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Executive Chef

Executive Chef job overview

An executive chef is the leader of a restaurant kitchen and manages kitchen staff, creates new menu items, and ensures all dishes are prepared properly and consistently. They must be innovative in menu planning and ingredient use. The executive chef needs to ensure the restaurant remains profitable by controlling food costs, budgeting, and monitoring kitchen staffing levels. They lead by example and need excellent communication and interpersonal skills to motivate their kitchen personnel to perform at a high level. This role requires 7-8 years of culinary experience and some employers prefer a professional education in culinary arts.

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Executive Chef job summary

Our popular restaurant is looking for a forward-thinking and talented executive chef to give our guests a great dining experience. We require an effective supervisor who can produce innovative menus and recipes, oversee all food leaving the kitchen, and guarantee health and safety regulations are met. Our ideal candidate is an inventive culinary leader who can recruit and develop great personnel to provide guests with a top-notch dining experience. You must have experience as an executive chef or extensive experience as a sous chef. Apply today if you are ready to bring your creative culinary expertise to our exciting restaurant!


Ashburn, VA
Executive Chef responsibilities
  • Make decisions for daily culinary operations, including exceeding guest expectations and increasing revenue and profit
  • Create new and unique menu items and specials using various ingredients in an innovative way
  • Coordinate all kitchen food preparation, including processes, portioning, garnishing, and ensure that all meals and dishes are presented elegantly
  • Set and monitor performance criteria for team members, as well as provide advice and direction to support and maintain an efficient kitchen
  • Establish a collaborative environment for kitchen workers by educating recruits and hiring personnel that fit the corporate culture
  • Control department costs that are under your management, such as food, supplies, uniforms, and equipment, and work with vendors to get the best products at a cost-effective price
Executive Chef qualifications
  • Educational requirements include a high school diploma or equivalent GED certificate
  • At least 7-8 years of culinary experience
  • Outstanding management abilities, as well as experience leading, inspiring, and building a team
  • Must be able to meet all safety and sanitation requirements of kitchen equipment and food storage
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills for interacting with guests and other team members
Executive Chef compensation

$64,346 (National Average)

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