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2017 multi-James Beard Award winning STARR Restaurants, is currently conducting a nationwide search for a talented Executive Chef to spearhead the culinary operations for one of our high-profile, well-rated East Coast restaurants. The selected candidate must have a solid grasp on seasonal and regional cooking with a true sense of craft and handwork.
Responsibilities: - Proactively research, develop and implement innovative food ideas/concepts and new or revised menu/recipe items to increase individual restaurant's profitability - Coach the teams on effectively managing costs while maintaining the recipe standards, and the cooking and preparation procedures - Improve cost structure by improving BOH operating efficiency through maximizing the productivity of the staff, developing new procedures or streamlining processes; including receiving, preparation and cooking procedures, kitchen designs, and menu mix optimization - Provide coaching and guidance on improving the mindset and skill set of BOH staff, and provide the staffs with the appropriate tool set to perform their jobs
Qualified candidates will have: - Minimum of 5 years of progressive culinary/kitchen management experience as an Executive Chef, Chef de Cuisine or Executive Sous Chef in well-rated, industry leading kitchens - Prior experience opening a new restaurant as an Executive Chef a big plus - Must have a strong command of high-end cuisine and 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 written and computer skills; to include Microsoft Office (Word, Excel and Power Point), Outlook, E-mail and the Internet - Degree in culinary arts from an accredited University preferred
Compensation: We offer a very competitive base + bonus package, full relocation assistance, full benefits, 401k, dining discount of 50% on all meals for yourself and up to 5 guests at any of our 30 high-end restaurants and 15 days PTO in 1st year!
Very competitive compensation package, full benefits, 2 weeks paid vac. 5 personal days, 401k, 50% off all dining at any of our restaurants
Advanced Knife Handling
Food Cost Optimization
Staff education / motivation
Up to 200 covers a night
Recruiting / hiring
Part of STARR Restaurants
Director of Talent Acquisition