Culinary

Updated on January 18, 2019


CORPORATE CULINARY DIRECTOR - SENIOR LIVING

If your New Year’s resolution was to find a career opportunity which allows a great work/life balance, this may be the job you’ve been waiting for! Schedule is typically Monday-Friday and will rarely demand late evenings or weekends.

We are seeking a Chef with senior living experience who has managed others including Chefs. The ideal candidate has directed food service operations in a large, upscale retirement facility or multiple properties and is a hands-on leader, willing to roll up his/her sleeves. This individual must have strong culinary and management skills and be capable of overseeing the dining activities of several facilities.

Responsibilities will include, but not be limited to:

  • Hiring, training, supervising and mentoring Chef Managers
  • Meeting and developing relationships with building administrators, staff, residents and families
  • Implementing policies and procedures
  • Coordinating new menu and recipe development as needed
  • Creating and maintaining budget and handling all financial reporting
  • Monitoring and enforcing compliance with all regulations and procedures
  • Conducting site visits on a regular basis
  • Facilitating quality inspections

Previous experience as a Working Chef is essential for success in this role, as there will be times when it is necessary to cover for Chefs at the units. Culinary degree desirable in addition to 5+ years culinary management experience. SERV Safe Certification will be required. Must be willing to work varied hours as needed and be flexible to drive to varied locations within region.

Great salary, benefits, hours and car allowance!

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


KITCHEN MANAGER / CHEF

$50,000 - $55,000  

We are searching for a hardworking and organized Kitchen Manager to join our highly regarded culinary team. This is a great opportunity for a hands-on Culinary Graduate with 3 or more years of experience. The restaurant is known for its high-quality Italian cuisine and gourmet pizzas in a fast/casual concept. The position offers a quality work environment, with no late nights.

The ideal candidate is:

  • A creative culinary professional 
  • Exceptional at managing a team 
  • Experienced in ordering / purchasing 
  • Proficient at multi-tasking 

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


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 resume in a Word format attachment to kevin@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 - 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

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

 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



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