Newark, DE 19702
Upscale Casual – Apply Now
It takes the right ingredients to create a great meal. With us, it’s two: our food and our people. Our restaurants feature an array of freshly made, diverse entrées from both land and sea. We also feature numerous wines and spirits to complete your dining experience. Our staff has been the key to keeping us successful. Without talented leaders (many of whom have worked their way up the ranks), we wouldn’t be recognized as one of the best upscale casual dining restaurants in the country! Whether it’s a business lunch or an anniversary outing, we’re the perfect restaurant to celebrate all of life’s high points.
Title of Position - Executive Chef
Job Description: Every one of our restaurants has an Executive Chef, who contributes to their menu's unique and imaginative appeal by creating dishes tailored to regional tastes and their own talents. Each Executive Chef strives to reflect our commitment to culinary excellence by showcasing a vast selection of only the freshest quality seafood. Our commitment to local freshness is apparent in the seasonally inspired dishes and regionally inspired preparations offered. Other Executive Chef duties will include but not be limited to: recruiting, training, mentoring and maintaining the highest quality culinary team available. The right Executive Chef candidate will know how to drive profits through cost analysis and have a strong understanding of P&L.
- Minimum of 3-4 years current experience as an Executive Chef in an upscale casual concept
- High Volume Background – must have Executive Chef experience in establishments doing over $3 million per year in sales
- Ability to maintain high levels of food quality, consistency, and hygiene
- Strong leadership, communication, and organizational skills
- Hands-on experience hiring, training, and developing hourly employees
- Excellent work ethic and drive to succeed
- Executive chef must be proficient with financials (P&L's, inventory, food/labor cost, etc.)
Apply Now - Executive Chef in Newark, Delaware!
Jacob Tarabar, CPC
Executive Recruiter | Restaurant Division
Since 2006, Jacob Tarabar has been an integral part of the Gecko Hospitality community
He joined Gecko as a part-time Recruiter covering the state of Arkansas, and in 2010, Jacob came aboard full-time, dedicating all his efforts to finding new opportunities for candidates in the market. Two years later, he took over recruiting in Delaware. In addition to his recruiting contributions, Jacob has been actively involved assisting with Gecko Hospitality's advertising and website Job Management for several franchise partners, improving the quality, results and organization of their advertising.
Jacob and his family currently reside in the St. Louis area, though he still finds time to avidly root for Philadelphia sports teams, including the Super Bowl LII Champion Philadelphia Eagles.
“This was absolutely an experience above anything I expected; I applied for a job and had an amazing experience working with Jacob. He gave me helpful advice and was very encouraging and critiqued what I could do better to help me get the job I really wanted. I have already recommended this company to 2 of my friends looking to get different jobs in Texas and I can not speak enough to how helpful my experience was with Gecko Hospitality.” - April R.
“It was amazing Jacob I have used in the past and he is great at what he does. I will always use him for future endeavors.” - Robert T.
“I’ve used Gecko multiple times and Jacob has been terrific." - Colby C.
"Jacob was outstanding, he was extremely helpful and understanding of my personal situation and goal for employment. I was connected quickly and moved through the interview process fast, unfortunately I went to the final phase and was not accepted for the position. Jacob worked hard to get me in touch with another position knowing my need for employment. He quickly lined up another interview and I moved through that process quickly as well. I can truly say that Jacob was one of if not the best in assisting me through the process and I would definitely refer him to others in need" - Robert S.
“I had an amazing experience with Gecko and them helping me find an amazing job! They listened to all of my needs and came through perfectly!!” - Samantha B.
"Jacob is friendly, professional and very knowledgeable. I was unsure of what path to take. He was patient and persistent. He knew what I wanted even if I didn't. I am now happily employed with a company I believe can become "home". Thank you so very much!!” - Diane R.
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