Culinary

Updated on November 24, 2020

During the Coronavirus epidemic:

We hope this finds you safe and healthy as the Coronavirus pandemic seems to be tapering off in Michigan. At this time our staff is working both in the office and remotely. When in the office, we are taking all the necessary precautions to be certain that our staff and any visitors are comfortable in a safe and clean environment. Please do not visit our office at this time without an appointment.

Several of our clients are still interviewing virtually at this time (via Skype, Zoom, Facetime, etc.). We encourage you to send your resume now if you have not done so yet so that we can be in touch if we have an employer who may be interested in meeting with you in person or remotely. If we do not have an appropriate opportunity available presently, we will keep your information on file for future reference. We have already received several new opportunities to fill and we anticipate many more, exciting openings as we’ve heard that many employers are ready to make changes and upgrades.

Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.

PRIVATE CHEF - PART-TIME: ROCHESTER HILLS, MI AREA

Sunday-Thursday, Hours: 3:00 or 3:30pm to 6:30 or 7:00pm

Searching for a warm and friendly family chef with culinary credentials to assist with cooking dinner and lunches/snacks for next day. Prefer candidate with Vegan cooking experience, spa cuisine, along with baking experience.

Please email resume in a word attachment: ben@harperjobs.com


PRIVATE CHEF - BLOOMFIELD HILLS, MI

Executive family seeks Private Chef who has previous experience as a private or personal chef. Monday – Friday hours.

The Chef will plan, cook and grocery shop for all meals with a healthy focus. In addition, the Chef will be responsible for meals when the family is entertaining guests for both small and large events. Hours are typically Monday-Friday approximately noon until 8pm with only occasional weekends but requires someone who is willing to accommodate changing needs. 

The Chef will travel with the family to Florida on occasion for up to two weeks at a time during the winter season. Culinary degree strongly desired. Non-smokers only need apply. All inquiries will remain confidential. This is an immediate, live-out opportunity for local candidates or those already in the process of moving to SE Michigan. Excellent Salary and Benefits

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


PRIVATE CHEF - KALAMAZOO, MI

Involves travel!

Prominent family is seeking an experienced Chef to work in their various residences and sometimes provision their motor coach, aircraft and watercraft. The Chef will plan, shop and prepare meals for family and guests and will also serve and clean-up after.  The family is in search of a very personable, creative Chef who has expertise providing high quality, nutritious meals.  Must be able to accommodate special dietary needs including gluten free, dairy free and Pritikin regimen.  Must be adept at keeping refrigerator, pantry and wine cellar well stocked.  The ideal candidate is extremely focused on food safety and sanitation and has the ability to maintain a spotless kitchen.

This position will also involve catering for corporate office meetings. The Chef will be expected to travel between properties (Michigan, Florida, Canada).   Hospitable, service oriented attitude is essential for success in this role. $80,000-$85,000 plus benefits!

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


PRIVATE CHEF - PALM BEACH, FL AND THE HAMPTONS, NY

Exciting newly created opportunity!

Active family is seeking a talented and flexible Chef who can work in a live-out position in Palm Beach and move to the Hamptons for a live-in situation during the summer season. Accommodations for one individual will be provided in the Hamptons. The Chef will primarily cook dinners and prepare meals in advance for lunches and snacks. Will also plan meals and shop for groceries and other supplies, etc. We are looking for an extremely adaptable Chef who welcomes the idea of handling other responsibilities such as driving to airport, running errands, etc.. Typical schedule will be 3-4 days/week (~32 hrs./week), hours may vary. Culinary degree preferred along with recent experience as a Private Chef working for a family/executive on a long-term basis. Current or previous employment as a Private Chef in Palm Beach is advantageous. Non smokers only need apply. References and background check will be required.

$90,000-$100,000 plus full benefit package.

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


EXECUTIVE CHEF - TRAVERSE CITY, MI

$65,000 - $75,000 plus bonus

Seeking Executive Chef for popular Traverse City area full-service restaurant. Join an established, a la carte restaurant with extensive outdoor patios along with catering/banquet/event space. Searching for a creative, hands-on working chef to direct a talented culinary team. Must have excellent communication skills and enjoy being in media spotlight.

Ideal candidates will have:

Culinary Degree from CIA, Michigan Culinary Institute, Great Lakes Culinary Institute, Secchia Institute, Schoolcraft, OCC, Johnson & Wales, or similar level culinary school or ACF program.

  • 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

Position Offers:

  • Very competitive base salary and benefit package
  • Performance based bonus
  • Paid vacation

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


PASTRY CHEF - DETROIT SUBURBS (NOVIE AREA), MI

Searching for a talented Pastry Chef who enjoys hands-on creativity with a variety of specialty and wedding cakes, pastries, cookies, muffins, scones, and more. Must be knowledgeable about working with chocolate, building and icing cakes (including wedding cakes) and all additional aspects of a bakery. Cake decorating expertise is appreciated. Friendly, team player attitude desired. 5 days week/daytime schedule/10 hour shift.  Excellent salary and benefit package.

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


CHEF / GOURMET MARKET - PLYMOUTH, MI AREA

$50,000 - $60,000

We are searching for a talented and creative chef who enjoys cooking Italian cuisine and upscale American cuisine. Join a very successful retail gourmet market with an extensive off-premise catering program. Applicants should have some formal culinary training, at least three years of professional culinary experience, strong leadership, ability to multi-task, and a creative culinary mind.

The ideal candidate is:

  • Exceptional at managing a team
  • Experienced in Italian cuisine
  • Confident in hiring and training
  • Proficient at multi-tasking
  • A creative and passionate culinary professional
  • Formally trained in culinary arts strongly preferred

Send resume in a Word format attachment to ben@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 


CHEF MANAGERS - BUSINESS DINING, MONDAY - FRIDAY HOURS

Several openings to direct a corporate cafe in headquarter or regional office locations. This is a hands on position, must enjoy cooking and managing staff, purchasing, payroll, inventory, etc. Will also do corporate catering when needed. Prefer Culinary degree.

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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