (a breakfast, lunch and dinner destination with a casual atmosphere and soul-warming cuisine), *The Tower Pool Bar & Grill* (serving fun food & cool drinks), In-Room Dining and Banquets.

We offer our associates the following amazing benefits:
* Competitive Wages!
* Quarterly Bonus Program!
* One of the most comprehensive and affordable employee benefits/insurance programs in the hospitality industry!
* 401K Match!
* Paid Time Off!
* Free Parking!
* Free Meals!
* Tuition Reimbursement!
* Raffles, Prizes and Awards!
* Employee discounts on Golf, Tennis, Spa, Restaurants and Hotel Rooms around the world!

The Wigwam is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a diverse and inclusive work environment.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: From $65,000.00 per year

* 401(k) matching
* Dental insurance
* Health insurance
* Paid time off
* Referral program
* Vision insurance
* 10 hour shift
* 8 hour shift
Supplemental pay types:
* Bonus pay
Weekly day range:
* Monday to Friday
* Weekend availability
Work setting:
* Bar
* Casual dining restaurant
* Fine dining restaurant

Ability to commute/relocate:
* Litchfield Park, AZ 85340: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Required)

* Culinary Management: 1 year (Preferred)

Work Location: One location%58047475%

Keywords: The Wigwam, Phoenix , Executive Sous Chef, Hospitality & Tourism , Litchfield Park, Arizona

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