Executive Chef – Well Known City Steakhouse

JN -042018-1897
Chicago Metro Area, Illinois

Our Client, is a Classic and approachable Steakhouse concept frequented by local residents in a renovated landmark space with a quaint urban setting. The successful Chef will manage all back of house operations, will be an effective and respected mentor to their staff, knowledgeable in all aspects of food and labor costs, and a process oriented individual. This individual needs to be driven by delivering consistent excellent results while motivating the team as the “go to” leader who has untapped entrepreneurial spirit.

Qualified candidates will possess a career history marked with proven success, especially in the below listed areas of skill, expertise, attitude and behavior:

  • Culinary skills rooted in the fundamentals with a strong background and knowledge of classic and upscale steakhouse concepts.
  • Passionate about the industry, what they do for a living, explore other restaurants and food venues, stay abreast of Food, Wine and Liquor Trends
  • Collaboration with Management and the drive to take the concept to the next level.
  • Knowledge of computer software and experience with Compeat or Restaurant 365
  • Expertise in Kitchen administration including; purchasing, costing, scheduling, controlling expenses, budgeting, and conducting inventories
  • At least 5 years’ experience in full service, upscale to fine dining, restaurant environment
  • Flexibility that stems from the belief of valuing the team’s success before your personal motives
  • Always able to stay calm under pressure and make good decisions in the heat of the moment
  • Consistently use clear and concise communication with a willingness to give direction and be able to jump in and help at a moment’s notice
  • Pride of ownership in your team, your end product, and your service
  • A leadership style that is one of a coach, an advocate, and a teacher who respects everyone
  • You have a culinary degree or can at least prove you have learned as much

This position includes a competitive salary, medical reimbursement, vacation and great work life balance with a dinner only concept. QUALIFIED AND MOTIVATED candidates please send your resume and references to Edward Culleeney, Executive Recruiter, at SHS by CLICKING HERE.

The mission of Strategic Hospitality Search (SHS) is to transform excellence-driven companies that deliver a high degree of service in food and beverage verticals such as restaurants, hotels, clubs, caterers, manufacturers, and distributors. The Illinois-based agency provides expert talent-acquisition for businesses nationwide. They empower leaders to achieve higher levels of success by solving cultural challenges such as recruiting exceptional talent; defining organizational purpose; improving employee retention, engagement, and performance; implementing impactful communication practices; and much more. SHS artfully helps you develop a more aligned work environment, resulting in increased profitability and amplified innovation. This is why leaders call on SHS When Talent Matters Most. To find out more, visit www.shs.jobs

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