CoralTree Hospitality

Executive Chef - Hotel Polaris

Job Locations US-CO-Colorado Springs
ID 2024-6135
Position Type
Regular Full-Time
USD $115,000.00/Yr.
USD $135,000.00/Yr.


Hotel Polaris BW


Are you ready to help shape the future of travel and hospitality at the new Hotel Polaris at the U.S. Air Force Academy? CoralTree is seeking an exceptional Executive Chef to join our team and play a vital role in shaping the success and culinary journey of Hotel Polaris, which is certain to be an instant icon on the hospitality landscape.  As the foundation of our food and beverage operations, this position offers the opportunity to drive the creative culinary force behind the hotel. The ideal candidate will be an expert in menu conceptualization, ensuring top-tier quality assurance, and setting an industry benchmark in culinary operations.  We're looking for someone who shares our passion for creating unforgettable guest experiences, nurturing a vibrant company culture, and building strong connections with our communities.


  • Culinary Leadership: Provide visionary guidance and manage the entire culinary research and development process from initial product conception to final implementation.
  • Innovation: Develop novel product offerings tailored for each level of the hotel, including 5 unique restaurant and bar outlets, a grab ‘n go barista, room service, catering, and distinctive themed events.
  • Trend Monitoring: Keep a finger on the pulse of industry trends, initiating collaborations with both internal teams and external partners to elevate our culinary offerings.
  • Menu Creation: Manage comprehensive menu creation, detailing dish specifications, ingredient lists, and portion sizes.
  • Procurement Collaboration: Work hand-in-hand with purchasing teams to identify and source necessary products.
  • Quality Assurance: Introduce and uphold standards, processes, and tools to ensure consistent culinary excellence across the property.
  • Team Guidance: Foster the growth and proficiency of the culinary team by ensuring adherence to the company’s high standards, processes, and systems.
  • Feedback Management: Actively monitor feedback from in-house guests, community patrons, key stakeholders and internal team members, implementing necessary changes to guarantee maximum guest satisfaction.
  • Quality Control: Collaborate with Food & Beverage management to instate rigorous quality assurance measures, such as audits, culinary focus groups, tastings, and surveys.


  • Proven experience in an Executive Chef role with 5 – 8+ years of relevant work experience in similar scope and title
  • Experience in pre-opening/opening a new hotel within food and beverage discipline is highly preferred
  • Experience in a comparable AAA Four Diamond/Four Star hotel or higher is highly desired
  • A rich experience in successfully creating and launching new culinary concepts
  • Proven ability to manage and lead a high-volume/high quality banquet operation
  • Demonstrated expertise in training and team-building initiatives
  • Proficiency in multitasking and managing culinary departments across multiple outlets


As a valued member of the CoralTree team, you'll receive a comprehensive benefits package that includes:

  • Group medical, dental, vision, life, and disability benefits.
  • Participation in a pre-tax flexible benefit plan for healthcare and dependent care reimbursement.
  • An employee assistance program.
  • Paid time off/sick time.
  • Participation in a 401(k) plan with a company match.
  • Complimentary team member meals.
  • Complimentary room nights at CoralTree Hospitality managed properties.

Join us in creating unforgettable experiences for our guests, building vibrant communities, and shaping the future of travel and hospitality. If you're passionate about culinary excellence and are driven by innovation, we'd love to welcome you aboard our culinary team at Hotel Polaris.


Salary range: $115,000 - $135,000/yr. + 20% bonus


Application deadline: 6/30/24 or until the position has been filled.


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