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Executive Chef- Salary up to $80,000- Upscale

Charlotte, NC 28203

Posted: 06/06/2024 Country: US Job ID: 1874 Salary: 75,000 State/Province: NC

Job Description

Innovate, Inspire, and Create as Our Executive Chef


Are you a culinary visionary with a passion for excellence in fine dining? We are seeking an experienced and innovative Executive Chef to lead our kitchen team. This role offers a unique opportunity to create extraordinary dining experiences in a renowned steakhouse, leveraging state-of-the-art kitchen facilities and a collaborative work environment.



  • Develop and execute innovative menu concepts that align with our brand and customer preferences.
  • Oversee the entire kitchen operation, ensuring food preparation, cooking, and presentation meet the highest quality standards.
  • Lead and mentor the kitchen team, providing guidance on culinary techniques, safety, and sanitation practices.
  • Manage food and labor costs by creating efficient kitchen schedules, monitoring inventory, and recommending menu pricing adjustments.
  • Collaborate with the management team to set and achieve financial goals, continuously improving overall restaurant performance.
  • Stay updated on culinary trends and implement new cooking methods or technology to enhance the dining experience.
  • Ensure compliance with all health and safety regulations, maintaining a safe and clean kitchen environment.



  • Proven experience as an Executive Chef or in a similar leadership role, with a strong track record in high-end or fine dining establishments.
  • Exceptional knowledge of culinary techniques, food presentation, and menu development, with a focus on steakhouse cuisines.
  • Ability to manage a high-volume kitchen with attention to detail, delivering consistent, high-quality dishes to guests.
  • Excellent leadership and team-building skills, with a passion for mentoring and developing culinary talent.
  • Solid understanding of financial aspects of kitchen management, including food and labor costs, menu pricing, and budgeting.
  • Up-to-date with culinary trends and innovative cooking methods, committed to continuous improvement and learning.
  • Certification from a culinary school or degree in Hospitality Management is a plus.
  • Knowledge of food safety and sanitation regulations, ensuring a safe and clean kitchen environment.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills, able to work effectively with the management team.



  • Competitive salary up to $80,000 and performance-based bonuses.
  • Health, dental, and vision insurance options for full-time employees.
  • Generous vacation and paid time off.
  • Opportunities for professional development and training.
  • Supportive and collaborative work environment with a renowned team.
  • Potential for career advancement within the restaurant group.
  • Access to state-of-the-art kitchen facilities and equipment.
  • Participation in creating new menu items and culinary concepts.
  • Recognition and rewards for outstanding performance.
  • Flexible scheduling options for a work-life balance.
  • Dedicated HR support for personal and professional matters.


Company Culture:

Our culture is rooted in a commitment to culinary excellence, sourcing the finest ingredients, and providing top-notch service. We foster innovation and creativity, encouraging chefs to bring new flavors and techniques to the table. Our supportive and collaborative work environment values teamwork and open communication, ensuring every team member's input is respected.

We are dedicated to the growth and development of our culinary talent, offering ample opportunities for learning, training, and career advancement. With a strong sense of community, we pride ourselves on building lasting relationships with our guests and the local community. We also emphasize work-life balance, with flexible scheduling options to support our team's well-being.


How to Apply:

If you are ready to take your culinary career to the next level and become a key player in our esteemed team, we invite you to apply. Please send your resume kimber@geckohospitality.com

Join us and inspire culinary excellence as our next Executive Chef!

Job Requirements

Fine Dining, High Volume

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