Executive Chef - Fantastic Italian Food

Omaha, NE 68114

Posted: 09/12/2019 Country: US State/Province: NE Job ID: KL338740912 Salary: 60000

Executive Chef
Upscale Casual - Pressing Need

Omaha, NE

It takes the right ingredients to create a great meal. With us, it’s two: our food and our people. Our restaurants feature an array of freshly made, diverse entrées from both land and sea. We also feature numerous wines and spirits to complete your dining experience. Our staff has been the pillars to keep us successful. Without talented leaders (many of whom have worked their way up the ranks), we wouldn’t be recognized as one of the best upscale casual dining restaurants in the country! Whether it’s a business lunch or an anniversary outing, we’re the perfect restaurant to celebrate at.

Title of Position - Executive Chef
Job Description:
  Every one of our restaurants has an Executive Chef, who contributes to their menu's unique and imaginative appeal by creating dishes tailored to regional tastes and their own talents. Each Executive Chef strives to reflect our commitment to culinary excellence by showcasing a vast selection of only the freshest quality seafood. Our commitment to local freshness is apparent in the seasonally inspired dishes and regionally inspired preparations offered. Other Executive Chef duties will include but not be limited to: recruiting, training, mentoring and maintaining the highest quality culinary team available. The right candidate will know how to drive profits through cost analysis and have a strong understanding of P&L.

Qualifications:

  • Minimum of 3-4 years current experience as an Executive Chef in a high volume (over $3m per year in sales) Upscale Casual concept
  • A stable work history - no more than two Executive Chef jobs in the previous five years
  • Ability to maintain high levels of food quality, consistency, and hygiene
  • Strong leadership, communication, and organizational skills
  • Hands-on experience hiring, training, and developing hourly employees
  • Excellent work ethic and drive to succeed
  • Executive Chef must be proficient with financials (P&L's, inventory, food/labor cost, etc.)


Apply Now - Executive Chef located in Omaha, NE!

Salary Range $60-65k


Tara Gates, CPC
Executive Recruiter | Restaurant Division

Tara Gates joined the Gecko Hospitality team as a Restaurant Recruiter in 2014.  As a Recruiter, Tara has been very successful in connecting top talent candidates with successful corporate restaurants. She has mastered the craft of engaging candidates on a personal level, coordinating interviews with the clients, as well as determining the hiring needs and fulfilling the position with candidates that excel expectations set forth by the client. She attributes this to her 20+ years of experience managing different types of restaurant settings from privately owned upscale facilities, banquet, to casual corporate environments.

In addition to being a Recruiter, Tara is an adventurous risk taker and thrill seeker and has a passion for living on the edge. She enjoys four wheeling, rock climbing, white water rafting and traveling. Tara attended Penn State University and was an All Star Track and Cross Country runner.

 

Candidate Testimonials

 

Ben Boyd

Posted 

Had a great experience with gecko! My rep, Tara Gates, took all the stress out of the job searching experience. She took care of setting up my interviews and provided great feedback at each stage of the interview process so I could present myself as a strong and knowledgeable candidate. I really felt like she was in my corner for anything I needed during my job search. If you’re looking for that next big promotion, gecko can definitely make it happen!

 

Ron Pullen

Posted 

You are a great “people picker” and talent developer! Tara is terrific and reps you well.   I am on to the next phase of interviews!  I truly feel I am a good pick for JGilberts. Tara’s attitude is contagious and she motivates me, but keeps me grounded. Thank you!

 5.0 out of 5 stars
 

Kathy H - May 5, 2019

Very impressed. Tara Gates guided me through the process and gave me extremely beneficial information in order to be successful. She was attentive and professional. She was a positive and friendly person that represented your company perfectly. Thank you Gecko and Tara Gates for helping find and obtain a dream employment opportunity. 

 

 5.0 out of 5 stars
 

Jodi V - March 13, 2019

Tara has been so fantastic!

 

 5.0 out of 5 stars
 

Carver P - August 17, 2018

I was surprised. Tara made me her number 1 priority and set up multiple interviews that were good fits with everything I was looking for in a job. She reached out multiple times to check up on me and gave me warm congratulations I After I landed the job that I had wanted from the start. Tara did an excellent job from beginning to end!

 

 5.0 out of 5 stars
 

Cindy V - December 16, 2018

I am very grateful to have the opportunity to work with Tara. She was always pleasant and willing to help me. She also sent me valuable information on interview tips and coached me at all times! I will use Tara in the future if I am looking for a job

 

 5.0 out of 5 stars
 

Melinda H - December 16, 2018

It was a great experience. Tara was so helpful. She coached me along the entire process and was also like my cheerleader :)

 

 5.0 out of 5 stars
 

Jeff C - November 15, 2018

Both Tara, and Kirsty do a great job finding me qualified people in a tough employment market. Jeff Cox

 

 5.0 out of 5 stars
 

Shannon H - October 26, 2018

I thought Tara Gates was a wonderful person to work with. She was so knowledgeable and a kind soul.

 

 

 5.0 out of 5 stars
 

April W - April 6, 2019

Tara was very professional. She helped me find a good fit

 

 

 

 

 

 

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