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Executive Chef

Charlotte, NC 28202

Posted: 02/07/2024 Country: US Job ID: 1781741 Salary: 80000k/year - 80000k/year State/Province: NC

Job Description

Executive Chef

Location: Charlotte, NC

We are an upscale steak house renowned for its exceptional culinary experiences, exquisite ambiance, and unparalleled service.

Position Overview:

We are seeking a talented and passionate Executive Chef to lead our culinary team at our esteemed upscale steak house in Charlotte, NC. The Executive Chef will be responsible for overseeing all aspects of kitchen operations, menu development, food quality, and staff management to ensure the highest standards of excellence are maintained. The ideal candidate will possess a strong culinary background, exceptional leadership skills, and a creative flair for crafting innovative and delectable dishes that delight our discerning clientele.


  1. Lead and manage all kitchen operations, including food preparation, cooking, plating, and presentation, to ensure consistency and excellence in quality.
  2. Develop and execute creative and seasonally inspired menus that showcase the finest cuts of steak and other premium ingredients while also catering to diverse dietary preferences and culinary trends.
  3. Maintain strict adherence to food safety and sanitation standards, ensuring compliance with all health codes and regulations.
  4. Source and select the highest quality ingredients from reputable vendors and suppliers while also managing inventory, food costs, and budgetary targets.
  5. Train, mentor, and motivate kitchen staff to foster a culture of teamwork, professionalism, and culinary excellence.
  6. Collaborate closely with the management team to plan and execute special events, private dining experiences, and promotional activities.
  7. Stay informed about industry trends, culinary techniques, and emerging ingredients to elevate the restaurant's offerings and reputation continuously.
  8. Foster positive relationships with guests, solicit feedback, and strive to exceed expectations in all aspects of the dining experience.


  1. Proven experience as an Executive Chef or Sous Chef in a high-end steak house or fine dining restaurant.
  2. Culinary degree or equivalent certification from a recognized culinary institution.
  3. Extensive knowledge of meat preparation, cooking techniques, and flavor profiles, particularly in the realm of steak.
  4. Strong leadership abilities with a demonstrated track record of effectively managing and developing kitchen staff.
  5. Excellent organizational and time management skills, with the ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment.
  6. Creativity and innovation in menu development, with a keen eye for detail and a passion for delivering memorable dining experiences.
  7. Exceptional communication skills, both verbal and written, with the ability to interact professionally with guests, colleagues, and vendors.
  8. Flexible schedule, including evenings, weekends, and holidays, as required by the demands of the restaurant industry.

Join our dynamic culinary team and play a pivotal role in shaping the culinary identity of our upscale steak house in Charlotte, NC. If you are a talented and ambitious chef with a passion for excellence, we invite you to apply for this exciting opportunity.

Meet Your Recruiter

Andrew Keenan

With hospitality experience all over the Southeast, including over a decade in management, Andrew uses his natural leadership skills and diverse experience in hospitality to leverage candidates into positions where they will not only thrive, but help their team grow. His commitment to improvement earned him a degree in Business Management, Administration, & Operations, as well as continuing education in hospitality and tourism management and athletic operations. Andrew's ability to put teammates in positions to succeed developed early from time spent in leadership roles in collegiate team sports as player and coach. His team-first attitude helped facilitate successful openings of luxury properties, thriving bar programs in high-volume venues, and craft cocktail spirit programs in fine dining establishments. Evident from his beginning as a dishwasher in school through his progression through various executive roles, Andrew's belief in being the hardest working person in the room shines through for the team. 

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