Assistant General Manager for Iconic Chicago Restaurant

JN -092019-2066
Chicago Metro Area, Illinois

Exceptional Assistant General Manager with a Passion for Hospitality

Our client, a respected local restaurant group, is adding to their leadership team. They are seeking an Assistant to the General Manager to maintain exceptional quality service in all aspects of this operation. Candidates must also have a very strong floor presence, and have a feel for running a floor in a well-known and well run suburban restaurant concept.   

The Assistant General Manager will continually support development of the dining room staff, helping to provide an exceptional dining experience and build positive guest relations. 

The position will report to the General Manager and be held accountable for financial and service standards.

The RIGHT candidates must have these traits:

·       Upscale Casual Management experience with a chef driven, scratch kitchen concept a Steakhouse or Seafood House restaurant in your background is a plus

·       Beverage Trends and Wine Knowledge is a big component of this position

·       Outgoing and professional demeanor – you exceed the guests’ expectations and feel comfortable interacting with them

·       Proven leadership skills – you are a coach and a teacher who respects everyone

·       Adaptable – you remain calm, you are focused and take direction from superiors

·       Hospitable – you are warm, hospitable and approachable to everyone at all times

·       Hands on individual – you have the “do-whatever-it-takes” attitude to provide an exceptional customer experience

·       Create a culture of learning for new staff and instilling the importance of the restaurants’ commitment to quality and dedication to service

·       Career Growth – you are excited about working with a Company with a great culture and growing quickly

The RIGHT candidates must have these qualifications

·       At least five years of restaurant management experience in a casual to upscale dining environment

·       Ability to recruit, schedule, train and inspire staff

·       Above average computer skills including POS systems, scheduling systems, spreadsheets, word processing, internet and email

·       Ability to represent the company to, and deal effectively with, guests, vendors, media and other company contacts

·       Strong communication skills, including ability to convey ideas, give and take feedback

·       A culinary degree is a plus or at least be able to prove you have learned as much

This position includes a competitive base salary, bonus potential and other top notch benefits. QUALIFIED AND MOTIVATED candidates please send your resume and reference to Ed Culleeney, Executive Recruiter, SHS or CLICK 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

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