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Kitchen Manager/Executive Chef

washington, DC 20002

Posted: 07/07/2023 Country: US Job ID: 1662 Salary: $85,000 State/Province:

Job Description

Kitchen Manager/Executive Chef Wanted for Washington DC Area

We are seeking an experienced Kitchen Manager/Executive Chef to lead our kitchen team in the Washington DC area. Our ideal candidate will have experience managing a complex kitchen operation with a focus on quality, cost control, and sanitation, as well as experience leading teams of up to 25 employees.


As our Kitchen Manager/Executive Chef, your duties will include:

  • Overseeing daily kitchen operations, including maintaining food quality and presentation standards
  • Managing food costs, labor costs, and other expenses to ensure profitability
  • Recruiting, training, and developing a strong team of kitchen staff
  • Ensuring compliance with all health and safety regulations
  • Collaborating with the F&B venue GM to develop new menu items and promotions
  • Reporting directly to the VP of Operations

Our ideal candidate will have:

  • 5+ years of high-volume ($5M+) Kitchen Manager/Executive Chef experience
  • Experience managing a team of up to 25 employees
  • Strong understanding of food costing, budgeting, and other financial metrics
  • Proven track record of developing high-quality menu items
  • Knowledge of health and safety regulations, including ServSafe certification
  • Corporate brand experience is a plus, but not required
What We Offer:
  • Competitive salary up to $85k, commensurate with experience
  • Comprehensive benefits package
  • Generous PTO policy
  • Opportunities for professional development and career growth within our organization
If you're a skilled Kitchen Manager/Executive Chef with a passion for excellence in the culinary arts and a drive to manage a complex kitchen operation, we want to hear from you. Please submit your resume to tombull@geckohospitality.com. This position is presented by Tom Bull with Gecko Hospitality, a multiple award-winning executive hospitality recruiter.

Join us in shaping the future of our restaurant and making a difference in the Washington DC community. Apply today!

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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