Executive Chef

Hickory, NC 28601

Industry: Hotel & Restaurant Job Number: JN -042019-35502 Pay Rate: $60,000 - $80,000
Fine Dining Restaurant Executive Chef needed for a popular restaurant. This role can lead to a Regional position as the group opens more locations. We need a strong leader with experience in creating fantastic food teaching technique and systems to the team. Please apply today!

Executive Chef Requirements
  • Fine dining cuisine/ upscale steakhouse or seafood experience is a must - James Beard Award nominee is a plus!
  • Minimum of 3 years in a kitchen leadership role
  • Menu design, kitchen reorganization, and systems implementation
  • Innovative and creative, with a passion for teaching others
Executive Chef Responsibilities
  • Hire, train, and coach team of 15-20
  • Create new and innovative menu items and determine the cost and create a training plan
  • Review kitchen design and systems to improve execution and efficiency
  • Talk to guests and get feedback
  • Support the Director of Operations in other restaurants
Executive Chef Benefits
  • Strong base salary and bonus plan
  • Healthcare benefits
  • Vacation, PTO
  • Relocation assistance





Ann Sheahan
Senior Recruiter

I enjoy helping people grow their careers in the Hospitality business! And, I love to match Clients with great candidates! My tenure in operations and training has given me an excellent ability to identify those with a talent and passion for our business. There are some awesome people out there, and it is exciting to see them succeed in an industry that was so good to me.  

  • Ann Sheahan joined Goodwin Recruiting in March 2018.   
  • Ann grew up in NH but moved South after high school for warmer weather and sunshine. 
  • Ann is a career hospitality professional and has worked every position there is in the restaurant industry as she put herself through school and learned the business. She has been a Regional Manager, a Director of Training, and a General Manager for top brands including Chili’s, Einstein Bagels, Krispy Kreme, and Salsarita’s Fresh Mexican Cantina.  
  • Ann received an Associate of Arts degree from Valencia College and studied Communication & Journalism at the University of South Florida.  
  • Ann lives in Charlotte and loves the growing, local restaurant scene there. She is a proud Dog Mom of three. Ann is passionate about animal rescue and supports her local rescue groups. 
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