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Veterans Preferred - Chef de Cuisine - Chez Maggy Restaurant

Company: Hyatt
Location: Denver
Posted on: April 2, 2024

Job Description:

Military Veterans are Encouraged to Apply. -Michelin starred chef Ludo Lefebvre brings his culinary magic to Chez Maggy - where French brasserie meets Mile High style. An homage to his Denver family, chef Lefebvre leans into his roots and heritage to create a unique approach to classic French cuisine using elements and ingredients native to Colorado.
When Chef Ludo Lefebvre flew over The Rockies and threw on a pair of boots & his cowboy hat, he knew he'd found his second home. Denver, perhaps the greatest city of the West, is defined by possibility: a vast space for exploration & inspiration. Here, Chef Ludo chose to create a new kind of restaurant, one that is truly Mile-High, yet unapologetically French.
Chez Maggy is a traditional French brasserie, reinvented for the Queen City. It's a love-letter to Margaret, Ludo's mother-in-law who lived life to help others right here in Colorado. It's also a celebration of the land of Ludo's childhood: Burgundy, a place steeped in natural beauty and a deep connection to the Earth. Chez Maggy pays homage to Ludo's French roots while synthesizing his rich culinary traditions with the naturally abundant ingredients of the Mountain West. At Chez Maggy, we reimagine Continental Cuisine at the Continental Divide.
Beholden to nothing and open to spontaneity, Chef Ludo utilizes his training by the French Masters to create a menu that honors tradition and delights the senses. Deliciously French, but not a bit pretentious, the menu sings in a dining room that sets a Mile-High standard for elegance & ease. Chez Maggy is all that & a pair of boots. The limit to our creativity? Some might say it's a mile high.
Chez Maggy is looking for our next Chef de Cuisine. In this coveted position, the Chef de Cuisine will be responsible for creating memorable experiences for our guests through their leadership, creativity, and culinary skills. The Chef de Cuisine will build relationships in the heart of the house and the front of house to provide the best experience to colleagues and guests.
The Chef de Cuisine reports to the Executive Chef at the Thompson Denver as well as to the Regional Director of Restaurant Operations. The Chef de Cuisine works closely with the Chez Maggy Restaurant General Manager and Sous Chefs, as well as the Corporate Director of Culinary, to create and implement menu concepts.
Chez Maggy is situated inside The Thompson Denver, a part of the Hyatt collection. This is not your traditional "Hotel Restaurant". Chez Maggy fosters an environment where all work in a manner that is consistent with an independent owner/operator restaurant in partnership with the hotel. Organization, effective communication, and the ability to bring the vision of Chez Maggy to life will be your keys to success.
Responsibilities include:

  • Acting as senior leadership by developing and assuming key management responsibilities.
  • Mentoring sous chefs, supervisors and line cooks to help them grow in their career
  • Acting as the liason between heart of house and front of house, ensuring engagement and communication
  • Hands on supervision in the preparation and cooking of restaurant dishes
  • Attending daily Pre Meal Meetings to discuss and train the service team on menu items
  • Developing and implement creative menu items within the restaurant concept directly with our restaurant partner.
  • Planning, coordinate & implement special events and holiday functions.
  • Managing culinary colleagues through scheduling, payroll, training, coaching, evaluating and hiring.
  • Leading and coaching the team towards achieving exceptional guest service and colleague satisfaction results.
  • Monitor food production, ordering, cost, and quality and consistency on a daily basis.
  • Creating and maintaining accurate costing for all menu items
  • Creating and maintaining accurate training material including Food Builds and Recipe Builds
  • Participating in marketing events directly related to our restaurants.
  • Effective and timely communication with the Executive Chef, Regional Director of Restaurant Operations and other stakeholders The budgeted range for this position is $75,000-85,000. Actual pay will be commensurate with experience.
    This role will embody our leadership expectations: Championing Hyatt's Purpose & Values, Experiment to Improve, Drive for Impact and Develop Diverse Talent. This leader will also demonstrate our values of empathy, wellbeing, respect, integrity, experimentation and inclusion.
    Benefits: We have you covered with an awesome rewards package! Health and welfare plans? We have a range of choices for you and your eligible dependents. Financial wellbeing? Opt into our 401(k) plan, College Saving Plan or the Employee Stock Purchase Plan. We don't want to leave out our lifestyle benefits including paid vacation, holidays and sick leave, family bonding time, adoption assistance, discounted and complimentary rooms at Hyatt locations across the globe, free colleague meals during shifts, transit passes, wellbeing and educational assistance. Don't forget, full-time and part-time colleagues are able to use accrued vacation time after 90 days of employment!
    This application window is anticipated to be open at a maximum of 30 days. Applications will be reviewed in the order in which they are received.
    Our Values: Empathy - Integrity - Respect - Inclusion - Experimentation - Wellbeing
    Hyatt is an equal opportunity employer - M/F/Veteran/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity

    • In-depth skills and knowledge of all kitchen operations
    • Possess strong leadership, communication, organization and relationship skills
    • Experience with training, basic financial management and customer service
    • Proficient in general computer knowledge
    • A true desire to exceed guest expectations in a fast paced customer service environment
    • Capable of producing a consistent product in a timely manner
    • Strong training and communication skills
    • Culinary education and/or on the job training, independent restaurant experience is preferred
    • Ability to work a flexible schedule including mornings, evenings, weekends and holidays

Keywords: Hyatt, Denver , Veterans Preferred - Chef de Cuisine - Chez Maggy Restaurant, Hospitality & Tourism , Denver, Colorado

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