Culinary 

Updated on  May 16, 2024



PASTRY CHEF - BIRMINGHAM, MI AREA

Our client, an expanding Casual Dining specialty restaurant group, is searching for a hands on Pastry Chef to oversee production of all scratch made desserts. Must have supervisory experience. 5 day work week, start early morning,

Must have expertise in using Laminated Dough. Products include:

  • Croissants, Danish, Puff Pastry
  • Muffins, Cookies
  • Tiramisu, Cannoli’s
  • Quiche, Cheesecakes
  • Brownies, Tarts
  • Mousse, Specialty Desserts

Salary range $65-70,000++ Health Care Benefits.

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


EXECUTIVE CHEF - DETROIT, MI

$130,000 - $135,000 +

Unique opportunity available for an extremely talented Executive Chef with multi-outlet, high volume, hotel/resort food production experience in a four star or four diamond property. We are seeking a culinary professional who has directed over $20+ million in food sales volume. The complex has ~50,000+ square feet of meeting space and can accommodate up to 1200 in the ballroom. The Executive Chef must be capable of overseeing multiple restaurants concepts, in addition to directing and mentoring a talented team of Sous Chefs. The Executive Chef selected for this position will be able to raise the bar for food service quality and standards. Banquet culinary creativity and execution is essential. Union experience is advantageous. Culinary degree and CEC credentials are a plus. Previous experience with Ritz, Hyatt, Four Seasons, Wynn, Starwood, and other luxury properties preferred. Attractive six figure salary plus an outstanding benefit package will be offered to the selected candidate. Relocation assistance will be available to those who desire to return/relocate to the metro Detroit area. All inquires strictly confidential.

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


CHEF - GROSSE POINTE PIZZERIA

Are you a culinary artist with a passion for pizza and a flair for creating extraordinary dining experiences? We are a pizzeria known for an artisanal approach to pizza-making, and we are seeking a talented and creative Chef to join our team in a soon-to-open location in Grosse Pointe. If you're ready to bring your culinary skills to a dynamic and fun environment, we invite you to apply for this exciting opportunity.

Position Overview:

As a Chef you will play a pivotal role in crafting exquisite pizza creations and maintaining our commitment to culinary excellence. You will work closely with our culinary leadership team to ensure that every dish that leaves our kitchen is a masterpiece, delighting the palates of our discerning clientele. You will also have the opportunity to contribute your own unique ideas and flavors to our menu.

Responsibilities:

  • Create and prepare high-quality pizza and Italian cuisine using fresh, seasonal ingredients.
  • Develop and execute innovative and visually appealing pizza recipes.
  • Maintain a clean and organized kitchen, adhering to food safety and hygiene standards.
  • Collaborate with the kitchen team to ensure efficient and smooth operations.
  • Recruit, train, and mentor kitchen staff in culinary techniques and best practices.
  • Manage inventory, order supplies, and monitor food costs.
  • Create daily specials and seasonal menus to keep our offerings exciting and relevant.
  • Foster a positive and collaborative work environment.

Requirements:

  • Proven experience as a Chef, with experience in artisan pizzas and casual Italian food.
  • Strong knowledge of culinary trends and a passion for staying updated with industry developments.
  • Creativity and a keen eye for detail.
  • Exceptional leadership and communication skills.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and handle high-pressure situations.
  • A commitment to maintaining the highest standards of food quality and presentation.

Benefits:

  • Competitive salary and performance-based incentives.
  • Opportunities for professional development and culinary creativity.
  • Employee discounts and meal allowances.
  • A positive and collaborative work environment in an upscale setting.

If you are a dedicated culinary professional who is eager to contribute your expertise to an upscale pizzeria that values innovation and quality, we encourage you to apply.

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


EXECUTIVE CHEF - RESORT HOTEL - SW, MI (SOUTH HAVEN / ST. JOSEPH / SAUGATUCK, MI AREA)

Confidential Search by Harper Associates

Desire a Creative Executive Working Chef who would embrace the life-style offered in raising their family in a beautiful MI resort area community.

The Executive Chef should have upscale, fine dining & casual dining expertise in a resort, hotel, or busy seasonal restaurant. Scratch kitchen, great staff to mentor. Waterfront restaurant has extensive outdoor patios, summers are extremely busy. Food and Beverage revenue over $4 million. Property has 2 restaurants, room service and catering facilities.

Requirements:

  • Culinary degree, bachelor’s degree, or commensurate experience
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience as an Executive Chef working in chef driven/scratch kitchen concepts
  • Creative, multi-dimensional with experience working with multiple cuisines
  • Proven leadership in managing a kitchen and team members
  • Experience training, developing and engaging team members
  • Ability to maintain composure in high pressure situations and ability to motivate staff to do the same
  • Strong communication and organizational skills
  • Excellent salary and bonus package, relocation allowance.

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


EXECUTIVE SUSHI CHEF - DETROIT, MI

Our client, a Detroit based restaurant and hospitality group with multiple locations in SE MI, has a unique opportunity available.

Looking for a talented, hands on Sushi Chef to create an Omakase Sushi Dining tasting experience for an 8 seat prominent Detroit location.

This role in the future will also supply other locations in the organization. Excellent salary, benefit package, and work/life balance.

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



PRIVATE CHEF - GRAND RAPIDS, MI

Excellent full-time opportunity for an experienced Private Chef to showcase their talents in a formal, fully staffed private household. Must have great culinary skills in addition to service background (i.e. table settings, meal service, etc.). We are seeking a Chef with extremely top quality standards. The Chef needs to be creative and very familiar with organic foods, vegetarian and vegan options. In addition to supporting the family, the Chef will be involved with coordinating dinner parties and special events. Flexibility with schedule and switching gears quickly is essential for success in this role.

Salary $120-$140K plus terrific benefits!

Send resume in a Word format attachment to cindy@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 a similar level culinary school
  • High-volume, scratch Kitchen Manager, Sous Chef, 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 a 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 a 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. A huge assortment of bakery items includes 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 a 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

A popular private club undergoing extensive clubhouse renovations is seeking an outstanding Sous Chef. The Sous Chef will work collaboratively with the Executive Chef 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 an 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
  • The 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

The 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 a 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

The 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 that 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, the position offers a great benefits 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 opportunities 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 the 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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