Executive Chef

Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Company Industry: Hotel & Restaurant Job Number: JN -092019-39327 Salary: $55,000 - $70,000 Experience Level: Mid or Senior Level / General Managers Job Function: Operations
Executive Chef needed for upscale, Full-Service Hotel.

Executive Chef Responsibilities
  • Executive Chef is responsible for all aspects of the kitchen operations, including Restaurant, Banquets, Lounge, and Room Service
  • Scheduling and managing of Sous Chef, Kitchen Supervisors, and kitchen and utility staff
  • Work with GM and sales staff in menu planning, group bookings, and quality sourcing of local products
  • Ensuring excellent employee relations with staff members
  • Ensuring proper food safety, sanitation, safe work practices, and security in the kitchen
Executive Chef Requirements
  • 3 to 5 Years in Kitchen Management in an upscale-casual kitchen, including banquets, 3-meal-a-day service, and Brew Pub
  • Solid knowledge in food preparation methods and enthusiasm to work on a team
  • Good understanding of food cost, inventory controls, and cost management
  • ServSafe Certified a plus
  • Excellent people, communication skills, and leadership skills
Executive Chef Benefits
  • Competitive wages of $55,000 to $70,000
  • 401k
  • Paid time off
  • Excellent Health Insurance package
  • Room for advancement - This position is poised for multi-unit advancement
We are an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status, or any other class protected by federal, state or local law. In addition, we do not discriminate against qualified applicants with arrest or conviction records.

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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