Culinary

Updated on January 27, 2023

CORPORATE / PRIVATE CHEF - FARMINGTON HILLS, MI 

Exceptional opportunity for a talented Chef to work in a beautiful Corporate Office and the home of the company principal. Plans are underway to renovate corporate kitchen and the Chef’s input will be valued.

A typical week of meals would include:

  • Lunch for the Executive Team at the office 3-4 days (not usually Friday) for up to ~12 people
  • Dinner at the principal’s home one night each week (for 2-4 people)
  • Dinner prepared in advance to drop off at 3-4 other family members’ homes once or twice/week
  • Family meal for 8-20/people once or twice/week. These are usually on Friday evening or Sunday evening and are required.
  • Special events as requested in office or homes.
  • Breakfast and snack items would need to be provided at the office on a regular basis.

In addition to preparing meals, the Chef would handle menu planning, grocery shopping and clean-up after meals; additional staff would be available for larger family meals and gatherings.

Our client is seeking a creative Chef with an easygoing, flexible personality who can satisfy a variety of preferences including vegetarian meals and nut free due to a few children having severe nut allergy. Familiarity with kosher food guidelines would be advantageous. The office is formal, households are more casual. Most larger gatherings are served family style. Please note the office is in Farmington Hills, however, the homes are in the Birmingham/ Bloomfield areas.

Outstanding six figure salary and excellent corporate benefit package.  Our client is seeking local candidates or those with ties to Michigan.

Please email resume to: ben@harperjobs.com


EXECUTIVE BAKERY CHEF - CRISPELLI'S BAKERY & PIZZERIA - ROYAL OAK, MI

Retained Search by Harper Associates

If you are an experienced Executive Baker / Bakery Production Manager looking to join an artisan bakery in the highly desirable Metro Detroit Suburbs, this job may be an excellent fit for you!

We're recruiting a highly talented Artisan Bread Baker with strong management experience in a high-volume bakery to lead a wholesale and retail bakery with 5 locations, specializing in breads, pastries, and pizza. Our client is growing quickly and is looking for someone who can help the business grow to new heights. Must have complete understanding of scratch made dessert recipes and process as well as bread starters and fermentation.

Required Experience:

  • Preparing a variety of patisserie, artisan breads, and other dessert items in a high-volume production environment (3,000 - 4,000 pounds of dough / day)
  • Managing high-volume production of scratch-made artisan breads like French bread, whole wheat bread, sourdough, rye bread, Italian bread, etc. in a non-fully-automated bakery
  • Overseeing a 24/7 operation
  • Handling inventory and purchasing for flour, sugar, and other items used in the pastry department
  • Ensuring quality and sanitation of material and equipment used in pastry making
  • Training and developing production staff
  • Identifying staffing needs and helping recruit and train talented bakers and pastry personnel
  • Effectively communicating with all teams, including production, retail, and executive teams
  • New product development

Candidates with a Culinary Degree or ACF apprenticeship are strongly preferred. Exceptional six-figure salary offered. Relocation package for right candidate.

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


BANQUET CHEF - HOTEL - METRO DETROIT, MI

Looking to return back home to Detroit?

Banquet Chef for a high volume, luxury hotel with multi-function conference/catering facilities. Experience leading Sous Chefs and Culinary staff.

  • Lots of creativity and interaction with clients for tastings.
  • Ability to organize and execute multiple events at the same time.
  • Experience at a venue with over $4M+ in catering sales
  • Prefer education / training to include Culinary Degree or ACF Certification

Client offers medical, dental, and vision benefits after 90 days of employment for full time employees, as well as a 401(k), Short Term Disability, Life Insurance, Paid Time Off, Free Uniforms, Parking and Meals. Excellent salary and incentive program. $70,000 - $80,000+

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


SOUS CHEF / BANQUET CHEF

If you are a hands-on Sous Chef, Catering Chef or Banquet Chef looking to accelerate your career growth, this position may be an excellent fit for you.

We are working with a high-end event venue in a very desirable Detroit suburb. They've asked us to find a talented Sous Chef to help produce delicious, beautiful, and creative food for weddings, showers, meetings, and other high-volume social events.

If you're interested, here's what it's all about. For a Catering Chef or Banquet Chef wanting to showcase their culinary creativity, this is the dream. We are searching for a very experienced Catering Chef or Banquet Chef with high-volume banquet experience in an upscale hotel, event venue, or country club. Will help to oversee banquet culinary operations, menu development, specials, and collaborating with the front of house managers to ensure seamless service. Must be highly skilled in managing high-volume events.

Ideal candidates will have:

  • Culinary Degree from CIA, Schoolcraft, Johnson & Wales, or similar level culinary school
  • High-volume, scratch Kitchen Manager, Sous Chef, or Catering Chef, Banquet Chef, or Executive Chef experience
  • Expertise in ordering, inventory management, labor management, and scheduling
  • Experience in menu development and menu costing for banquet events
  • Experience creating and managing the back of house budget
  • ServSafe Certification

Benefits:

  • Very competitive base salary ($60K ballpark depending on experience)
  • Health benefits
  • Paid vacation
  • 401K + match

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


EXECUTIVE CHEF

If you are an accomplished Executive Chef looking to showcase your exceptional culinary talent, this may be what you’ve been looking for. The Executive Chef will take the helm of a highly awarded, upscale restaurant in the Royal Oak area. We are searching for a highly talented, hands-on Executive Chef with high-volume experience in an upscale, scratch kitchen. Will oversee culinary operations and handle menu development, leading the culinary team, managing financials, and collaborating with the front of house managers to deliver exceptional classical cuisine. 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, 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
  • Experience with classic American steakhouse-style restaurant

Benefits:

  • Very competitive base salary
  • Outstanding health benefits
  • Paid vacation

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


SOUS CHEF

If you're a Chef, Sous Chef, Chef de Cuisine, or Kitchen Manager in a high-volume restaurant, country club, hotel, or banquet venue - and you want to join an elite team of culinary professionals, get paid well, AND get outstanding benefits - this may be what you have been searching for. 

We are looking for a Sous Chef for a very fast-paced, high-volume dining venue. A variety of cuisines are served, both a la carte and banquets. Whether you excel in banquets, a la carte, or both, we can find the right spot for you. 

Benefits: 

  • An excellent base salary ($57,000 - $58,000) 
  • Outstanding health benefits 
  • Vacation 
  • 401K + match 

Requirements: 

  • Candidates must have a culinary degree (CIA, Schoolcraft, OCC, Johnson & Wales, etc.) or ACF apprenticeship 
  • Must have Sous Chef, Chef de Cuisine, or Kitchen Manager experience in high-volume restaurants, hotels, resorts, restaurants, or conference / convention centers 
  • Must pass a background check and drug screen 

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


CULINARIANS

Looking for culinary professionals with 3-5 years of experience as a Line Cook, Sous Chef, Chef de Cuisine, or Kitchen Manager. Want to bring your talent to a chef-driven restaurant group with menus that only offer high-end, scratch-made cuisine? If so, we're looking for your culinary talent. 

We have several opportunities available for Line Cooks, Chefs, Sous Chefs, and Kitchen Managers with high-volume experience in an upscale, scratch kitchen. Will work as part of a team of chefs to supervise culinary operations and assist in menu development, scheduling, creating specials, and working the line in a high-volume restaurant. Must have leadership experience in a very busy kitchen, and have a track record of success. 

Requirements: 

  • Culinary Degree from CIA, Schoolcraft, Johnson & Wales, or similar level culinary school preferred 
  • High-volume, scratch Line Cook, 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 

Benefits: 

  • Very competitive compensation based on experience 
  • Health benefits 
  • Paid vacation 
 Send resume in a Word format attachment tokevin@harperjobs.com


PASTRY CHEF - METRO DETROIT, MI AREA

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

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


EXECUTIVE SOUS CHEF - METRO DETROIT AREA

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

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


EXECUTIVE CHEF - BANQUETS

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

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


EXECUTIVE CHEF - DETROIT, MI

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

Benefits:

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

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


CATERING CHEF - METRO DETROIT, MI

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!

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


SOUS CHEF / CHEF DE CUISINE - HOLLAND, MICHIGAN

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.

Must-haves:

  • 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

Benefits:

  • Excellent base salary ($55,000 - $70,000 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

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









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