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Elevate Your Career: Seeking Visionary Executive Chef

Charlotte, NC 28203

Posted: 06/10/2024 Country: US Job ID: 1829 Salary: 75,000 to 80,000 State/Province: NC

Job Description

Elevate Your Career: Seeking Visionary Executive Chef

Location: Charlotte, NC

Salary: Up to $80,000, depending upon experience


Are you ready to take your culinary career to new heights? Join our team in Charlotte, NC, as an Executive Chef and transform the local dining scene. We are seeking a confident and experienced Executive Chef with a passion for food and community engagement.

Why Join Us?


We believe that by taking care of our employees, they, in turn, will provide exceptional service to our guests. Here, you will find:

  • Competitive Compensation: Base salary up to $80,000, performance-based bonuses paid quarterly, and PTO after 90 days.
  • Comprehensive Benefits: Medical, dental, vision, telemedicine, life insurance, STD, LTD, and a Life Assistance Program.
  • Financial Security: A 401K with a 50% match on your first 6% investment, options for Roth contributions, and both.
  • Educational Opportunities: Zero-interest hospitality school loan program to attend college classes in the hospitality industry.
  • Employee Perks: Cost-free savings program for electronics, appliances, apparel, fitness memberships, gift cards, groceries, hotels, and more.
  • Family Support: Maternity/Paternity Leave with 4 weeks of PTO.

Your Role:


As the Executive Chef, you will be responsible for procuring the highest quality products to create unforgettable dishes that surprise and delight our guests at every bite. You will lead by example, encouraging staff development while promoting a positive experience for both staff and guests. Key responsibilities include:

  • Culinary Leadership: Overseeing and managing food and service quality, creating consistent and high standards across all operational procedures.
  • Community Engagement: Engaging with the local community and showcasing your passion for food.
  • Strategic Planning: Proactively creating and executing strategic business objectives across recruitment, finance, legal, and restaurant operations (FOH/BOH).
  • Financial Acumen: Proficiency in forecasting financial trends to control labor, food, and beverage costs.


  • 6+ years of experience managing the line in high-volume, upscale, and food-focused environments.
  • Strong passion for food and engaging with the local community.
  • Ability to lead and encourage staff development while promoting a positive experience for staff and guests to achieve P&L goals.
  • Extensive experience in overseeing and managing food and service quality.
  • Knowledgeable in assessing and implementing service standards with consistency across operational procedures.
  • Proactive in creating and carrying out strategic business objectives across recruitment, finance, legal, and restaurant operations 

Work Schedule:

Your schedule may vary (days, nights, weekends, holidays) based on seasonality, covers, and hours of operation. 

If you have excellent organizational, communication, and problem-solving skills and are looking for an opportunity to work in a collaborative, fun team environment where everyone is treated with respect and kindness, we welcome you to apply for this position.

Ready to make your mark in the culinary world? Apply today by sending your resume to kimber@geckohospitality.com
Become the visionary Executive Chef who will elevate our dining experience to new heights.

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