Restaurant

Updated on November 20, 2018

Restaurant

RESTAURANT CHEF - HOLLAND / WEST GRAND RAPIDS AREA

$50,000 - $60,000 

We are searching for a creative and edgy Restaurant Chef to join one of West Michigan’s upcoming, scratch kitchen restaurants. Applicants should have some formal culinary training, at least three years of professional experience, strong leadership, a strong ability to multi-task, and a creative culinary mind.

The ideal candidate is:

  • Exceptional at managing a team
  • Experienced in menu design, ordering and scheduling
  • Proficient at multi-tasking
  • A creative and passionate culinary professional
  • Formally trained in culinary arts strongly preferred.

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

RESTAURANT MANAGEMENT POSITIONS

DISTRICT MANAGER, GENERAL MANAGER, KITCHEN MANAGER, FRONT OF HOUSE MANAGER

In search of experienced restaurant management to be a part of our growing, full-service, casual dining restaurant group. Positions available include general manager, kitchen manager, and front of the house manager, along with one district management role available for the metro-Detroit area. The ideal applicants will be strong team leaders, thrive in a fast-paced environment, and available to work restaurant hours.

Requirements:

  • 3 years in restaurant/bar management
  • Experience in food and beverage menu roll-outs
  • Strong leadership
  • Inventory management and ordering
  • Experience in hiring and team development

         ***experience in managing multi-unit, full-service concepts is required for the district management role

Downriver and Plymouth locations

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

EXECUTIVE CHEF - FINE DINING (EQUITY OFFERED)

OPEN NEW LOS ANGELES AREA RESTAURANT

Our client, a successful, well financed, Midwest based restaurateur, is opening a new, fine dining, specialty restaurant collection with its first location in the Los Angeles area. Restaurant will feature various creative, fine dining American and Asian Cuisine. First year projected food and beverage sales volume is $10 million +. Will assist in kitchen design and menu development. Prefer Chef with restaurant opening experience. Great opportunity for rising star Chef who has worked in a high-profile kitchen under a James Beard honored Chef. Require Culinary Degree. Exceptional six figure salary, plus bonus and equity in company. Desire candidate who knows the local LA Culinary market.

All inquiries will remain strictly confidential. 

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

BANQUET MANAGER - LIVONIA, MI

We are seeking an experienced Banquet Manager to oversee event operations (weddings, showers, corporate events, wine diners) for a Livonia area catering facility. The ideal applicant will have experience in managing a large team of full and part-time associates, have exceptional customer service skills, and be a high-energy leader by example. $45,000++

Responsibilities:

  • Hire, supervise and train staff
  • Run events according to the contract
  • Ensure guest satisfaction
  • Problem solving, team building, and employee guidance
  • Additional responsibilities may include P&L, payroll and budgeting

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

GENERAL MANAGER - CATERING VENUE - BIRMINGHAM/TROY, MI AREA

Beautiful catering facility is seeking a dynamic General Manager to oversee all aspects of the operation including sales and marketing.  The site hosts weddings, corporate and social events.  The GM will have the unique opportunity to spearhead changes to all departments along with upgrades to the establishment.  We are looking for a hospitality professional who has the ability to direct the transformation and take the operation to the next level.  The ideal candidate has previous experience in an upscale catering department of a hotel, resort, or catering and conference facility.  Hospitality degree preferred plus strong P&L and computer skills (use Caterease now). Excellent six figure comp package plus benefits.

Prefer candidates with ties to Michigan.

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

HOSPITALITY MANAGER - TRENDY SPORTS VENUE - BIRMINGHAM, MI AREA

$45,000 - $50,000 salary (primarily Mon-Fri schedule)

This is an exciting new opportunity for a hospitality management professional looking to transition out of the Restaurant/Retail scene. This position offers a more consistent schedule, a high-energy work environment, while still in the customer service industry. The ideal applicant will be upbeat, polished and guest service focused, and possess strong management abilities including leadership, accounting, and guest satisfaction.

Requirements:

  • At least two years in a management role
  • Experience in P&L, budgeting, payroll, and scheduling
  • Strong leadership and training
  • Involvement in sports is a plus

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

RESTAURANT GENERAL MANAGER - FINE DINING, DETROIT, MI

Have you been waiting for a spectacular career opportunity to return to Detroit, America’s comeback city?

Harper Associates has been retained by a prominent fine dining restaurant in Detroit to identify an outstanding General Manager. With a long standing reputation for creative cuisine and outstanding service, this position requires a dynamic candidate with both a corporate and independent restaurant management background to be a change agent with new ideas to promote further growth for the business. We are seeking a hospitality professional with upscale restaurant experience ($3-5+M sales) including wine and catering expertise. Strong leadership skills are required to direct a seasoned staff including a talented chef. This is a high profile role with media exposure in a city with tremendous excitement and growth potential.

Our client would welcome a successful, out of state General Manager with a hospitality degree who would like to return to their roots and participate in Detroit’s revival.

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

RESTAURANT GENERAL MANAGER - DETROIT, MI

If you are an accomplished Restaurant General Manager looking to join a high-profile restaurant group and accelerate your career growth, this may be a great match for you!

We are looking for a General Manager to join a highly acclaimed restaurant in Downtown Detroit. We need a polished, articulate GM who can lead a high-volume dining room, bar, and beverage program.

If you're interested, here's what it's all about. For a Restaurant General Manager wanting to showcase their talent, this is an excellent opportunity. We are searching for a GM with experience in a full-service, casual / upscale dining or fine dining restaurant. Must be highly skilled in managing a very busy floor, and have proven success at leading a team of restaurant professionals. This restaurant has a high energy staff who are motivated to learn.

Ideal candidates will have:

  • Hospitality Degree
  • 3-5 years of high-volume Restaurant General Manager experience
  • Expertise in ordering, inventory management, labor management, and scheduling
  • Exceptional training skills
  • Good craft beer, wine, and craft cocktail knowledge
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Any additional certifications are a plus (e.g. Sommelier, Cicerone, BarSmarts, etc.)
  • Must enjoy being the face of a restaurant with lots of media exposure

Benefits:

  • An excellent base salary ($60-$65K depending on experience)
  • Performance bonus
  • Opportunity to be on ground floor of new restaurant openings

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

ASSISTANT GENERAL MANAGER - ANN ARBOR, MI 

Join a highly-acclaimed, high-volume, polished-casual restaurant in in Downtown Ann Arbor.

We are looking for a dynamic, energetic, and experienced restaurant manager to help take the restaurant to the next level. The restaurant offers an upscale, unique, but very approachable menu and outstanding service.

Ideal candidates for this position will have at least five years of experience as a restaurant manager in a casual-dining or fine-dining restaurant. Must have good handle on P&L management, ordering, inventory, and managing labor. Other qualities we need are excellent organizational, planning, and marketing skills. Above all, we need someone with the highest guest service standards.

Benefits:

  • An excellent salary (around $50K)
  • Health insurance
  • Performance bonus
  • Paid vacation

Requirements:

  • 3-5 years of experience as a Restaurant Manager, Bar Manager, Dining Room Manager, or Assistant General Manager in a high-volume restaurant
  • Proven track record of success
  • Strong craft beer, wine, and craft cocktail knowledge
  • Enjoy working in a team environment
  • A desire to GROW your career!

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

BEVERAGE AND WINE MANAGER - UPSCALE RESTAURANT

In search of top-talent for an upcoming, trendy metro-Detroit restaurant. If you’re looking to elevate your hospitality career, have a proven success record in a fine-dining setting, and are passionate about exceptional service, food, wine, and environment, this may be the right opportunity for you!

Requirements:

  • A minimum of three years in an upscale beverage management roll
  • Level 1 or 2 Sommelier certification
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills
  • Incomparable customer service standards

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

RESTAURANT DINING ROOM MANAGER - UPSCALE RESTAURANT

Downtown Detroit - $50,000-$60,000

Currently seeking fine dining restaurant managers that possess exceptional customer service skills to help grow our Detroit restaurant. We are looking for experienced hospitality leaders to innovate, motivate and direct fast paced, upscale restaurant.

Experience Requirements:

  • 3+ years of restaurant management (upscale/fine dining)
  • Proven leadership abilities
  • Ordering and inventory
  • Hiring and training
  • Strong wine, craft cocktails and food knowledge
  • Exceptional customer service skills

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


RESTAURANT MANAGERS / DINING ROOM MANAGERS

Currently seeking multiple casual dining restaurant managers that possess exceptional customer service skills to help grow local restaurants. We are looking for several experienced hospitality leaders to innovate, motivate and direct fast paced, casual and upscale restaurants throughout the Metro Detroit area. Steakhouse, Italian Bistro, Pizzeria, BBQ, farm-to-table concepts, family-owned and chain restaurant opportunities available. 

Experience Requirements: 

  • 3+ years of restaurant management (fast/casual, full service, or upscale)
  • Proven leadership abilities
  • Ordering and inventory
  • Hiring and training

$40,000-$60,000 salary plus benefits. 

Detroit, Grosse Pointe, Birmingham, Novi, Auburn Hills, Sterling Heights, Ann Arbor, Farmington Hills

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

RESTAURANT GENERAL MANAGER - $65,000 - $80,000

Birmingham, Royal Oak, and Downtown opportunities for full service, upscale , casual dining restaurants.  These are very successful concepts, with culinary operations directed by talented Chefs. Must enjoy guest interaction and being in the media spotlight.

Ideal candidates will have:

  • Hospitality Degree
  • 5-7 years of high-volume restaurant manager / bar manager / dining room manager experience
  • Expertise in ordering, inventory management, labor management, and scheduling
  • Exceptional training skills
  • Good craft beer and craft cocktail knowledge
  • ServSafe certification
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Any additional certifications are a plus (e.g. Sommelier, Cicerone, BarSmarts, etc.)

Benefits:

  • An excellent base salary ($65-80,000 depending on experience),
  • Performance bonuses
  • Outstanding health benefits
  • Paid vacation

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

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

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

KITCHEN MANAGER/CHEF

 $45,000-$50,000 - Excellent work environment

 This local Artisan Pizzeria/ Café/ Restaurant is looking for a kitchen manager / chef to manage their fast-paced kitchen of young and motivated culinary staff. The ideal candidate will be a hands-on, experienced leader, who enjoys working in an upbeat environment.  

Requirements:

  •  3 years as a kitchen manager or sous chef
  •  Professional culinary training or equivalent experience in a scratch kitchen
  •  Hiring and Scheduling experience
  •  Purchasing and inventory knowledge

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

SOUS CHEF - DOWNTOWN DETROIT, MI

 Excellent career opportunity to work under the direction of a very talented, CIA alumnus Executive Chef.
We are seeking a very hands-on Sous Chef to handle cooking and also manage staff. Will be able to use creativity at this busy restaurant which receives a lot of media attention.

 Culinary degree preferred. Great salary plus paid parking.

 Candidates with ties to the Michigan area are preferred.

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

HOTEL FINE DINING RESTAURANT MANAGER/SOMMELIER - $65-75,000

 Confidential Search for one of the top end fine dining restaurants with an extensive wine cellar in the Detroit area. We are seeking an exceptional professional who has directed a full service, white tablecloth, chef driven restaurant. This high profile restaurant requires an entrepreneurial Manager, who is extremely passionate about food, wine and service. Very creative menu. Must have great personality. Prefer Hospitality Degree. Excellent benefit package.

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

RESTAURANT MANAGERS - GASTRO PUB, CASUAL AND FINE DINING

 The Detroit area and Michigan job markets are Hot!

 We have over 10 new openings for GMs, Restaurant and Dining Room Managers with several trendy, service oriented restaurant groups with great food. We are proud to be selected to represent in confidence these restaurant concepts. Our clients prefer a Hospitality or Culinary Degree, corporate restaurant training background, great guest service skills, and the ability to be promoted. Restaurant opening experience a plus. $40,000-$70,000+++, great benefits.

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

HOSPITALITY GRADUATES - CASUAL DINING RESTAURANT MANAGERS $40-55,000

 We are searching for several corporate trained restaurant managers who are looking to open a new restaurant with great food (scratch kitchen), edgy decor, and fun atmosphere. Must also have a solid liquor and wine background.

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

Harper Associates

31000 Northwestern Hwy,

Suite 240,

Farmington Hills, MI 48334

Phone. 248-932-1170

Fax. 888-737-8525

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