Corporate Chef / Culinary Director - Cantonese
Seattle, WA 98101 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
This role is based in Los Angeles, California, and requires the candidate hired to move there. [Relocation package offered]
Erik Kalstad, CPC
Executive Recruiter | Restaurant Division
Erik Kalstad recruits for our Oregon, Washington, and Alaska offices of Gecko Hospitality. Erik is a Certified Personnel Consultant (CPC) and a member of the National Association of Personnel Services (NAPS). Gecko Hospitality Rookie of the Year – 2016.
Erik graduated from Ball State University, and has worked for UPS, Gigi’s Cupcakes, and L&M Gardens. Erik, and his wife have two children. Erik has a love for the hospitality, and craft brewing industries. Erik's diverse background and life experiences will benefit both his candidates and clients. Erik has a genuine passion for helping others and advancing their careers. Please call or e-mail Erik today, and see how he can find you the perfect job, or the perfect candidate.