Restaurant

Updated on August 4, 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.

Restaurant


RESTAURANT GENERAL MANAGER - ISLAMORADA, FL

Retained Search by Harper Associates

We are searching for a Restaurant General Manager to spearhead the redevelopment and expansion of a popular restaurant and tourist attraction in Islamorada, in the Florida Keys. Ownership is in the Midwest, need a self-starter who needs little direction, an entrepreneur mindset, great communication skills, with corporate restaurant training. Prefer candidate with experience directing an $8-10 million + full-service restaurant complex. Hospitality Degree. Resort/tourist area experience desired.

Excellent six figure comp package.

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


RESTAURANT GENERAL MANAGER - ROYAL OAK AREA, MI

Employer ready to Zoom interview and hire now!

If you are interested in joining a winning concept, this popular, full service, casual dining restaurant needs an exceptional General Manager with strong leadership skills to handle daily operations. The restaurant has a reputation for great food, friendly service and a busy bar. Patio dining is a very trendy destination during the spring/summer season. Experience in a high volume, full service restaurant ($3-5+M sales) is required, including P&L and bar/alcohol management. The ideal candidate has staff training expertise and outstanding people skills to accommodate staff, customers and community involvement. Need flexibility to work peak volume days & evenings. $80,000-$90,000 plus benefits!

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


EXECUTIVE CHEFS / SOUS CHEFS / PASTRY CHEF - BIRMINGHAM, MI AREA

The Detroit Culinary Scene is Hot!

Harper Associates, specialists in culinary placement for the hotel, restaurant, country club,

food service, private chef and catering industry, has many opportunities available in Detroit area, Ann Arbor, Lansing, Birmingham and throughout Michigan. Let us represent you in confidence!


Here is one of our many current openings:

Join a very successful upscale Italian Restaurant, seeking a hands on, creative, executive chef

who enjoys working in a busy lunch and dinner operation.


Ideal candidates will have:

  • Culinary Degree from CIA, Schoolcraft, Johnson & Wales, or similar level culinary school
  • High-volume 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 developing relationships with food suppliers
  • Purchasing and price negotiating expertise
  • ServSafe Certification

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


RESTAURANT MANAGER - BEAUTIFUL LAKEFRONT LOCATION - OAKLAND COUNTY, MI

DO YOU ENJOY FRONT OF THE HOUSE, GUEST SERVICE, TOUCHING TABLES?

If so, you might be a great fit for a popular, upscale waterfront restaurant with a la carte dining, carry-out and catering.  We are in search of an experienced Restaurant Manager with strong leadership and training skills along with a proven track record. The ideal candidate has demonstrated ability to manage employees while also earning their respect. Restaurant is extremely busy during the summer season and the Manager must be a very high energy professional able to adapt to volume fluctuations. Payroll and budget experience is required.

Great salary and bonus package!

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


LINE COOKS AND LEAD LINE COOKS - UPSCALE RESTAURANTS - GROWTH POTENTIAL - METRO DETROIT, MI AREA

$15-18/hr PLUS 10 hours of overtime per week (5 day week/10 hour day)

Looking for culinary professionals for local upscale restaurant groups. Ideal applicants will have formal culinary training, work well in a fast-paced environment and be a team player. Highly motivated, professional, reliable and skilled cooks are often promoted to management roles. 50 hour work weeks at $15-18/hr (time and a half for 10 hours)

Responsibilities:

  • Prepare all food tickets accurately and timely
  • Restock kitchen for subsequent shift
  • Ensure that the food prep area and kitchen are cleaned and sanitized at the end of your shift
  • Preparing high-quality meals and food items according to recipe
  • Ensuring that food portions and food presentation meet company standards
  • Ensuring that cooking utensils are clean before each use
  • Cleaning and sterilizing food preparation areas
  • Assisting other cooks to ensure that food orders are completed in a timely manner.
  • Efficiently resolving problems with customers’ orders
  • Ensuring that food health and safety regulations are followed

Required Experience:

  • Open Availability; evenings, weekends and holidays
  • Communicate clearly and professionally
  • 2+ years culinary experience preferred
  • Ability to stand for long periods of time.
  • Multi-tasking and organizational skills

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


RESTAURANT MANAGER / UPSCALE CASUAL - $45,000 - $65,000 (METRO DETROIT, MI AREA)

Birmingham, Royal Oak, Ann Arbor and Downtown Detroit opportunities for full service, upscale, casual dining restaurants.  These are very successful concepts, with culinary operations directed by talented Chefs.  Must enjoy guest interaction and being in the media spotlight.


Ideal candidates will have:

  • Hospitality Degree
  • 2-5 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
  • ServSafe certification
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Any additional certifications are a plus (e.g. Sommelier, Cicerone, BarSmarts, etc.)

Benefits:

  • An excellent base salary ($45,000 - $65,000 depending on experience),
  • Performance bonuses
  • Outstanding health benefits
  • Paid vacation

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


DINING ROOM MANAGER - FINE DINING

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. Those with a Level 1 Sommelier certification are preferred, but candidates without will still be considered. Must be highly skilled in managing a very busy floor, and have proven success at leading a team of veteran restaurant professionals. 

Requirements:

  • Hospitality Degree / Bachelor's Degree preferred
  • 3-5 years of high-volume restaurant manager / bar manager / dining room manager experience
  • Level 1 Sommelier preferred
  • Good craft beer and craft cocktail knowledge

Benefits:

  • An excellent base salary ($45-$60K depending on experience),
  • Health benefits
  • Paid vacation
  • Lots of room for advancement!

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


FOOD AND BEVERAGE MANAGER

Exciting Detroit Entertainment Venue

$55,000 Salary - Excellent Benefits

In search of a charismatic, knowledgeable and fast paced hospitality manager to join one of Detroit’s most popular entertainment/hotel complex’s. Applicants should possess exceptional customer service skills, be a great trainer, have strong floor management skills and experience managing high volume locations.

Requirements:

  • Experience in managing a large team in a hospitality setting
  • Knowledge in schedule writing, hiring, and training
  • Experience in inventory management and loss prevention
  • An upbeat and captivating, hands-on approach
  • Late nights and weekends are required

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


RESTAURANT GENERAL MANAGER - UPSCALE CASUAL

Exceptional new opening for an experienced restaurant General Manager. Our client, a full-service multi-unit restaurant group in Metro Detroit, is expanding and needs a highly talented General Manager.

The General Manager will be responsible for the day-to-day operations of a very high-volume, full-service, polished-casual restaurant that offers a completely from-scratch menu and exceptional service. To be considered, candidates must have:

-5 years Restaurant General Manager experience in a high-volume restaurant

-Bar/alcohol management experience

-New restaurant opening experience

-Experience in P&L management

-Exceptional customer service / training skills

-Excellent service recovery skills

-A "think like the owner" mentality

-Flexibility to work peak volume days & evenings

Exceptional compensation package ($70-$75K base + bonus) , Health Benefits, 401K + Match 

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


GENERAL MANAGER - CATERING VENUE - BIRMINGHAM/TROY, MI AREA

Beautiful catering facility is seeking a dynamic General Manager to oversee all aspects of the operation including sales and marketing.  The site hosts weddings, corporate and social events.  The GM will have the unique opportunity to spearhead changes to all departments along with upgrades to the establishment.  We are looking for a hospitality professional who has the ability to direct the transformation and take the operation to the next level.  The ideal candidate has previous experience in an upscale catering department of a hotel, resort, or catering and conference facility.  Hospitality degree preferred plus strong P&L and computer skills (use Caterease now). Excellent six figure comp package plus benefits.

Prefer candidates with ties to Michigan.

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

RESTAURANT GENERAL MANAGER - FINE DINING, DETROIT, MI

Have you been waiting for a spectacular career opportunity to return to Detroit, America’s comeback city?

Harper Associates has been retained by a prominent fine dining restaurant in Detroit to identify an outstanding General Manager. With a long standing reputation for creative cuisine and outstanding service, this position requires a dynamic candidate with both a corporate and independent restaurant management background to be a change agent with new ideas to promote further growth for the business. We are seeking a hospitality professional with upscale restaurant experience ($3-5+M sales) including wine and catering expertise. Strong leadership skills are required to direct a seasoned staff including a talented chef. This is a high profile role with media exposure in a city with tremendous excitement and growth potential.

Our client would welcome a successful, out of state General Manager with a hospitality degree who would like to return to their roots and participate in Detroit’s revival.

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


BEVERAGE AND WINE MANAGER - UPSCALE RESTAURANT

In search of top-talent for an upcoming, trendy metro-Detroit restaurant. If you’re looking to elevate your hospitality career, have a proven success record in a fine-dining setting, and are passionate about exceptional service, food, wine, and environment, this may be the right opportunity for you!

Requirements:

  • A minimum of three years in an upscale beverage management roll
  • Level 1 or 2 Sommelier certification
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills
  • Incomparable customer service standards

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

RESTAURANT DINING ROOM MANAGER - UPSCALE RESTAURANT

Downtown Detroit - $50,000-$60,000

Currently seeking fine dining restaurant managers that possess exceptional customer service skills to help grow our Detroit restaurant. We are looking for experienced hospitality leaders to innovate, motivate and direct fast paced, upscale restaurant.

Experience Requirements:

  • 3+ years of restaurant management (upscale/fine dining)
  • Proven leadership abilities
  • Ordering and inventory
  • Hiring and training
  • Strong wine, craft cocktails and food knowledge
  • Exceptional customer service skills

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


RESTAURANT MANAGERS / DINING ROOM MANAGERS

Currently seeking multiple casual dining restaurant managers that possess exceptional customer service skills to help grow local restaurants. We are looking for several experienced hospitality leaders to innovate, motivate and direct fast paced, casual and upscale restaurants throughout the Metro Detroit area. Steakhouse, Italian Bistro, Pizzeria, BBQ, farm-to-table concepts, family-owned and chain restaurant opportunities available. 

Experience Requirements: 

  • 3+ years of restaurant management (fast/casual, full service, or upscale)
  • Proven leadership abilities
  • Ordering and inventory
  • Hiring and training

$40,000-$60,000 salary plus benefits. 

Detroit, Grosse Pointe, Birmingham, Novi, Auburn Hills, Sterling Heights, Ann Arbor, Farmington Hills

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

RESTAURANT GENERAL MANAGER - $65,000 - $80,000

Birmingham, Royal Oak, and Downtown opportunities for full service, upscale , casual dining restaurants.  These are very successful concepts, with culinary operations directed by talented Chefs. Must enjoy guest interaction and being in the media spotlight.

Ideal candidates will have:


  • Hospitality Degree
  • 5-7 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
  • ServSafe certification
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Any additional certifications are a plus (e.g. Sommelier, Cicerone, BarSmarts, etc.)

Benefits:


  • An excellent base salary ($65-80,000 depending on experience),
  • Performance bonuses
  • Outstanding health benefits
  • Paid vacation

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

KITCHEN MANAGER/CHEF

 $45,000-$50,000 - Excellent work environment

 This local Artisan Pizzeria/ Café/ Restaurant is looking for a kitchen manager / chef to manage their fast-paced kitchen of young and motivated culinary staff. The ideal candidate will be a hands-on, experienced leader, who enjoys working in an upbeat environment.  

Requirements:

  •  3 years as a kitchen manager or sous chef
  •  Professional culinary training or equivalent experience in a scratch kitchen
  •  Hiring and Scheduling experience
  •  Purchasing and inventory knowledge

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

HOSPITALITY GRADUATES - CASUAL DINING RESTAURANT MANAGERS $40-55,000

 We are searching for several corporate trained restaurant managers who are looking to open a new restaurant with great food (scratch kitchen), edgy decor, and fun atmosphere. Must also have a solid liquor and wine background.

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

 


Harper Associates

31000 Northwestern Hwy,

Suite 240,

Farmington Hills, MI 48334

Phone. 248-932-1170

Fax. 888-737-8525

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