Hilton Durham Near Duke University
  • Durham, NC, USA
  • Salary
  • Full Time

Medical, Dental, Vision, Prescription, & 401(k) with company match!

The Hilton Durham near Duke University has an immediate opening for a Executive Chef for our Bluestone Grille Restaurant. Are you a Executive Sous Chef looking to make the next move in your culinary career? Do you have a passion for working hands-on with your team to achieve success?  Come work for one of the best-known names in hospitality, and a leading hotel management company! We offer an excellent total compensation package with a quarterly bonus program and numerous benefits.

At Hilton, one of the most important needs of our guests is to nourish them in new and exciting ways. We offer innovative and relevant restaurant concepts, fulfilling and fair priced menus which are healthy and accessible, with many different food choices.  Let us provide the perfect setting at the Hilton Durham near Duke University to unleash your desire to create dishes that are the highest in taste and quality!

As Executive Chef, you will

  • Develop creative menu concepts that demonstrate your individuality and the local region, including promotions, specials, seasonal dishes, and more. You have the power to create exceptional guest experiences.

  • Utilize your culinary experience to improve all aspects of hotel food and beverage at the Bluestone Grille and in our Banquets department with over 12,000 square feet of flexible event space. We are looking for a hands-on leader who will work with their team whenever necessary!

  • Inspire and energize team members in the kitchen by sharing your expertise and promoting all aspects of our Hilton values of Hospitality, Integrity, Leadership, Teamwork, Ownership, and Now.


At least one year of experience in a stand-alone restaurant or full-service hotel is required. A culinary degree or other relevant education is preferred. Prior food safety certification such as SERV Safe is desirable. Preference will be given to candidates with banquet experience serving up to 500 people, and the ability to bring "Farm to table" menu concepts to restaurant operation.

About Our Hotel

The Hilton Durham near Duke University is the only full-service Hilton in the Durham area, serving guests and the community since 1987. Our recent renovation in 2018 features a crisp and modern design. We offer 195 rooms and suites, and 12,000 square feet of flexible event space. Our on-site Bluestone Grille restaurant serves signature Carolina specialties for breakfast, lunch and dinner. In the evening, retreat to the Bluestone Bar for a local draft beer or cocktail. The hotel also proudly brews Starbucks coffee and offer delicious pastries, muffins and fresh fruit.

Driftwood Hospitality Management (DHM) is one of the nation's leading hotel management and development companies.  We are recognized as an innovative industry leader! 


             Medical, Dental, Vision, Prescription, & 401(k) with company match!

             Long Term & Short Term Disability Insurance

             Life & Accident Insurance

             Flexible Spending Plans (FSA)

             Hotel Discounts & Programs

             Paid Vacation & Sick Leave Programs

             Training & Development and More!

For more information, visit: www.driftwoodhospitality.com  

Please include your salary requirements when applying. Applicants who do not provide salary requirements will not be considered.


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