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

Date Posted: 9/21/2021

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Requisition ID: 011703


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:

  • Train and manage kitchen personnel and supervise/coordinate all related culinary activities
  •  Estimate food consumption and requisition or purchase food
  •  Select and develop recipes
  •  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.

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 2-4 years of experience 


Technology and Equipment

 POS System, Microsoft Excel, Word, Publisher, All Kitchen equipment

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.