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Hotel. Casino. Private Club. Resort. Vacation Club. Restaurant.

Executive Chef.

Bloomington, IL 61701

Posted: 05/17/2024 Country: US Job ID: 2062184 Salary: 75k/year - 95k/year State/Province: IL

Job Description

Executive Chef Job Description

Salary $75K - $95K

$2500 in relocation plus Benefits and Bonus

Role Overview:

As an Executive Chef, you will play a pivotal role in our culinary operations, overseeing kitchen activities and ensuring the delivery of exceptional dining experiences. With a focus on creativity, leadership, and culinary expertise, you will lead our kitchen team to uphold the highest standards of quality and innovation.


  • Proven experience as an Executive Chef or in a similar leadership role within the culinary industry
  • Demonstrated success in menu development, cost control, and kitchen management
  • Expertise in creating and implementing culinary concepts that elevate the dining experience


  • Culinary degree or equivalent qualification from a reputable culinary institute
  • Additional certifications in food safety and sanitation are advantageous

Key Responsibilities:

  1. Menu Development: Create innovative and appealing menus that align with our brand's culinary vision and guest preferences.
  2. Kitchen Management: Oversee all aspects of kitchen operations, including food preparation, cooking, and plating, to ensure quality and consistency.
  3. Team Leadership: Lead and mentor kitchen staff, inspiring creativity, teamwork, and excellence in culinary execution.
  4. Quality Control: Maintain high food quality standards, presentation, and taste through regular inspections and training.
  5. Cost Control: Monitor food and labor costs and implement strategies to optimize profitability without compromising quality.
  6. Safety Compliance: Ensure compliance with health and safety regulations, maintaining a clean and organized kitchen environment.
  7. Vendor Relations: Establish and maintain relationships with suppliers and vendors to source high-quality ingredients at competitive prices.
  8. Innovation: Stay updated on industry trends, experiment with new techniques, and introduce creative culinary concepts to enhance our offerings.

This job description serves as a guide for your responsibilities as an Executive Chef, embodying our commitment to culinary excellence and guest satisfaction. Your expertise and leadership will be instrumental in shaping our culinary identity and delighting our guests with exceptional dining experiences.

Send Resumes to: Jay@geckohospitality.com

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