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Chef de Cuisine
VENETO Ristorante Italiano
370 East 900 South, Salt Lake City, UT 84111, USA
VENETO Ristorante Italiano hiring Chef de Cuisine in Salt Lake City, UT

VENETO Ristorante Italiano hiring Chef de Cuisine in Salt Lake City, UT

VENETO Ristorante ItalianoMore Info

Full Time • Salary (Based on Experience)
Expired: Feb 28, 2023

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Required Years of Experience

5 years

Job Details


  1. Being paid a professional wage by the owners vs. relying on tips from our guests
  2. Parting ways with your cell phone during your scheduled shift
  3. Learning and following our processes, recipes, standards, etc. 
  4. Acting in a professional and positive manner
  5. Having fun

5-time recipient of Wine Spectator Best of Award of Excellence: 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022

For professionals with a deep passion for details and luxury hospitality.

Our mission is, “To surprise and delight guests with our individual pride and warmth, unapologetically authentic Northeastern Italian cuisine and unparalleled wine experiences, and VENETO-style of hospitality. The VENETO experience turns first-time guests into life-long fans.” This is why we exist and why we do what we do. We are big on professionalism, communication, preparedness, organization, details, and continuous improvement. We believe these are keys to success. 

The mottos we live by: “Guest First.” and “work hard, play hard.”

Chef de cuisine / head chef is a crucial, hands on role, with leadership, details, cooking food to order, plate presentation, daily preparation and execution being top priorities. Ownership of BOH training, enforcement of standards, as well as involvement in food procurement, equipment maintenance and kitchen cleanliness and safety rounds out core duties. Our team of chefs are expected to communicate and cooperate in a professional and positive manner with kitchen team, front of house team members, as well as participate in strategic planning with owners, administrative and managerial team members. We are building a team of professionals with a passion for food and beverage. The chef de cuisine / head chef will work closely with the owners/wine director and front of house team in providing a superior guest experience.

QUALIFICATIONS You Bring to the Table:

Fine Dining / Italian Cuisine

  • Must have at >5 years experience to be considered.
  • Flexibility/ability to gracefully handle last minute changes.
  • Strong background in Italian regional cuisine, Italian culture, food history and/or familiarity w/slow food principles a plus.
  • Comfortable standing for long periods of time and be comfortable around hot surfaces and sharp knives.
  • Knowledge of the Italian language is a huge plus, but not necessary. 
  • Knowledge and proficiency of rules of food service sanitation and safety. 

Teamwork and Leadership

  • Passion & willingness to learn new concepts and ideas. 
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and a team player attitude. 
  • During good times and especially during difficult times, come together with a can-do attitude.
  • Proven experience building, training and leading teams of professionals in the kitchen.
  • Receptive to, and responsive to feedback.


  • Ideal candidate is from Veneto, Italia or must has >5 years work in a restaurant in Veneto, Italy.
  • Preferably 2-3 years previous experience at a restaurant with similar service, guest relations and operational standards 
  • Professional appearance / grooming standards appropriate for a premier fine dining restaurant
  • Full / open availability to work days, nights, weekends, holidays
  • Punctual
  • Food Cost Optimization
  • Comfortable standing for long periods of time.
  • Execute the vision of the owners
  • Languages: Italian and English
  • Valid Food Handler
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Obsessive attention to details
  • Ability to Lift 40+ lbs
  • Authorized to work in the United States

Commitment to embodying our Family Values of:

  • Integrity: doing the right things always, using sound judgement, even when no one is looking
  • Excellence: doing what needs to be done, as well as it can possibly be done
  • Hospitality: doing all that can be done, and more than is expected, in thoughtful ways that let people know you care
  • Entrepreneurial Spirit: seeing opportunities others haven’t, and creating opportunities others wish they’d thought of first

BENEFITS You Receive as A Valued Member of Our Team:

  • Paid basic health insurance
  • Paid time off to support you in having an active life outside of work
  • Dining discount and complimentary daily family meals
  • Member of a professional, award winning, and supportive team, where you are celebrated and valued
  • Proprietary training and development opportunities


  • focused on the finer details of fine dining.
  • following Italian custom, we are a non-tipping restaurant.
  • for hospitality professionals who desire a healthy environment to learn and grow.
  • committed to surprising and delighting guests with our individual pride and warmth.
  • unapologetically, authentic Italian (cuisine and customs) for guests and team — we are a non-tipping restaurant, paying professional team members professional wages with bonus opportunities tied to personal performance.
  • a destination for unparalleled wine experiences, recipient of Wine Spectator Best of Award of Excellence award.
  • proud to offer our unique VENETO-style of hospitality.
  • recipient of Wine Spectator Best of Award of Excellence award: 2018-2022
  • a healthy and thriving business with great opportunities for continued growth and shared successes.

Compensation Details

Compensation: Salary (Based on Experience)

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

Required Skills


Team Management

Team Development and Training


Kitchen Management

Organizational Skills



Positive Attitude

Cooking Methods

Problem Solving

Safety and Sanitation

Attention to Detail

Inventory Management


People Skills



Menu Development


Ordering / Purchasing

Quality Control

Work Well Under Pressure

Can Lift Up to 30 Lbs

Standing for Long Periods of Time



Nutrition Knowledge

Basic Knife Skills

Cleaning / Sanitation


Fine Dining Service

Fish Cookery

Following Company Policies

Food Safety Knowledge




Planning and Strategy



Vendor Management

Time Management

Seasonal Menu Development

Recipe Development

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