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Executive Chef

Miami, FL, United States, Florida, United States

Executive Chef

  • Miami, FL, United States
  • Kitchen Division
  • Full time

The Company

Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group is the award-winning owner and operator of some of the world’s most prestigious hotels and resorts.  The Group now operates or has under development 37 hotels with more than 11,000 rooms in 28 countries in key business and leisure destinations.

The Hotel

With 326 guest rooms and 31 suites, Mandarin Oriental, Miami is located in Brickell Key and is a prime location for both business and leisure guests.  It is an urban resort with a Miami’s only private beach and Florida’s only Forbes triple 5-star property.  

Strategic Intent

It is the mission and intent of this position that the incumbent will take full responsibility for all aspects of the culinary department by assisting the Executive Chef, being pro-active, creative and results driven, focusing on delighting our guests and creating a Mandarin Oriental Experience.

Scope of Position

To be the leader of a 5-star culinary team.  To be a great culinarian and motivator to make the Mandarin Oriental, Miami one of the best culinary operations in the country. Create an exciting work environment that will keep existing culinary colleagues happy and fulfilled and attract talented culinary professionals from the outside.

Organizational Structure

The Executive Chef will report directly to the Food and Beverage Director. The functional positions of Executive Chief Steward, Executive Pastry Chef, Sous Chefs, Chef Garde Manger, Banquet Chef, and the Culinary Coordinator will report directly to the Executive Chef.

Duties and Supporting Responsibilities

  • Support company's philosophy and company culture through the use of Pillars of Legendary Quality Experiences on a daily basis to ensure Guest Satisfaction and the achievement of our Mission Statement
  • Support company's philosophy and company culture through the use of Departmental Legendary Quality Experiences on a daily basis to ensure Guest Satisfaction and the achievement of our Mission Statement
  • Support Company's philosophy and company culture through the use of Guiding Principles and D.E.L.I.G.H.T as part of ensuring Guest Satisfaction and the achievement of our Mission Statement.
  • Prepare annual budgets for culinary food cost and culinary labor cost.
  • Closely monitor food and labor costs making the culinary chefs aware of the budget and goals holding each one responsible for their areas and results.
  • Be proactive not reactive to business levels to insure proper quality, and to meet financial goals.
  • Interview and fill each key culinary position with the best available candidate to maintain the top level of excellence.
  • Attend P&L meeting, Department Head meeting and other required meetings.  Pass the necessary information from these meetings to the proper individuals in the culinary department.
  • Head weekly Sous Chefs meeting and monthly general Culinary meeting to relay hotel information and to listen to the department needs.
  • Plan and submit a yearly CAPEX budget for the culinary department.
  • Make sure that all of the culinary areas have the proper tools to so each colleague can do their job properly.
  • Make sure all of the Food and Beverage Safe and Sound program is followed and the proper documentation is completed for the yearly audit.
  • Must keep up to date with the latest food styles and trends.
  • Participate in local and national media and PR culinary events. Be an ambassador for the restaurants and the hotel.
  • Must be available to all culinary colleagues keeping an open-door policy.
  • Works as a team with colleagues in the culinary department and supporting departments such as the restaurant servers, banquet and catering and stewarding.
  • Train and develop chefs and colleagues and encourage growth within the hotel and company.
  • Be a major support to all the food and beverage managers and support the policies of the company.
  • Must be able to work under pressure and handle stress.

Success Profile for this role


Customer focus

Is dedicated to meeting the expectations and requirements of internal (colleagues) and external customers; gets first-hand customer information (or preferences) and uses it for improvements in products and services; acts with customers/colleagues in mind. Upholds and drives our LQEs through daily actions; establishes and maintains effective relationships with both internal and external customers and gains their trust and respect.


Drive for results

Can be counted on to exceed goals successfully; is constantly and consistently one of the top performers; very bottom-line oriented; steadfastly pushes self and others for results.

Functional & technical skills

Has the functional and technical knowledge and skills to do the job at a high level of accomplishment. Is knowledgeable about, and role models, the MOHG SOPs and LQEs.

Problem Solving

Uses rigorous logic and methods to solve difficult problems with effective solutions; probes all fruitful sources for answers; can see hidden problems; is excellent at honest analysis; looks beyond the obvious and doesn't stop at the first answers. Makes good decisions based upon a mixture of analysis, wisdom and experience.


Comes up with a lot of new and unique ideas; easily makes connections among previously unrelated notions; tends to be seen as original and value-added in brainstorming settings. Works with flair and imagination.


Developing Self and Others

Is personally committed to and actively works to continuously improve him/herself; works to deploy strengths: works on compensating for weakness and seeks feedback. AS APPLICABLE – provides challenging and stretching tasks and assignments for others; holds frequent development discussions; is aware of each person’s career goals; constructs compelling development plans and executes them. Uses PROFILE/Performance Discussions for Line Colleagues effectively for talent management and development; is a people builder and a motivator and supports the company initiatives to ensure continuous improvement of our LQEs.

Interpersonal savvy

Relates well to all kinds of people, up, down, and sideways, inside and outside the organisation; builds appropriate rapport; builds constructive and effective relationships; uses diplomacy and tact; can diffuse even high-tension situations comfortably.

Building Effective Teams

Blends people into teams when needed; creates strong morale and spirit in his/her team; shares wins and successes; fosters open dialogue; lets people finish and be responsible for their work; defines success in terms of the whole team; creates a feeling of belonging in the team.

Directing others

Is good at establishing clear directions; sets stretching goals; distributes the workload appropriately; lays out work in a well-planned and organised manner; maintains two-way dialogue with others on work and results; brings out the best in people; is a clear communicator.


Ethics and values & Integrity

Adheres to an appropriate (for the setting) and effective set of core values and beliefs during both good and bad times; acts in line with those values; rewards the right values and disapproves of others; practices what he/she preaches. Is widely trusted; is seen as a direct, truthful individual; keeps confidences; admits mistakes and flaws.


Can get things done quietly without unnecessary noise; quickly admits flaws and mistakes; is careful to make others comfortable; is authentic; helps others save face in difficult situations; maximises the contribution of all; encourages the expression of viewpoints from all concerned; is modest and self-effacing; respects the views of others.


Is cool under pressure; does not become defensive or irritated when under pressure or when times are tough; is considered mature; can be counted on to hold things together during tough times; can handle stress; is not knocked off balance by the unexpected; doesn't show frustration when resisted or blocked; is a settling influence in a crisis.


Mandarin Oriental reserves the right to add, delete, change or modify the job, duties and responsibilities described in this Job Description, at the company’s discretion, at any time with appropriate notice. 

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