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IHG Director of Kitchens - InterContinental Hayman Island Resort in Hayman Island, Australia

Director of Kitchens - InterContinental Hayman Island Resort

Job Number EMEAA10971

Hotel Brand: InterContinental Hotels

Europe, Middle East, Asia & Africa - Australia - Queensland - Hayman Island

Description

About us

Do you have an affinity for innovation, culinary curation and menu engineering? This Director of Kitchens role driving the culinary direction across the islands strong banquet offering and five new restaurants and bars is the opportunity you've been waiting for!

As the world’s first international luxury travel hotel brand, InterContinental Hotels & Resorts has been pioneering new international destinations for decades. Each of our hotels is a destination in its own right, and we are dedicated to those who appreciate and enjoy The InterContinental Life – the glamour and exhilaration of fascinating places, mixed with our international know-how and local cultural wisdom.

Australia’s most iconic private island welcomed a new era of luxury when IHG opened InterContinental Hayman Island Resort on 1July 2019; an ultra-luxury private island resort in the heart of the Whitsundays. And now we have a rare opportunity for a Director of Kitchens to join the team on the island and be at the forefront of all things culinary across the Resort; the grand palette of innovation and extraordinary local flavour.

Your day to day

Reporting to the Resort Manager, you will work in partnership with other areas of the Resort to continuously drive and identify revenue, product and guest experience enhancement opportunities. The Culinary Operation, including in room dinning and events will be yours to drive and grow in partnership with Director of Restaurants & Bars.

With the overall food & beverage operational strategy in mind, you will curate culinary programs and industry defining dining showcases; from pop up and beach events to bbqs and re fined dining. You will have natural affinity for innovation and menu engineering to be at the forefront of driving a diverse and exciting culinary experience for the resort’s guests. It will also be critical that you have a strong focus on developing your team to create a positive and productive work environment; building, motivating and upskilling them to ensure they are highly engaged, deliver results and know how to truly deliver luxury in the culinary space.

In addition you will monitor and control the Culinary Operation in the areas of, expenditure, profitability and performance against budget whilst also being a key driver of the Resort’s branded service delivery across the Resorts Restaurants and Bars and Banqueting.

What we need from you

The ideal candidate will have experience both in hospitality, leadership and working in a large complex hotel with multiple Restaurant, Bar and Banqueting offerings. You will have demonstrated capability in influencing and impacting business strategy and exposure to working in an innovative culinary environment with ongoing concept design and menu engineering. You will be a change agent with the ability to work alongside a team and collaborate with key stakeholders; invoking the ability to explore new ways of working around how we can drive the Resort forward and deliver unrivalled culinary experiences.

Demonstrated ability to work with guests and champion a brand alongside strong financial, analytical and business acumen partnered with proven ability to deliver on set targets will also be highly advantageous. You must hold the relevant rights to work in Australia.

What we offer

IHG are more than just a great place to stay, we are also one of Australia’s best employers. We are looking for exceptional people like you to greet the world and be the spark that makes us even better.

We passionately believe that it’s our people who have brought us to where we are today and our people that will help us grow. We celebrate diversity every day. We welcome guests from every background and corner of the world, so we want individuals who can bring hospitality to life for everyone.

We will give you every opportunity to grow vertically, functionally, geographically, and personally. As part of the IHG family with more than 5,300 hotels in over 100 countries, the world is your oyster.


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