Franchised Executive Chef – The Westin Hotel Bear Mountain – British Columbia Canada

Jobs at Westin hotel Bear Mountain CanadaJob Description
Posting Date Oct 27, 2020
Job Number 20063569
Job Category Food and Beverage & Culinary
Location The Westin Bear Mountain Golf Resort & Spa, Victoria, 1999 Country Club Way, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada VIEW ON MAP
Brand Westin Hotels & Resorts
Schedule Full-time
Relocation? Yes
Position Type Management
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Thank you for your interest in this position. It is a job opportunity with one of Marriott International’s franchisees.
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Additional Information: This hotel is owned and operated by an independent franchisee, Malak Holdings. The franchisee controls all aspects of the hotel’s employment policies and practices, including the selection and hiring process. If you accept a position at this hotel you will be employed by a franchisee and not by Marriott International.

Job Summary

Set along lush golf greens and framed by Vancouver Island’s rugged mountains, The Westin Bear Mountain Golf Resort & Spa, Victoria offers stunning natural beauty and laid-back comforts. Just minutes from downtown Victoria, Bear Mountain offers the perfect setting for the Westin Bear Mountain Resort & Spa that features world class golf, bike trails, nature exploration, a variety of dining options, and a new luxury spa.

We are in the midst of executing on our goal to elevate the property to five plus stars— well beyond its current three-star ranking. This massive undertaking will see a complete renovation of the restaurants, lobby, ballroom and function spaces. A new bar, luxury furniture and fixtures and a new 6,000 square foot, fully enclosed four- season patio will create a more elegant resort that will focus on providing an exceptional experience for all guests.

We are searching for a highly motivated, creative, and innovative Executive Chef to join and help us complete our vision in providing the right services, the right way, with the right resources.

Reporting to the General Manager, the Executive Chef is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operation of the food and beverage services which operate 24-7/365 days, including departmental budget and staffing, creating exceptional culinary experiences, food safety and quality, and guest satisfaction.

Remuneration commensurate with experience and in accordance with our established compensation guidelines. We offer a competitive package of benefits and perks.

If this sounds like you, we would love to hear from you!

Email your cover letter and resume in one file to, on or before November 04, 2020. Your application will be handled with utmost discretion and confidentiality.

Be sure to include the following in the subject line or your application may not reach the appropriate

person: Your name | Executive Chef | Position number 15

Due to the high number of applications we receive, only applicants who are selected for an interview will be contacted.

We sincerely thank all applicants for their interest in the Westin Bear Mountain Golf Resort & Spa.

Job Requirements

Culinary Responsibilities
Creates fresh, healthy, and innovative menus for all food and beverage outlets including all-day restaurant, bar, banquets and catering, and in-room dining, with a focus on quality over quantity and excellence in presentation.
Handles recipe development and menu pricing
Proactively interacts with guests to obtain feedback.
Implements Marriott brand standards where applicable.
Ensures that all kitchen operations are compliant with legislated food safety regulations.
Monitors cost of sales by overseeing ordering, inventory, and provisions controls.
Works in collaboration with suppliers and the purchasing department to ensure proper delivery (and quality) of food provisions and maintenance of equipment and appliances.
Assists in the annual planning of the food & beverage budget including productivity (labor cost) and implements and regularly monitors budgets and forecasts.
Actively supports and participates in the company-wide green initiative and programs.
Manages the stewarding department.
Staff Management
Hires, trains, motivates, develops, and manages workforce performance.
Supervises the preparation and cooking of food by culinary team.
Ensures culinary associates strictly adhere to culinary standards and expectations through the development of a clear Visual Standard of Performance guide that lists recipe ingredients, preparation, cooking method, and a color photo of plated item for reference.
Ensures proper staffing and scheduling in accordance with productivity guidelines.
Ensures staff have a deep understanding and respect for customer service standards and provides regular feedback and reinforcement of standards on even the smallest of service and operational details.
Coordinates, attends, and leads department meetings.
Ability to prioritize and make effective decisions
A minimum of 5 years of experience in a high-volume multi-outlet kitchen in a minimum 4 star establishment.
A minimum of 3 years of experience in a similar senior role.
Strong general knowledge of kitchen operations.
Change management and strong leadership skills during challenging times, example: COVID-19, major renovations.
Positive and effective written and verbal communication skills.
Red Seal Certification.
Advanced knowledge of the principles and practices within the food & beverage/hospitality industry.
Previous experience in a Marriott resort or full-service major-brand property is an asset.