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Executive Chef
Celestine
1 John Street, Brooklyn, NY
Celestine hiring Executive Chef in New York, NY

Celestine hiring Executive Chef in New York, NY

CelestineMore Info

Full Time • Salary ($110k - $130k)
Expired: Dec 17, 2023

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Required Years of Experience

5 years


Job Details
Job Description: Executive Chef

About Celestine

Celestine is a seasonal, Mediterranean-influenced restaurant on the DUMBO waterfront in Brooklyn, with one of NYC's most stunning dining rooms. Located just under the Manhattan Bridge, our restaurant offers sweeping views of both bridges and the downtown city skyline. We’re located within a LEED Gold Certified building and honored to be a part of the DUMBO community. Modern Mediterranean coastal cuisine and our own travel inspirations are the cornerstones of Celestine’s menu, creating a highly seasonal menu that delights as much for an easy weeknight dinner as it does for a special occasion. The restaurant has 65 indoor seats and an additional 45 outdoor seats for warm weather dining. Our team is made up of hard-working, passionate people who care deeply about creating the best possible guest experience and working environment for ourselves and our colleagues. For more information about Celestine, please visit: https://celestinebk.com/

Who We’re Looking For
Celestine is looking for a new Executive Chef with a strong foundation in culinary leadership to take the reins of a well-established, busy, profitable restaurant with a high profile. As our menu is rooted in contemporary Middle Eastern and Mediterranean cuisine, we are looking for a chef with a deep knowledge of and/or passion for this type of cuisine. Celestine is a high-volume restaurant offering dinner, brunch, and dozens of events each year. The ideal candidate will be a highly professional team player, act as a mentor to their staff, be collaborative with their colleagues, lead through example, and demand attention to detail with a gentle touch. Celestine is one of several operating and upcoming restaurants in our group so the position provides future opportunities for professional growth to high-performing, dedicated professionals.

Responsibilities

  • Serve as the leader of our kitchen team, preparing and executing the menu at a high level of quality and precision
  • Contribute to the maintenance and improvement of the restaurant’s reputation as a neighborhood destination for outstanding food, service, and hospitality experiences
  • Collaborate closely with events team to coordinate tastings, off-site catered events, and on-site events ranging from semi-private large group bookings to full venue buy-outs.
  • Build a strong kitchen culture with mentorship, cohesion, passion, discipline, and accountability
  • Train and supervise kitchen team for optimal balance of excellence, efficiency, and cost controls
  • Contribute to the restaurant’s financial success and growth through effective leadership, standard-setting, on-site presence and implementation of best practices
  • Develop, cost, and trial-run new menu items in collaboration with leadership team
  • Manage appropriate food costs through ordering improvements, inventory management, portion control, and food waste controls
  • Ensure all kitchen production and storage areas are maintained in a clean and orderly manner that adhere to NYC DOH health and safety standards as a minimum
  • Manage BOH staff scheduling, attendance, and discipline
  • Active and hands-on support of all kitchen departments and stations as needed during production and service periods
Qualifications
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in management positions in high-quality restaurants
  • Prior experience with restaurant-related events, catering, and buy-outs
  • Strong preference for candidates with prior NYC restaurant experience
  • Strong preference for candidates with experience in Mediterranean and Middle Eastern cuisine
  • Passion for food and beverage operations and for delivering outstanding service
  • Experience managing P&L's, labor, purchasing, vendors and quality control
  • Track record of consistent and stable prior work experience in the restaurant industry
  • Excellent working knowledge of food preparation techniques, equipment, and standards
  • Able to be organized and productive while working meticulously in a high intensity kitchen
  • Able to take direction and coaching from ownership
  • Able to effectively, calmly, and empathetically provide direction and coaching to kitchen team
  • Proficient in all standard ordering, inventory, POS systems, Microsoft office, and computer functions
  • Experience in managing DOH food safety standards and policies required to get the “A” grade
  • Experience in following all NYS labor responsibilities, laws, requirements, regulations and policies
  • Must be able to stand, lift and bend for extended periods of time and lift up to 50 lbs
  • Must have an active/valid DOHMH Food Handler’s Certificate
Compensation

This position will have a base salary in the $110K range with opportunity for $20K bonus.

Perks & Benefits

The Executive Chef position will be eligible for the following benefits:

  • Individual health insurance premium partial reimbursement
  • Two weeks paid time off per year
  • Commuter benefits
Application Process

Candidates should send an email to [email protected] with “Executive Chef” in the subject line, and include the following information:

  • Cover letter
  • Resume

Qualified candidates will be contacted directly.

Celestine provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. If you require a reasonable accommodation to view or apply to this position, please contact us via [email protected].


Compensation Details

Compensation: Salary ($110,000.00 - $130,000.00)

Benefits & Perks: Health Insurance, Paid Time Off, Commuter Benefits


Required Skills

Team Development and Training

Advanced Knife Skills

200 Covers Per Night

Food Safety Knowledge

Kitchen Management

Menu Development

Ordering / Purchasing

Inventory Management

Leadership

Recipe Development

Communication

Scheduling

Costing

Team Management

Expediting

Safety and Sanitation

Food Handler Certification

Professionalism

Culinary Skills

Plating and Presentation

Can Lift Up to 50 Lbs

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American, Mediterranean, Seasonal

Upscale Casual

Part of Boerum Hill Hospitality

Celestine is a seasonal, Mediterranean-influenced restaurant and events venue on the DUMBO waterfront in Brooklyn. Executive Chef Sean Froedtert helms the kitchen; while Mediterranean coastal cuisine is the cornerstone for our menu, we take inspiration from our own experiences within the industry and through our travels to create a highly seasonal menu that’s as appropriate for an easy Tuesday night as it is for a special occasion. Lauren Broder, our Director of Service, focuses on creating an experience that is polished without any pretension and geared towards making each guest feel welcome and comfortable in our space.

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