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Executive Chef
The Dixboro Project
5400 Plymouth Road, Ann Arbor, MI
The Dixboro Project hiring Executive Chef in Ann Arbor, MI

The Dixboro Project hiring Executive Chef in Ann Arbor, MI

The Dixboro ProjectMore Info

Full Time • Salary ($150k)
Expired: Dec 3, 2023

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Required Years of Experience

5 years

Job Details

Pay based on experience, starting at $150k. 

The Dixboro Project, a multi-concept dining establishment in the heart of charming Dixboro Village, is seeking a highly experienced, creative and supremely organized Executive Chef to lead an award-winning culinary team and concept.  

The Dixboro Project was developed by the influential Ann Arbor restaurant group, The Pulpo Group.  This regionally transformational project is the group’s third restaurant in a storied legacy begun in the late 1880’s.  


  • Located in a historic barn which was home to 100 years of restaurant history
  • Culinary goals are to honor the heritage and history of country hospitality in the Midwest, and specifically, our property’s nearly 100 years of continuous operation as a popular destination restaurant; ‘luxurious in flavor, while humble in style’
  • Local agricultural partnerships are already in progress, giving our culinary team direct access to some of the area and state’s best products (including heritage beef, produce, prepared foods)
  • State-of-the-art kitchen includes wood burning pizza oven, a side door bakery & pick up counter, separate dedicated prep and pastry kitchen. The best cooks and chefs in the area
  • Restaurant property includes seven developed and wooded acres, the majority of which is highly biodiverse watershed bordering Fleming Creek, a tributary of the Huron River
  • Internal farm program featuring on an off site growing 
  • On property guest house 
  • Sommelier-designed wine program highlighting American wineries



  • 5+ years as Exec Chef, Head Chef or Chef de Cuisine in a professional, full-service kitchen
  • Exceptional multitasker - able to run multiple projects and initiatives at once with great attention to detail and follow-through
  • Experience in high volume production 
  • Strong developer of people and building the capacity of a team
  • Excellent culinary skills and techniques, experience with high-volume, breakfast/lunch/dinner
  • Positive mentality, integrity, bias towards excellence 
  • Proven working experience leading a team
  • Highly organized with strong administrative skills (scheduling, ordering, inventory, cost management)
  • Sense of urgency and thrives in a fast-paced environment
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent training and leadership skills
  • Experience with hiring/interviewing and building a winning team
  • Experience hitting targeted sales and cost goals 



  • Highly competitive wage based on experience 
  • Bonus opportunities
  • Relocation assistance 
  • Employer sponsored health insurance and voluntary dental and vision insurance
  • Incredible co-workers and supportive administrative team (Marketing, Accou nting, HR, etc.)
  • Up to 3 weeks paid time off
  • 401(k) plan with company match
  • Company wide discount program at all of our restaurants
  • Excellent growth opportunities
  • Dynamic work environment built on teamwork and positive energy
  • Michelin or equivalent experience a plus


Compensation Details

Compensation: Salary ($150,000.00)

Benefits & Perks: Health Insurance, Dental Insurance, Vision Insurance, Paid Time Off, 401k, Potential Bonuses, Dining Discounts, Irresistible culture, Continuous Education, Upward mobility, Great Leadership, Top Pay

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Part of The Pulpo Group

Our mission at The Dixboro Project is to offer a modern luxury retreat to our community and its visitors through our unique concepts and the breathtaking acreage that surrounds.