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Executive Chef @ Newark Airport

OTG Management Newark, NJ
  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.


Join OTG as Executive Chef now and drive a new type of hospitality experience at our George Bush Intercontinental Airport location. Discover career opportunities in a unique hospitality environment with some of the industry's best compensation and benefits, including PTO, Healthcare and a competitive 401k match.


OTG has revolutionized the hospitality industry by pushing the boundaries of excellence. With more than 300 in-terminal dining and retail locations across 10 airports, OTG and its 5,000+ Crewmembers serve millions of travelers each year.


By joining our team, you’ll discover endless opportunities to explore, learn and realize your greatest potential in some of the most exciting hospitality environments around. And because our people drive our experiences, we offer some of the best compensation and benefits in the industry.

We transform airport experiences. You drive it.

Position Summary:

The OTG Executive Chef will be a strategic, innovative leader who will create menus and standards leading to exemplary dining experiences across all dining establishments. While reporting to the Vice President of Restaurant Operations, the Executive Chef will lead and train local culinary teams to provide an exceptional dining experience in all restaurant locations through a variety of innovative systems. Key collaboration with our ever-growing set of world class chef partners gives the Executive Chef an opportunity to work with the best in the business in each local marketplace.


  • Develop a culinary plan with short-term and long-term goals that ensure quality satisfaction

  • Enhance food quality levels by establishing standards while collaborating on diverse menus to satisfy specific regional preferences

  • Provide culinary, service, and operational support to site level culinary and service teams

  • Ensure training material and processes enable the delivery of exceptional cuisine

  • Address quality and/or service gaps to develop continuous improvement across the organization

  • Develop and execute enterprise wide programs to enrich the overall dining experience

  • Research, test, and introduce new/improved products

  • Establish menus and products that are in line with food cost projections, operational feasibility, quality standards, and guest satisfaction

  • Cultivate and maintain effective partnerships with site level management to execute the culinary and service strategic plan

  • Liaise with supply chain management to identify key potential supplier relationships

  • Uphold and promote the organization's values, philosophy, ethic, integrity, and code of conduct

  • Collaborate and develop food service equipment plans considering concept and budgetary goals

  • Complete all other tasks assigned

Qualifications and Requirements:

  • Degree from an accredited culinary institution

  • Minimum 5 years of experience as the top Executive Chef within a $200MM plus organization

  • National, Unionized, Multi-Unit experience

  • Sound knowledge of FDA and/or major US metropolitan city health code adherence

  • Ability to anticipate problems and create innovative solutions

  • Highly developed culinary expertise and principles including a variety of ethnic/regional cuisines

  • Solid leadership experience in both world-class full-service restaurant environments, plus high quality fresh food quick service restaurant environments

  • Demonstrate expertise in food costing, menu planning, inventory management and procurement

  • Guest driven with a focus on quality, service, and overall dining experience

  • Ability to manage multiple projects under tight deadlines

  • Ability to communicate in both written and verbal form with conviction, professionalism, and credibility while adapting the message for each audience.

  • Computer proficiency with Microsoft Office applications

  • Must be willing to travel as job requirements dictate (approximately 60% travel)

  • Ability to successfully pass company drug tests and all background checks necessary, including those relating to obtaining airport badges in each location

  • Strong personal work ethic; honest and straightforward; maintains the highest personal and professional ethics; willing to stand for and do what is right

  • Above average intelligence, business judgment, and common sense; a history of solid suggestions and decisions; sought out by others for advice and counsel

  • Ability to be forceful, yet diplomatic; ability to gain the trust of other parties; demonstrated leadership; appropriately assertive and direct

  • Work style that is collaborative and supportive of both home office and management

  • Ability to relate well to people within and outside of the organization; a work style that develops rapport, listens, builds constructive and effective relationships, uses diplomacy and tact

  • Style that commands immediate credibility by being not only knowledgeable in technical subject matter, but also by treating people with dignity and respect

  • Self-motivated and committed to achieving quality results

  • Must be able to work varied hours/days, nights, weekends, holidays, and during inclement weather conditions

OTG Management LLC is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.

OTG Management

Why Work Here?

Full time and Part time openings! Great benefits and room for growth!

OTG is a hospitality group that is transforming the airport travel experience for millions of travelers every year. OTG combines world-class hospitality and award-winning cuisine with innovative design and state-of-the-art technology. OTG’s restaurant concepts are complemented by the company’s tablet experience, which was the first of its kind in the industry. Since 1996, OTG has been redefining the guest experience in airports, transforming the way passengers interact with the terminal. The company is currently one of the leading airport food and beverage operators in North America with more than 350 restaurants and retail locations across 10 airports. For more information, visit or follow OTG on Instagram or Twitter at


Newark, NJ