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Executive Chef - Trendy Restaurant, Approachable/Upscale Dining - Philly, PA $80-85K+

Philadelphia, PA 19019

Posted: 06/19/2024 Country: US Job ID: 1757560 Salary: 75k/year - 85k/year State/Province: PA

Job Description

Executive Chef

Approachable, Upscale Dining

Trendy, Popular Restaurant – Award-Winning, Featured in Several Publications

$80-100K DOE

Philadelphia, PA

Are you a passionate and experienced chef with a knack for creating approachable dishes? Do you thrive in a fast-paced, multi-location environment where no two days are the same? If so, we have an exciting opportunity for you! Our restaurant group has been featured in prestigious publications such as the New York Times and Philadelphia Magazine every year since 2018. We pride ourselves on providing our guests with a memorable dining experience, and we are looking for an Executive Chef who shares the same commitment to excellence. If this sounds like the Executive Chef position you are looking for, then apply today for our location in in Philadelphia, PA.


Title of Position: Executive Chef

Job Description: The Executive Chef will lead and direct all menu changes and updates, will be actively involved in hiring and training of BOH staff and will train and develop all BOH staff and managers. The person in this position must have the ability to lead and direct the staff in attaining expected food and supply costs and will be responsible for all repairs and maintenance for all BOH operations. This person must be an effective delegator, must be able to take responsibility of all administrative functions and ensure compliance in the kitchen standards of operations. Executive Chef must be well rounded, can work with people at all levels and be articulate as the position has reporting responsibilities to several people.



  • Industry Competitive Salary
  • Medical and Dental Insurance
  • Paid Vacation
  • Bonus Potential
  • 5 day work week, two consecutive days off
  • Great Company Culture – Neighborhood and Community Focus



  • The Executive Chef must be extremely guest oriented with the highest degree of honesty and integrity
  • A passion for mentoring and developing others is a must for the Executive Chef
  • Ability to manage a team and maintain a positive work culture
  • Strong understanding of food costing, inventory management, and budgeting
  • Prior experience in community involvement and building relationships with local vendors is preferred.


Apply Now - Executive Chef located in Philadelphia, PA

If you would like to be considered for this position, email your resume to matt@geckohospitality.com


Meet Your Recruiter

Matt Bodnar

Matt Bodnar began his career by quickly identifying himself has an up-and-coming Hospitality Operations Leader. From 2013 to 2018, he managed small and large-scale events on Yachts in New York Harbor, oversaw Concession-style service in a sports arena, and managed Food & Beverage at an upscale, boutique hotel in Manhattan, before moving to Philadelphia and entrenching himself in the Philly food scene. He switched gears into Talent Acquisition and recruiting, utilizing his operational experience to connect with and identify top talent in the industry. He is thrilled to be joining the Gecko Hospitality team, supporting the Restaurant Division in Eastern PA/DE.

Matt describes himself as a "Food Guy". He loves to cook, eat, garden, watch Food Network and connect with professionals in the business. Other hobbies include playing golf and basketball, hiking/camping/just about anything outside, snowboarding, listening to music and spending time with friends and family (hopefully soon). He is extremely service and relationship-oriented, and strives to anticipate client needs and guide a seamless partnership through placement after placement.

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