Culinary

Updated on April 2, 2020

During the Coronavirus epidemic:

We hope this finds you safe and healthy. In accordance with the executive order from Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer, our physical office is temporarily closed, however, our staff is working remotely.

If you are seeking a position, when possible, it is best to email a resume before leaving a phone message. Employers, please leave us a voice mail message and we will contact you immediately.  Several of our clients are 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 remotely. If we do not have an appropriate opportunity available presently, we will keep your information on file for future reference. We anticipate many new, exciting openings as soon as the COVID-19 crisis diminishes.

Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.

Take care and stay well!!

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


EXECUTIVE CHEF - MISSION POINT RESORT, MACKINAC ISLAND, MI

Retained Search by Harper Associates

Mission Point (www.missionpoint.com),the only full service, casual resort on the Island, is an extremely popular vacation and wedding destination. The property encompasses 18 acres, 241 rooms and suites, with extensive meeting and banquet facilities (38,000 sq ft). Numerous dining options of varied levels, each distinctive from another, allow the Chefs to demonstrate their creative culinary skills.

The Executive Chef will oversee new menu development, staff training, budgeting, sanitation and food production. All activities are very customer service focused, as Mission Point has an outstanding reputation. Will direct 4 Sous Chefs and Purchasing Manager.

We are seeking a talented Executive Chef with a culinary degree who would enjoy working in a unique resort environment. The ideal candidate has seasonal resort experience overseeing staff in multiple concepts. Prefer ties to Michigan. Position is year-round. Annual food & beverage sales $5 million (70% food). Excellent salary, benefits and housing are part of the package. 

Send resume in a Word format attachment to: 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


EXECUTIVE CHEF - GOURMET MARKET - METRO DETROIT AREA

$55,000 - $70,000 yearly

In search of culinary professionals looking to dedicate their experience and culinary expertise to a local gourmet market. The ideal applicants have at least 3 years of experience as an executive or sous chef, are formally trained in culinary arts, and work well in a fast-paced environment.

Responsibilities:

  • Oversee day-to-day culinary operations
  • Coordinate food and kitchenware orders
  • Check freshness and quality of ingredients
  • Assist in the development of menu items
  • Standardize recipes and presentation
  • Supervise day-to-day activities and the culinary team
  • Hire, train, and schedule employees

Qualifications:

  • Previous experience in culinary arts
  • Knowledge of cost and labor systems
  • Passion for food and cooking techniques
  • Strong leadership qualities
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment
  • ServSafe certification or basic sanitization knowledge
  • Formal training strongly 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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