Primary Location

Bermuda-Southampton-The Fairmont Southampton

Employee Status




Executive Chef


Hotel Overview: Reigning from Bermuda's highest point, over a majestic 100 acre estate, Fairmont Southampton is located on the southern shore of Bermuda. Fairmont Southampton has been the island's premier luxury resort since its opening in 1972 and is regarded as a leader in the hospitality industry on the island.

Summary of Responsibilities:

Reporting to the Director of Food & Beverage, the successful candidate will be responsible for a team of over 150 employees and ensure that all food is consistently created, prepared and presented to exacting quality standards for 10 Food & Beverage areas as well as Banquets. The responsibilities and essential job functions include but are not limited to the following:

  • Managing and coordinating the daily operations of all kitchens
  • Developing the department's strategic plan
  • Preparing, managing the annual budget and reporting variances
  • Managing relationships and contracts with vendors
  • Analyzing market needs and trends and accordingly customize menus, balancing local cultural traditions with international dining requirements
  • Developing, managing and directing menu planning for all Food & Beverage areas
  • Developing training programmes for all kitchen colleagues, including safety and tool handling techniques
  • Managing the Stewarding Department
  • Managing the Culinary Apprenticeship programme
  • Developing training programmes to include hygiene, health and safety and equipment and tools' safety techniques 
  • Maintaining exceptional standards of cleanliness and food safety
  • Ensuring all kitchen equipment is operating efficiently and maintaining an effective preventative maintenance programme
  • Managing inventory including maintaining a scheduled control programme
  • Recruiting, training, scheduling, developing and managing team; including conducting performance evaluations and appropriate departmental orientation
  • Managing and prioritizing assigned projects
  • Managing queries and complaints promptly; implementing corrective actions as required
  • Participating and leading various meetings and committees
  • Preparing related reports
  • Developing and maintaining collaborative relationships with all stakeholders
  • Ensuring total compliance with all operational standards, policies and procedures, including health & safety
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Red Seal, Certified Chef de Cuisine designation, Culinary Arts Diploma or equivalent certification required
  • Minimum of 3 years successful experience as an Executive Chef in a luxury hotel/resort catering to immense volumes of business
  • Excellent budget development/management skills
  • Proven leadership, management and team development skills with a record of developing highly motivated, cross-trained teams
  • Proven organization, prioritization, multi-tasking, problem-solving, strategic planning, negotiation and administrative skills
  • Exceptional communication, customer service and interpersonal skills
  • Knowledge of FOODSAFE and workplace hazardous materials
  • CPR and First Aid certification an asset and/or willing to certify
  • Proficient with MS Office required

Visa Requirements:  Non-Bermudian candidates will need to qualify for a Bermuda Department of Immigration work permit applied for by Fairmont Southampton.


APPLY TODAY: Whether you're launching your career or seeking meaningful employment, we invite you to visit www.fairmontcareers.com to learn more about Fairmont Hotels & Resorts and the extraordinary opportunities that exist!



At Fairmont Hotels & Resort we offer our guests the finest hospitality experience in each of our destinations. And we know that, to offer our guests the best, we first need to offer our employees the best. That's why you'll find exceptional work opportunities - throughout North America and the Caribbean, Europe and Africa, the Middle East and Asia Pacific - as well as industry - leading training, career development, recognition and rewards. Fairmont Hotels & Resorts is a celebrated collection of hotels that includes landmark locations like London's The Savoy, New York's The Plaza, and Shanghai's Fairmont Peace Hotel. Our teams are guided by values of Respect, Integrity, Teamwork and Empowerment; we employ the highest ethical and quality standards, treating all colleagues with fairness and dignity. A community and environmental leader, Fairmont is also regarded for its responsible tourism practices and award - winning Green Partnership program. An exciting future awaits!

Job Level

Senior Leadership / Executive




Rotating / Shift Work



Closing Date

01.Jan.2018, 3:59:00 AM

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