Culinary

Updated on September 12, 2018


CHEF - PRODUCT SALES DIRECTOR

We are seeking a dynamic Chef with extensive sales experience and great interpersonal skills to represent a successful specialty food manufacturer with primary focus on restaurants. This individual will be responsible for identifying and working with Food Distributors and Food Brokers to market the product line and expand the base of business throughout the Midwest. The Chef will also play a key role in food demos and tastings for prospective and existing clients, new product development and other marketing efforts. Sales experience with a food manufacturer or distributor and culinary background required.

Excellent compensation package.

Send resume in a Word format attachment to ben@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 / KITCHEN MANAGER - TROY, MI AREA $50,000-$60,000  

Do you have previous experience managing as a restaurant Kitchen Manager, Chef, or Sous Chef in a high-volume scratch kitchen? Want to join a company that offers a competitive salary and gives you the autonomy to run the kitchen and elevate the menu to new heights?

We have an opportunity available with a new upscale / casual dining Italian restaurant, and we want a sharp Kitchen Manager to join the team and really hit it out of the park with top notch food. The Chef / Kitchen Manager 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.

Must-haves:

  • At least 3 years of Kitchen Manager, Sous Chef, Chef, or Kitchen Supervisor experience in a high-volume restaurant
  • Executive Chef / Kitchen Manager experience with all-scratch Italian food
  • Flexible schedule
  • Strong ability to manage food cost and labor cost
  • Good eye for maximizing kitchen layout and productivity
  • Capability to introduce new menu items and specials
  • Ability to multi-task and work well on a team

An excellent salary is offered (in the $50-$60K range depending on experience)


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


EXECUTIVE CHEF - ANN ARBOR, MI $60,000-$65,000  

Exceptional opportunity for an experienced Executive Chef or Kitchen Manager to join a creative, expanding restaurant group in Ann Arbor!

The Executive Chef will oversee multiple a new high-volume restaurant that includes a la carte dining and banquet events. Key components include:

  • Menu Development (all scratch)
  • Pre-opening operations
  • Food Costing
  • Mentoring / developing Chefs, Sous Chefs, and kitchen staff
  • Hiring & training culinary staff
  • Handle food purchasing / negotiate with vendors
  • Minimize waste
  • Hold staff to extremely high standards for food quality and presentation

Benefits:

  • An exceptional base salary + bonus
  • Health benefits
  • 401K + Match

Ideal candidates will have a Culinary Degree and several years of experience as an Executive Chef, Kitchen Manager, or Chef de Cuisine of a high-volume, all-scratch food restaurant.


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


EXECUTIVE CHEF - GRAND RAPIDS, MI $50,000-$70,000

If you are an accomplished Executive Chef or Kitchen Manager looking to join a hugely successful restaurant group, and accelerate your career growth, please read on!

We are looking for an Executive Chef / Kitchen manager to join a highly acclaimed restaurant in the Grand Rapids area.

If you're interested, here's what it's all about. For a Chef / Kitchen Manager wanting to showcase their talent, this is an excellent opportunity. We are searching for a Chef with high-volume experience in a full-service, casual dining restaurant. 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
  • 5-7 years of Executive Chef / Kitchen Manager experience in a high-volume restaurant
  • Expertise in ordering, inventory management, labor management, and scheduling
  • Exceptional training skills
  • Good ability to create special events around food/beverage pairings
  • ServSafe certification
  • Excellent ability to manage food cost


An excellent base salary is offered ($50-$70K depending on experience), plus monthly performance bonus, outstanding health benefits, and vacation.


Send resume in a Word format attachment to kevin@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


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 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 


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 DE CUISINE - 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 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 $40,000-45,000

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



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