Upscale Executive Chef

Chicago, IL 60654

Industry: Hotel & Restaurant Job Number: JN -042019-35608 Pay Rate: $65,000 - $90,000
The Restaurant Executive Chef helps ensure the skillful execution of a diverse menu and must be able to honor classic, creative, and seasonal dishes. This position requires time-management, communication, planning, and delegation skills in a high-volume setting. Must be effective communicating by phone, email, and in person.


Restaurant Executive Chef Responsibilities:
  • Oversee the ordering, preparation, and storage of product
  • Develop, coach, and retain a great staff
  • Create an informed environment that promotes individual and team success and growth
  • Develop enticing and regionally influenced menu specials
  • Maintain a professional, creative, fun, and safe work environment
  • Responsible food and labor budget
  • Adhere to local Health Department's regulations
Restaurant Executive Chef Requirements:
  • Minimum of 5 Years' Executive Chef Experience in high volume
  • A passion for quality and respect for the customer
  • Experience using POS systems
  • Must be able to comfortably be on feet majority of the day and lift 40 pounds
  • Computer proficient - able to use MS Word and Excel
  • All local food handler permits must be current
  • Excellent references
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.

Bob Otey
Senior Recruiter

  • Bob Otey joined Goodwin Recruiting in May of 2017. 
  • Bob grew up in the hospitality business literally starting at 14 years old. His operations career spanned 37 years. 
  • He has been blessed to work for some of the best brands in the industry including Jimmy John’s and Outback Steakhouse.  
  • Bob has experience in corporate environments, franchise, family business, and ownership in all areas. This background makes it very easy for him to relate to any client’s and or candidate’s needs.  Bob is married to a beautiful wife, has two daughters, and two grandkids. He also has two very spoiled dogs!  
  • Bob comes from a family of veterans, and he and his family are very active in veteran groups.  
  • He lives currently in Indianapolis, IN but has lived and traveled throughout the country and the world.    
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