Job Detail

Executive Chef

BirchWood Restaurant Group LLC Ipswich MA
Position Title: Executive Chef
Position Code: EC
Position Type: Full Time Regular
Opening Date: 11/3/2022
Salary Range: $70,000 - $80,000 depending on experience plus a generous bonus program
Position Location: Ipswich, MA
Date Posted: 11/4/2022

Primary Position Duties:

  • Duties/Responsibilities:
    • Oversees the operations of the kitchen and back-of-house, ensuring that food is prepared safely, efficiently, and according to specifications or request.
    • Ensures kitchen runs in accordance with all applicable health, safety, and hygiene codes and standards.
    • Creates and modifies the restaurant’s menu based on food trends, food costs, patron requests, and seasonal availability.
    • Oversees stocking, ordering, and purchasing of ingredients, ensuring that necessary ingredients are available and as fresh as possible while also minimizing spoilage and waste.
    • Maintains and inspects kitchen equipment and utensils, recommending repairs or replacements as needed.
    • Maintains kitchen budget.
    • Sets prices for food items on the menu.
    • Collaborates with specialty chefs on menu items—for example, works with pastry chefs to design an innovative, appealing, and complementary dessert menu.
    • Performs other related duties as assigned.
    Supervisory Responsibilities:
    • Trains and/or oversees training of kitchen staff.
    • Schedules kitchen staff, assigning roles based on experience and skills.
    • Supervises work product from kitchen and back-of-house staff. 
    • Conducts performance evaluations that are timely and constructive. 
    • Handles discipline and termination of employees as needed and in accordance with restaurant policy.

Education or Skills:

  • Education and Experience:
    • Relevant experience or training, which may be demonstrated via degree or certificate, completion of apprenticeship, or other experience necessary to become trained as a highly skilled professional cook.
    • At least two years of culinary managerial experience required.
    • Business experience preferred.

Position Requirements:

  • Required Skills/Abilities:
    • Ability to produce an excellent culinary and restaurant experience for patrons.
    • Extremely creative.
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
    • Excellent time management, scheduling, managerial, and organizational skills.
    • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to work well with a variety of personalities and under pressure.
    Physical Requirements:
    • Prolonged periods standing and preparing and cooking food.
    • Must be able to lift up to 25 pounds at times.
    • Must be able to work in a kitchen environment that may involve exposure to extreme heat or cold.