Residence Inn by Marriott – Chef

Residence Inn by Marriott is seeking a dynamic and experienced Chef to join the opening team. The ideal candidate will enjoy working in a fast-paced, team oriented environment, like to be challenged, and value the opportunity to make a difference. This position ensures the culinary team is balanced by focusing on an exceptional culinary experience for every guest and maximizing department profitability.

Are you energetic, and have a passion for creative food? We want to hear from you!

Primary Contributions:

  • Work closely with sales teams and Hotel General Managers at assigned hotel
  • 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
  • Create and implement new menus and individual menu items based on current food trends and regional tastes
  • Develop innovative menu selections for special events and functions in accordance with client dietary and budgetary considerations and expectations.
  • Recipe documentation and training of new recipe items
  • Coordinate, plan, participate and supervise the production, preparation and presentation of food for restaurants, events and lounge areas
  • Ensure a clean, safe and sanitary kitchen in compliance with all local, state, OSHA and federal food safety standards
  • 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
  • Schedule and receive food deliveries, check deliveries for product quality and quantity


  • Able to understand financial goals and accomplish them
  • 5 years of F&B experience (hotel experience preferred)
  • 4 year culinary degree
  • Proven track record in social and corporate catering
  • T.I.P.S. and ServSafe certification (within 30 days if certification is expired)
  • Strong knowledge of HACCP procedures and application
  • Knowledge and prior experience with outside vendors and associated ordering systems
  • Strong Leader of people
  • Strong presentation skills
  • Proficient in English language
  • Intermediate to advanced computer skills
  • Familiar with common computer software programs

Additional information

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


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