Updated on May 17, 2022


Unique situation for an experienced Chef to purchase groceries and prepare lunches and dinners in their own home to drop off for an extended family (three homes within very close proximity). Must be familiar with how to package/portion foods for future use.  There would be ~ 3-4 times each month when the Chef would need to prepare the meals in person for a family gathering or special event serving 6-8 people. Dietary focus is healthy and simple; occasional children’s’ meals will be requested.  This is a wonderful full-time opportunity for a Chef who is seeking the ultimate work-life balance. $75-$100K.

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Exceptional opportunity available for a successful Chef who would like to showcase their talents in a unique, luxury setting. The Chef will oversee all food preparation and provide leadership for all staff and daily food and beverage activities. Will also handle food procurement, establish menus and specials, set and maintain high quality standards. This is a highly visible role best suited for a polished professional with outstanding interpersonal skills. Degree or culinary certification preferred.

Exceptional salary, bonus and benefit package including 401K!

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Excellent benefits will include medical, dental, 401k and 12 days annual PTO based on date of hire.  Prominent, private family is seeking a rockstar Chef who is naturally flexible, calm and professional. The Chef needs to be comfortable accommodating a family whose needs will change frequently.  Position is for an extended family so local locations will vary between two residences. Travel is frequent and will most often be to other residences within the United States; however, a passport is required.  Culinary degree preferred.

Expectations will include:

  • Creating three healthy meals/snacks/day utilizing fresh foods. Dinners typically served in person, as well as, dropped off to other family members’ nearby homes (up to 12 people)
  • Ability to prepare various cuisines including fresh Mediterranean, Italian, Middle Eastern, Asian and Americana.
  • Capable of baking and light pastry items
  • Preparing and coordinating dinner parties and other larger scale events
  • Comfortable using large-scale commercial equipment (i.e. combi-steam ovens, wood-fuel Asador, dual-fuel pizza oven etc.)
  • Caring for and maintaining all kitchen and related equipment
  • Establishing and maintaining vendor accounts as necessary for provisioning and performing job. Will need to utilize highest quality vendors and organic outlets when possible

NDA, background check and drug screen will be required.

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Lovely, mature couple seeks personable and flexible Chef to prepare their meals. The principals often require separate meals based on their limitations/preferences. The ideal candidate is familiar with various dietary restrictions including low sodium, vegetarian, dairy and gluten free. Organic, free range, antibiotic free foods are preferred. The Chef will plan, shop and prepare meals and also clean up afterwards. Some advance food preparation for days off is desired. Ability to create beautiful floral arrangements would be a plus.

Must be able to work cooperatively with other household staff. There will be some dinner parties and other special events along with a weekly dinner on Friday nights for family members including children. This is a year round position with travel to Florida optional if desired. 5 day week will include one weekend day, ~40 hrs./week. Non-smokers only please. We are seeking local metro Detroit area candidates or those who are targeting a move to the area. Ideal start date is mid-May. Generous compensation package!

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Harper Associates has been retained for this search.

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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Join a highly-acclaimed Detroit restaurant with a thoughtfully curated, all-scratch menu. We are looking for a culinarian who would enjoy a position with a restaurant that offers fantastic work/life balance, upscale cuisine, and opportunity to put your own spin on the menu.

Hours are evenings Wednesday-Sunday. This position is ideal for a Chef who enjoys a lower volume of food sales but wants to maintain a high-level of food quality and presentation. That’s right - as far as Chef positions go, this one is pretty low-stress!

Exceptional compensation range commensurate with experience. $10K signing bonus!

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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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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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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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