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Executive Chef
The Kitchen Chicago
316 North Clark Street, Chicago, IL
The Kitchen Chicago hiring Executive Chef in Chicago, IL

The Kitchen Chicago hiring Executive Chef in Chicago, IL

The Kitchen ChicagoMore Info

Full Time • Salary ($70k - $90k)
Expires: Dec 11, 2021

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Required Years of Experience

3 years

Job Details

The Kitchen Bistro in Chicago, IL features a seasonal menu in a refined rustic atmosphere that is warm and inviting. The Executive Chef for The Kitchen Bistro oversees and coordinates the planning, organization, training and leadership of all BOH operations at the restaurant. The Executive Chef will ensure employees are performing their job responsibilities and manage food and labor costs for the BOH. This person supports the team in regards to strategy, policies, service, staff, and food. The Executive Chef must be a motivated and confident industry professional with the ability to manage and inspire staff, have a solid understanding of restaurant operations and have the ability to bring creative solutions to the table. This person will help maintain an exciting, inviting and progressive restaurant environment.

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  • Oversee and manage the Back of House and make decisions on matters of importance.
  • Have a strong willingness to become part of a community that is focused on people and making connections, while also strengthening the relationships that already exist.  
  • Maintain an accurate plan of BOH staffing needs. Interview and hire candidates. Ability to determine applicability of experience and qualifications of job applicants.
  • Plan, implement and oversee BOH employee supervision, discipline, training, development and termination. Provide direction to employees regarding operational and procedural issues. 
  • Oversee training of new employees. Train and lead the staff in regards to all health code regulations.
  • Develop employees by providing ongoing feedback, establishing performance expectations and conducting performance reviews. Promote growth within the staff through leadership and positive energy. Help and inspire each employee to reach their greatest potential.
  • Demonstrate integrity in all areas, both personal and professional. Instill trust and dependability amongst the staff always working with a team mind set and from a place of respect. Maintain a favorable working relationship with all company employees to foster and promote a harmonious working environment which is conducive to high employee morale, productivity and effectiveness.
  • Lead by example and set the standards for service by maintaining discipline and structure. Constantly promote teamwork amongst the staff and management by displaying creativity, trust, dependability and respect. 
  • Manage shifts which include daily decision making, scheduling, product quality and cleanliness.
  • Ensure that all financial and personnel duties for the BOH are completed accurately, on time, and in accordance with company policies and procedures.
  • Adhere to company standards and projected growth by maintaining all costs associated with BOH.
  • Ensure a safe working environment to reduce the risk of injury and accidents. Work with GM to investigate and resolve complaints concerning food quality.
  • Enforce sanitary practices for food handling, general cleanliness, and maintenance of the kitchen.  Ensure compliance with operational standards, health department regulations and all federal/state/local laws. Always follow and enforce company policies and procedures.
  • Ensure consistent high quality of food preparation and service.
  • Complete job responsibilities and performance objectives in a timely and efficient manner in accordance with the restaurant’s standards. Perform other duties and responsibilities as required or requested. 
  • Self-discipline, initiative, leadership ability and outgoing nature.
  • Exceptional communication skills. 
  • Pleasant, polite manner and neat professional appearance.
  • Able to handle pressure of coordinating a wide range of activities and recommend appropriate solutions to restaurant problems.
  • Minimum 3 years of experience in a supervisory position for a full-service, high volume, upscale dining restaurant or other food and beverage establishment with a similar capacity and clientele. 
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks at a time while maintaining attention to detail. 
  • Must be able to operate effectively as part of a team and communicate clearly.
  • Having directly supervised at least 20 employees.
  • May be required to work in very warm or cold conditions for an extended period of time.
  • The ability to work evenings, weekends, and holidays.
  • Must be at least 18 years of age.
  • $70,000 - $90,000 annually 
Benefits we offer!
  • Competitive salary
  • PTO and Paid Sick Time
  • Health, vision, and dental insurance
  • 401K retirement plan with employer match
  • Short-term and Long-term disability insurance
  • Wellness reimbursement program
  • Store discount
  • Educational Reimbursement
  • Advancement Opportunities
  • Great Company Culture and Community Involvement!

The Kitchen Restaurant Group is an EEO Employer

Compensation Details

Compensation: Salary ($70,000.00 - $90,000.00)

Benefits & Perks: Health Insurance, Dental Insurance, Vision Insurance, Paid Time Off, 401k, Commuter Benefits, Potential Bonuses, Dining Discounts, Wellness Program

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The Kitchen Bistros carefully source quality, fresh, ingredients from farms and purveyors who our team has a direct relationship with both locally and nationally. The preparations are simple, clean, and focused. The menu features seasonal offerings that are crafted by our talented culinary team. The Kitchen features various signature items such as hand cut Garlic Fries, Tomato Soup, Mussels and Sticky Toffee Pudding. The Kitchen Bistro opened on Pearl Street in Boulder as the company's flagship restaurant and has since expanded to 16th Street in Denver, and River North in Chicago. Please visit or visit us on Twitter and Instagram @TheKitchenBistros.