Country Club

Updated on May 17, 2022

Country Club


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The Annapolis Yacht Club (AYC) is a 1600+ member Yacht Club with very active social, racing, and cruising programs. Large international events include the Star Class World Championship, Rolex International Women’s Keelboat Championship, and many North American championships hosted every year at AYC.

The facility encompasses a Main Clubhouse, Sailing Club, and AYC Activity Center, an exciting new facility for member enjoyment. This is a great place for families, young and old, to enjoy AYC in a relaxed and casual atmosphere. While enjoying the views of Spa Creek, members can enjoy an open kitchen restaurant experience. The Activity Center features a pool, fire pit, outdoor bar, snack bar, fitness center, and activities room for kids.

The Executive Sous Chef will work very closely with Executive Chef in supervising food production for all food outlets, banquet events and other functions at the club. Supervises food production personnel, assists with food production tasks as needed and assures that quality and cost standards are consistently attained.

  • Prepares or directly supervises the daily preparation of soups, sauces and “specials”
  • Assists the Executive Chef with monthly inventories, pricing, cost controls
  • Assumes complete charge of the kitchen in the absence of the Executive Chef or Clubhouse Manager
  • Assists Executive Chef and PM Sous Chef with supervision of employees, sanitation and safety, menu planning and related production activities
  • Consistently maintains standards of quality, cost, eye appeal and flavor of foods
  • Ensures proper staffing for maximum productivity and high standards of quality; controls food and payroll costs to achieve maximum profitability
  • Makes recommendations for maintenance, repair and upkeep of the kitchen, its equipment and other areas of the club
  • Prepares reports, costs menus, makes schedules and performs administrative duties as assigned by the Executive Chef
  • Personally works in any station assigned by the Executive Chef
  • Ordering of all chemicals, paper supplies and produce
  • Perform an am and pm pre shift meeting
  • Make sure all employee’s follow proper uniform and hygiene policies
  • Ensure proper closing procedures are done and kitchen is locked
  • Nightly emails are sent to review the night and email product list

Prefer candidate with Culinary Degree, ACF credentials, and work experience in an upscale private club, luxury hotel (Ritz Carlton, Mandarin Oriental, Four Seasons, Rosewood, St. Regis), or Thomas Keller Restaurants. Must have a very strong banquet background. Excellent salary, paid relocation, ACF Dues, full benefits, and bonus.

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Harper Associates has been retained for this search

Our client, a member owned, prominent private country club (18 holes), offers a la carte dining and extensive catering and banquet facilities to its members and guests.  Looking for GM to elevate food, beverage, and catering operations along with staff development. New catering sales program and menus needs to be spearheaded. The membership will embrace an experienced professional with new ideas, food and beverage expertise, social media savvy, and creativity in club member events. Responsible to review and improve member communications – digital, club calendar, newsletter, emails, etc. Will consider a candidate with strong Food, Beverage, and Catering background from upscale hotels, resorts, conference centers, clubs, or fine dining restaurant operations.

Position Knowledge and Responsibilities

  • Will oversee all facets of club operations with a strong emphasis on food and beverage, financial management, budgeting and planning, and overall club administration
  • Strong organizational and analytical skills needed
  • Position demands highest level of integrity, professionalism, accountability, and dedication
  • Requires ability to effectively lead, manage, and develop department managers and their teams
  • Need proven ability to think strategically while meeting operational and short-term objectives
  • Traits must include high attention to detail, sense of urgency, and focus on member and guest satisfaction
  • Provides advice to the Board of Directors and all club committees
  • Oversees the care and maintenance of all physical assets and facilities

Desire local metro Detroit area candidates or those with ties to MI. Excellent six figure base salary and lucrative performance bonus.

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Our client, a prestigious private club, is searching for a Restaurant GM for a casual dining concept. Great, talented kitchen team prepares an exceptional variety of all scratch items served breakfast, lunch and dinner.

This opportunity offers a terrific work/life balance (5 day work week, 45-50 hours), 401K, excellent health benefits and many other perks. Prefer Hospitality Degree, an individual with a warm and friendly personality who enjoys touching tables and member interaction. Also requires beverage experience in wine, spirits, and cocktails. $60,000 - $70,000+++

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Popular private club undergoing extensive clubhouse renovations is seeking an outstanding Sous Chef. The Sous Chef will work collaboratively with the Executive Chef in an effort to maintain the club’s reputation for excellent food and high quality standards. The new Clubhouse includes several dining rooms along with a banquet and catering facility. We are seeking a very motivated and talented Sous Chef who would enjoy a long term opportunity working in a beautiful, new setting.

The role will encompass:

  • Managing, training and mentoring employees in the kitchen
  • Assisting with food production
  • Developing and enforcing maintenance routines for all equipment and the entire kitchen
  • Assessing and monitoring food quality standards

Requirements include:

  • At least 2 years of culinary experience
  • Extreme attention to detail
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills

Great benefits $65,000 - $70,000

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Our client, a prominent country club, is searching for an individual who has worked in an upscale hotel catering department, country club, or conference facility as an event/catering coordinator or manager. Will work closely with club members in planning their social events (weddings, showers, etc.) and organize club member parties, corporate meetings/golf outings and follow through to be certain all requests are implemented. Will handle detailing (menus, contracts, letters, etc.) and prepare Banquet Event Order (BEO), along with coordination of floral arrangements, room diagram, linens, etc.. Must be able to collaborate and communicate effectively with other departments. Hospitality degree preferred. Requires a very detail oriented professional with a very pleasant personality, MS office proficiency and the ability to multi-task. Jonas software experience a plus. Position reports to Director of Catering. Excellent salary, plus bonus, benefits and 401K. 

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Private Country Club Assistant Food and Beverage Director 

$60,000 -$65,000++

Immediate opportunity to join prominent private golf and country club. Will oversee member dining room, outdoor patio’s, banquet operations, snack bars. Responsible for staff scheduling, beverage ordering, wine list, craft cocktails, etc.

Ideal candidate will have full service, casual and fine dining restaurant management experience in an upscale hotel property, corporate restaurant, or country club. Prefer Hospitality Degree.  Great benefits, job security, wonderful membership base.

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Beautiful, completely renovated private club is an ideal first class setting for an Executive Chef to display his/her culinary talent. We are seeking a very innovative chef to lead a motivated staff in a creative culinary operation. The Chef will be involved in many endeavors and will work with the club’s food and beverage team to upgrade menus and other culinary services.

The Club’s Food and Beverage annual sales volume is $3 million in a la carte and catering sales. Exquisite banquet facilities can accommodate up to 350 people. Catering is an important focus of the F&B department, especially during the spring and summer seasons. Catered affairs include weddings, golf outings, member events and more. The club is family oriented and is looking to increase the number of activities which appeal to families. In addition, the club would like to increase the number of special events during the off-season.

The ideal candidate has a Culinary Degree from a well-respected culinary school along with luxury hotel, fine dining, or country club chef experience.

Candidates with ties to the Michigan area are preferred.

Six figure compensation package and benefits offered.

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