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Executive Chef - Limelight Ketchum

The Little Nell

The Little Nell

Ketchum, ID, USA
Posted on Thursday, July 11, 2024

Company Description

Owned and operated by Aspen Hospitality, Limelight Hotels are your home base in the places you want to explore most. The contemporary properties are set in the heart of authentic outdoor and urban communities, and each hotel is deeply connected to its surroundings – offering a unique adventure for every guest. The guest experience is an intentional journey and the elevated, yet unpretentious nature of the stay allows guests to feel nurtured and at ease. A constant across all properties is a commitment to sustainability, unmatched hospitality, and access to an Adventure Concierge to ensure a memorable stay. Limelight’s pet-friendly hotels are located in Aspen, Colorado, just steps from the downtown core; Snowmass, Colorado, offering ski-in/ski-out access to the mountain; Ketchum, Idaho, near the base of Sun Valley’s famed ski area and walking distance to town; and in Downtown Denver, Colorado, adjacent to Union Station. Two new Limelight Hotels are slated to open in Mammoth, California, and Boulder, Colorado in 2025. Learn more at www.LimelightHotels.com.

Job Description

The Executive Chef manages day to day operations of the culinary department at Limelight Ketchum. Responsible for all menu development, food purchasing and production. Operates within budget guidelines, maintains high quality level, excellent guest response and general upkeep of the kitchen. Ensures all health and safety standards are met. Oversees hiring, training and discipline of culinary and stewarding staff according to hotel policies and procedures.

The budgeted salary range for this position is $75,000 to $85,000. Actual pay will be dependent on budget and experience, all our salaried roles are eligible for bonus.

Job Posting Deadline
Applications for this position will be accepted until July 15, 2024.

Essential Job Functions
• Manages the food preparation for all food and beverage outlets in the hotel
• Creates, plans, and writes menus for all restaurants, room service and banquets operation
• Establishes and maintains appropriate food portions with respect to the hotel's pricing
policy, and supervise the quality of food preparation and presentation
• Costs recipes for proper pricing and handles daily food purchasing
• Oversees monthly food inventory under the guidelines provided by the Director of Finance
• Submits monthly reports based on financial statements in partnership with the Food & Beverage Director, explaining any variance in food cost and labor cost for the culinary Department
• Trains and supervises all food preparation and stewarding personnel in the performance of their duties
• Schedules staff based on projected revenue and covers, and staffing guides
• Conducts monthly departmental meetings, attends Department Head meetings and Food & Beverage meetings
• Attends pre-shift meeting in outlets to review menu changes and solicit feedback from service staff
• Communicates regularly with staff for their ideas and comments
• Communicates regularly with Food & Beverage Manager and General Manager
• Ensures proper care of equipment and controls operating costs
• Works with Purchasing Manager, requisitions and purchases items in line with budgeted costs
• Maintains professional appearance and conduct at all times and ensures staffs appearance and conduct are impeccable
• Represents Limelight Hotel and participates in promotional functions as assigned or approved by F&B Manager
• Remains current on industry trends and marketing
• Complete tasks and projects delegated by your manager and assist other departments as business volumes and staff levels demand


• Culinary Degree or Equivalent
• Require ten years of progressive experience in culinary operations
• Require at least 4 years of experience in culinary management with at least 2 years as Executive Chef or Executive Sous Chef in a luxury hotel or multi-outlet restaurant
• Should have fundamental math and accounting skills

Additional Information

Supervision Given and Received
Exercises general supervision over culinary staff. Assigns a variety of routine tasks, sets general expectations of results expected within company’s policies and procedures. Responsibilities include but are not limited to, interviewing, hiring, planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.
Received: Works under limited supervision of General Manager. Receives guidance in terms of broad goals and overall objectives and is responsible for establishing strategical methods to attain them. Can formulate policies but does not necessarily have final authority for approval. Review of work is not detailed and emphasizes accomplishment of broad work objectives, rather than specific assignments.

Work Environment and Physical Demands
Ability to be on your feet, kneel and bend for extended periods of time. Regularly work in adverse conditions and requiring the use of protective apparel/equipment to prevent exposure to the elements as well as an office environment and may be required to walk on slippery and uneven surfaces. Must be able to lift, push or pull occasionally up to 50 lbs. individually or with assistance.

Job Benefits
This position is categorized as a regular full-time position eligible for the following benefits:
Enrollment dates differ across the various programs.
· Health, Dental and Vision Insurance Programs
· Flexible Spending Account Programs
· Life Insurance Programs
· Paid Time Off Programs
· Paid Leave Programs
· 401(k) Savings Plan
· Employee Ski Pass and Dependent Ski Passes
· Other company perks

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. By accepting a position with Aspen Skiing Company, you acknowledge that you are able to perform the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodation. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job. To request accommodation during the application and interviewing process, please contact Human Resources at 970-300-7700.

This job description is designed to indicate the general nature and level of work. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive list of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job. Duties and responsibilities may change at any time with or without notice.

Aspen Skiing Company / ASPENX / The Little Nell / Limelight Hotel is an equal opportunity employer.

For an overview of Aspen Skiing Company's benefits and other compensation visit www.aspensnowmass.com/employment/benefits-and-perks

As of March 11th 2022, Aspen Skiing Company, ASPENX, The Little Nell, and The Limelight Hotels will no longer require all active employees to be fully vaccinated in the workplace. Read more about our policies as it relates to employee safety here