Culinary

Updated on October 13, 2017

Culinary


EXECUTIVE CHEF - CHICAGO, IL ($70-$90K)

If you are an accomplished Executive Chef looking to be the face of a highly successful River North restaurant, this may be a great match for you!

If you're interested, here's what it's all about. For a Chef wanting to showcase your culinary talent and creativity, this is an excellent opportunity. We are searching for a very experienced Executive Chef with high-volume experience in an upscale, scratch kitchen. Will oversee culinary operations and handle menu development, specials, and collaborating with the front of house managers to pair entrees with complementary beverages. Must be highly skilled in managing a very busy kitchen, and have proven success at leading a team of culinary professionals.

Ideal candidates will have:

· Culinary Degree from CIA, Cordon Bleu, Schoolcraft, Johnson & Wales, or similar level culinary school

· High-volume, scratch Kitchen Manager or Executive Chef experience

· Expertise in ordering, inventory management, labor management, and scheduling

· Experience in menu development and menu costing

· Experience creating and managing the back of house budget

· ServSafe Certification


Benefits:

· $70-90K base salary

· Performance based bonus

· Health benefits

· Paid vacation


Send your résumé in Word or PDF format to kevin@harperjobs.com for consideration!


EXECUTIVE CHEF - DETROIT, MI

If you are an accomplished Executive Chef looking to join a highly awarded restaurant in Downtown Detroit and be a key factor in their continued success, this may be an excellent fit for you. It involves a small Detroit-area based restaurant group with several established restaurants. They've asked us to find a talented Executive Chef to take the helm of the flagship location and help the company open its next locations.

For an Executive Chef who enjoys being in the spotlight, this is the dream. We are searching for an experienced Executive Chef with high-volume experience in an upscale, scratch kitchen. Will oversee culinary operations and handle menu development, specials, and collaborating with the front of house managers to pair entrees with complementary beverages. Must be highly skilled in managing a very busy kitchen, have experience on the banquet side, and have proven success at leading a team of culinary professionals.


Ideal candidates will have:

· Culinary Degree from CIA, Schoolcraft, Johnson & Wales, or similar level culinary school

· High-volume, scratch Kitchen Manager, Executive Sous Chef, or Executive Chef experience

· Expertise in ordering, inventory management, labor management, and scheduling

· Experience in menu development and menu costing

· Experience creating and managing the back of house budget

· ServSafe Certification


Our client offers an exceptional salary. Send your résumé in Word or PDF format to kevin@harperjobs.com for consideration!


PASTRY CHEF - HIGH VOLUME UPSCALE RESTAURANT  

Detroit - $45,000-$50,000

In search of a gourmet pastry chef with experience in a high volume restaurant or hotel.  This upscale Detroit restaurant prides itself on their creative menu and quality ingredients. Ideal applicants will have formal pasty training with at least two years of experience.

Requirements:
  • Great time management
  • Culinary creativity
  • A passion for pastry
  • ServSafe Certification
  • Flexible availability
  • Formal culinary training

Send resume in a Word format attachment to sarah@harperjobs.com


EXECUTIVE SOUS CHEF - EXTENSIVE WEDDING EXPERTISE

Our client, a beautiful Country Club /Golf Club venue, does an extensive wedding business year round. Searching for a creative, hands-on, working Catering Chef who has previous large scale, catering experience. Will be involved in all types of catering, including weddings, golf outings, social events, charity fundraisers, business meetings, etc. We are seeking an extremely organized professional who can easily multi-task and adapt to a variety of settings. Potential to move into Executive Chef role. The Catering Chef must enjoy being in a high profile position and embrace mentoring a culinary team.

Culinary degree preferred, excellent salary and incentive potential.

Send resume in a Word format attachment to: ben@harperjobs.com 


EXECUTIVE CHEF - FINE DINING SEAFOOD RESTAURANT - DETROIT SUBURBS  

Seeking an Executive Chef for a popular, fine dining, a la carte restaurant with small private dining rooms. This upscale restaurant specializes in fresh seafood and is searching for a creative, hands-on leader to direct a talented culinary team. Requires experience in managing over $5 million in sales volume. Must have excellent communication and skills and enjoy being in media spotlight.  


Ideal candidates will have: 

• Culinary Degree from CIA, Schoolcraft, Johnson & Wales, or similar level culinary school

• High-volume, scratch Kitchen Manager, Sous Chef, or Executive Chef experience

• Expertise in ordering, inventory management, labor management, and scheduling

• Menu development and menu costing knowledge

• Ability to create and manage the back of house budget

• ServSafe Certification

Benefits:

• Very competitive base salary

• Performance based bonus

• Outstanding health benefits

• Paid vacation


$7,5,000 - $85,000

Send resume in a Word format attachment to ben@harperjobs.com


EXECUTIVE CHEF: LUXURY RETIREMENT COMMUNITY  

In search of culinary professionals experienced in the food services industry to lead a gourmet scratch kitchen. This property provides multiple fine dining and casual dining outlets to its residents, and prides itself on the quality of its fresh and locally sourced products. Chef’s must have experience in leading a high-volume kitchen, and be culinary creative.  

Requirements: 

  • A minimum of 3 years in a similar role 

• ServSafe certification

• A strong knowledge of dietary restrictions

• Culinary degree preferred

• Must be able to pass a background check, drug screen, and physical

Compensation based on experience 

Send resume in a Word format attachment to sarah@harperjobs.com


EXECUTIVE CHEF - CATERING $65,000-$80,000

Our client is a premier caterer for on and off premise events in metro Detroit area.

Searching for a foodie with lots of creativity. Will handle all types of functions… Weddings, Corporate Events, Charity Fundraisers, Grand Openings, Product Reveals, etc. Must enjoy both hands -on responsibilities and mentoring a talented culinary team.

Ideal candidates will have:

· Culinary Degree from CIA, Schoolcraft, OCC, ACF, Johnson & Wales, or similar level culinary school

· High-volume, scratch Kitchen Manager, Sous Chef, or Executive Chef experience

· Expertise in ordering, inventory management, labor management, and scheduling

· Menu development and menu costing background

· Experience creating and managing the back of house budget

· ServSafe Certification

Benefits:

· Very competitive base salary

· Performance based bonus

· Outstanding health benefits

· Paid vacation

Please email resume in a Word format attachment to: ben@harperjobs.com 


EXECUTIVE CHEF - RESTAURANT - GROSSE POINTE, MI $55,000 - $70,000 

Popular Detroit Waterfront Restaurant seeks hands-on, creative, working Chef/Kitchen Manager to direct the culinary team. Must enjoy the busy pace of the summer months. $55,000-$70,000

Ideal candidates will have:

· Degree from CIA, Schoolcraft, OCC, Johnson & Wales, or similar level culinary school

· High-volume, scratch Kitchen Manager, Sous Chef, or Executive Chef experience

· Expertise in ordering, inventory management, labor management, and scheduling

· Menu development and menu costing background

· Experience creating and managing the back of house budget

· ServSafe Certification

Benefits:

· Very competitive base salary

· Performance based bonus

· Attractive health benefits

· Paid vacation

Send resume in a Word format attachment to: ben@harperjobs.com


EXECUTIVE CHEFS / SOUS CHEFS / PASTRY CHEF - BIRMINGHAM, MI 

The Detroit Culinary Scene is Hot!

Harper Associates, specialists in culinary placement for the hotel, restaurant, country club,

food service, private chef and catering industry, has many opportunities available in Detroit area, Ann Arbor, Lansing, Birmingham and throughout Michigan. Let us represent you in confidence!

Here is one of our many current openings:

Join a very successful upscale Italian Restaurant, seeking a hands on, creative, executive chef

who enjoys working in a busy lunch and dinner operation.

Ideal candidates will have:

• Culinary Degree from CIA, Schoolcraft, Johnson & Wales, or similar level culinary school

• High-volume Executive Chef experience
• Expertise in ordering, inventory management, labor management, and scheduling
• Experience in menu development and menu costing
• Experience creating and managing the back of house budget
• Experience developing relationships with food suppliers
• Purchasing and price negotiating expertise
• ServSafe Certification

Send resume in a Word format attachment to: ben@harperjobs.com


CORPORATE EXECUTIVE CHEF - ANN ARBOR, MI

If you are an accomplished Executive Chef looking to accelerate your career growth, you need to stop looking at the trees and get a good look at the whole forest.

For example, take this search we're working on. It involves a small Detroit area-based restaurant group that's already making waves in the industry. They've asked us to find a talented Executive Chef to take the helm of the flagship location and help the company open its next locations. From there on, you're directing Culinary operations for the whole company (that's the forest part).

If you're interested, here's what it's all about. For a Chef wanting to rise above the store level, this is the dream. We are searching for a very experienced Executive Chef with high-volume experience in an upscale, scratch kitchen. Must be highly skilled in managing a very busy kitchen, and have proven success at leading a team of culinary professionals.

Ideal candidates will have:

  • - Culinary Degree from CIA, Schoolcraft, Johnson & Wales, or similar level culinary school
  • - High-volume, scratch Kitchen Manager or Executive Chef experience
  • - Expertise in ordering, inventory management, labor management, and scheduling
  • - Experience in menu development and menu costing
  • - Experience creating and managing the back of house budget
  • - ServSafe Certification

An excellent base salary is offered (potential for $70-$90K), plus health benefits and 2 weeks paid vacation.

If you can accomplish the above, we want to talk to you. 

Send resume in Word format attachment to kevin@harperjobs.com 


EXECUTIVE PASTRY CHEF - METRO DETROIT AREA

If you are an experience Pastry Chef looking to join a world-class, high-volume restaurant, read below to learn how you can accelerate your career growth!

We're recruiting a highly talented Pastry Chef to lead a team that handles one of the most important aspects of the dining experience - DESSERT (and breads too). Our client is growing quickly and if you can prove yourself in this position, you'll be in good shape to break through to the next level.

First things first - to be considered for this position, we need you to have experience:

  • -Preparing a variety of desserts, such as cookies, pies, and other very creative items in a high-volume environment
  • -Artisan bread baking on a large scale
  • -Coming up with new and exciting desserts
  • -Handling inventory and purchasing for things like flour, sugar, and other items used in the pastry department
  • -Ensuring quality and sanitation of material and equipment used in pastry making
  • -Guiding and motivating pastry assistants and bakers to work efficiently
  • -Identifying staffing needs and helping recruit and train talented pastry personnel
  • -Working with all areas of pastry ingredients, including gluten free, sugar free, vegan, etc.

Candidates with a Culinary Degree or ACF apprenticeship are strongly preferred. Our client offers an extremely competitive salary ($45-$55K) and benefits package.

If you have experience handling that kind of operation, we want to talk to you! 

Send resume in Word format attachment to kevin@harperjobs.com


SOUS CHEF - ANN ARBOR, MI

An excellent fast-track position for a creative Sous Chef to step in and help lead a high-volume, upscale restaurant in Ann Arbor. Ideal for someone with 3-5 years of experience as a Sous Chef and will be ready for an Executive Chef position in the next year. Perfect fit for a Chef who would enjoy a culture of collaboration, teamwork, and camaraderie.

Will oversee day to day Culinary operations, including leading culinary staff, creating new menu items, ordering, inventory, and scheduling.

Exceptional base salary + bonus, health benefits, IRA, and vacation.

Ideal candidates will have several years of experience in a high-volume, scratch kitchen and an eye for creativity and innovation.

Send resume in a Word format attachment to kevin@harperjobs.com 


EXECUTIVE WORKING CHEF - $50,000-$55,000 - MT PLEASANT, MI AREA

For golf complex with full service restaurant and catering facilities. Prefer Culinary graduate who enjoys creating new menus and has a passion for food. Scratch kitchen. Will handle purchasing, staff training and menu costing. Please email resume in strict confidence.

Send resume in a Word format attachment to: ben@harperjobs.com


SOUS CHEF - POLISHED CASUAL RESTAURANT WITH SCRATCH MENU

Exceptional opportunity available for a Sous Chef or Kitchen Manager to join an award-winning restaurant with an excellent reputation in the Metro Detroit area. The restaurant specializes in a scratch-made, farm-to-table American cuisine.

Day to day responsibilities include
Hiring, training and discipline
Scheduling, food ordering, and inventory
Creating new, unique menu items
Leading BOH staff and handling any issues
Controlling the line and ensuring exceptional food quality and speed of service
Maintaining a positive attitude and fun working culture!

Ideal candidates will have at least two years of experience in a Sous Chef or Kitchen Manager position with a high-volume, reputable, scratch-food concept. Must have excellent references and warm, friendly personality. Candidates with a Culinary Degree are strongly preferred.
Excellent salary, benefits, and bonuses are offered.

Send resume in a Word format attachment to kevin@harperjobs.com


HOTEL EXECUTIVE SOUS CHEF - METRO DETROIT, MI

Will oversee banquet department and assist with specialty fine dining restaurant. Prefer candidate with Ritz Carlton, Four Seasons, four or five star hotel experience. Must enjoy creativity, high profile position with lots of media exposure. Direct a very talented team of culinary professionals. Great salary and benefit package.

Send resume in a Word format attachment to ben@harperjobs.com


SOUS CHEF - ANN ARBOR, MI

An excellent fast-track position for a creative Sous Chef to step in and help lead a high-volume, upscale restaurant in Ann Arbor. Ideal for someone with 3-5 years of experience as a Sous Chef and will be ready for an Executive Chef position in the next year. Perfect fit for a Chef who would enjoy a culture of collaboration, teamwork, and camaraderie.

Will oversee day to day Culinary operations, including leading culinary staff, creating new menu items, ordering, inventory, and scheduling.

Exceptional base salary + bonus, health benefits, IRA, and vacation.

Ideal candidates will have several years of experience in a high-volume, scratch kitchen and an eye for creativity and innovation.

Send resume in a Word format attachment to kevin@harperjobs.com 


CHEF/OFF PREMISE/COMMISSARY MANAGER

Unique position for culinary candidate who has worked in directing off site delivery of catering/food products to various locations on a daily basis. Will coordinate food and supplies to delivery vehicles and oversee all aspects of process. Join a growing corporation.

Send resume in a Word format attachment to ben@harperjobs.com

 
CHEF MANAGERS - BUSINESS DINING, MONDAY - FRIDAY HOURS

Several openings to direct a corporate cafe in headquarter or regional office locations. This is a hands on position, must enjoy cooking and managing staff, purchasing, payroll, inventory, etc. Will also do corporate catering when needed. Prefer Culinary degree.

Send resume in a Word format attachment to ben@harperjobs.com

 
RESTAURANT SOUS CHEF $40-45,000

Fine dining restaurant in media spotlight seeks hands on creative sous chef. Must enjoy a busy a la carte restaurant, will handle staff training, and daily chef specials, Prefer Culinary Graduate, CIA, Schoolcraft, OCC, Johnson & Wales, or completed culinary apprenticeship program.

Send resume in a Word format attachment to ben@harperjobs.com

 
CULINARY GRADUATES—CIA, JOHNSON & WALES, SCHOOLCRAFT , OCC

Join a growing local full service restaurant company with a very creative menu, a scratch kitchen, and a great culinary team. Ideal candidates will have busy a la carte line dinner experience. Birmingham area opportunities. 5 day work week, 50 hours, excellent salary and medical benefits. Prefer Culinary or Apprenticeship graduates, who have a passion for food.

Send resume in a Word format attachment to ben@harperjobs.com

 
RESTAURANT CHEF - CULINARY GRADUATE

New 80 seat full service restaurant opening in Birmingham area seeks creative, hands on working chef. Ideal candidate will be a Culinary Graduate, with a passion for food, who enjoys lots of creativity, and is great with plate presentations. Scratch kitchen, will also assist with new menu. Excellent salary and benefits.

Send resume in a Word format attachment to ben@harperjobs.com

 
SOUS CHEF- FOOD SERVICES

Great opportunity for hands-on CIA or Culinary Graduate to work for school campus which includes social and school catering, board and student feeding, and retail cafe. Lots of room for creativity. Must enjoy working in multi-faceted facility. $35,000 - $38,000 ++

Send resume in a Word format attachment to ben@harperjobs.com

 

EXECUTIVE CHEF - LANSING, MI - $60-$65K

If you are an accomplished Executive Chef looking to take the helm of a busy a la carte and banquets operation, this may be an excellent match for you.

We have an outstanding Executive Chef position available in the greater Lansing area, perfect for a chef with experience running a high-volume kitchen. For a Chef wanting to rise above the store level, this is the dream. We are searching for a very experienced Executive Chef with high-volume experience in an upscale, scratch kitchen, as well as high-volume banquets. Will oversee culinary operations and handle menu development, P&L management, and interact with clients and FOH staff to ensure seamless events. Must be highly skilled in managing a very busy kitchen, and have proven success at leading a team of culinary professionals.

Ideal candidates will have:

· Culinary Degree from CIA, Schoolcraft, Johnson & Wales, or similar level culinary school

· High-volume, scratch Kitchen Manager, Sous Chef, or Executive Chef experience

· High-volume banquets experience

· Expertise in ordering, inventory management, labor management, and scheduling

· Experience in menu development and menu costing

· Experience creating and managing the back of house budget

· ServSafe Certification


Benefits:

· Very competitive base salary ($60-$65K)

· Performance based bonus

· Outstanding health benefits

· Paid vacation

· 401K + match


Send resume in a Word format attachment to kevin@harperjobs.com for consideration.

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