Modern Mexican / Latin Cuisine Executive Chef

Issaquah, WA 98027

Job Function: Food & Beverage & Lodging Job Number: JN -062022-86287 Salary: $60,000 - $65,000 Experience Level: Mid or Senior Level / General Managers

Job Description

Landmark restaurant looking for the next great leader! We are looking for a smart and flexible, stalwart and comprehensive manager that knows the people, loves the food, and ensures consistency meticulously.

Modern Mexican Cuisine Executive Chef Qualifications:
  • 3+ years of experience as a KM in a High-Volume setting
  • A strong mix of corporate and independent experience is preferred
  • Excellent food knowledge and scratch cooking abilities
  • Strong financial abilities in managing COGs and labor
  • Passion for food and strong desire to contribute to the menu and recipe development
  • Desire to grow and develop with a strong restaurant group
  • Native or Fluent Spanish speaking strongly preferred

Modern Mexican Cuisine Executive Chef Responsibilities:
  • Manage kitchen team members including scheduling, training, and managing
  • Ensure the best food possible, consistency with to-gos, and overall kitchen operation
  • Order all products, write prep lists, and create specials
  • Maintain kitchen cleanliness to the highest standard, act as PIC during inspections

Modern Mexican Cuisine Executive Chef Benefits:
  • Excellent compensation
  • Bonus opportunity
  • M/D/V Insurance benefit
  • Cell Phone Reimbursement
  • 3 weeks Vacation
  • Work with great people and great food!

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

Benjamin Riggs
Senior Recruiter & Training Coach
Pinnacle Billers Member

Benjamin Riggs is a people-passionate and introspective former chef with transcendent character and cultural insight.
Benjamin began his career cooking as the head cook at a Boy Scout camp when he was 16 and still claims that it was the hardest job of his life. He worked his way up through fine dining establishments to the level of Sous Chef while studying Philosophy at Washington State University in eastern Washington. Afterward, he moved around Washington State, working in many different restaurants that include corporate, high-volume, independent, artisanal settings, including within luxury hotels and on yachts.
Using his background in Ethical Philosophy and his Master's in Business Administration, Benjamin worked as an independent restaurant coach and counsel. He helped turn around struggling independent restaurants and usher culture change in toxic environments. Benjamin's culinary capacities aside, his true passion was building, guiding, and developing teams and positive workplaces.
Benjamin enjoys working with job-seeking candidates who are all too easily overlooked for nonconformity of their resumes and backgrounds. Additionally, he enjoys helping potential employers see the diamond in the rough. He also relishes in working with employers looking for a unique person for a unique position and hunting unicorns. He believes that the key to a great employer-employee match is a common shared system of values and priorities for the business and workplace.
Benjamin lives in Washington State, where he enjoys the richness and bounty of the Northwest, including hiking, foraging, and fishing. He enjoys the garden and raising his twin boys.
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