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Executive Chef

Chesapeake, VA 23324

Posted: 03/20/2023 Country: US Job ID: 1197 Salary: $75,000.00 - $87,000 State/Province: VA

Job Description


Five-day work week

Flexible schedule


$60K - $65K base salary
Chesapeake, VA. 

We are seeking a Head Chef/ Executive Chef in Chesapeake, VA. to join our team! You will thrive in a fast-paced environment and dedicate time to expanding our clientele base to establish the restaurant's brand and reputation. 

Fantastic opportunity to work for an established, independent restaurant with a huge following

Requires some creativity and the Head Chef will be able to build their own following.

This is a hands-on culinary role. If you have a passion for food and creativity this is for you! 

This role will include overseeing and leading a kitchen team of 10-15 full/part-time cooks.


  • Oversee day-to-day culinary operations
  • Coordinate food and kitchenware orders
  • Check freshness and quality of ingredients
  • Assist in the development of menu items
  • Standardize recipes and plate presentations
  • Work with management to create a memorable experience for guests


  • Previous experience in culinary arts, cooking, or other related fields
  • Knowledge of cost and labor systems 
  • Passion for food and cooking techniques
  • Strong leadership qualities
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environmentTHIS OPENING WILL NOT LAST LONG!!!

Located in Chesapeake, VA.

Please send your resume to tombull@geckohospitality.com for immediate consideration. 

Presented by Tom Bull with Gecko Hospitality

Meet Your Recruiter

Tom Bull, CPC

Tom Bull, CPC is the senior executive recruiter for Gecko Hospitality, Virginia and DC. Tom has a big background in restaurant operations with prior experience as DO for Applebee’s.

After joining Gecko in 2010 he has successfully developed an extensive client and candidate base throughout Washington DC and Virginia. Tom has received numerous awards for top performance during his career at Gecko. He receives frequent accolades from candidates and clients for his ability to fill job orders fast.

Tom’s experience in operations and recruiting provide a solid foundation allowing him to fill some of the most challenging positions, fast. He has connections at all levels within the restaurant segment from unit managers to Senior VP level operations, in addition to Executive Chefs and similar culinary roles.

Tom’s success is built on his ability to develop strong business relationships and works ethically with a high sense of urgency.

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