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.
Bonus Opportunity, Paid Vacation and Sick leave, Health and Dental Benefits
Culinary Menu / Recipe Development
Enforcement Of Safety / Sanitation Standards
Food Cost Optimization
Food Safety Knowledge
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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.