Chef de Cuisine

Cincinnati, OH 45202

Job Function: Food & Beverage & Lodging Job Number: JN -032023-105654 Salary: $110,000 - $120,000 Experience Level: Management / Assistant Managers

Job Description

Our upscale restaurant group is seeking a Chef de Cuisine. The ideal candidate for this role will enjoy the opportunity to lead, teach, and create each day. The menus change with the seasons, and we want you to push the creative limits of the restaurant.

Chef de Cuisine Responsibilities:
  • Partner with the VP of Culinary to uphold and increase standards of fine-dining
  • Leading menu development and recipe testing
  • Train and develop a team of Sous Chefs into future leaders
  • Financial accountability, inventory management
  • Uphold high standards of cleanliness and food presentation
  • Partner with the Wine Director on wine dinners, pairings, and special events

Chef de Cuisine Qualifications:
  • 3-5 years of experience in managing a fine dining environment (Michelin or James Beard experience is a big plus)
  • MUST have significant French cuisine experience
  • Demonstrated administrative abilities in inventory control, costing, and scheduling
  • Experience with 5M or more in volume
  • Polish and professionalism

Chef de Cuisine Benefits:
  • Competitive Salary
  • Health insurance with 3 plans to choose from, employer contribution included
  • Bonus structure
  • 2 weeks PTO after 6 months
  • Travel and continuing education opportunities

Additional Information

At Goodwin Recruiting we are committed to our core values. We take our value, Dedicated to Diversity & Inclusion, very seriously and will never discriminate against a candidate or client based on any protected classes. Our clients seek qualified candidates, and that is what we deliver. A person's age, gender, race, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status, or arrest or conviction record has no bearing on whether he, she, or they are able to do the job. We evaluate the knowledge, skills, and abilities that meet the requirements of the position and aim to open doors and change lives. We value all people, understanding that uniqueness and diversity foster a stronger team that is innovative and brings varying perspectives to the table. We put our money where our mouth is and are proud of our efforts to identify a broad slate of candidates, with many hiring success stories to share.

Recruiter Managing this Job

Melissa Montero
Senior Recruiter

Melissa Montero joined Goodwin Recruiting in June 2021 to help businesses and candidates find the best match possible. Melissa has committed her professional life to serving the communities and people around her, and she is a passionate advocate for social justice and improving opportunities for all people. She wants to help each candidate and client be the best.
Melissa entered the working world as a Research Technician at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle after graduating from the University of Washington with a bachelor's degree in Zoology and Genetics. She helped in the study and search for new treatments for cancer, hearing loss, and Alzheimer's disease over a seven-year career in Biotech and Clinical Research. Melissa published first-author scientific journal articles and contributed to several other publications in health science before taking time off to become a mother.
In 2010, Melissa switched gears completely, pursuing her lifelong love of cooking by joining the culinary world as a line cook at Commander's Palace in New Orleans. With no formal culinary education, she threw herself into learning as much as possible from the chefs who guided her along the way. Melissa went on to work in some of the city's top fine-dining kitchens as a Sous Chef and Purchasing Manager. She also contributed to the #MeToo movement by detailing the gender discrimination and sexual harassment she experienced as a female chef.
After a series of injuries sidelined her from continuing to cook professionally, Melissa moved to the Nashville area with her family. She joined the team at Goodwin to stay connected to the hospitality industry and help be an advocate for change in the professional world.
Outside of work, Melissa enjoys raising her two incredible daughters with her husband, cooking for friends and family as much as possible, and exploring nature through camping and many outdoor adventures. Born in Iowa, Melissa has lived in almost every corner of the US, including Washington State, Miami, New Orleans, and now Nashville.
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