Corporate Chef / Culinary Director - Cantonese - Relocate to Los Angeles
740 N Fairfax Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90046 Philadelphia, PA 19102 US
Corporate Chef / Culinary Director
Growing Restaurant Group - Cantonese Cuisine background preferred!
For nearly 40 years, our restaurant has been providing authentic flavors in a casual setting. Over the years, we have also become well-known for acoustic shows at night. We’re passionate about our food, and ways we can incorporate different influences into Chinese favorites. With new, vibrant ownership leading the way, the future has never looked brighter! To take our restaurant to the next level, we are searching for a Corporate Chef / Culinary Director who can modernize our kitchen and implement systems to further improve our location.
Position: Corporate Chef / Culinary Director
Job Description: Our Corporate Chef / Culinary Director will oversee all Back of the House Operations at our restaurants. The individual in this Corporate Chef / Culinary Director role should have a strong background with specs, procedures, and system implementation as this person will e responsible for implementing systems into our Back of the House. This Corporate Chef / Culinary Director candidate should have experience growing a concept and be able to lead our Back of the House teams through a growth period. This person will have a chance to make strategic menu improvements over time. The Corporate Chef / Culinary Director will ensure all food standards are upheld and proper recipe and plate presentation is 100%. This person will oversee the costing of recipes, development of flavor profiles, and execution of Manager training. He/she will make sure our restaurants are in compliance with local, state, and federal health safety laws. The Corporate Chef / Culinary Director will act as the expert for all culinary services and make recommendations for enhancing our culinary strategy. As a key member of a rapidly expanding restaurant group, the Corporate Chef / Culinary Director must be able to engage with all levels, inspire teams, and promote results.
- Minimum of 5-7 years of current Multi Unit Chef, Regional Kitchen Manager or Corporate Restaurant Chef experience
- Must have strong Chinese cooking experience to be considered for this role
- Bi-Lingual in Cantonese or Chinese is strongly preferred
- Outstanding culinary knowledge and ability to teach skills to subordinates
- Strong track record of developing, implementing, and maintaining recipes and food consistency
- Thorough knowledge of Food and Beverage costs, labor costs, and product cost management
- Ability to provide leadership and training for our Back of the House Managers
- Excellent work ethic and drive to succeed
- Background in developing cost conscious recipes and menus
- Culinary Degree a plus
Apply Today - Corporate Chef / Culinary Director in Los Angeles, California!
- Candidates must be able to relocate to Los Angeles to be considered for this position.
Marty Tarabar , CPC
Marty Tarabar is a Gecko Hospitality Franchise Partner for 7 states. After 12 plus years of experience as a partner with Gecko Hospitality, Marty has really honed his skills to find the best possible position for each of the great candidates he works with. He has brought on, trained and developed a strong team of recruiters to support his franchise territories.
Marty started in the business very young and from the ground up. Dishwashing at the local diner was his way of financing his many travels. As a Boy Scout, Marty traveled to Japan, Israel and across the United States twice before the age of 17. Since then Marty has worked for Bennigan's, The Office and Charlie Brown's, TGI Friday's and Applebee's as a General Manager, Training General Manager and a District Manager. Marty also worked as a Food Service Manager for Genuardi Family Markets, a division of Safeway and was a guest speaker at the National Home Meal Replacement Seminar.
After many years on the road, Marty and his wife, Jill, settled in beautiful Bucks County, Pennsylvania, where they are enjoying the life of empty nesters. Their son, Jacob, works for Marty and handles the states of Arkansas and Delaware. Daughter, Dayna, has joined as a recruiter assistant for Colorado.
Now that he has made his final career change Marty has much more time to devote to his many activities with synagogue and choir. He is a lifetime Red Cross Blood Donor (over 60 pints donated so far) and regularly volunteers his cooking skills for charitable events.