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Executive Chef- Upscale- Salary up to $75,000

Charlotte, NC 28203

Posted: 06/06/2024 Country: US Job ID: 1875 Salary: 70,000.00 to 75,000 State/Province: NC

Job Description

Executive Chef for Upscale Brand


Location: Charlotte, NC

Salary: Up to $75,000, based on experience


About the Role

Are you a seasoned culinary professional with a passion for innovation and excellence? Our upscale restaurant brand is seeking an experienced Executive Chef to lead our kitchen team and elevate our dining experience. This is a unique opportunity to join a dynamic environment where creativity, quality, and teamwork are at the forefront of everything we do.


Key Responsibilities

  • Menu Development: Create and execute innovative, high-quality menus that align with our brand and concept.
  • Kitchen Management: Oversee all kitchen operations, including food preparation, cooking, and plating standards, ensuring the highest quality and consistency.
  • Safety and Compliance: Maintain stringent food quality, hygiene, and safety standards, ensuring compliance with health and safety regulations.
  • Cost Management: Manage inventory, control food costs, and develop strategies to maximize profitability.
  • Team Leadership: Lead and mentor kitchen staff, fostering a positive work environment and ensuring high performance.
  • Collaboration: Work closely with the management team to plan and execute special events and promotions.
  • Industry Trends: Stay abreast of industry trends, new ingredients, and cooking techniques to continuously improve our offerings.



  • Proven experience as an Executive Chef or in a similar leadership role
  • In-depth knowledge of culinary trends, ingredients, and cooking techniques, with a strong passion for innovation.
  • Comprehensive understanding of kitchen management, including inventory control, budgeting, and cost management.
  • Excellent leadership and communication skills, with the ability to inspire, motivate, and develop a diverse team.
  • A track record of delivering high-quality, creative dishes with a strong emphasis on presentation and taste.
  • Extensive food safety and sanitation knowledge, committed to maintaining a clean and safe kitchen environment.
  • Culinary degree or relevant certification is preferred but not essential if experience and skills meet the required standard.
  • Flexibility in work hours, including evenings, weekends, and holidays, to meet the demands of the restaurant industry.
  • Experience in menu planning, development, and execution tailored to a specific restaurant brand.


Company Culture

Our brand fosters a culture that values creativity, innovation, and teamwork. We are dedicated to providing our guests with an exceptional dining experience, reflected in every aspect of our operation. At the heart of our culture is a commitment to culinary excellence, continuous improvement, and a passion for delivering the best possible service. We believe in open communication, respect for each team member's contributions, and a collaborative approach to achieving our goals. Additionally, we strive to create a positive work environment that encourages growth, learning, and career development.


Compensation Package

  • Competitive Salary: Up to $75,000 depending on experience
  • Comprehensive Benefits: Including health insurance and retirement plans.
  • Professional Development: Opportunities for career advancement within the company.
  • Work-Life Balance: Generous vacation and paid time off.


How to Apply

If you are an experienced and innovative culinary leader ready to take on a new challenge, we would love to hear from you. Please send your resume to kimber@geckohospitality.com


Join us in creating exceptional dining experiences and elevate our brand to new culinary heights!

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