Executive Chef – Multi-outlet Entertainment Venue

JN -012019-2007
Poughkeepsie Metro Area, New York

Our client, a national leader in entertainment food and beverage services, is seeking an Executive Chef for one of their prized contracts. This famous venue, with several dining concepts, catering, and special events services, is in an aesthetically beautiful nature setting.

In addition to creative and versatile culinary arts skills with experience in a la carte dining, catering, and events, we are seeking Executive Chef candidates with the following competencies and attributes:

  • Leadership skills to hire, train, develop, and manage a staff of seasonal culinarians to provide service excellence with passion and precision
  • Financial expertise to meet or exceed budgeted food and labor cost, including employee scheduling, menu costing, inventory, and forecasting
  • Enjoy interfacing with guests and serving as the "face" of the venue with the media
  • Ability to work and keep everyone else working at a fast pace, often multi-tasking to ensure different styles of food service are delivered simultaneously
  • On top of food trends, especially for catered events, weddings, and private dining
  • Good delegator, ensuring all work is done by leading the team – not trying to get it all done yourself
  • Culinary degree a plus
  • Experience in a range of venues including a la carte dining and banquets/catering is required

The Executive Chef will enjoy a competitive base salary and complete benefits package. There is no limit to the growth opportunities with this dynamic and capitalized company. EOE

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