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Restaurant Executive Chef – T144

Position NameHospitality Recruitment: Restaurant Executive Chef
LocationArlington, VA
Salary Range$65000 - $75000
Client OverviewOur client seeks to carry on the legacy of a man dedicated to travel and adventure. They do this by striving to be among the best Arlington restaurants.

Why people LOVE working for this company!

  • #1 BBQ restaurant in DC
  • Family environment
  • Work with GM and Owner directly
  • Hands-On Training

Position Overview & Responsibilities

  • Oversee the entire kitchen/back-of-house (BOH) operations to ensure that culinary standards and techniques, quality of food and methods of operation are being maintained or exceeded.
  • Provide frequent and regular guidance, coaching, reinforcement, training, and development of culinary skills and kitchen management skills to Sous Chefs, and BOH
  • Frequently review menus, recipes, costing, pricing, portion sizing, ingredient selection, and sourcing and preparation guidelines and report problems, suggested changes and improvements.
  • Review and proof all proposed menu changes for accuracy in descriptions of ingredients and preparations.
  • Work with GM, Sous Chefs and Owner to ensure the proper, timely and accurate preparation of monthly inventories of food, paper products, and related BOH supplies
  • Monitor, control and calculate food cost and BOH labor percentages and work with GM’s and Sous Chefs to help control such food cost and BOH labor percentages at or below budgets while balancing and anticipating our service needs
  • Perform cost control functions, including planning and implementation of measures and policies to protect against product theft, employee consumption, and other improper behavior and to increase revenues and lower costs and expenses
  • Train and delegate subordinate Sous Chefs in scheduling, hiring, training, supervising and evaluating of hourly kitchen employees, including but not limited to captains, line cooks, prep cooks, and dishwashers, and develop BOH captains to obtain and learn these skills
  • Assist in locating, attracting, interviewing, hiring, training, retaining, developing, monitoring, disciplining and terminating BOH staff as needed and in ensuring that replacement personnel are suitably hired, trained and developed


  • Health Insurance - 50% employer 50% employee
  • PTO & Vacation: 10 days after a year

Position Requirements

  • Guest Service: Serve as a role model and set the standard for all employees to maintain high-quality and consistent guest service. This requires advanced knowledge of industry best practices and guest service.
  • Communication: Must show a commitment to details, both verbally and non-verbally and both product and process; encourage cooperative and consistent levels of communication with kitchen staff, front-end staff, and management; understand instructions and policies; read and write company memorandums; and, communicate with little or no additional direction.
  • Leadership and Management: Understand and actively practice motivational leadership techniques and use these skills in developing and training staff.
  • Training and Development: Provide for ample instruction, training, testing and development of staff members pursuant to and consistent with our concept, methods, and policies, and coach employees to improve learning and enhance performance.
  • Problem Solving, Quality Control, and Priority Assessment: Evaluate current practices, policies and processes; immediately recognize and report to management and subordinates as appropriate any potential problems and areas of conflict or potential improvement.
  • Conflict management: Must anticipate and recognize problems when they arise and be able to resolve them appropriately by using good judgment, tact, and initiative according to company policies and procedures.
  • Technical Skills: Must have experience and knowledge of budget analysis methods, general accounting skills and the ability to work in all areas of kitchen and dining areas relative to point-of-sale applications.
  • Flexibility: Must be flexible with hours, work overtime or long hours when needed, work regularly at peak times and assist the workload of others.
  • At least 5 years of Executive Chef experience
  • Previous working experience in a full-service restaurant
  • Culinary Arts Degree or equivalent restaurant field degree is preferred
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What Clients Say About Patrice & Associates

  • Liz Costa is the BEST!

    Liz Costa is the most knowledgeable, organized, warm and amazing human I have ever encountered.  She brings you the confidence that you need to feel strong and to feel good about yourself.  She has taught me to look at things in a different light that I would of never thought of doing.  I am very grateful for all of her knowledge and help!               Thank You Liz! Ashley Brewley Liz Costa is the BEST!
  • I am grateful to have met Corina and will surely have a professional working relationship with her for years to come!

    Corina Mack was extremely thorough and quick to respond to all of the needs of myself as well as her business client. Her ability to communicate between the 2 of us made the process so quick. Corina was very knowledgeable about the company she was representing and their current team that was in place. Sometimes companies receive an overwhelming amount of applications for positions and Corina’s ability to pre-screen potential candidates surely expedited this businesses needs to fill their role.           Regards, John R. Guyon III I am grateful to have met Corina Mack and will surely have a professional working relationship with her for years to come!
  • Erin DeFreitas was Top - Notch!

    Could not have been better!

                          Thank You!     Eddie T. Erin DeFreitas was top-notch!
  • I am beyond thankful Jaclynn Graybill!

    Jackie was my recruiter and she truly is an exceptional addition and excellent employee!  Patrice & Associates provided amazing service which made my decision to chose this organization to work for seamless.  I have referred Jackie to a few of my friends, and I am confident they will receive the same outstanding experience as well!

    All the best,


    I am beyond thankful Jaclynn Graybill!
  • I give Jay a 10 out of 10! 

    Jay Gray is an exceptional recruiter and someone who truly cares about what his client is seeking for employment. Jay helped me through the entire hiring process and made me feel confident about my new career opportunity. I am truly grateful to have had his help. Once again, thank you for you service and it really did help me in a time I needed someone like Jay to come in and help secure a position that valued my worth. I’m really enjoying my position and I’m fortunate for the help!               Much Thanks! Walker Patterson I give Jay a 10 out of 10!