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Executive Chef - Signature Dining

Sunriver Resort

Sunriver Resort

Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA
Posted on Friday, May 3, 2024

Executive Chef - Signature Dining

Job Locations US-FL-Fort Lauderdale
ID 2024-6041
Position Type
Regular Full-Time


South Florida’s beacon of hospitality, Pier Sixty-Six Resort is returning to Fort Lauderdale with an opening date of October 2024. From the famed superyacht marina to the iconic spires of the rotating Pier-Top lounge, a new world of elevated experiences is set to unfold around it. The lush 32-acre waterfront enclave will be home to the extraordinary luxury resort hosting 325 guest rooms, suites, and villas, plus an exclusive collection of 91 Private Resort Residences, 12 restaurants and lounges, a luxurious spa, curated pool options, and a waterfront promenade with retail and dining. Every space is impeccably designed to both inspire and relax. All are met with exceptional service and refined touches resulting in extraordinary experiences. The Resort will assemble over 600 diverse and talented Team Members to bring Pier Sixty-Six to life and create a new legacy by providing memorable experiences and stellar service to our guests and residents. We aspire to create a caring culture for our team, with state-of-the-art facilities, a first-class employee dining room, and most importantly, a focus on you as an individual, including your welfare and well-being. Pier Sixty-Six invites dedicated, energetic, and polished hospitality enthusiasts eager for growth and stardom to join our team and enjoy highly competitive wages, comprehensive benefits, and a culture that honors and respects you.

We currently have an opportunity for a well-rounded and seasoned Executive Chef - Signature Dining to join our Pier Sixty-Six Resort opening team!

The Executive Chef - Signature Dining works across disciplines to deliver an exceptional experience and is accountable for the overall success of the daily kitchen operations including 3 Food & Beverage outlets. Exhibits culinary talents by personally performing tasks while leading the staff and managing all food-related functions. Works to continually improve guest and employee satisfaction while maximizing financial performance in all areas of responsibility. Supervises all kitchen areas to ensure a consistent, high-quality product is produced. Responsible for guiding and developing staff including direct reports. Must ensure sanitation and food standards are achieved. Areas of responsibility comprise overseeing all food preparation areas including 3 Food & Beverage outlets.

Reporting to the Director of Culinary, you will manage and provide leadership and management for the Culinary Division by establishing plans of character, integrity, and quality which result in the long-range continued growth and profitability of the division and Hotel.


  • Coordinate the selection, training, development, and evaluation of employees and managers in the Culinary Division through effective management and leadership to ensure that established cultural and core standards are met, long-range strategic planning for outlet operation.
  • Control labor and operating expenses through effective planning, budgeting, purchasing decisions, policy making, and inventory control while focusing on creative cost control and revenue generation solutions to maximize profit in the division and hotel.
  • Its visible in the operation, recognize and maintain relationships with regular guests and cultivate relationships with new patrons through effective marketing and personal relationships.
  • Works closely with the food and beverage leadership team to design creative menus, and amenity options while ensuring an exceptional product.
  • Communicate with employees and managers to ensure operational needs are met and attend regular operational meetings to ensure effective coordination and cooperation between departments. Is a champion of change and a role model for innovation.

Leading Kitchen Operations

  • Leads kitchen management team.
  • Provides direction for culinary operations in including 3 Food & Beverage outlets.
  • Provides guidance and direction to subordinates, including setting performance standards and monitoring performance.
  • Utilizes interpersonal and communication skills to lead, influence, and encourage others; advocates sound financial/business decision-making; demonstrates honesty/integrity; leads by example.
  • Encourages and builds mutual trust, respect, and cooperation among team members.
  • Serving as a role model to demonstrate the highest level of professional behaviors.
  • Ensures property policies are administered fairly and consistently.
  • Reviews staffing levels to ensure that guest service, operational needs and financial objectives are met.
  • Establishes and maintains open, collaborative relationships with employees and ensures employees do the same within the team.
  • Solicits employee feedback, utilizes an "open door" policy and reviews employee satisfaction results to identify and address employee problems or concerns.
  • Supervises and coordinates activities of cooks and workers engaged in food preparation.
  • Promotes an atmosphere of continual innovation and improvement.
  • Effectively plans and executes activations and events.

Setting and Maintaining Goals for Culinary Functions and Activities

  • Develop and implement guidelines and control procedures for purchasing and receiving areas.
  • Establishes goals including performance goals, budget goals, team goals, etc.
  • Communicates the importance of safety procedures, detailing procedure codes, ensuring employee understanding of safety codes, and monitoring processes and procedures related to safety.
  • Manages department controllable expenses including food costs, supplies, uniforms, and equipment.
  • Participates in the budgeting process for areas of responsibility.
  • Knows and implements the brand's safety standards.

Ensuring Culinary Standards and Responsibilities are Met

  • Provides direction for menu development to position the resort's signature restaurants as award-winning culinary destinations.
  • Monitors the quality of raw and cooked food products to ensure that standards are met.
  • Provides direction on innovative and groundbreaking food and beverage presentations.
  • Determines how food should be presented and creates decorative food displays.
  • Recognizes superior quality products, presentations, and flavor.
  • Ensures compliance with food handling and sanitation standards.
  • Ensures employees maintain required food handling and sanitation certifications.
  • Maintains purchasing standards.

Ensuring Exceptional Customer Service

  • Provides and promotes five-star service levels & standards.
  • Improves service by communicating and assisting individuals to understand guest needs, providing guidance, feedback, and individual coaching when needed.
  • Manages day-to-day operations, ensuring the quality, and standards and exceeding the expectations of the customers.
  • Displays leadership in guest hospitality, exemplifies excellent customer service, and creates a positive atmosphere for guest relations.
  • Interacts with guests to obtain feedback on product quality and service levels.
  • Responds to and handles guest problems and complaints.
  • Empower employees to provide excellent customer service. Establishes guidelines so employees understand expectations and parameters. Ensures employees receive ongoing training to enhance.
  • Review comment cards, guest satisfaction results, and other data to identify areas of improvement.

Managing and Conducting People Service Activities

  • Identifies the developmental needs of others and coaching, mentoring, or otherwise helping others to improve their knowledge or skills.
  • Ensures employees are treated fairly and equitably.
  • Trains kitchen team members on the fundamentals of exceptional cooking techniques and presentations.
  • Administers the performance appraisal process for direct report managers.
  • Observes service behaviors of team members and provides feedback to individuals and or managers.
  • Manages employee progressive discipline procedures for areas of responsibility.
  • Analyzes information and evaluate results to choose the best solution and solve problems.


  • High school diploma or GED; 6 years experience in culinary, food and beverage, or related professional area.
  • OR
  • 2-year degree from an accredited university in Culinary Arts, Hotel and Restaurant Management, or related major; 4 years experience in culinary, food and beverage, or related professional areas.

As a valued member of the CoralTree team, you'll receive a comprehensive benefits package that includes:

  • Group medical, dental, vision, life, and disability benefits
  • Participation in a pre-tax flexible benefit plan for healthcare and dependent care reimbursement
  • An employee assistance program
  • Paid time off/sick time
  • Participation in a 401(k) plan with a company match
  • Complimentary team member meals
  • Complimentary room nights at CoralTree Hospitality managed properties

Join us in creating unforgettable experiences for our guests, building vibrant communities, and shaping the future of travel and hospitality. #piersixtysixresort


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