Banquet Chef in Danbury, CT at Ethan Allen Global Inc.

Date Posted: 6/7/2022

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Requisition ID: 012490


Ethan Allen Hotel, located in Danbury Connecticut is currently seeking a highly motivated individual. The Ethan Allen Hotel is a 200 room renovated hotel with extensive banquet facilities including a 15,000 sq ft. beautiful ballroom. 

Essential Functions:    

Essential Functions:

  • Train and manage kitchen personnel and supervise/coordinate all related culinary activities
  •  Estimate food consumption and requisition or purchase food
  •  Select and develop recipes in conjunction with culinary team
  •  Standardize production recipes to ensure consistent quality
  •  Establish presentation technique and quality standards
  •  Plan and price menus
  •  Ensure proper equipment operation/maintenance
  •  Ensure proper safety and sanitation in kitchen
  • Oversee special catering events and offer culinary instruction and/or demonstrate culinary techniques
  •  Supervises kitchen personnel with responsibility for hiring, discipline, performance reviews and initiating pay increases
  • Responsible for staying within specified budget
  •  Inspect equipment before and after use, making sure everything is clean and in proper working order.
  • Review prep list check daily pars and maintain pars as necessary, order stock from specific list, and ensure all food items are dated and up to company standards.
  • Oversee inventory of stations, control quality of food, avoid waste, and ensure proper rotation and utilization.
  • Train employees to keep up with company standards and new changes.
  • Check all food for proper consistency, temperature, and flavor.
  • Monitor overtime.
  • Coordinate workflow to ensure a smooth-running operation.
  •  Make sure kitchen is clean and kept neat according to health department standards, also supervise dishwashers and other cooks in their respective duties.
  •  Check food orders going out of the kitchen and food being prepared.
  •  Review all kitchen staff necessary for any special parties or orders; also follow up on completed work.
  •  Monitor employee’s performance and issues, discipline when necessary.
  •  Handle all necessary paperwork related to this position (discipline reports, handing our forms to employees, evaluations, special assignments, and communication in logbook for other shifts).
  •  Walk and stand approximately 75% of your shift.
  • Be prepared to assist other departments to optimize hotel performance
  • Work collaboratively with sales and catering disciplines to optimize customer experiences
  •  Assist team members as needed to promote a positive teamwork environment


Job Requirements

Hotel Specific Essential Functions

  • Ability to stand and/or walk for at least 8 hrs length of time
  • Ability to lift 50 lbs.
  • Ability to bend frequently during a 8 hr. shift
  • Ability to read, write, understand and speak English
  • Ability to perform repetitive range of motion
  • Ability to work weekends, holidays, and/or flexible hours
  • Ability to comply with all hotels policy and procedures.
  • At least 3-5 years of experience 

Technology and Equipment

Technical skills:

  • POS System, Microsoft Excel, Word and familiarity with all Kitchen equipment
  • Servsafe certified at food handling

Benefits are an important part of the total compensation that are offered, providing peace of mind and financial well-being.  Ethan Allen is committed to offering a variety of benefits that allow associates to choose whether or not to participate based on personal and family needs.  Some of the benefits offered are two company subsidized Medical Plans with Prescription Drug Coverage and Health Savings Account (including Employer contributions), cost effective Dental and Vision plans, 401(k) plan (with Employer matching contributions and Profit Sharing), company provided Life Insurance, Short and Long-Term Disability (FT associates only), Flexible Spending Accounts – Health Care & Dependent Care, Commuter Saving Plans – Public Transit & Parking, Voluntary Whole Life Insurance, Voluntary Critical Care Insurance, Voluntary Accident Insurance, Employee Assistance Program, Employee Purchase Program, and Employee Referral Bonus Program.

Ethan Allen is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.  All Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.  We are an E-Verify Employer.