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Hyatt Executive Chef in MORRISTOWN, New Jersey


At Hyatt, we believe our guests select Hyatt because of our caring and attentive associates who are focused on providing efficient service and meaningful experiences. As a member of the hotel Executive Committee, the Executive Chef is a highly visible role with exposure to Senior and Corporate leadership. This position reports to the hotel General Manager.

Join our amazing team at Hyatt Regency Morristown which is situated in the heart of downtown Morristown’s historical district near George Washington’s Headquarters, The Morris Museum, and Fosterfields Living Historical Farm. Our newly renovated hotel features 256 guestrooms including 50 spacious studio suites. With more than 31,000 square feet of revitalized meeting and banquet space, the hotel provides premier meeting experience in the Tri-State area.

What are additional benefits working at Hyatt Regency Morristown

  • Complimentary hotel nights and discounts at Hyatt properties around the world

  • Medical insurance benefits for you and your dependents 30 days after joining

  • Tuition Reimbursement and 401K/Employee Stock Purchasing Plan

The Executive Chef will be responsible for kitchen operations including menu planning, provisioning, food preparation, and sanitation. This position directs the training of culinary staff and other kitchen workers engaged in preparing and cooking foods to ensure an efficient and profitable food service. The position demands creativity on a daily basis, excellent communication skills, and the ability to maintain the highest of culinary standards. The Executive Chef works well under pressure, is organized, flexible, self-motivated and is willing to work long hours.

Duties include:

  • Experience training food prep employees

  • Ability to instill safety and sanitation habits in all employees.

  • Teach employees the importance of consistency in preparation and presentation

  • Thorough knowledge of food handling and preparation techniques

  • Ensure that level of quality, portion control, and plate presentation is adhered to consistently

  • Coach and counsel employees to reflect Hyatt service standards and procedures

Hyatt associates work in an environment that demands exceptional performance yet reaps great rewards. Whether it’s career opportunities, job enrichment or a supportive work environment, if you are ready for this challenge, then we are ready for you.


  • Demonstrated ability to effectively interact with people of diverse socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds

  • 6 years or more of progressive hotel Culinary experience (typically with Hyatt)

  • With opening hotels, previous hotel pre-opening experience preferred

  • Service oriented style with professional presentations skills

  • At least 4 years experience in a senior role in a culinary environment (Executive Sous Chef or Executive Chef experience referred)

  • Union experience preferred

  • Proven leadership skills

  • Must possess the following strengths: high energy, entrepreneurial spirit, motivational leader, proven track record in high volume property, effective communicator, effective in providing exceptional customer service and associate relations, and ability to improve the bottom line

  • Clear concise written and verbal communication skills in English

  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel

  • Must have excellent organizational, interpersonal and administrative skills

  • Maintain communications with Corporate Staff

  • Coach and counsel employees to reflect Hyatt Service Standards and Procedures

Primary Location: US-NJ-Morristown

Organization: Hyatt Regency Morristown at Headquarters Plaza

Pay Basis: Yearly

Job Level: Full-time

Job: Administrative

Req ID: MOR001455

Hyatt is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, national origin, ancestry, age, religion, disability, veteran status, genetic information, citizenship status or any other group protected by law.