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Catering Chef

Apply NowApply Later Job ID 10003691 Location Lake Buena Vista, Florida, United States Business Walt Disney World Resort Date posted Aug. 04, 2022 Flex Type On-Site

- This role is considered on-site, which means the employee will work from a Company designated location on an ongoing basis.

Job Summary:

Lead, inspire and develop a team of salaried direct reports including to ensure consistent production and excellent presentation of well-prepared, flavorful food.  Monitor product quality by tasting food, observing all catering areas, events and functions, and by regularly speaking with Cast Members and Guests.  Oversee creative development of unique food offerings across multiple  a large scale-banquet/Conventions operations team.  Set trends and innovate unique diverse culinary experiences as cues for style of cuisine. Role model exceptional culinary skills and cuisine savvy. Partner with Front of the House Team to ensure there is one vision for the team. Ensure all food and beverage offerings achieve strategic goals established by the company or site executive.

Responsibilities :

  • Understand, support and teach the role in the show cuisine concept
  • Partner with Receiving area / Stat Specialist (Focus on monthly inventory)
  • Leader of Leaders, inspire, provide direction and drive effectiveness of the Leadership Team
  • Develop Direct Reports as individuals and as a team by providing a work environment within which they excel
  • Hold Direct Reports accountable for job performance
  • Ensure operational compliance of Global WDW Standards, WDW Food & Beverage Standards, Loss Prevention Standards, with adherence to R.C.I.D. requirements, State of Florida DBPR and WDW Food Safety Standards
  • Possess keen business acumen to meet or exceed Business goals
  • Inspire the delivery of “World-Class” seamless guest experiences
  • Initiate and sustain mutually beneficial relationships and effective partnerships
  • Ensure excellent Cast experiences are delivered through Direct Reports
  • Champion Continuous Improvement Process for Cast, guest, and business results
  • Model professionalism, poise, self-assuredness and recognizes others for their contributions
  • Provide an environment in which the Diversity Business Case is attained
  • Identify, mediate or negotiate effective resolution to conflict
  • Ensure quality preparation and presentation of the restaurant’s food and beverage offerings through direct reports (SEE RATING TOOL)
  • Support synergy between lines of business
  • Other duties as assigned
  • Respond appropriately to special dietary needs
  • Support and drive location menu development
  • Ensure that products are properly ordered, received and stored
  • Ensure proper maintenance and cleanliness of equipment and facilities
  • Apply knowledge from Foundations

Basic Qualifications :

  • Minimum of five years of culinary experience or culinary degree with three years’ experience
  • Minimum three years culinary management experience
  • Understand and demonstrate fundamentals of cooking
  • Computer savvy with Microsoft Office
  • Demonstrated ability to work with a diverse Cast
  • Demonstrate good organizational and time management skills
  • Ability to work flexible schedule with variable shifts and days off in a rapid changing environment

Preferred Qualifications :

  • Associate degree in Culinary Arts
  • Demonstrate creativity and innovation
  • Demonstrate high energy level
  • Food Safety Certification
  • Knowledge of industry trends and practical business application
  • Demonstrated knowledge of wines and spirits/sommelier certification
  • Demonstrated experience in developing annual operating plans

Required Education :

High School degree or equivalent

Benefits and Perks: Disney offers a rewards package to help you live your best life. This includes health and savings benefits, educational opportunities and special extras that only Disney can provide. Learn more about our benefits and perks at

About Walt Disney World Resort:

Since opening in 1971, Walt Disney World Resort has played an important role in many childhood and family memories. Today, hundreds of millions of guests from around the globe visit this magical place to enjoy a Disney vacation. Through a combination of creativity, innovation and technology, the resort immerses guests in classic Disney tales and new kinds of family entertainment. Drawing from a rich heritage of storytelling, Walt Disney World Resort cast members bring Disney magic to life through unmatched attention to detail and superior guest service.

About The Walt Disney Company:

The Walt Disney Company, together with its subsidiaries and affiliates, is a leading diversified international family entertainment and media enterprise with the following business segments: media networks, parks and resorts, studio entertainment, consumer products and interactive media. From humble beginnings as a cartoon studio in the 1920s to its preeminent name in the entertainment industry today, Disney proudly continues its legacy of creating world-class stories and experiences for every member of the family. Disney’s stories, characters and experiences reach consumers and guests from every corner of the globe. With operations in more than 40 countries, our employees and cast members work together to create entertainment experiences that are both universally and locally cherished.

This position is with Walt Disney Parks and Resorts U.S., Inc., which is part of a business we call Walt Disney World Resort.

Walt Disney Parks and Resorts U.S., Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status. Disney fosters a business culture where ideas and decisions from all people help us grow, innovate, create the best stories and be relevant in a rapidly changing world.

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