Vice President of Culinary

Cincinnati, OH 45202

Job Function: Food & Beverage & Lodging Job Number: JN -032023-105494 Salary: $175,000 - $220,000 Experience Level: Executive Level

Job Description

Our restaurant group is growing and we are looking for a Vice President of Culinary to guide us to recognition on a national level. We need you to bring exceptional fine-dining skills and experience to lead our culinary team to new heights.

Vice President of Culinary Requirements:
  • Multi-Unit culinary leadership experience in fine dining at the James Beard or Michelin level required
  • Track record of mentorship with highly talented Chefs
  • Superb creative and technical abilities
  • Advanced wine knowledge and Sommelier certification is preferred
  • A drive to continually push the level of execution in the kitchen for yourself and our Chefs

Vice President of Culinary Benefits:
  • Relocation assistance
  • Strong salary and bonus potential
  • PTO
  • HDV insurance package
  • Travel opportunities to promote the restaurant group nationally and internationally

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

Melissa Montero
Senior Recruiter

Melissa Montero joined Goodwin Recruiting in June 2021 to help businesses and candidates find the best match possible. Melissa has committed her professional life to serving the communities and people around her, and she is a passionate advocate for social justice and improving opportunities for all people. She wants to help each candidate and client be the best.
Melissa entered the working world as a Research Technician at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle after graduating from the University of Washington with a bachelor's degree in Zoology and Genetics. She helped in the study and search for new treatments for cancer, hearing loss, and Alzheimer's disease over a seven-year career in Biotech and Clinical Research. Melissa published first-author scientific journal articles and contributed to several other publications in health science before taking time off to become a mother.
In 2010, Melissa switched gears completely, pursuing her lifelong love of cooking by joining the culinary world as a line cook at Commander's Palace in New Orleans. With no formal culinary education, she threw herself into learning as much as possible from the chefs who guided her along the way. Melissa went on to work in some of the city's top fine-dining kitchens as a Sous Chef and Purchasing Manager. She also contributed to the #MeToo movement by detailing the gender discrimination and sexual harassment she experienced as a female chef.
After a series of injuries sidelined her from continuing to cook professionally, Melissa moved to the Nashville area with her family. She joined the team at Goodwin to stay connected to the hospitality industry and help be an advocate for change in the professional world.
Outside of work, Melissa enjoys raising her two incredible daughters with her husband, cooking for friends and family as much as possible, and exploring nature through camping and many outdoor adventures. Born in Iowa, Melissa has lived in almost every corner of the US, including Washington State, Miami, New Orleans, and now Nashville.
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