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Culinary Director

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Disney Lake Buena Vista , FL 32830

Posted 4 months ago

Job Description:

The Culinary Director will provide and inspire the culinary vision and strategic direction for all front of house and heart of house/culinary teams in a large geographic operating area. To deliver exceptional 'World Class' dining experiences. Provide leadership, coaching and guidance to all salaried chefs. Serve as the steward and gatekeeper to maintain the integrity of the storyline and 'role in the show' for all restaurants. Create positive environment that encourages ownership and accountability. Be a role model of exceptional culinary skills, cuisine savvy and exemplify a professional presence.

Integrate all key initiatives from Food and Beverage and Corporate Citizenship including seafood sustainability, cost of sales improvement, health & wellness initiatives, and reduction of kitchen waste. Monitor product quality by tasting food, observing dining rooms, events and functions and by regularly speaking with Cast Members and Guests. Create / develop unique food offerings and set trends and innovative unique culinary experiences for all styles of service. Ability to interpret industry trends while inspiring and influencing key partners. Responsible for menu design and productivity and cost pressures with the market variation. Interact with third party vendors, pricing, marketing, sourcing and procurement and finance.

Responsible for facility development oversight during rehabs and renovations including red-lining development plans, F&B equipment selection, process improvements, menu development. Work with LOB teams to operationalize new concepts.

Attract and retain a diverse talent and oversee talent planning functions for approximately

  • 140 culinary leaders.

Employment Type

Full Time

Job Posting

  • Segment

Disney Parks & Resorts

Primary Job Posting Category

Food and Beverage

Basic Qualifications

  • Minimum of twelve years of culinary management experience leading a culinary management team

  • Minimum degree of Associate in Culinary Arts or formal apprenticeship program

  • Ability to educate and demonstrate fundamental and advanced cooking skills

  • Computer savvy

  • Demonstrated ability to work with and develop a diverse team

  • Demonstrate excellent organizational and time management skills

  • Ability to develop, motivate, mentor and coach

  • Demonstrated knowledge of industry trends

  • Proven communication and partnering skills

  • Food Safety Certification

  • Proven experience in developing annual operating plans

Job Posting

  • Primary Business

Walt Disney World Resort

Required Education

  • High school degree or equivalent

Preferred Qualifications

  • International Experience

Primary Location-Postal Code
32830

Preferred Education

  • Advance Culinary Degree (Bachelor or Master)
  • Bachelor or Master Business Administration

Responsibilities

  • Lead reports to develop new and higher quality, service and product standards.

  • Inspire the creation of cutting edge cuisine.

  • Ensure adherence to role in the show cuisine concept.

  • Provides direction for culinary education at all levels of HOH (i.e., receiving, culinary, stewarding).

  • Develop a strategy to exceed Guests' diverse culinary expectations and needs.

  • Ensure synergy between culinary, receiving and stewarding.

  • Champion product and equipment sourcing by partnering with WDW Sourcing and Procurement.

  • Champion compliance of WDW Global, Food & Beverage, and Loss Prevention Standards, adherence to R.C.I.D. requirements, State of Florida DBPR and WDW Food Safety & Cast/Guest Safety Standards.

  • Lead succession planning for all culinary leaders.

  • Hold Direct Reports accountable for daily operations and business results.

  • Develop high performing culinary teams and provide the tools to deliver exceptional food experiences.

  • Build beneficial relationships by being an effective partner and a positive influence.

  • Be an effective think partner, encouraging creativity.

  • Mentor and share professional and culinary expertise, as well as depth of experience with Cast.

  • Drive improvements that deliver value added results.

  • Model professionalism and self-confidence

  • Set a friendly and professional competitive environment and recognize contributions and achievements

  • Assess leaders competence to Foundations

  • Provide an environment in which the Diversity Business Case is attained

  • Mediate effective resolution to conflict

Job Description

The Culinary Director will provide and inspire the culinary vision and strategic direction for all front of house and heart of house/culinary teams in a large geographic operating area. To deliver exceptional 'World Class' dining experiences. Provide leadership, coaching and guidance to all salaried chefs. Serve as the steward and gatekeeper to maintain the integrity of the storyline and 'role in the show' for all restaurants. Create positive environment that encourages ownership and accountability. Be a role model of exceptional culinary skills, cuisine savvy and exemplify a professional presence.

Integrate all key initiatives from Food and Beverage and Corporate Citizenship including seafood sustainability, cost of sales improvement, health & wellness initiatives, and reduction of kitchen waste. Monitor product quality by tasting food, observing dining rooms, events and functions and by regularly speaking with Cast Members and Guests. Create / develop unique food offerings and set trends and innovative unique culinary experiences for all styles of service. Ability to interpret industry trends while inspiring and influencing key partners. Responsible for menu design and productivity and cost pressures with the market variation. Interact with third party vendors, pricing, marketing, sourcing and procurement and finance.

Responsible for facility development oversight during rehabs and renovations including red-lining development plans, F&B equipment selection, process improvements, menu development. Work with LOB teams to operationalize new concepts.

Attract and retain a diverse talent and oversee talent planning functions for approximately

  • 140 culinary leaders.

Employment Type

Full Time

Basic Qualifications

  • Minimum of twelve years of culinary management experience leading a culinary management team

  • Minimum degree of Associate in Culinary Arts or formal apprenticeship program

  • Ability to educate and demonstrate fundamental and advanced cooking skills

  • Computer savvy

  • Demonstrated ability to work with and develop a diverse team

  • Demonstrate excellent organizational and time management skills

  • Ability to develop, motivate, mentor and coach

  • Demonstrated knowledge of industry trends

  • Proven communication and partnering skills

  • Food Safety Certification

  • Proven experience in developing annual operating plans

Required Education

  • High school degree or equivalent

Preferred Qualifications

  • International Experience

Preferred Education

  • Advance Culinary Degree (Bachelor or Master)
  • Bachelor or Master Business Administration

Responsibilities

  • Lead reports to develop new and higher quality, service and product standards.

  • Inspire the creation of cutting edge cuisine.

  • Ensure adherence to role in the show cuisine concept.

  • Provides direction for culinary education at all levels of HOH (i.e., receiving, culinary, stewarding).

  • Develop a strategy to exceed Guests' diverse culinary expectations and needs.

  • Ensure synergy between culinary, receiving and stewarding.

  • Champion product and equipment sourcing by partnering with WDW Sourcing and Procurement.

  • Champion compliance of WDW Global, Food & Beverage, and Loss Prevention Standards, adherence to R.C.I.D. requirements, State of Florida DBPR and WDW Food Safety & Cast/Guest Safety Standards.

  • Lead succession planning for all culinary leaders.

  • Hold Direct Reports accountable for daily operations and business results.

  • Develop high performing culinary teams and provide the tools to deliver exceptional food experiences.

  • Build beneficial relationships by being an effective partner and a positive influence.

  • Be an effective think partner, encouraging creativity.

  • Mentor and share professional and culinary expertise, as well as depth of experience with Cast.

  • Drive improvements that deliver value added results.

  • Model professionalism and self-confidence

  • Set a friendly and professional competitive environment and recognize contributions and achievements

  • Assess leaders competence to Foundations

  • Provide an environment in which the Diversity Business Case is attained

  • Mediate effective resolution to conflict

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