Updated on September 17, 2021


Upscale, gourmet bakery is seeking a talented Pastry Chef to help maintain its outstanding reputation. Only the finest ingredients are utilized to produce the highest quality products. Huge assortment of bakery items include mini pastries, cookies, cannoli, tortes, specialty cakes, wedding cakes and more. Requires experience as a Pastry Chef in an extremely reputable, high end retail establishment, along with great people skills to manage staff of ten. 5 day work week, off Sundays and one day during the week. $65,000-$75,000

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Prominent family is seeking an exceptionally talented Chef who would embrace the opportunity to cook healthy, delicious meals for two adults in their large, formal home. Focus would be on organic, clean, light meals with some vegetarian and gluten free options. Many meals will be prepared in advance to be consumed by the principals at a later time. The Chef would also plan and sometimes serve meals, grocery shop, stock pantry, refrigerator and possibly other household items. Cleaning up after meals and maintaining a spotless kitchen will also be expected.

In addition to preparing meals for the principals, there will be a few small dinner parties each month when the homeowners are in residence and 2-3 large events annually. Some travel will be required, once every month or two, for 3-5 days at a time. Routine schedule would be Monday-Friday 9am-5pm, however, flexibility is needed on some evenings and weekends and for the travel noted above. The Chef must have a friendly yet professional demeanor and be amenable to working in a home with other staff and two small dogs. This is a full-time, year-round opportunity. Experience as a private Chef in a formal household is required. Culinary degree preferred.

Prefer candidates with ties to Michigan 

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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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Executive Banquet Chef for upscale private country club with extensive, multi-function conference/catering facilities which can accommodate 600+ seated guests.

Requires proven success leading motivated Culinary staff.

  • Involves lots of creativity and interaction with clients for tastings
  • Will play a key role in holiday events, weddings, corporate & community events
  • Ability to organize and execute multiple events simultaneously is essential
  • Must enjoy multi-tasking & possess strong culinary training skills
  • Experience at a venue with over $5M+ in catering sales is required
  • Prefer education / training: Culinary Degree or ACF Certification

Client offers excellent health benefits, and other perks.

Salary range $85,000-100,000

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Creative Menu, Unique Concept

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, come up with creative, modern techniques on classic dishes, and collaborate 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, 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
  • • Experience in menu development and menu costing
  • • Experience creating and managing the back of house budget
  • • ServSafe Certification


  • • Very competitive base salary ($70K range give or take depending on experience)
  • • Outstanding health benefits (fully paid)
  • • Paid vacation

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Highlights of opportunity

  • Creative Private Chef who enjoys preparing for upscale dinner parties for our client, a prominent female Principal.
  • Monday - Friday day hours - will do dinner parties ~3 times per month, which would entail evening hours.
  • Normal work schedule does not require serving dinner to Principal.

Must have excellent computer skills and be very tech savvy (MAC and Apple products) Ideally, this multi-talented individual would be able to travel to the Principal's other home in Naples, Florida for 2 weeks each month during the winter season (4-5 months). Detailed job description will be provided to qualified candidates. Excellent compensation and benefit package!

Prefer candidates already in Michigan or with ties to the area.

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Unique opportunity allows great work- life balance!

Do you love cooking for large events but dislike the typical schedule for a Catering Chef? The expectations for this desirable opportunity include a 5 day work week-and only ~ 15 weekends per year!

We are seeking a Chef who is extremely talented and passionate about creating outstanding cuisine. This is a hands-on leadership role which is directly related to the success of the catering department. Events range from 3-1200 people and take place at various locations. Will report to an Executive Chef.

Desired qualifications include:

  • Culinary Arts degree or at least 5 years of relevant experience
  • Previous Kitchen Management background
  • Strong knowledge of food and catering trends, quality, production, sanitation and food cost controls
  • Attractive food presentation expertise
  • Large scale, high volume catering expertise; institutional and batch cooking familiarity beneficial
  • ServSafe certification
  • Good computer skills: Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), Outlook, Email and Internet

In addition to a competitive salary, position offers great benefit package including 2 weeks vacation, 401K and career growth potential!

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Do you have previous experience as a Lead Line Cook, Sous Chef, Chef de Cuisine, or Kitchen Manager in a high-volume scratch kitchen? Want to join a multi-unit restaurant group that offers a competitive salary, benefits, and opportunity for advancement?

We have an exceptional opportunity available for a rising star Sous Chef to join a very successful restaurant group, and we want energetic, enthusiastic chefs who want to launch their careers! Graduates from Culinary Institute of Michigan, Schoolcraft College, Le Cordon Bleu, or Culinary Institute of America would be a great fit.


At least 3 years of Sous Chef, Chef de Cuisine, or Kitchen Manager experience in a high-volume, scratch-food restaurant

Ability to work lunch and dinner shifts Tuesday - Saturday

Experience with ordering, inventory, expediting, and managing a busy line

Ability to multi-task and work well on a team

Associate's degree or Culinary degree preferred


Excellent base salary ($40K - $50K depending on experience)

Full benefits (health insurance, vision)

Paid vacation & sick days

Employee meals

5-day, 50-hour work week (Sundays and Mondays off!)

Opportunity for advancement

Apply now for consideration!

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Harper Associates

31000 Northwestern Hwy,

Suite 240,

Farmington Hills, MI 48334

Phone. 248-932-1170

Fax. 888-737-8525





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