The ideal candidate for this position will:

  • Lead and instruct kitchen staff in details of preparing menu items. Oversees food preparation during meal periods including special events.
  • Ensure guest satisfaction with the smooth and effective running of the day-to-day operation. 
  • Develop menus with food preparation and presentation standards. Ensure that all standards of Excellence are upheld while maintaining proper health and safety codes ensuring a high level of cleanliness in the kitchen facilities
  • Maintain responsibility for the hiring, training and proficiency of all culinary employees, including the performance reviews, assigning and directing work; rewarding and coaching employees.
  • Be responsible for the execution of all company policies and procedures, ensuring that all services provided achieve the established standards within the agreed budgetary controls.
  • Meet the financial targets while achieving the food quality and service objectives. Control the Culinary budgeting process, i.e. food cost/payroll/etc. and all overheads/achieve food cost budget throughout the year/report all variances from actual budget with the reasons and recommendations for remedial action.  
  • Maintain control of the standards for purchasing and receiving items. 
  • Expertise in food product, presentation, quality and preparation along with menu concept and design. 
  • Strong leadership skills with the ability manage a large and busy kitchen that services the restaurant and banquets. 
  • Creative, current on food and industry trends.
  • Must be able to manage all BOH standards, food and labor costs, have strong culinary skills and excellent communication skills.


Education & Experience

Two year degree in Culinary Arts; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Two years experience as an Executive Chef in a hotel environment


  • Medical / Dental / Vision
  • Short Term Disability / Long Term Disability / Life Insurance
  • 401k - 4% Match
  • Paid Vacation Days / Paid Sick Days
  • Company Travel Discounts

An Equal Opportunity Employer

We provide equal opportunity without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, marital status, or disability.  

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Mahwah

180 Route 17 South
Mahwah, NJ 07430

Telephone (201) 529-5880