Executive Chef

Grand Rapids, MI 49546

Industry: Hotel & Restaurant Job Number: JN -122018-32928 Pay Rate: $55,000 - $65,000
Executive Chef
Excellent company that puts their people first!

Executive Chef Responsibilities
  • Executive Chef is responsible for all aspects of the Restaurant kitchen and private dining operations
  • Ensure excellent food quality and manage budgeted food costs
  • Schedule and manage kitchen staff and sous chefs
  • Training and developing of the kitchen team
  • Ensuring proper food safety, sanitation, and safe work practices
Executive Chef Requirements
  • 2-5 Years in Kitchen Management
  • Solid knowledge in food preparation methods and good creativity
  • Good understanding of food cost, inventory controls, and cost management
  • ServSafe Certified a plus
  • Excellent people and leadership skills - Must have a great attitude!
Executive Chef Benefits
  • Competitive wages of $55,000 to $65,000
  • 401k
  • Performance compensation bonus paid out quarterly
  • Excellent Health Insurance Package

Larry Chesner
Senior Recruiter

Recruiting is awesome! It enables me to stay close to the hospitality business (which I love), serving both my guests and clients. I enjoy that wonderful feeling of knowing you have provided excellent, above-and-beyond service.  

  • Larry Chesner joined Goodwin Recruiting in March of 2017.  He grew up in New Jersey as a latch-key kid with two working parents and thus learned to cook at an early age.  
  • Larry went on to attend Johnson and Wales College in Providence, RI. He earned an Associate’s degree in Culinary Arts and a Bachelor’s degree of Science in Food Service Administration.  
  • Much of Larry’s career was with Interstate Hotels, where he started in F&B, then migrated to rooms operations and General Manager. He helped open several properties during his tenure and worked in Boston, MA; Providence, RI; Corpus Christi, TX; Cincinnati, OH; Philadelphia, PA and Grand Rapids, MI. This included several brands like Marriott, Hilton, Holiday Inn, Wyndham, and independents.  Larry also worked for Wyndham Corporation, Lane Hospitality, and National Hospitality Services as an Operations Manager and General Manager.   
  • Larry has been married for 23 years to Cherie. They have two daughters, Sam (19) and Sarah (15). Larry is a classic foodie; he loves to cook, drink, and learn about food and wine.  He enjoys the outdoors, fishing, (crabbing when he gets back to NJ for visits), hiking, and camping.  Larry’s favorite nonprofit is “Give Kids the World.” 
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