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Hyatt Chef de Partie in WASHINGTON, District Of Columbia


Join us for this incredible opportunity to be part of our Blue Duck Tavern Culinary team as our Chef de Partie at Park Hyatt Washington. Not only will you be a part of an elite luxury service team, but you will get to be part of a Michelin Acclaimed Restaurant and a company that earned the 3rd spot on Fortune’s 2023 Most Admired Companies list!

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 to each every guest. Hyatt is a place where high expectations aren't just met-they're exceeded. It's a place of outstanding rewards, where talent opens doors to exciting challenges in the hospitality industry. It's a place where career opportunities are as unlimited as your imagination. Discover your place to shine in our warm, respectful, and inclusive culture.

Our Hyatt Culture is represented by our mission, values, and goals through: Innovative, Respect, Service-Oriented and Inclusion. Innovative, Hyatt is forward thinking and passionate as we seek new ways to advance in the hospitality industry. Respect, Hyatt associates are inspired by the team's spirit and camaraderie given to one another. Service-Oriented, Hyatt is customer focused by providing authentic hospitality in every way every time. Diversity and Inclusion, Diversity is an integral part of who we are and what we represent.

The goal of the Chef de Partie is to manage a specific department and work with the Executive Chef and/or Sous Chefs to create, implement and maintain quality standards. In some instances the Chef de Partie will be expected to be responsible for the entire operation in the absence of the Executive Sous Chef and/or Sous Chef. The ideal Chef de Partie will accomplish their tasks by monitoring the daily functions of the culinary department, including providing support and guidance to the culinary team, ending in a positive guest experience.

We offer excellent benefits:

  • Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance after only 30 days

  • Free room nights, Discounted and Friends & Family Room Rates

  • Discounted F&B when staying at Hyatt Hotels

  • 401(k) Retirement Matching Plan (up to 4%)

  • Paid Time Off including new child leave!

  • Highly competitive salaries and incentives

  • Tuition Reimbursement

  • Training programs

  • Complimentary Employee Meals

  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan

  • Discounts at various retailers – Apple, AT&T, Verizon, Headspace and many more


  • Michelin level experience preferred.

  • Supervisor experience / leadership.

  • Advanced technical skills, innovative.

  • Strong communication and organiazational skills.

  • Capabilities to lead busy services effectively

  • In-depth skills and knowledge of all kitchen operations

  • Possess strong leadership, communication, organization and relationship skills

  • Experience with training, basic financial management and customer service

  • Proficient in general computer knowledge

  • A true desire to exceed guest expectations in a fast paced customer service environment

  • Capable of producing a consistent product in a timely manner

  • Strong training and communication skills

  • Culinary education and/or on the job training, hotel experience preferred

  • Schedule flexibility required - 10 hour shifts

  • Food safety manager certification

Responsibilities include:

  • Support senior leadership by developing and assuming basic management responsibilities

  • Assume the role of liaison between all departments within the culinary division and all other hotel departments

  • Supervise the preparation and cooking of various food items

  • Develop and implement creative menu items that adhere to Hyatt brand standards

  • Plan, coordinate & implement special events and holiday functions

  • Manage hourly kitchen employees through scheduling, payroll, training, coaching, evaluating and hiring

  • Lead and coach the team towards achieving exceptional guest service and employee satisfaction results

  • Monitor food production, ordering, cost, and quality and consistency on a daily basis

  • Ensure proper safety and sanitation of all kitchen facilities and equipment

Hyatt develops Chef de Partie's to progress into the role of Sous Chef through the training of Banquets, Restaurants and Garde Manager. Chef de Partie report directly to the Sous Chef and/or Executive Sous Chef.

Hyatt Hotels & Resorts believes in strong commitment to promotion from within. Begin your career today as the Sous Chef and find yourself as a Executive Sous Chef within a few years. 70% of management hired is from within Hyatt, 89% of Managing Committee is promoted from within. The statistics are there; make it your next step!

Hyatt associates work in an environment that demands exceptional performance yet reaps great rewards. Hyatt has the best to offer in the culinary field. Whether its career opportunities, job enrichment or a supportive work environment, if you are ready for this challenge, then we are ready for you.


  • 47.5 hour work week with 9.5 hour days

  • Must have schedule flexibility

  • Previous restaurant experience

Primary Location: US-DC-Washington

Organization: Park Hyatt Washington

Pay Basis: Hourly

Job Level: Full-time

Job: Culinary

Req ID: WAS007190

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.