Executive Chef

Sarasota, FL 34236

Posted: 07/03/2019 Employment Type: Full-Time Job Category: Restaurant Division Job ID: 27CM509SotaFL Salary: 60000 - 65000

Executive Chef

Casual – Fresh Seafood


Are you currently an Executive Chef who dreams of working with only the highest quality, freshest seafood available, and to take those fresh ingredients and make an exciting new menu with them every week? If you are a Professional Executive Chef who has eagerness and creativity apply immediately for our location in Sarasota, FL. Our menus reflect the freshest seafood available to us on a daily basis. The extensive menu changes every day, based on the, highest quality seafood available. Our Executive Chef works together with reputable seafood purveyors to acquire only the freshest seafood from nearby waters and beyond. We provide guests with a wide selection of seafood varieties at the peak of their seasons. We also are committed to taking care of our employees. We consider our employees our family and treat them with the utmost respect while providing growth opportunities at many levels. Because of our commitment, many of our employees - including managers and chefs - have worked with us for numerous years, and in some cases, decades. While the number of restaurants has grown, the original vision remains in offering the freshest seafood, at a value, in a comfortable setting while providing remarkable service. To become part of the family as an Executive Chef Apply Today for our location in Sarasota, FL.


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 candidate will know how to drive profits through cost analysis and have a strong understanding of P&L.



  • Industry competitive salary
  • 401(K)
  • Medical / Dental / Vision insurance options
  • Long & short term disability
  • Paid vacation
  • Performance based bonus program



  • The Executive Chef should always be able to provide consistent support to the success of the operation
  • Trust, honesty, integrity and a true passion for customer satisfaction is a requirement for the Executive Chef
  • A sold track record is achieving financial results is a must for the Executive Chef
  • The Executive Chef must be passionate about and thrive on the development and mentoring of others
  • High volume experience of 3+ years’ experience as an Executive Chef is a must for this position


Apply Now – Executive Chef located in Sarasota, FL

If you would like to be considered for this position, email your resume to carriem@geckohospitality.com

Carrie Menke
Executive Recruiter | Restaurant Division

Carrie joins Gecko Hospitality as an Executive Recruiter. Carrie has been in the customer service industry her entire working life, spending more than 27 years in the Retail Industry. Her most recent role was as an Assistant Director of Human Resources for Von Maur Corporate Office (Family owned Upscale Fashion Department Store) where she was involved in overseeing the hiring & recruiting processes. One of her main duties included providing all managers Behavioral Based Interview Training to hire the best in the retail industry. Carrie also held a Regional Director of Stores role for 12 years overseeing the store operations for seven locations for Von Maur. One of her most enjoyable parts of her career was developing managers to be successful in their roles.

Carrie takes pride in providing top notch service to clients through making them her top priority and building strong relationships. She has a proven record of hiring top talent to meet staffing goals and contributes to a company's success. Making the most of each day through organization and time management allows her to be a productive member to any team.

She enjoys time with her family and watching her kids play sports. In addition, she loves anything that involves being outdoors.
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