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Executive Chef
Private Listing
Los Angeles, CA

Full Time • Salary (Based on Experience)
Expired: Jan 2, 2023

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Required Years of Experience

5 years

Job Details

A VERY well-known LA establishment is looking for an Executive Chef.

Responsibilities for Executive Chef

  • Trains develop and motivate supervisors and culinary staff to meet and exceed established food preparation standards on a consistent basis.
  • Teaches preparation according to well-defined recipes and follows up and discusses ways of constantly improving the cuisine at the property.
  • Display exceptional leadership by providing a positive work environment, counseling employees as appropriate, and demonstrating a dedicated and professional approach to management.
  • Should be able to provide direction for all day-to-day operations in the kitchen.
  • Experience in Event execution
  • Understand employee positions well enough to perform duties in employees' absence or determine appropriate replacement to fill gaps.
  • Provides guidance and direction to subordinates, including setting performance standards and monitoring performance.
  • Utilizes interpersonal and communication skills to lead, influence, and kitchen staff.
  • He/She should advocate sound financial/business decision-making, demonstrates honesty, integrity, and also leads by example.
  • Provides and supports service behaviors that are above and beyond for customer satisfaction and retention.
  • Improves service by communicating and assisting individuals to understand guest needs, providing guidance, feedback, and individual coaching when needed.
  • Delegates as appropriate to develop supervisors and subordinates to accept responsibility and meet clearly defined goals and objectives.
  • Reviews staffing levels to ensure that guest service, operational needs, and financial objectives are met.
  • Actively involves in menu development and maintaining updated and accurate costing of all dishes prepared and sold in the Food and Beverage operation.
  • Determines how food should be presented, and create decorative food displays.
  • Recognizes superior quality products, presentations, and flavors.
  • Ensures compliance with food handling and sanitation standards.
  • Follows proper handling and right temperature of all food products.
  • Ensures all equipment in the kitchen is properly maintained and in working order in accordance with local Health department and hotel standards.
  • Reviews guest feedback for guest satisfaction results and other data to identify areas of improvement.
  • Coordinates with the purchasing department for the acquisition of needed goods and services.
  • Ensure all products are prepared in a consistent manner and meet departmental appearance/quality standards.
  • Ensure proper grooming and hygiene standards for all kitchen staff.
  • Ensures all kitchen employees maintain required food handling and sanitation certifications.
  • Ensure proper purchasing, receiving, and food storage standards in the kitchen.
  • Great communication skills
  • Interacts with guests to obtain feedback on food quality, presentation, and service levels.
  • Actively responds to and handles guest problems and complaints.
  • Maintain Quality levels of receiving, storage, production, and presentation of food.
  • Ensure sufficient staffing levels are scheduled to accommodate business demands.
  • Follows and enforces all applicable safety procedures specified for kitchen and food servers.
  • Discuss daily food cost reports with key kitchen and F&B team members.
  • Review weekly and monthly schedules to meet forecast and budget.
  • Attend the daily morning meetings and other administrative sessions.
  • Identifies the developmental needs of kitchen staff and provides coaching, mentoring, and also helps them to improve their knowledge or skills.
  • Trains kitchen associates on the fundamentals of good cooking and excellent plate presentations. Also, interview and hire new applicants for the kitchen.
  • Frequently review finished products for quality and presentation before the orders are sent to guests.
  • Able to perform additional duties as requested by the hotel management as and when required.
  • Ensures disciplinary procedures and documentation are completed according to restaurant operational Standard and Management Policy.

Qualifications for Executive Chef

  • Bachelor's degree in the culinary arts
  • Ability to manage an entire kitchen
  • Budgeting skills to control costs
  • Incredible food preparation abilities
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks at once
  • Deep knowledge of the food industry and trends
  • Incredible time management skills
  • Ability to pass a background test
  • Ability to create new menu items

Job Types: Full-time, Contract

Salary: $95,000.00 - $125,557.00 per year


  • Employee discount
  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off

Physical setting:

  • Fine dining restaurant


  • 8 hour shift
  • Day shift
  • Evening shift
  • Every weekend
  • Holidays
  • Monday to Friday
  • Night shift
  • Overtime
  • Weekend availability

Supplemental pay types:

  • Bonus pay
  • Signing bonus

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Compensation Details

Compensation: Salary (Based on Experience)

Benefits & Perks: Health Insurance, Paid Time Off, Potential Bonuses

Required Skills

Highly Organized


Food Prep

Food Costing

Menu Costing

Menu Planning

Inventory Control


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