Chef de Cuisine, NUI Italian Restaurant - Hilton Waikoloa Village

Nov 20 2023
Doubletree Alana Waikiki |Waikoloa Village|Full Time
Job Description

The Hilton Waikoloa Village is looking for a passionate Chef de Cuisine to oversee its Italian restaurant, NUI.  Located within the award-winning property.

This gorgeous 62-acre property has 1,240 rooms, over 60,000 square feet in banquet space, and 10 food and beverage outlets. This includes 7 restaurants, 2 bars, and a coffee shop.

In this role, you will oversee our specialty restaurant, NUI, offering Southern Tuscan cuisine with fresh, locally sourced ingredients to include handmade pasta and Neopalitan pizza prepared in a 600-degree oven. You will manage a team of 5-7 culinarians and report directly to the Executive Chef.

The ideal candidate will be an excellent culinarian and leader with a true passion for creativity, a talent for developing others, and a team player. At least 3 years of experience leading a kitchen of a full-service, high end Italian cuisine, high-volume restaurant will be required to be successful in this role.

For more information on the property, please visit:

What will I be doing?
As Chef de Cuisine, NUI Italian Restaurant, you would be responsible for leading the culinary production in the hotel's continuing effort to deliver outstanding guest service and financial profitability.

Specifically, you would be responsible for performing the following tasks to the highest standards:
• Lead daily culinary production, to include, but not limited to, preparation and production of meals, food quality and presentation, compliance with all safety and sanitation standards and regulation, team member productivity and performance, cost controls and overall profitability.
• Perform general management duties including, but not limited to, systems management, budget and forecasting, report generation, department management and meeting participation and facilitation.
• Visually inspect, select and use quality food and beverage products including, but not limited to, fruits, vegetables, meats, fish and spices
• Create and implement new menus and individual food items.
• Monitor and develop team member performance to include, but not limited to, providing supervision and professional development, conducting counseling and assisting with evaluations, scheduling and assigning work and delivering recognition and reward.
• Recruit, interview and train team members

What are we looking for?
Since being founded in 1919, Hilton has been a leader in the hospitality industry. Today, Hilton remains a beacon of innovation, quality, and success. This continued leadership is the result of our Team Members staying true to our Vision, Mission, and Values.

Specifically, we look for demonstration of these Values:
• Hospitality - We're passionate about delivering exceptional guest experiences.
• Integrity - We do the right thing, all the time.
• Leadership - We're leaders in our industry and in our communities.
• Teamwork - We're team players in everything we do.
• Ownership - We're the owners of our actions and decisions.
• Now - We operate with a sense of urgency and discipline

In addition, we look for the demonstration of the following key attributes:
• Quality
• Productivity
• Dependability
• Customer Focus
• Adaptability

What will it be like to work for Hilton?
Hilton is the leading global hospitality company, spanning the lodging sector from luxurious full-service hotels and resorts to extended-stay suites and mid-priced hotels. For nearly a century, Hilton has offered business and leisure travelers the finest in accommodations, service, amenities and value. Hilton is dedicated to continuing its tradition of providing exceptional guest experiences across its global brands.  Our vision “to fill the earth with the light and warmth of hospitality” unites us as a team to create remarkable hospitality experiences around the world every day.  And, our amazing Team Members are at the heart of it all!

The Benefits- Hilton is proud to have an award-winning workplace culture ranking #2 Best Company To Work For in the U.S.

We support the mental and physical wellbeing of all Team Members so they can Thrive personally and professionally in a diverse and inclusive environment, thanks to innovative programs and benefits such as:
• Access to your pay when you need it through DailyPay
• Health insurance
• Career growth and development
• Team Member Resource Groups
• Recognition and rewards programs
• Go Hilton travel discount program
• Best-in-Class Paid Time Off (PTO)  
• Supportive parental leave
• Employee stock purchase program (ESPP) - purchase Hilton shares at 15% discount
• Debt-free education: Access to a wide variety of educational credentials (ex. college degrees, high school completion, English-language learning, digital literacy, professional certificates and more)

Please note, benefits may vary depending on the classification and union status of the position


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