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Executive Chef
Cherry Circle Room
12 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60603
Cherry Circle Room hiring Executive Chef in Chicago, IL

Cherry Circle Room hiring Executive Chef in Chicago, IL

Cherry Circle RoomMore Info

Full Time • Salary (Based on Experience)
Expires: Dec 23, 2021

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Required Years of Experience

3 years

Job Details

Executive Chef, Cherry Circle Room, Game Room, Milk Room
(James Beard Award, 2016)

Land & Sea Dept. is hiring an Executive Chef for it's Chicago Athletic Association outlets: Cherry Circle Room, Milk Room, Game Room. The ideal candidate has multi unit experience. These outlets operate several menus daily.

Our Chef oversees all food menus, and coordinates with front of house, event, and beverage managers. Food cost, ordering, inventory, staffing and scheduling all fall under the Chef de Cusine's oversight. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:


  • Develop, collaborate, and execute culinary menus for Assigned outlets and pop up or limited run promotions
  • Ensure proper costing, consistency, and quality.
  • Enforce all labor laws (federal, state and local).
  • Ensure kitchen and employees meet state and local requirements for certification and sanitation. Enforce new CDC guidelines for PPE and sanitation.
  • Liaison and coordinate with the Director of Culinary Operations and F&B Director
  • Maintain a clean, organized, and safe kitchen.
  • Manage all kitchen staff, delegate appropriately to CDC(s) & Sous Chefs as needed. Maintain positive relationships and collaboration with the culinary team.
  • Monitor and maintain line plating to meet set standards.
  • Oversee kitchen purchasing and receiving.
  • Oversee monthly inventory of kitchen products.
  • Oversee training and development of kitchen staff.
  • Oversee the schedule for hourly labor; ensure proper staffing for productivity and high standards of quality.
  • Serve as a role model, lead by example and demonstrate professionalism.
  • Staff knowledge and training in tandem with front of house management.
  • Utilize labor effectively to meet budgets during transition period back to full capacity - Chef shifts should be active and scheduled for line, prep, and / or expo
  • Support, monitor, and maintain constant contact team members who are unable to return to work, ensure their needs are heard and continue current support efforts in place.
  • May perform other duties as they arise
  • Must be able to lift 40 lbs and stand for extended periods of time
  • Kitchen management should be scheduled for five (5)  ten (10) hour shifts weekly. Shifts are not to be scheduled for less than 8 hours of active, on site duty. Shifts may be added or extended based on site need.


Land and Sea Dept. is committed to maintaining our diverse and inclusive workforce and all applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.  


Our company is family friendly and sincerely values a proper work-life balance, offering the accommodations and flexibility our workforce community enjoys and requires.


Compensation Details

Compensation: Salary (Based on Experience)

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

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Cherry Circle Room is the reinvention of the iconic restaurant of the same name that has serviced the Chicago Athletic Association and its members for generations. The intimate, James Beard award-winning space ('Outstanding Restaurant Design') has been fully reimagined and restored by Land and Sea Dept., melding the building's historic original features with modern design elements that root the experience firmly in the present.
Land and Sea Dept.’s beverage director Paul McGee offers a cocktail program with an emphasis on American and Scotch whiskey, featuring both seasonal house cocktails and a rotating menu of specialty drinks inspired by an historic bartender or cocktail book. The cocktail program also includes tableside drink service, offering preparations of Manhattans, Martinis, and Old Fashioneds.
We feature an approachable and classic wine program for the Cherry Circle Room, placing an emphasis on American and French wine, with a focus on Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, and Pinot Noir dominated blends

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