Executive Chef - High-Volume Steakhouse & Banquets

Orange, CA 92869

Industry: Hotel & Restaurant Job Number: JN -052019-36272 Pay Rate: $80,000 - $85,000
We are seeking an experienced Executive Chef with upscale steakhouse, high-volume, and banquet experience. Long-established and founded in California, we have restaurants from coast to coast.

Executive Chef Responsibilities:
  • All BOH functions, including cost controls, staffing, training, inventory, and food quality
  • Create memorable dining experiences
  • Lead the culinary team to excellence
  • Banquets and special events
Executive Chef Qualifications:
  • Highly talented, creative, and smart professionals
  • A vibrant, take-charge chef who wants to make an impact on the region's culinary scene
  • At least 4 years' experience as an Executive Chef with high-volume experience of at least $6M
  • Experience with simultaneous a la carte dining and banquets - about 50% or more of the volume is from banquets
  • Some corporate restaurant experience is highly preferred for systems, mixed with independent for entrepreneurial responsibility, and hotel or event venue banquet experience is a plus
  • Independent self-starter who is a hard worker
  • Great personality
  • Possess a strong desire to make an impact
Executive Chef Compensation:
  • Compensation in the $80,000 to $85,000 range
  • Excellent benefits

Jim Newcomb
Senior Recruiter & Coach

I love recruiting because I get to help others achieve their goals, and I find that very rewarding.  

  • Jim Newcomb joined Goodwin Recruiting in 2013.    
  • Jim is a second-generation Southern California native. His family are horse people and chose a path that lead to hospitality.  
  • Jim studied Architecture and Communications.  
  • Jim owned an inn and vacation rental business and art gallery. He ran all three from the gallery in a small mountain town in Southern California.    
  • Jim is very active with Non-profit Arts Organizations.   
  • In his free time, Jim enjoys working on new projects and being creative – usually work-related. He has published an e-book called, “Ending the Job Search” that he shares with both candidates and as a LinkedIn Advisor.  It’s a compilation of tips and advice from a recruiter’s perspective.  
  • In his private life, Jim’s spouse and four dogs keep him very active.  The dogs eat a raw diet that they prepare themselves.  They go on extensive hikes every day and enjoy traveling.    
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