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SPACE 519
200 East Chestnut Street, Chicago, IL
Executive Chef at SPACE 519
Executive Chef at SPACE 519

Executive Chef

SPACE 519More Info

200 East Chestnut Street, Chicago, IL

Full Time • Salary (Based on Experience)
Expires on Jan 26, 2018

Requirements

3 years

Job Details

We are experienced retail professionals who are opening a new location for our concept store SPACE 519 where we are adding a 40-seat lunch cafe and all day coffee/pastry concession in April 2018 (we were slated to open last fall - but had construction delays). We have been traveling throughout the US and Europe looking at similar concepts and have a firm grasp on what the menu for this sit down lunch spot should be. However, we need a seasoned Culinary Professional to partner with to execute our vision. That individual will be 100% in charge of the Kitchen and Restaurant Operation and will have the opportunity to hire his/her own team from the ground up. There will be no dinner service - only occasional evening events. So this is a rare opportunity to helm a creative food program without the grueling hours dinner service requires. The kitchen will not have black iron - but will have all new state-of-the-art restaurant equipment including a ventless induction range and convection and steam ovens. The menu will be very seasonally driven - focusing on fresh organic locally sourced ingredients. It will consist largely of Creative Soups and Salads, Interesting Sandwiches, rotating Grain Bowls and Specials baked in a Staub Cassoulets, Plus Creative Weekend Brunch Offerings. We will also have a beer and wine license and seasonal sidewalk cafe seating. The right candidate will have multiple years of related restaurant experience and a collaborative attitude towards helping us execute our vision for the space. Position can begin in late January on a flexible part time consulting basis and will become full time in March.

Compensation details

Bonus Opportunity, Paid Vacation and Sick leave, Health and Dental Benefits

Required Skills

Commissary

Culinary Menu / Recipe Development

Enforcement Of Safety / Sanitation Standards

Equipment Maintenance

Food Budgeting

Food Cost Optimization

Food Safety Knowledge

Inventory

Kitchen Cleaning/Sanitation

Kitchen management

Menu development

On-site Special Events

Ordering / Purchasing

Ordering / Receiving

Portioning

Purveyor/Local Farmer Relationships

Receiving/Organizing

Sauce Development

Scheduling

Staff education / motivation

Ticket Management

Vegetable cookery

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SPACE 519

Cafe, Upscale Casual, Retailer, Wine Store

We are an existing Concept Store open for 8 years on Chicago's Magnificent mile. We sell a wide array of high design items ranging from clothing to home goods and apothecary.. The store is relocating to a new location two blocks away in the fall. With that move we are adding a 40 seat lunch restaurant and all day coffee concession. The kitchen and store are being built from the ground up on the first floor of a historical building one block off Michigan Avenue in Chicago.