Restaurant Executive Chef - Fine Dining/Fawn and Fable

Nemacolin Woodlands Resort   Farmington, PA   Full-time     Food Service
Posted on March 4, 2024
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With everything we do, we believe a stay with us will enhance your life by creating memories that last a lifetime. How do we accomplish this? We place food and service at the heart of everything we do! We just happen to operate a phenomenal resort called Nemacolin; you should come and grow your career here!

We are seeking a key position in our whimsical fine-dining cuisine restaurant, Fawn and Fable, that has the opportunity to assist in purchasing, receiving, storage, issuance, preparation, and presentation of food items. The Restaurant Executive Chef ensures compliance with all company and departmental policies and prepares items as specified on menus in a professional manner.


  • Relevant culinary qualification and previous supervisory experience required.
  • Experience in a four or five star property desired.
  • Must be able to manage multiple meal periods including In Room Dining.
  • Must use cross utilization of menus
  • Must be proficient in scheduling and maintaining proper labor costs. 
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbally.
  • Computer literate in Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook.
  • Must be willing and ready to pivot and adapt quickly.
  • Must be well versed in increasing employee morale and productivity
  • Must be detail-oriented and able to manage competing priorities in a fast-paced environment; able to problem-solve with employees or guests in order to provide a memorable experience.
  • Extensive knowledge of restaurant theme and direction.
  • Ability to work all stations on the line.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Food handling certification.
  • Knowledge of food cost controls.
  • If applicable, must be flexible to working days, early mornings, evenings, weekends, and holidays.
  • Other job duties as assigned.


  • Responsible for all day-to-day kitchen operations.
  • At least 5 years' experience in a Culinary Leadership role in a Forbes 4 or 5 star/AAA 4 or 5 Diamond/Michelin Star Restaurant.
  • Ability to properly execute as a member of the line staff when needed by working constantly and cohesively in a variety of cooking methods to assure timeliness, efficiency, and product integrity.
  • Accountable for guest satisfaction by ensuring food standards are met; address guest concerns in a timely and efficient manner and implement/uphold appropriate departmental standards of quality/timing.
  • Lead Kitchen in managing kitchen expenses to maximize the profitability of culinary operations while delivering the highest quality product to our guests, achieving financial goals within budget guidelines.
  • Possess above average knife skills, as well as proficiency in varying cooking techniques, saucier, and butchery.
  • Willing to assist in other departments when necessary or dictated by business levels, attend meetings as required, and adhering to Operating Procedures
  • Provide feedback to leaders based on sales and guest preferences.
  • Conducting routine safety/sanitation inspections of the operation to Nemacolin food and beverage standards while meeting or exceeding local, state, and federal health and safety regulations.
  • Ensure proper labeling and dating as well as holding and rotating techniques for storage.
  • Responsible for production of a consistent quality product.
  • Responsible for maintaining open and productive lines of interdepartmental communication.
  • Responsible for the continued innovation of cuisine to reflect industry trends and guests' palates.
  • Maintain cleanliness and organization in all work areas.
  • Uphold appropriate departmental standards of quality/timing.
  • Willing and timely execution of other duties as delegated by leadership.
  • Report all equipment problems and maintenance issues to the supervisor.
  • Maintain cleanliness and organization in all work areas.
  • Uphold appropriate departmental standards of quality/timing.
  • Uphold and ensure compliance with all company and departmental policies and procedures.
  • Report all equipment problems and maintenance issues, known safety hazards, or unsafe practices and procedures to the supervisor immediately.
  • Attends all scheduled employee meetings and brings suggestions for improvement.
  • Willing and timely execution of other duties as delegated by leadership.
  • Ability to kneel, crouch, squat, climb, stand, sit, balance, reach, bend, push, pull and walk for prolonged periods.
  • Must have the ability to work for extended time periods in an environment with extreme heat and/or cold.
  • If applicable, must have the ability to work for extended periods of time in an outdoor environment, including sun, heat, cold, wind, rain, and higher than normal noise levels.
  • Ability to use sharp knives safely and proficiently.
  • Ability to operate basic kitchen equipment safely and proficiently.
  • Ability to perform repetitive tasks with accuracy.
  • Ability to lift, carry, pull and push up to 50 lbs repeatedly throughout a shift.
  • Ability to read, write and communicate effectively in English, both written and verbal.
  • May be exposed to mechanical, electrical, chemical, and fume hazards.


Kick-start your career at Nemacolin, a world-renowned luxury resort nestled in southwestern Pennsylvania. Nemacolin boasts an unparalleled blend of elegance and adventure, offering an array of amenities that redefine luxury. With two Forbes-rated hotels from which to choose, guests are treated to the epitome of comfort and style. A five-star, five-diamond restaurant sets the stage for exquisite dining experiences, while our on-site wildlife habitats bring animal encounters to a whole new level. The opulent spa, championship golf courses, and a range of outdoor activities, including fly fishing, skiing, and snowboarding, provide a holistic and exciting getaway.

As a part of the Nemacolin team, you'll have the chance to work in a dynamic and supportive environment where your skills and passion will flourish. We believe in fostering growth and providing our team members with opportunities to shine and advance in their careers. Join us in delivering unparalleled experiences that leave lasting memories for our cherished guests and members. Real Life Magic meets boundless opportunity at Nemacolin. Come, be a part of it!


What is in it for you? As a Nemacolin associate, you won’t just have a bright future — you’ll have a bright present! You are invited to join our warm, supportive community, where you’ll enjoy competitive wages, exciting events, a full suite of benefits, discounts, and perks, and access to amenities at our associate community Wisteria.

  • Attractive 401(k) plan
  • Paid vacation, holidays, and personal hours
  • Family medical, dental, and vision insurance. Long-term and short-term disability insurance
  • Employee and educational assistance program
  • Up to 40% off Retail, Spa, Activities, Food and Beverage at the Resort
  • On-site uniform and dry-cleaning services
  • Discounted meals during breaks in associate break areas

Wisteria Associate Community- Wisteria is Nemacolin’s way of showing our appreciation to our associates. This neighborhood is exclusive to associates and contains a Pub, Market, and Fitness Center. As a member of Team Nemacolin, you’ll enjoy these exclusive amenities.

Associate Recognition programs- Nemacolin realizes that our associates help to set us apart from other organizations in the industry through their commitment to providing exceptional service and their ability to consistently exceed guests’ expectations.

Nemacolin promotes a culture of continuous learning for our associates. We are strongly committed to comprehensive professional development programs:

  • Opportunities for advancement – At Nemacolin, we encourage our associates to grow within the organization and gain experience in a variety of departments to better understand the hospitality industry. Nemacolin prides itself on promoting from within the organization, and many of our upper-level managers began in entry-level positions and advanced into their current roles.
  • Mentoring and coaching programs – As a new associate, we provide a level of mentoring that is best suited to you to enhance your growth and career interests, while sharing knowledge, advice, and encouragement along the way.