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Fairmont Chicago - Millennium Park, Chicago, United States



Banquet Chef


Luxury & Lifestyle

Company Description

Rising gracefully above Millennium Park and Chicago's impressive lakefront, Fairmont Chicago, Millennium Park is located conveniently near major cultural attractions, the city's business and financial district and world-renowned shopping along the Magnificent Mile. With beautifully appointed, extraordinarily spacious guestrooms and spectacular suites, Fairmont Chicago, Millennium Park offers a superior and distinctive array of amenities and services, including phenomenal dining experiences, seasonal pop-ups and luxury event space.

    Job Description

    Banquet Chef

    Are you ready to take your culinary skills to a world-class platform? Take your career to a whole new level with us and join our kitchen team. We are looking for a dynamic chef with a comprehensive working knowledge of kitchens to join our team with a goal of providing a fun atmosphere with in a busy and vibrant environment and delivering the highest of quality food and service.

    As a Banquet Chef, you will lead the Banquet Kitchen team in planning, preparing and directing food preparation in our Banquet kitchen to create unforgettable and elegant event dining experiences for all our clientele.

    What is in it for you:

    • Employee benefit card offering discounted rates in Accor worldwide for you and your family
    • Learning programs through our Academies designed to sharpen your skills
    • Ability to make a difference through our Corporate Social Responsibility activities, like Planet 21
    • Career development opportunities with national and international promotion opportunities

    What you will be doing:

    • Efficient daily functioning of the Banquet Kitchen and work closely with the Executive Chef in all aspects of Banquet Kitchen management.
    • Development of new concepts, creating and introducing new menus and standardized recipes, ordering, keeping food cost at minimum and also ensuring quality, consistency and hygiene both for products and equipment in the Banquet Kitchen.
    • Allocate kitchen resources, execute controls, train and develop Banquet kitchen staff including coaching, daily functioning, and maintains efficient Kitchen Operations in the department.
    • Showcase your unique personality, creativity and skills in any food you cook and create a memorable Banquet event experience with your food.
    • Work with the Culinary team in the heart of the house in ensuring quality of food, food preparation, timeliness of catering service, and efficiency of the operation.
    • Consistently offer professional, friendly and proactive guest service while supporting fellow colleagues.
    • Manage all Kitchens in the absence of the Executive Chef or other Kitchen leaders.
    • Ensure that all food products are handled, stored, prepared and served safely in accordance with hotel and Food Safety guidelines. Ensure that all ECOSURE standards and processes are completed on a daily basis, this includes but isn’t limited to filling out daily temperature logs, labelling and dating of items as well ensuring food storage areas are cleaned daily.
    • Exercise good judgment and intuition to anticipating the needs of the team, managers, co-workers and guests. Take initiative to connect with your fellow colleagues, inquire about their guest experience, and ensure guest satisfaction. 
    • Be empowered to lead morning/evening operations and address feedback from external guests, the Sales department and Food & Beverage service team.


    Your experience and skills include:

    • A minimum of 5 years of previous Banquet Chef experience or similar position
    • A Bachelors degree / Professional Studies degree in Culinary Arts Management, Baking and Pastry Arts Management and Culinary Science.
    • Understanding of various cooking methods, ingredients, equipment and procedures. A love of all things culinary and the inherent desire to create unique delicious dishes and build a talented professional team
    • A positive, can-do attitude and an ability to multi-task in a fast paced, exciting environment while working alongside a diverse group of colleagues
    • Skilled in communicating with fellow team members with a polished appearance and a poised demeanor
    • Ability to naturally engage with anybody and show empathy; have genuine care and concern for both the well-being of our guests and fellow team members
    • A desire to learn and grow in a professional, fun and chic environment

    Additional Information

    Visa Requirements: Successful candidates must be legally eligible to work in the United States.

    Our commitment to Diversity & Inclusion:
    We are an inclusive company and our ambition is to attract, recruit and promote diverse talent.

    Why work for Accor?
    We are far more than a worldwide leader. We welcome you as you are and you can find a job and brand that matches your personality. We support you to grow and learn every day, making sure that work brings purpose to your life, so that during your journey with us, you can continue to explore Accor’s limitless possibilities.
    By joining Accor, every chapter of your story is yours to write and together we can imagine tomorrow's hospitality. Discover the life that awaits you at Accor, visit https://careers.accor.com/
    Do what you love, care for the world, dare to challenge the status quo! #BELIMITLESS

    All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

    Diversidade & Inclusão para a Accor significa acolher cada um e respeitar suas diferenças, priorizando apenas qualidades e habilidades na ampliação de oportunidades de emprego e desenvolvimento. Nossa ambição é proporcionar emprego com propósito, e uma cultura acolhedora, excelentes condições de trabalho e promover o desenvolvimento de todas as pessoas, incluindo as pessoas com deficiência. Não hesite em nos informar de quaisquer necessidades específicas que possa ter para que possamos levá-las em consideração.


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