Complex Executive Chef

At Loews Hotels at Universal Orlando, our team members get to make a difference and have fun every day. Our world-class team brings to life the incredible, award-winning hotels located at Universal Orlando Resort.

Named one of Central Floridas Top Workplaces and one of Americas Best-in-State Employers by Forbes, we are committed to our power of we culture.

Are you looking for a place where you can bring your authentic self to work every day andbe able to connect, engage and delight?

  • We offer excellent benefits and perks including one free meal per shift and free theme park access.

  • We have a dynamic culture that makes every day interesting, challenging, fulfilling and fun.

  • We embrace diversity at our core and offer the opportunity for all team members to reach their potential.

  • We invest in training and development opportunities for all team members.

  • We promote social responsibility by being a good neighbor in the community.

  • We care for you, just as we care for others.

About Universal Stella Nova Resort

Join the opening team at one of our destinations newest hotels, inspired by distant galaxies and new stars.

  • Create recipes and menus to reflect customer tastes/seasonal availability/restaurant theming
  • Plan menus and set pricing in accordance with marketing, cost control, and profit goals
  • Conduct order analysis and menu engineering functions to improve profit and quality performance
  • Evaluate changes in guest needs, the hotels guest mix, and industry and competitive trends to recommend appropriate product/service and operational changes to be made to ensure guest and employee satisfaction, and to maintain market dominance and exceptional financial returns.
  • Develop daily specials and seasonal and special event menus
  • Forecast labor and food costs
  • Organizes, supervises, and ensures safe, efficient, and sanitary production of all menu items
  • Maintains adherence to all product quality, consistency, presentation, portioning, garnishment, and utilization goals
  • Ensures adherence to all food temperature and time controls
  • Minimizes kitchen waste and breakage
  • Direct and monitor all activities of Stewarding department and team
  • Develop purchase specifications for all food and beverage items
  • Place all food orders
  • Design and maintain adherence to all food and beverage inspection and receiving standards
  • Direct the hiring and training of all food and production and stewarding team members
  • Schedule, direct, and supervise activities of all chefs, cooks, butchers, and pantry team members
  • Design skills level training and development plans for all food and beverage production team members
  • Ensure that kitchen team members have all required equipment and supplies
  • Maintain the excellent condition of all kitchen equipment and develop regular cleaning, inspection, and maintenance schedules
  • Analyze and respond to any food quality complaints, adapting menus or providing additional training as necessary
  • Monitor maintenance of proper par stocks of all kitchen and service equipment, china, glassware, and utensils
  • Report any equipment irregularities or defects to Engineering department or contracted service provider
  • Advise all food preparation team members of food quality and recipe standards
  • Conduct regular safety, sanitation, and general production tours of all kitchen and storage areas to ensure safe and efficient production and storage in accordance with all hotel standards and health regulations
  • Coordinates food production operations with food service management and staff
  • Develops and coordinates food and beverage merchandising plans with the assistance and cooperation of Food and Beverage Director
  • Develops service sales guidelines for suggested food and wine pairing
  • Prepare annual department budget and manage department costs, updating budget if operational forecasts change significantly
  • Review/maintain daily payroll reports/records to ensure labor cost conformity within forecasted budgetary guidelines and production requirements
  • Conduct departmental meetings
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Promotes and applies teamwork skills at all times
  • Notifies appropriate individual promptly and fully of problems and/or areas of concern
  • Is polite, friendly, and helpful to guests, management and fellow team members
  • Executes emergency procedures in accordance with hotel standards
  • Complies with required safety regulations and procedures
  • Attends appropriate hotel meetings and training sessions
  • Maintains cleanliness and excellent condition of equipment and work area
  • Complies with hotel standards, policies and rules
  • Recycles whenever possible
  • Remains current with hotel information and changes
  • Complies with hotel uniform and grooming standards


  • Received certification or a degree though a recognized educational institute of culinary arts
  • Minimum eight years experience as Executive Chef at similar size and quality hotel or resort
  • Minimum five years experience in multi-outlet food production management
  • Impeccable culinary skills
  • Outstanding communication and leadership skills
  • Exceptional creative abilities
  • Extensive menu development and budget preparation experience
  • Able to work a flexible schedule, including weekends and holidays

Universal Stella Nova Resort Orlando, FL

Full time

Posted July 10, 2024