Culinary

Updated on July 21, 2021


PRIVATE CHEF - EXCLUSIVE HUNTING AND FISHING LODGE - RESORT AREA IN ONAWAY, NORTHEAST MICHIGAN (PRESQUE ISLE COUNTY, LOWER PENINSULA)

Harper Associates has been retained by Black River Ranch, an exclusive Private Club with 9,000 acres and a 150 acre lake, catering to a high end clientele with 30 members.

Unique, excellent opportunity available for a talented Private Chef who would enjoy cooking for small groups (typically not more than 20 people) utilizing a commercial kitchen. Must embrace menu creativity and plate presentation.

  • This is a full-time position salaried throughout the year.
  • Will work mid-April through November
  • Seasonal staff available to assist the Chef.
  • A couple will also be considered if one individual is the Private Chef, and the other is able to assist in a Sous Chef capacity.
  • Desire Private Chef who would appreciate the beautiful natural setting and amenities of a hunting and fishing lodge.
  • Great compensation package includes accommodations for one individual or couple
  • Stipend for medical benefits.

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

PASTRY CHEF - METRO DETROIT, MI

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


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


PRIVATE CHEF - BLOOMFIELD HILLS, MI

Very active, health conscious family seeks an exceptionally knowledgeable Chef who has extremely high standards. We are looking for a high energy culinary professional who is easygoing, adaptable and enjoys working around children. Chef will prepare menus, cook, and grocery shop for all meals, adhering to various food preferences. The family entertains frequently and the Chef will have the opportunity to be especially creative when there are guests (dinners, pool parties, special events). The home has multiple kitchens, one of which includes a pizza oven. Typical schedule will be 4 days/week including 2 weekdays and Saturday and Sunday, but requires flexibility to accommodate changing needs. The ideal candidate has a Culinary degree and previous experience working in a private home or upscale restaurant/private club/luxury hotel. Non-smokers only please. Excellent salary! All inquiries will remain confidential.

Candidates with ties to Michigan preferred.

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


EXECUTIVE SOUS CHEF - ITALIAN CUISINE

Join an upscale, chef driven restaurant with a scratch kitchen offering wonderful Italian homemade cuisine. Will work with a talented team of culinary professionals. Restaurant is doing 200-300 covers per night on weekends. 5 day week, great benefit package. Prefer experience in purchasing, food and labor costs control, and staff training. This is a hands-on Sous Chef role with an expo kitchen. Will also be involved in catering for social and corporate events. Prefer Culinary Degree, or ACF apprenticeship program. 

$60,000 - $65,000

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


EXECUTIVE CHEF - PRIVATE COUNTRY CLUB - DETROIT SUBURBS, MI

Beautiful, completely renovated private club is an ideal first class setting for an Executive Chef to 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 $3.5 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. 100K++


Candidates with ties to the Michigan area are preferred.

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


SOUS CHEF - WEST 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 ($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!

Send resume in a Word format attachment to kevin@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 ben@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 


 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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31000 Northwestern Hwy,

Suite 240,

Farmington Hills, MI 48334

Phone. 248-932-1170

Fax. 888-737-8525

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