Updated on September 26, 2023



5 day week- Great Work/Life balance

Our client is a very popular, established specialty full service restaurant in downtown Detroit. Present sales volume over $5M+. They are expanding have requested our assistance in the search. Prefer candidate who has worked for successful full service restaurant organizations (2+ years) that offered corporate restaurant training programs. Must enjoy customer interaction, touching tables, staff training, and being involved in local community events. Excellent benefit package, $75-80,000+ salary plus bonus

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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 bread, pastries, and pizza. Our client is growing quickly and is looking for someone who can help the business grow to new heights. Must have a complete understanding of scratch-made dessert recipes and processes as well as bread starters and fermentation.

Required Experience:

  • Preparing a variety of patisserie, artisan bread, 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 bread 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 the 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 a 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 is a great medical benefits 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 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 with the leadership team
      • Develop floor plans, conduct pre-shifts, communicate to chefs/staff about operational details
      • Oversee restaurant administrative duties
      • Create a work environment that promotes teamwork, mutual respect, and employee satisfaction.
      • Conduct menu engineering, and sales analysis regularly 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 operations for the upper management team to review
      • Assist and perform duties assigned by the Executive Chef and Director of 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 an 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 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 an Assistant General Manager or Front 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 the 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 of 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, and lunches brought in several times per week! 

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Phone: 248-932-1170

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