AC Hotel by Marriott Portsmouth Downtown – Banquet Chef

AC Hotel Portsmouth Downtown is seeking a dynamic and experienced Banquet Chef to join our culinary team at The Envio -Waterfront Event Center. In this role you will be responsible for food preparation and execution for all banquet and catering events, ensuring that the food produced is of the highest quality, leaving a lasting impression with our guests.

The Envio – is the newest, most unique event venue in the downtown area. This luxuriously designed third-floor venue is connected to the AC Hotel Portsmouth Downtown and can host up to 300 guests in a 4,390-square-foot ballroom that can be divided into three smaller spaces for more intimate events. Guests will be greeted by a pre-function area boasting floor-to-ceiling windows and a terrace offering sweeping views of the Portsmouth seaport and the Piscataqua River. Watch the bridges rise as the ships come and go while guests marvel at the stylish space.

Primary Contributions:

  • Lead and support the banquet kitchen team in the direct food preparation, production, and control for all food for banquets and events
  • Control labor and operating expenses through effective planning, budgeting, purchasing decisions, up to date pricing and inventory control while focusing on cost control and revenue generation solutions to maximize profit
  • Collaborate with Executive Chef, F&B Director and hotel leadership team
  • Recruit, interview and hire culinary associates for assigned hotel
  • Train and support all culinary associates and ensure performance in accordance with established hotel brand and Colwen standards
  • Conduct performance management reviews and follow ups
  • Develop innovative menu selections for special events and functions in accordance with client dietary and budgetary considerations and expectations.
  • Work the kitchen line as needed
  • Ensure that all required associates have current ServSafe certification
  • Inspect food storage rooms and walk ins/refrigeration to maintain high quality product and to ensure food safety standards
  • Calculate accurate theoretical and weighted food costs
  • Estimate production based on forecast and Banquet Event Orders (BEO) needs daily and weekly
  • Follow proper ordering procedures based on business demands
  • Continuous analysis of labor and food cost to meet/exceed budget
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Colwen Hotels offers a comprehensive rewards and compensation package for eligible associates that includes:

  • Opportunities for advancement and career growth
  • Warm and supportive work environment
  • Competitive Wages
  • Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance
  • Company-funded Health Reimbursement Account
  • Flex Spending Account
  • Voluntary Life Insurance
  • Short Term and Long Term Disability
  • 401(k) retirement plan with Employer Match after one year of employment
  • Paid Time off Programs
  • Holiday Pay
  • Jury Duty Leave and Bereavement Leave
  • Hotel Discounts
  • Colwen Hotels is an equal opportunity employer. EEO M/F/D/V


  • 5 years of F&B experience (hotel experience preferred)
  • 4 year culinary degree or equivalent work experience
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills
  • Proven track record in social and corporate catering
  • Strong knowledge of HACCP procedures and application
  • Strong Leader of people
  • Strong presentation skills
  • Intermediate to advanced computer skills
  • Willingness to work rotational work schedule including nights, weekends, and holidays
Employment Type(s): Full Time

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