13615 California St, Omaha, NE 68154 Omaha, NE 68154
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When we opened our first restaurant, our goal was to bring food to life and give our guests an unforgettable dining experience. Our from-scratch menu features a variety of flavorful takes on your favorite dishes from our Chefs. We are the perfect place for any occasion, from a quick bite to eat before an event to a family dinner. With every new opening, we have become a favorite across the region and have won numerous awards and recognition for our food.
Title of Position – Executive Chef
Job Description: The Executive Chef will lead a team full of culinary professionals, set high standards, and produce great tasting food, all while following strict food safety guidelines. Our Executive Chef needs to be extremely motivated, hardworking, energetic, experienced and fully capable of leading a group of culinary experts. The right candidate will support the culinary development of their team to ensure menu items are executed with excellence all of the time. Along with team building and motivating, the person in this position must be able to communicate effectively with vendors to obtain the freshest ingredients at the best prices possible, have the ability to perform cost analysis and have a firm understanding of P&L management.
- Minimum of 3+ years current experience as an Executive Chef in a Full Service Concept
- High volume background; must have Executive Chef experience in restaurants doing at least $2 million in sales annually
- 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 located in Omaha, Nebraska!
Tara Gates, CPC
Executive Recruiter | Restaurant Division
Tara Gates joined the Gecko Hospitality team as a Restaurant Recruiter in 2014. As a Recruiter, Tara has been very successful in connecting top talent candidates with successful corporate restaurants. She has mastered the craft of engaging candidates on a personal level, coordinating interviews with the clients, as well as determining the hiring needs and fulfilling the position with candidates that excel expectations set forth by the client. She attributes this to her 20+ years of experience managing different types of restaurant settings from privately owned upscale facilities, banquet, to casual corporate environments.
In addition to being a Recruiter, Tara is an adventurous risk taker and thrill seeker and has a passion for living on the edge. She enjoys four wheeling, rock climbing, white water rafting and traveling. Tara attended Penn State University and was an All Star Track and Cross Country runner.
Had a great experience with gecko! My rep, Tara Gates, took all the stress out of the job searching experience. She took care of setting up my interviews and provided great feedback at each stage of the interview process so I could present myself as a strong and knowledgeable candidate. I really felt like she was in my corner for anything I needed during my job search. If you’re looking for that next big promotion, gecko can definitely make it happen!
You are a great “people picker” and talent developer! Tara is terrific and reps you well. I am on to the next phase of interviews! I truly feel I am a good pick for JGilberts. Tara’s attitude is contagious and she motivates me, but keeps me grounded. Thank you!
Kathy H - May 5, 2019
Very impressed. Tara Gates guided me through the process and gave me extremely beneficial information in order to be successful. She was attentive and professional. She was a positive and friendly person that represented your company perfectly. Thank you Gecko and Tara Gates for helping find and obtain a dream employment opportunity.
Jodi V - March 13, 2019
Tara has been so fantastic!
Carver P - August 17, 2018
I was surprised. Tara made me her number 1 priority and set up multiple interviews that were good fits with everything I was looking for in a job. She reached out multiple times to check up on me and gave me warm congratulations I After I landed the job that I had wanted from the start. Tara did an excellent job from beginning to end!
Cindy V - December 16, 2018
I am very grateful to have the opportunity to work with Tara. She was always pleasant and willing to help me. She also sent me valuable information on interview tips and coached me at all times! I will use Tara in the future if I am looking for a job
Melinda H - December 16, 2018
It was a great experience. Tara was so helpful. She coached me along the entire process and was also like my cheerleader :)
Jeff C - November 15, 2018
Both Tara, and Kirsty do a great job finding me qualified people in a tough employment market. Jeff Cox
Shannon H - October 26, 2018
I thought Tara Gates was a wonderful person to work with. She was so knowledgeable and a kind soul.
April W - April 6, 2019
Tara was very professional. She helped me find a good fit