Executive Chef

Boston, MA 02114

Posted: 03/01/2019 Employment Type: Full-Time Job Category: Hospitality Division (Hotels) Job ID: EK39888331 Salary: $100k + 10% bonus

Passionate about creating memorable experiences through innovative dining? Join our team and be inspired by our talented chefs, iconic venues, and warm hospitality.

We offer a unique combination of restaurant, catering and special event experience to our clients and guests. From the Oscars® to corporate meetings and personalized weddings, our team brings our company’s vision to life. Being a part of our team will allow you the opportunity to work with GREAT people like yourself! You will be surrounded by people who are passionate about what they do.

Job Summary:

Our Executive Chef will be responsible for overseeing all culinary functions for a corporate dining account. You will manage and lead a team of associates and oversee all safety and sanitation as it pertains to the account. Additionally, as part of the culinary team, you will be responsible for the following:

Key Responsibilities:

  • Manages cost controls and controls expenditures for the account
  • Plans and creates all menus
  • Purchases and manages inventory
  • Rolls out new culinary programs in conjunction with our marketing and culinary team

Preferred and Required Qualifications:

  • Culinary degree preferred
  • Three to five years of culinary management experience in a branded hotel, private country club or brand catering venues is required for this role. 
  • High volume production and catering experience is essential
  • Previous experience managing cost controls
  • Desire to learn and grow with a top-notch food service company

Jason Cotter
Executive Recruiter | Hospitality Division

Jason Cotter is Gecko Hospitality’s Executive Recruiter covering all of New England (CT, ME, MA, NH, RI & VT) within the Hospitality Division. Jason joined Gecko Hospitality after a successful 17-year career in the Food and Beverage Industry working in restaurants, hotels and resorts. A proven operator and leader, Jason brings an extensive food and beverage background to Hospitality Recruiting.

Prior to joining Gecko Hospitality, Jason was the Director of Food & Beverage at the Harbor View Hotel on Martha’s Vineyard. An iconic property dating back to 1891 and is the largest resort on the Island. Overseeing all aspects of the food and beverage department, Jason was able to create a great impact while creating a new energized culture during his task force tenure at the property. The hotel also prides itself in its achievement as “Best Hotel, Cape Cod” multiple times.

Jason held various key leadership roles with The Riverside Hotel, another vibrant historical property dating back to 1936. With two award winning restaurant concept openings on property over an eight-year span. His final role with The Riverside Hotel was the Director of Food & Beverage which over saw the entire front and back of house operations as well as all catering functions for the department. While with Riverside Hotel, Jason received multiple awards including the President’s Award from the hotel and was also named one of the area’s top 30 under 30 up and coming influential leaders. Jason developed two new restaurant concepts on property as well as scaling the hotel catering department from an original 10,000sqft of meeting space to 24,000sqft of meeting space and has a knack for space development and outlet openings.

Jason started his career at a young age working with the Emeril’s Restaurant Group in both Orlando and Miami locations. Working his way up the ladder over a 5 year period from all cook positions to Jason ultimately departing Emeril’s holding the position of Assistant General Manager and Sommelier.


Jason applies a grounded and balanced approach, paired with an analytical method specific to his client’s needs. Jason takes pleasure in matching what’s important to his clients, with what’s important to his candidates – to find the perfect match!

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