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Chef de Cuisine-M136

Position Name Chef de Cuisine
Location Grand Rapids, MI
Salary Range $55000 - $55000
Client Overview Founded in 2017 and rebranded in 2020, this casual & fine dining concept group was named one of  Grand Rapids Magazine Top 10 restaurants.

Why people LOVE working for this company!

*Fantastic multi-use restaurant and event space in a 100 year old building *Competitive Compensation *Quarterly Commissions for sales positions

Position Overview & Responsibilities

Our client is seeking the culinarian that wants to work in a kitchen and head a team as an executive chef over multiple venues set in a compact, manageable setting


  • $50,000
  • $5K to $15K Bonus Potential
  • Paid Vacation

Position Requirements

  • Extensive experience in fine dining
  • A professional who can demonstrate that they can handle corporate-styled communication, reporting, and hierarchy; yet can also demonstrate the improvisation and care needed in a owner/operator environment
  • Can demonstrate that they are highly organized regarding financial matters, recipes, ordering, receiving, waste management & reporting.
  • Demonstrate more than working knowledge of Microsoft Office, email and a variety of technology applications
  • Experience managing at least $2MM in sales
  • Foster a deep level of caring among the kitchen team and transmit the dedication required to produce exceptional food consistently and with replication (recipes posted, followed to the letter, with known consequences for not following them); not letting inconsistency be permitted under the guide of promoting individual(s) artistic flair
  • The ability to be rooted in "fundamental cooking" skills and be able to teach that to their team
  • Ability to manage a team of 10-20
  • Ability to manage both down and up; ensuring the kitchen team never subscribes to an us-vs-them attitude
  • Willingness to work on the line and expo on most evenings; sales in the current environment require this role to be hands-on in every respect
  • Ability to handle an events business and multiple meal services simultaneously
  • Ability to add additional services in the future
  • Has ownership of the quality of food coming out of the kitchen despite the fact that not all food will be created solely by the executive chef
  • It will be apparent to the successful applicant that this venue has the potential to double or triple in sales, and this position will participate in the benefits of that growth
  • Lives a healthy & productive lifestyle and, like all managers, will be subject to frequent drug testing
  • Culinary Degree a Plus
  EOE- Equal Opportunity Employer

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Patrice & Associates

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