Executive Chef - Private Club

Barrington, RI 02806

Posted: 04/16/2019 Job Category: Hospitality Division (Country Clubs) Job ID: EK30RCCEC Salary: $80,000 - $90,000 +10K Bonus

We is seeking an Executive Chef (EC) for a private country club with relevant experience in a leadership culinary role, preferably in a private club environment.   The ideal candidate will be proficient in delivering an array of dining experiences (a la carte, buffet, catered) with a passion for creative food utilizing the freshest local ingredients. The club operates 7 days a week in the summer season and has a vibrant special events/banquet calendar. This individual will also work closely with and support our Clubhouse Manager and the Front-of-House staff in the delivery of outstanding culinary experiences for members and guests. This position reports directly to the Clubhouse Manager.

The Club’s waterfront location is seeking to compete among the many Rhode Island fine dining restaurants and would like to find a culinary professional who will pursue the same goal in the Club’s food outlets. The EC should be an individual who can lead, manage, and motivate the kitchen staff to achieve the objectives set by the Clubhouse Manager and the Club’s Board of Governors. He or she will establish kitchen policies and procedures, communicate these policies, and ensure that the policies are adhered to throughout the Club. The ideal EC will have a professional history which shows their attention to detail, reflects the highest standards of sanitation and safety, and highlights their ability to inspire their staff to approach these standards with the same level of focus. The EC will hold themselves accountable for achieving strategic goals, objectives and results. The EC ensures that the team creates and updates menus often, incorporating daily features, and will cater to members’ dietary restrictions and desires (ie. vegetarian, gluten free, etc.). The EC should have a proven track record of budgeting and controlling food and labor costs and should be adept at creating and managing multiple budgets.  They will also be responsible for food purchase specifications to control food quality and costs, and will work as a strategic and operational partner with the management team to develop information sharing, good communication, superior internal and external customer relationships and high-performance teamwork to achieve team objectives. The EC should demonstrate proper business ethics and personal integrity. Finally, the EC and their team will ultimately be responsible for planning and providing quality and healthy meals for club employees, as well members.

This is the standard we live up to, and all of our efforts are driven to achieve it. From the condition of our courses and how we respond to a member request, to the smallest detail associated with the clubhouse experience, everything we do is underscored by our pursuit of excellence. We will surround ourselves with people who share this passion for greatness, and will hold each other accountable for delivering excellence each day.

CLUB by the numbers:
• $1.5M annual F&B revenue

  • 55% a la carte vs. 46% banquet business
  • 11 kitchen employee’s height of season
  • 3 kitchens – Main Clubhouse, Pool Snack Bar, 10th Tee
  • 5-6 weddings a year
  • 17,500 rounds of golf per year


Salary is open and commensurate with qualifications and experience. We offer a health, dental and life insurance benefit package, simple IRA, vacation, sick & personal days and an incentive compensation bonus plan.

Evan Kaplan, CPC
Franchise Partner | Hospitality Division

I am Gecko Hospitality’s Partner for the New England market (CT, ME, MA, NH, RI & VT) within the Hospitality Division and I specialize in permanent placement recruiting for hotels, resorts, country clubs and casinos.  I joined Gecko Hospitality after a successful 20-year career in food & beverage executive level operations within various Four Diamond AAA resort hotels, Five-Star Platinum country clubs and nationally acclaimed restaurants.  An extensive hospitality operational background paired with an award-winning recruiting experience adds significant value for our clients and candidates.   

I am THE expert in multiple full-service hospitality recruiting segments and specialize in partnering with hotels, resorts and country clubs.  I seek to create a strategic partnership with clients and a personalized relationship with candidates throughout the search process; resulting in the “right” fit for both parties. 

I apply a grounded and balanced approach to recruiting, paired with an analytical method specific to our client’s needs. I take pleasure in matching what’s important to our clients, with what’s important to our candidates – to find the perfect match!

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