Chef – Landmark Chicago Restaurant

JN -062018-1931
Chicago Metro Area, Illinois


Our client an iconic landmark restaurant noted for their energetic, casual and approachable cuisine is looking for a Top Notch Executive Chef. Ideal candidates must have, the PASSION of an independent plus the business mind of an organized systems-driven operator. This is a rare opportunity to work with an owner with a great reputation in the community, who wants to take the restaurant to a new level. The Executive Chef must have proven skills, abilities and experience in the following TEN critical kitchen leadership areas.


·        Demeanor – You can relate to your staff, motivate and develop them for professional success

·        Culinary – You are an expert in the classic and fundament techniques with an emphasis on New American, or Seafood and Steakhouse

·        Worldly – you know the trends, familiar with sustainability and local, and who is doing what

·        Leadership – You’re an advocate, a great coach, someone who respects everyone on your team

·        Visible – You are on your feet, You are hands-on, you are not the “Office Chef”

·        Well Equipped – You are smart, you can conceive and execute strategic plans, you can handle situations professionally and without pain

·        Accountability – You are all about your team, your food, the quality and the service

·        Experience – You have logged at least 5 years back of house supervisory skills

·        Education – You have a degree in Culinary Arts or can at least prove you learned as much

·        Humility – You know the guest and the team comes before your ego and you enjoy collaborating for the best result – rather than demanding it’s your way or else


This position includes a competitive salary plus an attainable bonus program and other benefits. QUALIFIED AND MOTIVATED candidates please send your resume and references to Ed Culleeney, Executive Recruiter, SHS or CLICK HERE.

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