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Executive Chef
The Bazaar by José Andrés
1100 Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest, Washington, DC 20004
The Bazaar by José Andrés hiring Executive Chef in Washington, DC

The Bazaar by José Andrés hiring Executive Chef in Washington, DC

The Bazaar by José AndrésMore Info

Full Time • Salary (Based on Experience)
Expired: Sep 7, 2022

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Required Years of Experience

5 years


Job Details
Head Chef - The Bazaar by José Andrés

A 30-year dream will finally come to fruition as Chef José Andrés will open a restaurant in the historic Old Post Office on Pennsylvania Ave in the heart of Washington, DC. Partnering with The Waldorf Astoria, the ThinkFoodGroup team plans to bring its award-winning concept to their home city! Join us as we continue to try and change the world through the power of food! 
Lead and manage all restaurant operations in partnership with the General Manager to offer a world-class culinary experience, ensure concept vision and TFG standards are executed consistently. Demonstrate that employees are the highest priority, maintain a positive work environment and develop the next generation of restaurant leaders. Take ownership of the restaurant; ensure the restaurant operates efficiently and profitably. Position reports to the Director of Culinary Operations.

Culinary Leadership Work with the TFG culinary Team to create innovative and authentic menus. Educate self and team on regional history, culture and cuisine. Research and utilize industry trends, innovative techniques and environmentally friendly product/procedures. Be the expert of TFG standards. Understand, develop, coach and consistently execute TFG’s culinary standards. Ensure consistent menu execution by using tools such as line checks, menu change SOP’s and recipes. Constantly work to improve standards and guest satisfaction. Impact service by being present on the line during peak times, press events, and festival periods.

Performance and Talent Development Educate, coach and build teams to exceed expectations. Develop a team of leaders that are prepared and qualified to move upward in the organization. Clearly define expectations and hold individuals accountable. Provide both positive and constructive feedback to your team in a timely manner and documented when appropriate. When necessary, create and implement action plans to overcome employee opportunities. Delegate appropriately and fairly to develop and motivate the team. Use education budgets to develop and educate the team. Actively recruit and hire top tier talent. Treat potential employees with same sense of hospitality and respect as employees and guests. Execute training program consistently for both hourly, management trainee and management employees. Facilitate and assist with the occasional stage or Home Office employee as they do their restaurant training.


Ambassador of TFG Culture Seek out opportunities to communicate ThinkFoodGroup’s vision to team, guests, students, vendors and community in a clear and positive manner. Lead by example in all interaction. Demonstrate ownership, accountability, and initiative in daily tasks by anticipating business needs and proactively addressing issues. Readily adjust to circumstances and manage change effectively by finding ways to accommodate team and guests by always ‘making it happen’, without sacrificing quality. Create a positive work environment by demonstrating no tolerance for negative behaviors. Welcome new ideas and seek feedback from team by asking questions. Exemplify professionalism and hospitality in all interactions and especially in difficult situations.

Manage Daily Operations Responsible for the daily operations of TFG restaurants ensuring they operate efficiently and profitably. Understand, practice and teach TFG policies and procedures. Ensure concept and TFG vision and communicate policy to team and managers. Manage and oversee all day-to-day operations to maximize revenues and profits. Provide a safe, clean, organized and sanitary work environment. Teach and enforce Food Sanitation and Safety standards. Ensure all Health Standards, federal and state laws are met. Correct all violations with a sense of urgency. Work with Home Office support (Culinary Operations Director, Director of Restaurants, R&D, finance, marketing, PR, events, HR) to ensure standards are met. Maintain open lines of communication with staff: management and hourly. Create an environment where information is shared as the rule. Ensure that all deadlines are met and take accountability for completion.

Manage Financial Results Develop and execute a plan to stay within department budgets and maximize profits. Actively manages inventory, waste, and pricing to meet cost targets. Effectively manage kitchen and janitor labor, scheduling and payroll. Share financial information with the management team to develop and to give them understanding about the impact of the decisions they make. Ensure tools such as Compeat are utilized correctly and data is accurate. Reach out to TFG community for support as needed.
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Skills & Knowledge
Position requires a minimum of 3+ years of chef experience and 5+ years of kitchen experience. Culinary degree preferred.
Extensive knowledge of culinary fundamentals (knife skills, butchery, sauces, all kitchen stations) is required.
Requires developed communication skills, both verbal and written.
Most tasks are performed independently or in a team environment with the employee acting as a team leader.
Ability to maintain compliance with all local, state and federal laws and regulations.
Ability to supervise, train and motivate multiple levels of employees. Ability to assess/evaluate other employees’ performance in a fair and consistent manner.
Extensive knowledge of food industry, restaurants and competitive markets.
Basic knowledge of revenue management. Participation in the development of short- and long-term financial and operational goals of the restaurants.

Abilities & Working Conditions
This position will spend 100% of the time standing or walking.
Must be able to stand and exert well-paced mobility for up to 8 hours in length.
Must be able to exert well-paced ability to maneuver between functions occurring simultaneously.
Must be able to lift up to 15 lbs. on a regular and continuing basis.
May be required to lift trays of food or food items weighing up to 30 lbs. occasionally.
Requires grasping, writing, standing, sitting, walking, repetitive motions, bending, climbing, listening and hearing ability and visual acuity.
Communicating with guests and employees.
Requires manual dexterity to use and operate all necessary equipment.
Requires working nights, weekends and holidays.

Compensation Details

Compensation: Salary (Based on Experience)

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


Required Skills

Menu Design

Inventory Management

Training Kitchen Personnel

Hiring BOH Staff

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Spanish, Basque

Fine Dining

Part of José Andrés ThinkFoodGroup

The Bazaar by José Andrés is an extraordinary culinary experience combining the ground-breaking culinary artistry of Michelin-starred chef José Andrés and his ThinkFoodGroup team.

A carefully curated theater of shared plates, The Bazaar consistently wows its guests with ingeniously innovative cuisine, thoughtfully created cocktails, theatrical presentations, and attentive yet unfussy service. The Bazaar takes guests on a wild sensory adventure born of José’s Spanish roots, both traditional and avant-garde, in a bold, playful atmosphere where anything is possible. Each location is completely unique, adding a fresh, ever-evolving intrigue to the world of The Bazaar.

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