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Executive Chef - Beatrix Oak Brook
272 N. Oakbrook Center, Oak Brook IL 60523
Beatrix hiring Executive Chef - Beatrix Oak Brook in Oak Brook, IL

Beatrix hiring Executive Chef - Beatrix Oak Brook in Oak Brook, IL

BeatrixMore Info

Full Time • Salary (Based on Experience)
Expires: Dec 3, 2021

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Required Years of Experience

0-1 years

Job Details

Beatrix is a neighborhood coffeehouse, restaurant and meeting place highlighting comfort food dishes, vegetarian choices and healthy-meets-delicious specials. The beverage program features fresh‑squeezed juice cocktails, local craft beers and all‑American wines. The coffee bar showcases house blends from Beatrix Coffee Roasters, barista-created lattes, Bulletproof Coffee, Nitro and signature cookies and in-house pastry favorites.

Caring. Creative. Careers.
Join the Lettuce Entertain You team! Our 100+ restaurants are nationally recognized for great food and service and as great places to work. We hire and care deeply for people with creativity, passion and the drive to be the best. And we reward our teams with top notch benefits, career-long training and development and opportunities for growth. If you want a career at a progressive company with a long-standing commitment to people, join our caring and creative team.
EOE. We participate in E-Verify / Participamos en E-Verify

Executive Chefs are responsible to oversee and monitor all back of house (BOH) operations, ordering and systems for the restaurant; develop menu items in partnership with Partners/Chef Partners; and ensure effective BOH training programs in collaboration with the designated trainer and chefs.

Essential Functions

  • Oversee and ensure effective and efficient BOH operations including but not limited to monitoring and ensuring consistent purchasing standards and inventory, and tracking and controlling food costs
  • Provide guidance and leadership to hourly and management teams while fostering our Culture of Caring
  • Research, develop and execute seasonal menus and new menu items as directed in partnership with divisional leaders  
  • Ensure effective BOH training in collaboration with divisional trainers and chefs including but not limited to executing training, monitoring effectiveness and implementing improvements
  • Conduct quarterly in-restaurant audits of BOH standard operating procedures and systems (for example, inventory sheets, purchase orders, daily labor sheets, etc.) 
  • Partner with designated chefs to purchase and order food product and supplies for the restaurant including daily product order 
  • Partner with GM, designated managers and chefs to regularly review and maintain recipe books
  • Create new and maintain existing recipe costing in partnership with GM and designated chefs 
  • Evaluate restaurants’ culinary feedback from the Ratings Program with GMs and chefs, and follow up with GMs, chefs and management teams Understand and follow the food allergy procedure and special orders/restrictions 
  • Ensure proper food storage and food quality standards including consistency and presentation
  • Ensure repair and maintenance needs are met and/or communicated to designated manager
  • Understand and follow the food allergy procedure and special orders/restrictions 
  • Monitor and ensure the restaurant and the team’s compliance with all Company and restaurant policies and procedures as well as all legal and regulatory requirements (including but not limited to safety and sanitation regulations) and represent the restaurant and Company in interactions with legal and regulatory authorities 
  • Schedule, conduct and document BOH Manager performance reviews in partnership with GM and or partner
  • Partner with GMs, designated managers and chefs to interview, hire, onboard, train, supervise and develop BOH team 
  • Assist GMs, designated managers and chefs to monitor, address and document individual BOH employee performance through recognition, coaching and when necessary, disciplinary action up to and including employment termination 
  • Ensure that kitchen equipment is maintained and repaired as needed
  • Assist with or perform the following tasks if needed: pre-shift line check to ensure quality of all items; meeting with appropriate GMs, designated managers and chefs to coordinate and ensure production standards; and review kitchen personnel needs and issues
  • Contribute to shift meetings when needed 
  • Participate in all new openings (local and out-of-state) as needed 
  • Maintain proficiency in job functions of all BOH positions and provide active back-up support when business needs require 
  • Work a variety of days and shifts (including early mornings, late nights and weekends) at multiple sites as needed 
  • Travel overnight occasionally as needed
  • Safely and effectively use and operate all necessary tools, utensils, equipment and software (for example, restaurant management software, knives, etc.) 
  • Effectively communicate in order to perform and follow job requirements in written and spoken direction 
  • Multitask calmly and effectively in a busy, stressful environment 
  • Work in a confined, crowded space of variable light, noise and temperature levels
  • Move and lift up to 10 pounds, frequently move and/or lift up to 25 pounds, occasionally move and/or lift up to 50 pounds 
  • Stand and walk for an entire shift and move safely through all areas of the restaurant, which may include stairs, uneven or slick surfaces

Key Responsibilities and Duties

  • Model and promote teamwork across all teams 
  • Use tact and good judgment when dealing with challenges pertaining to guests, vendors and employees, and respond with patience and courtesy 
  • Organize and conduct periodic informational seminars for employees 
  • Proficiently use and operate all necessary tools (including but not limited to knives) and equipment 
  • Follow all rules, policies, procedures and conditions of employment, including those outlined in the Employee Handbook 
  • Other duties assigned as needed 


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Skills Required

  • Fast-Paced Experience

Compensation Details

Compensation: Salary (Based on Experience)

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Beatrix is an inviting neighborhood restaurant, cafe and meeting place in Oakbrook Center. Our menu highlights healthful cooking, vegetarian entrees and comfort food dishes. Drink menus feature all-American wines, local craft beers and fresh-squeezed juice cocktails. Our coffee bar showcases iconic Chicago roasters and pastries from our in-house bakery. Beatrix serves breakfast, lunch, dinner, coffee, late night and weekend brunch.

EOE. We participate in E-Verify.

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