Restaurant Executive Chef

Position Name Restaurant Executive Chef
Location La Jolla, CA
Salary Range $70000 - $83000
Client Overview Their Secret? There isn’t one. This is like no other restaurant—not because they know something other restaurants don’t, but because they're willing to do what others won’t. They take the time to make everything from scratch in house every day. They spend more to source the finest sustainably sourced ingredients. They plan their menus around the seasons to ensure every dish is at its freshest, and stand behind every meal we serve. They do all of these things, and more, not because it’s efficient or easy. They do them because it’s right, and because they're passionate about the partnerships they form, the guests they serve and the food they make from scratch each day. They prepare every meal for each of their guests like they would for there own family, putting careful thought into what every ingredient brings to each dish. A little spice. A bit of crunch. An antioxidant kick. They all come together to form delicious meals that are better for our bodies, our spirit and our environment. And that makes for a better world. If you’re looking for a restaurant that satisfies your soul as well as your appetite, they're here for you. In California. In D.C. And, soon, in select cities across America. They believe you shouldn’t have to choose between a delicious meal and a fast one, or between eating well and staying within budget. They created a place where high-quality meals are served fast at prices that won’t break the bank, all in a setting where you can see your food being prepared and have a voice in customizing it to your individual tastes. "Scratch-made means everything.” Look into our open kitchen, and what do you see? Our culinary team chopping, braising, sautéing and making every meal from scratch every single day. From an entire case of scratch-made desserts to little things like mayonnaise and salad dressings, they're committed to making everything in house. “They want people to sit in their restaurant and feel like it’s an extension of their own kitchen.” If you care about food, you probably cook at home. And when you do, you use quality ingredients, prepare them simply to accent their natural flavors and enjoy them casually and comfortably. You’ll find the same thing here, only it’ll be our chefs doing the cooking and our Team doing the cleaning, so you’re free to just kick back and relax in your home (and kitchen) away from home

Why people LOVE working for this company!

  • Great opportunity to join a concept where you are valued and part of the success
  • Growth is an important factor when considering a career change! We are doubling in size over the next 2 years
  • They are proud to have a low turnover rate of 20%
  • They do what other concepts have not wanted to do by offering all fresh made from scratch items and offer a varied menu to include all dietary needs
  • Great salaries, bonus opportunities and benefits

Position Overview & Responsibilities

Restaurant Executive Chef Position Responsibilities:
  • The Executive Kitchen Manager position is responsible for management of all culinary operations and duties in the restaurant. This role is directly accountable for the quality of food delivered to the guest and kitchen execution as well as driving profitable sales growth
  • Ensures product preparation and presentation uncompromisingly meets company standards
  • Ensures constant tasting, inspection and constructive critique of all food being served
  • Responsible for achieving company targets specifically; food cost, line and kitchen labor cost, and packaging
  • Oversees effective safety and security programs according to company policy and government

Benefits

  • Medical, Dental, Vision (Mulitple Plans)
  • PTO: 2 weeks until year 5 and then 3 weeks

Position Requirements

Restaurant Executive Chef Position requirements:
  • Executive Kitchen Manager ideal candidates must possess 5 years of corporate chain culinary or kitchen management with 2+ at the Sous Chef or Executive Kitchen Management level in fast casual or full-service with fresh foods and a minimum sales volume of $3M
  • MUST understand financials and be familiar with systems such as CTuit
  • Kitchen operations knowledge, experience and ability to problem-solve and implement solutions
  • Experience with technology and Standard Operating Procedures
  • Strong organizational and planning skills
  • Excellent communication skills
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What Clients Say About Patrice & Associates

  • Margo was fantastic!

    Throughout the process, she was able to get and keep me prepared and ready to answer any questions or curveballs that came my way.  I was better prepared during this interview process than I have ever been before.  A normally stressful process was made less so thanks to Margo.  She was the one that initially brought the opportunity to my attention and was there every step of the way to ensure I was successful.
    Thank you,
    Adam Saia
    Margo was fantastic!
  • I would like to say thank you for this great opportunity and helping me with the next mile stone on my career path.

    At first when I received the email I was uncertain that this would work. Upon talking to Michelle I discovered that not only was she really nice, but also quite resourceful. I started the process on a Tuesday and literally one week later I was offered a job on the spot, thanks to all of her assistance. We talked and I was able to be open with her.  She was able to put me in the mindset of my now area manager to go over what to say and do, and what to leave out during the interview. We went over resumes and she showed me how to improve mine so that I stood out. Overall if I ever had to do this again I would gladly work with Michelle but I’m secure in my career path.  Thanks again to Patrice and Associates, and Michelle! Keyona Ellis
  • Duke was always available. There were several times I made unscheduled calls and texts, and he always had time for me. 

    I am grateful to have worked with Duke Witte during my search for employment. When I heard the word recruiter, I immediately put my guard up, but it quickly came down. Duke proved himself immediately as being in my corner, and that he had my best interests at heart. I explained to Duke upfront what’s important to me, my beliefs, and my interests. I was able to speak to Duke openly and comfortably. I’m a very private person, and Duke made me very comfortable by explaining his confidentiality process between prospect and recruiter. It has been awhile since I’ve had to look for work and be interviewed. I requested a mock interview with Duke, and it helped me. I don’t think the most highly of myself at times, and Duke strongly helped me build my confidence. My original resume I created read more as a detailed portfolio and Duke rearranged things in a way that would give me opportunity to speak on my skills and abilities. He explained that the resume is my golden ticket to getting the interview, and the interview is where I sell myself and share the details that I had in my original resume. I thoroughly enjoyed working with Duke during this process, and he is a strong advocate for those needing work. I will be referring him anytime I am able. Elliott Gray Duke was always available. There were several times I made unscheduled calls and texts, and he always had time for me. 
  • Jodi Furraitti at Patrice & Associates is absolutely fabulous!

      I could tell immediately that she loves what she does for her clients and really gets to know them in depth. I had been searching for my next career path for several months and then the Covid-19 debacle happened. No one was hiring. I had posted my resume on Indeed and that’s where Jodi found me. She does her homework and even answered emails, texts and calls both day and night, and even on weekends. The whole process was quick, professional and only took one interview for me to secure a General Manager role at a luxury motorcoach resort. Jodi is a great asset to Patrice & Associates, and with this being my first experience working with a recruiter, I am highly impressed. Well done! Carolyn Masten Jodi Furraitti at Patrice & Associates is absolutely fabulous!
  • I don’t have enough great things to say about Clint Carpenter!

    His continued support and insight have been invaluable.  He hit the ground running by asking the tough questions, managing expectations, and providing the essential motivation needed to get me across the finish line.  Clint Carpenter has the dynamic leadership and mentorship qualities that can transform a candidate‘s potential into reality.  I’m overwhelmingly impressed by his integrity, candor, and tenacity.  He has a genuine compassion and empathy that is unparalleled.  My family and I can’t express the absolute gratitude we have for Clint as he truly changed our lives forever. Thank you! Mitch Johnson I don’t have enough great things to say about Clint Carpenter!