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Delaware North Regional Executive Chef, Yellowstone in West Yellowstone, Montana

The Opportunity

Delaware North Parks and Resorts is searching for a Regional Executive Chef to oversee our western US culinary operations including Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, Northern California, and Washington. The majority of the time will be spent leading our culinary operations in Yellowstone, and travel required to support additional western locations as needed.

Our ideal Regional Executive Chef candidate shares our passion for delivering the highest quality of food, wine, and service to guests - taking great pride in your work and the impact you have on a moment or occasion. You're an innovative recipe developer, an inspiring leader, and someone who invests time in continuous learning and improvement. New venue opening experience a plus. Join our team and experience the iconic beauty of majestic National Parks while creating memorable dining experiences for our guests!

Relocation assistance is available along with housing!

Pay

Minimum – Anticipated Maximum Base Salary: $81900 - $110600 / year

In addition to base salary, we offer an annual bonus plan based on company and individual performance, or a role-based, uncapped sales incentive plan. The advertised pay range represents what we believe at the time of this job posting, that we would be willing to pay for this position. Only in special circumstances, where a candidate has education, training, or experience that far exceeds the requirements for the position, would we consider paying higher than the stated range. Information on our comprehensive benefits package can be found at https://careers.delawarenorth.com/whatweoffer .

Benefits

At Delaware North, we care about our team members' personal and professional journeys. These are just some of the benefits we offer:

  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance

  • 401(k) with up to 4% company match

  • Annual performance bonus based on level, as well as individual, company, and location performance

  • Paid vacation days and holidays

  • Paid parental bonding leave

  • Tuition and/or professional certification reimbursement

  • Generous friends-and-family discounts at many of our hotels and resorts

Responsibilities

  • Lead and cook by example and provide guidance to all team members. Ensure kitchen operations are established and can run smoothly and efficiently in your absence.

  • Develop and maintain recipes, portion specifications, and standard preparation procedures for all dishes and ensure that all cooks are following these standards.

  • Coordinate training activities for kitchen and back-of-house associates to meet service level standards.

  • Hire, train, and mobilize kitchen and service teams with precision to provide impeccable service to our guests.

  • Determination of purchasing specifications and budgetary allotments for all menu items.

  • Prepare operational reports and analyses setting forth progress, adverse trends and make appropriate recommendations for success.

  • Maintain complete knowledge of and compliance with all company policies,service procedures and standard - including Health Department regulations; always maintains excellent kitchen hygiene conditions.

  • Have a working knowledge of company invoice tracking, labor tracking, schedule preparation, food cost management, labor cost management, inventory control,and hiring,counseling, and termination policies.

  • Make periodic and regular inspection at events to observe quality of food preparation and service, food appearance, cleanliness and sanitation of production and service areas, equipment, and employee appearance.

  • Ability to drive a company vehicle to different locations on property.

Qualifications

  • Minimum 3 years experience as an Executive Chef in a high-volume industry-leading concept with 10 years culinary experience in established restaurants and catering companies.

  • Certificate or degree in Culinary Arts preferred.

  • ServSafe and Food Safety Handler certifications required.

  • Strong financial and computer skills; has experience working with and an understanding of P&Ls and budgeting.

  • Possess a passion for culinary excellence with incredible skill to create exciting and accessible new dishes, appropriate for the venue’s concept.

  • Ability to work flexible schedule to accommodate business levels.

  • Proven ability to direct staff clearly and concisely while positively influencing employee behavior and performance.

  • Maintains openness and willingness to learn new techniques and improve abilities.

  • Think quickly, multitask, and adapt to changing situations while maintaining the highest quality of product and other established standards.

  • Ability to navigate and utilize Microsoft Office Suite programs (especially Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook), appropriate point of sale (POS) systems, and any other required operating machines (i.e. cooking machinery).

  • Skilled in direct interaction with guests.

  • Must possess a valid driver's license.

  • Successful completion of a background check, including MVR required

Who We Are

Our location at the West entrance to Yellowstone National Park is ideal for individuals who enjoy the great outdoors. Within minutes of town, you can be hiking in the mountains, fishing in streams and lakes, and exploring Yellowstone National Park! We offer housing in apartments in West Yellowstone.

At Delaware North, you’ll love where you work, who you work with, and how your day unfolds. Whether it’s in sporting venues, casinos, airports, national parks, iconic hotels, or premier restaurants, there’s no telling where your career can ultimately take you. We empower you to do great work in a company with 100 years of success, stability and growth. If you have drive and enjoy the thrill of making things happen - share our vision and grow with us.

Delaware North Companies, Incorporated and its subsidiaries consider applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, marital or veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other legally protected status. Delaware North is an equal opportunity employer.

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