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Executive Chef

Patrice & Associates - Roberto Sempe Hackensack, NJ
  • Expired: 7 days ago. Applications are no longer accepted.


Reports to: General Manager Job Summary:

Responsible for creating and maintaining all menus and recipes used in the restaurant, and for the preparation, presentation, and service of these menu items. Also hires, disciplines and develops all kitchen staff.

Qualification Standards:

Prefer upscale/fine dining experience

Must have minimum $6 Million Annual Revenue Exp

Prefer a minimum of 5 years chef experience in a full-service restaurant or the equivalent

Must be willing and able to:

  • Meet personal schedule requirements punctually
  • Project a courteous, confident and flexible attitude
  • Get along with co-workers, Teammates and guests
  • Provide a clean, well-manicured persona that reflects the established image of the restaurant
  • Stand and/or walk for an entire shift
  • Safely transport items throughout all areas of the restaurant on a slick and uneven surface and stairs where applicable
  • Safely move about in all areas of the restaurant
  • Accept constructive criticism
  • Work a variable and flexible schedule which may include nights, weekends and holidays

Essential Functions:

  • Ultimate responsibility for Back of House payroll
  • Scheduling of chef management, line cooks and prep cooks
  • Ultimate responsibility to maintaining food cost controls
  • Managing and development of Executive Sous Chef, Sous Chefs, coordinators and cooks
  • Schedule, conduct and document management and Teammate reviews according to standing operating procedure
  • Practice, train, monitor and maintain sanitation standards, including state and local health guidelines
  • Interview, hire, develop, train and manage all prep cooks, line cooks, coordinators and back of house trainers.
  • Perform a daily “walk through” inventory to determine daily production and prioritize product utilization
  • Assign production duties to all kitchen staff
  • Identify and communicate inventory and equipment needs to ordering manager
  • Perform a lunch and dinner line check to ensure quality of all items
  • Track high cost items according to standing operating procedure
  • Determine weekly lunch and dinner specials.
  • Assign Teammate meals according to standing operating procedure
  • Assign food items for VIP appetizers and pass outs
  • Meet daily with sous chefs to coordinate and ensure production standards
  • Write agenda / Conduct shift cook meetings
  • Perform all responsibilities of each position in kitchen: sous chef, coordinator, pastry chef, saucier, line cook, prep cook, and steward functions.
  • Properly use, handle, clean, breakdown, and maintain all kitchen equipment
  • Maintain food quality standards including consistency and presentation
  • Coordinate proper food storage according to standing operating procedure
  • Communicate repair and maintenance needs to management
  • Uphold applicable policies and requirements of employment laws
  • Organize and conduct a weekly meeting with sous chefs
  • Follow termination procedures
  • Identify, address and document individual Teammate discipline problems according to standing operating procedure
  • Develop strategies to control food costs

Patrice & Associates - Roberto Sempe

Why Work Here?

We are part of the largest Hospitality Recruiting Network in North America. From Entry-Level Managers to General Managers or Chefs at all levels to Multi-Unit Managers, Corporate Staff and the C-Suite, we MATCH the right Leaders with the right Companies - NATIONWIDE!! We represent most major restaurant chains, as well as single-unit operations and the most exciting emerging brands poised to grow explosively -- casual and fine dining, fast-casual and fast food/ QSR, themed dining clubs, family-style and buffet, airport/ mall/ travel plaza operations, corporate and boutique hotels, resorts, casinos, and supermarket/ grocers -- the biggest and best look to us. TOP 5 Advantages YOU get working with Patrice & Associates - 1. We know openings that are not on job boards (the best usually aren't) 2. We get qualified candidates directly to the decision makers (jump the line) 3. We work for YOU for FREE as a Career Coach to find YOU the perfect career! 4. We work confidentially, protecting your job while we look for new opportunities 5. You get to be part of our secure database for future exclusive opportunities EOE - Equal Opportunity Employer


Hackensack, NJ