Updated on March 20, 2023



Confidential Search by Harper Associates

New Restaurant Opening Experience Preferred

Prominent, upscale fine dining restaurant seeks General Manager/Director of Operations to spearhead the opening of new fine dining seafood restaurant new to the Nashville market. This is a very successful concept, with culinary operations directed by talented Chefs. Projected annual sales volume $12 Million+. Must enjoy guest interaction, staff mentoring, community outreach, and beverage operations. Patio dining along with event/catering space for social and corporate meetings. Will have full P&L responsibility.

Ideal candidates will have:

  • Hospitality Degree
  • 7-10 years of upscale fine dining, or luxury hotel F & B expertise
  • Exceptional training and customer service skills
  • Excellent wine (Sommelier) and craft cocktail knowledge


  • An excellent six figure base salary plus great bonus package
  • Competitive benefit package and PTO

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Retained Search by Harper Associates

If you are an experienced Executive Baker / Bakery Production Manager looking to join an artisan bakery in the highly desirable Metro Detroit Suburbs, this job may be an excellent fit for you!

We're recruiting a highly talented Artisan Bread Baker with strong management experience in a high-volume bakery to lead a wholesale and retail bakery with 5 locations, specializing in breads, pastries, and pizza. Our client is growing quickly and is looking for someone who can help the business grow to new heights. Must have complete understanding of scratch made dessert recipes and process as well as bread starters and fermentation.

Required Experience:

  • Preparing a variety of patisserie, artisan breads, and other dessert items in a high-volume production environment (3,000 - 4,000 pounds of dough / day)
  • Managing high-volume production of scratch-made artisan breads like French bread, whole wheat bread, sourdough, rye bread, Italian bread, etc. in a non-fully-automated bakery
  • Overseeing a 24/7 operation
  • Handling inventory and purchasing for flour, sugar, and other items used in the pastry department
  • Ensuring quality and sanitation of material and equipment used in pastry making
  • Training and developing production staff
  • Identifying staffing needs and helping recruit and train talented bakers and pastry personnel
  • Effectively communicating with all teams, including production, retail, and executive teams
  • New product development

Candidates with a Culinary Degree or ACF apprenticeship are strongly preferred. Exceptional six-figure salary offered. Relocation package for right candidate.

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Join a prominent Detroit area private club with fine dining and casual dining restaurant concepts.  If you are working now for full service restaurant corporate operation, and desire a more personalized clientele and upscale work setting, this may be a great opportunity to consider. Level One Sommelier preferred.  Our client prefers a Bachelor’s Degree in Hospitality, and the desire to enter the private club sector.  Five day, 50 hour, work week, one weekend day off. 401K, great medical benefit package.

Harper Associates represents many country clubs, city clubs, and yacht clubs in their search for the very best management staff. 

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Join a very busy Downtown Detroit hotel and grow your career!

The F&B Director will oversee the hotel's restaurant and banquet operations. Be part of a strong leadership team that develops exceptional talent in the hospitality business.

Our client prefers a Hospitality graduate with experience in full-service hotel food & beverage and catering / banquet management. Will oversee the hotel restaurant and bar (breakfast & dinner), in-room dining, and small banquets / corporate meetings. Will handle scheduling, ordering, inventory, and managing a team of FOH and BOH employees, coaching them to provide outstanding service.

Ideal Food & Beverage Director candidates will have:

Hospitality Degree

  • 2-5 years of Restaurant General Manager or Food & Beverage Manager experience in a hotel property
  • Expertise in ordering, inventory management, labor management, and scheduling
  • Exceptional training skills
  • ServSafe certification
  • Exceptional customer service skills


  • A competitive base salary ($60K - $65K)
  • Health benefits
  • Paid Vacation
  • Opportunity for advancement

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We are looking for a well-rounded, enthusiastic Restaurant Assistant General Manager to join our award-winning team! Do you have restaurant management, kitchen management and/or GM experience in a high-volume, scratch-cooking restaurant? Looking for a company that recognizes and rewards your hard work? If so, we'd love to talk to you! We have several restaurants throughout Metro Detroit, and are looking for some high-caliber managers. We do high-volume lunch and dinner business as well as catering. We need people with experience:

  • Managing people
  • Managing a kitchen (scratch cooking highly preferred)
  • Managing FOH
  • Catering
  • Handling F&B inventory and ordering
  • Managing P&L

Realistically, we need people who have 5-7 years of corporate restaurant management experience. We also really need people who have managed in every department (especially the kitchen / back-of-house), and doesn't mind helping out wherever necessary when it gets busy. Catering experience is highly preferred as well. We are a casual and fun group, but serious about food and service! We believe in treating our people well, and recognizing and rewarding hard work and great service! We offer a great salary and benefits package, and a healthy work/life balance. 

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Do you have previous experience managing as a restaurant manager, kitchen manager, or dining room manager in a high-volume restaurant? Want to join a company that offers a competitive salary, excellent benefits, great work/life balance, and an awesome culture?

We have an opportunity available with a very successful, well-established restaurant and entertainment center, and we want energetic, enthusiastic restaurant managers who want to manage a very busy dining room!


  • At least 3 years of restaurant manager, kitchen manager, or restaurant supervisor experience in a high-volume restaurant OR a Bachelor's Degree with a couple of completed internships in restaurants
  • Flexibility to work nights & weekends
  • A WINNING attitude!
  • Ability to multi-task and work well on a team


  • Excellent compensation program
  • Medical & dental benefits
  • Paid vacation
  • 401K + match
  • Opportunity for advancement

If this sounds like you, then let's talk! 

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Oversees daily operations of popular, upscale, boutique Birmingham, MI area restaurant with $2M+ in sales

  • Ensure the venue runs according to established operating policies and procedures
  • Manage the restaurant cost-effectively and efficiently
  • Prepare, present, share, and discuss daily reports to leadership team
  • Develop floor plans, conduct pre-shifts, communicate to chef’s/staff about operational details
  • Oversee restaurant administrative duties
  • Create a work environment that promotes teamwork, mutual respect, and employee satisfaction.
  • Conduct menu engineering, sales analysis on a regular basis and recommend areas to minimize costs and maximize revenue
  • Correct any deviations from service procedures swiftly through on the job training, one on one’s, and testing.
  • Perform daily briefings and disseminate company information to the restaurant management team, while listening and noting feedback to improve in the operation.
  • Establish and maintain positive relationships/rapport with all (internal/external) guests, focusing efforts to exceed guest expectations at every opportunity
  • Populate nightly reports and record daily details of operation for upper management team to review
  • Assist and perform duties assigned by the Executive Chef and Director or Operations

Salary Range: $65,000 - $75,000 based on experience plus bonus

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 Join an upscale, full-service restaurant with outside patio dining and a great reputation for food and service. Will oversee staff training and involves lots of guest interaction. Must have outgoing personality and polished image. 

 $55,000 - $60,000

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If you are an experienced Front of House Restaurant Manager looking to join a very successful restaurant company and grow your career, please consider this exceptional opportunity!

We are looking for a Dining Room Manager / Front of House Restaurant Manager to join an award-winning restaurant in the Birmingham / Bloomfield Hills area. The Restaurant Manager leads a very high-volume dining room, bar, and outdoor patio.

For a Restaurant Manager looking for to up their game and join a professional restaurant group that puts its people first, this is the place to be. A Restaurant Manager with high-volume experience in a full-service, casual / upscale dining or fine dining restaurant is an ideal match. Must be highly skilled in managing a very busy floor, and have proven success at leading a team of veteran restaurant professionals.


  • Hospitality Degree / Bachelor's Degree preferred
  • 3-5 years of high-volume restaurant manager / bar manager / dining room manager experience
  • Expertise in ordering, inventory management, labor management, and scheduling
  • Exceptional training skills
  • Good craft beer and craft cocktail knowledge
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Any additional certifications are a plus (e.g. Sommelier, Cicerone, BarSmarts, etc.)
  • Polished, professional image


  • An excellent base salary ($40-$60K depending on experience),
  • Monthly performance bonus
  • Outstanding health benefits
  • Paid vacation

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Join a highly popular multi-unit restaurant group and grow your career!

We are looking for a Restaurant General Manager to lead a highly acclaimed restaurant in Western Michigan. We need someone who has previous General Manager experience in an upscale or fine-dining restaurant (we may also have opportunities for Assistant General Manager or Front of House Manager). Those with experience with wine and craft cocktail experience are highly preferred. A Manager who enjoys a very busy atmosphere and leading a team would be an ideal fit.

Ideal candidates will have:

⦁ Hospitality Degree

⦁ 3-4 years of General Manager, Assistant General Manager, or Restaurant Manager experience

⦁ Experience in ordering, inventory management, labor management, and scheduling

⦁ Exceptional training skills

⦁ Good wine and craft cocktail knowledge

⦁ Excellent customer service skills

⦁ Any additional certifications are a plus (e.g. Sommelier, Cicerone, BarSmarts, etc.)


⦁ Health and vision insurance

⦁ Paid vacation

⦁ Personal days & sick days

⦁ Daily manager meal

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Hybrid Schedule 3 days in office, Monday and Friday remote

Our client is a very successful full-service restaurant company that is moving into a beautiful new corporate office in Troy. The ideal candidate has an Accounting Degree, combined with a dynamic personality and great communication skills to facilitate conversations with key staff in the field.

Desire a competent, trustworthy Accountant to handle a wide variety of responsibilities. Will be involved with all closing processes and reconciliations (month-end, quarterly and annual).

The Staff Accountant will:

· Prepare general ledger reconciliations and month end procedures

· Monitor bank reconciliations, third-party receivables and weekly sales information

· Provide support with payroll processing, accounts payable, receivable

· Help supervise accounting policies and procedures along with internal controls

Requirements include:

· Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance

· At least two years of related experience

· Ability to prepare journal entries and statement of account reconciliations

· Solid knowledge in GAAP accounting and financial reporting

· Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Excel

· Previous experience with applying and maintaining strong internal controls

· Restaurant/Food Cost Accounting is advantageous but not mandatory

Excellent salary, benefits, lunches brought in several times per week!

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