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Executive Chef
Stoic & Genuine
1701 Wynkoop St, Denver, CO, United States
Stoic & Genuine hiring Executive Chef in Denver, CO

Stoic & Genuine hiring Executive Chef in Denver, CO

Stoic & GenuineMore Info

Full Time • Salary ($65k - $75k)
Expired: Oct 2, 2022

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Required Years of Experience

2 years

Job Details
It is the responsibility of the Executive Chef to uphold the vision of the restaurant as set by the Executive Team. The executive chef works in tandem with the general manager to uphold, maintain and progress brand standards and performance. The executive chef is the direct manager of all aspects of back-of-house facility maintenance. Working with the general manager, the executive chef is also responsible for the overall financial performance of the concept. The core focus of the executive chef will be on upholding a positive and proactive working culture. The result of this focus should be seen clearly reflected in innovative, creative, and well-executed menus. The executive chef and their team are expected to create exceptional food, protect our local food system, and respect our legacy as chefs by being effective coaches and teachers.

The Executive Chef reports to the Executive Team
and works in tandem with the General Manager

You are the model citizen. We lead with hospitality.
Our Mission and Vision exist in everything we do.

Our Core Values at Crafted Concepts:
Genuine hospitality with integrity, quality, responsibility, and community.

Primary responsibilities include:

Food Program and Culinary Operations

  • Keep the menu progressive and updated while staying aligned with the restaurant’s vision.
  • Engineer menus to accomplish food cost, utilization, and labor goals.
  • Maintain kitchen cleanliness and storage areas to the highest standard
  • Ensure menu change checklist is being used and executed properly
Food Safety and Planning

  • Enforce sanitary practices for food handling, general cleanliness, and maintenance of kitchen and dining areas. 
  • Ensure compliance with operational standards, company policies, and health department requirements. 
  • Responsible for ensuring consistent high quality of food preparation and service.
  • Maintain a professional restaurant image, including restaurant cleanliness, proper uniforms, and appearance standards.
  • Control food costs. Supervise portion control and quantities of preparation to minimize waste.
Operational Responsibilities
  • Ensure that proper security procedures are in place to protect employees, guests and company assets.
  • Ensure a safe working and guest environment to reduce the risk of injury and accidents. Completes accident reports promptly in the event that a guest or employee is injured.
  • Manage shifts which include: daily decision making, scheduling, planning while upholding standards, product quality and cleanliness.
  • Investigate and resolve complaints concerning food quality and service.
  • Ensure the daily use of AM & PM Checklists.

  • Keeps Executive Team promptly and fully informed of all issues (i.e.problems, unusual matters of significance and positive events) and takes prompt corrective action where necessary or suggests alternative courses of action. Completes job responsibilities and performance objectives in a timely and effective manner and in accordance with Crafted Concepts policies and procedures.
  • Maintains a favorable working relationship with all Crafted Concepts team members to foster and promote a cooperative and positive working climate that will be conducive to maximum employee morale, productivity and efficiency/effectiveness.
  • Performs other duties and responsibilities as required or requested.
Team Management

  • Ensure employee reviews are happening on a quarterly basis
  • Direct hiring, supervision, development and, when necessary, termination of employees. 
  • Lead with Hospitality, the goal is an 80% Retention Rate at Crafted Concepts.
  • Be a positive role model.
  • Conduct orientation. Introduce our Vision and Mission. Explain the Crafted Concepts Philosophy, our core values, and oversee the training of new employees.
  • Continue the team’s ongoing education
  • Develop employees by providing ongoing feedback, establishing performance expectations and by conducting quarterly performance reviews.
  • Maintain an accurate and up-to-date plan of restaurant staffing needs. Prepare schedules and ensure that the restaurant is staffed for all shifts.
  • Ensure a healthy, safe, and harassment-free work environment.
  • Identify and develop key players – consider and discuss their future with us. 
  • Identify the employees who struggle, determine possibilities for their continued employment. 
  • Explain insurance options and any new employee’s initial measurement period. Process enrollment with GM toward the end of the measurement period. 

Food System Outreach

Community Involvement

  • Provide strong presence in the local community and high level of community involvement by restaurant and personnel.
  • Be a positive role model in the community – in & outside of the restaurant.


  • SMARTCATCH – Goal to maintain Smart Catch LEADER status.  
  • Perform at least 3 FishChoice (Smart Catch) assessments per calendar year 
  • Respond and adjust to assessment results. 
  • Implement corrective purchasing practices to improve assessment result. 
  • See reference material for performance criterion and log-in information. 
  • GOOD FOOD 100 – Goal to maintain recognition as key performers regarding GOOD FOOD 100 purchasing measurement.
  • Perform annual GOOD FOOD 100 assessment. 
  • Implement a purchase adjustment strategy to improve our purchasing strategy and assessment performance. 
Financial Reporting, Data Entry and Analysis

Financial / Restaurant Solutions Inc.
  • Adhere to company standards and service levels to increase sales and minimize costs, including food, beverage, supply, utility and labor costs. 
  • Ensure use of weekly checklist- Kitchen Operations Report. This must be reported up to the Executive Team. 
  • Responsible for ensuring that all financial (invoices, reporting) and personnel/payroll-related administrative duties are completed accurately, on time.
  • Meet budget goals, both sales and costs.
  • Cost schedules each and every week while forecasting your sales in 7Shifts (where applicable) & RSI.
Facility Maintenance 


  • Monthly Repair & Maintenance Walk-Throughs
  • Execute and coordinate “Punch List” items with vendors and the General Manager
  • Schedule and follow up on Preventative Maintenance on equipment
  • Quarterly hood cleanings

  • Marketing
  • Develop an annual marketing plan.
  • Execute marketing plan and inform Executive team on results.
  • Review and adjust marketing plan as needed every quarter.
  • Record both successes and failures and determine future strategy based on results
Compensation: $65,000.00 - $75,000.00 per year

Compensation Details

Compensation: Salary ($65,000.00 - $75,000.00)

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

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Casual Dining

Part of Crafted Concepts

Stoic & Genuine is Denver's iconic multi-coastal seafood, oyster house and granita bar committed to impeccably fresh, sustainable, and creative seafood preparations set in the grand ambiance of Denver's newly renovated historic Union Station. An exhibition kitchen opens up to a fresh bar with ever-changing selections of shellfish. The beverage program is centered on a creative granita bar, craft and classic cocktails and a broad grower champagne selection by the bottle and glass. No ocean. No worries.

Stoic & Genuine is one of four highly acclaimed Denver restaurants in the Crafted Concepts family, owned by James Beard Best Chef Southwest Jennifer Jasinski and her business partners Beth Gruitch and Jorel Pierce.

(303) 640-3474