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Executive Chef
417 Royal St, New Orleans, LA 70130
Brennan's hiring Executive Chef in New Orleans, LA

Brennan's hiring Executive Chef in New Orleans, LA

Brennan'sMore Info

Full Time • Salary (Based on Experience)
Expired: Sep 28, 2019

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5 years

Job Details

World-famous Brennan’s, one of Eater National's "38 Essential Restaurants", invented the acclaimed and decadent Breakfast at Brennan's, iconic Bananas Foster and is universally praised for a skillful mix of tradition and modernity. We have an immediate opportunity for an Executive Chef with a playful, enlightened, mature style and reverence for seasonal, sustainable, local ingredients who can step into the clogs of our 5x-nominated, James Beard Foundation Award finalist chef and lead Brennan’s culinary effort into the next decade.

Qualified candidates will have:

- Minimum of 5 years of management experience in well-rated, industry-leading kitchens

- Background in fine dining plus experience in a volume kitchen

- Thorough business management skills

- Passion for training and development of others

- Attention to details of food quality, preparation, and presentation

- Influential, team-oriented leadership style

- Flexible and adaptive to rapidly changing priorities and work demands

- Strong communication skills

- Culinary Arts degree preferred

  • At Brennan's you'll preside over three state-of-the-art kitchens while leading a team of 40 BOH professionals while innovating menus that meander between preservation (breakfast/lunch) and progress (dinner), infusing classics with modern interpretations.
  • You'll lead the kitchen as a business built on trust, tradition and common sense, with a commitment to growth for your team and the betterment of the culinary experience for the benefit of our guests. Best practices re: P&L management, safety, and sanitation also are critical metrics of success.
  • We’ll invest in you with ongoing culinary education and resources; by proactively sharing our collective stories with opinion makers and influencers; and by underwriting in-and-out of house opportunities from which to showcase your talent.
  • We’ll work together to ensure work-life balance tips equitably both ways, and that compensation aligns with your experience and the nuanced complexity of the job.

You'll earn a premium salary and performance bonuses, as well enjoy generous paid vacation, health insurance, 401-K match, paid parking, life, dental, vision and other supplemental insurances, and a free gym membership.

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Required Skills

Advanced Knife Handling



Culinary Menu / Recipe Development


Enforcement Of Safety / Sanitation Standards

Equipment Maintenance


Family Meal

Fish Cookery

Fish butchery

Food / Beverage Pairing

Food Budgeting

Food Cost Optimization

Food Handlers Certificate

Food Safety Knowledge

Food Styling


General knife handling



Kitchen Cleaning/Sanitation

Kitchen management

Kosher Preparation

Meat Butchery

Meat Cookery

Menu development

Molecular gastronomy

On-site Special Events

Ordering / Purchasing

Ordering / Receiving

Over 300 covers a night

Pasta Cooking

Pasta making


Purveyor/Local Farmer Relationships


Sauce Development



Servesafe Certified



Staff education / motivation

Ticket Management

Up to 300 covers a night

Vegan / Vegetarian Cooking

Vegetable Breakdown

Vegetable cookery

Conflict Resolution

Microsoft Office

Profit And Loss

Recruiting / hiring

Vendor Management

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View Job Description

Cajun / Creole

Fine Dining, Upscale Casual

Part of Ralph Brennan Restaurant Group

The original Brennan's, opened in 1946, recently emerged from an extensive renovation that spared no effort or expense by new co-owners Terry White and Ralph Brennan. Eight glamorous dining rooms, each steeped in New Orleans architecture and ambiance, celebrate the opulence of dining in a city where breakfast revelry is taken as seriously as a decadent dinner.

Brennan's menus are rooted in Creole traditions and are bolstered with contemporary New Orleans influences. Marrying classic and modern techniques yields a decidedly innovative approach and enhances our local, seasonal offerings.

Brennan's old-world elegance, fanciful decor and pampering service create a unique and sophisticated backdrop for a most memorable meal. Welcome!