Job Description Template: Executive Chef

How to use this template: Expertly craft a post for the open Executive Chef position at your organization using this BambooHR job description template as a guide. Simply work with your hiring managers to customize each section to fit your company’s vision for this role.

Executive Chef Job Description

Full-Time | Location
$80,000-$90,000 (Suggested salary range for this role per Indeed)

Why [Company]?

Introduce your organization in 3–5 sentences. This is the perfect place to explain what you do and why your company is a great place to work! For example, here's our bio:

Our mission is simple: we want to set people free to do meaningful work. People love our software—and it turns out that people love working here, too. BambooHR has been recognized as a "Best Company to Work For," and we're proud of our team for creating software that makes an impact in the lives of HR pros and employees all over the world.

About Your Role

Give a general overview of what this person will do at your company. For example:

As our executive chef, you’ll be responsible for leading a streamlined kitchen and ensuring guests enjoy dishes made from the highest-quality ingredients. In this leadership position, you’ll create exciting new dishes to enhance our menu and train the sous chef and kitchen staff to cook them to company standards.

What You'll Do

List specific job responsibilities. For example:

  • Develop creative recipes and work with the Restaurant Manager to determine menu item prices.
  • Stay current with culinary trends and teach new cooking techniques.
  • Hire and train staff to cook dishes and maintain kitchen cleanliness to meet company standards and health code regulations.
  • Assist staff during rush hours with meal preparation, plating, garnishing, and delivery.
  • Ensure proper food storage.
  • Monitor kitchen inventory and maintain relationships with food suppliers and vendors.

What You'll Need to Get the Job Done

List what a qualified candidate needs to do their job effectively. For example:

  • Bachelor’s degree or professional certification in culinary arts or culinary science
  • 3+ years of experience as a head chef, sous chef, or kitchen manager
  • Advanced knowledge of food preparation, flavor pairings, cooking techniques, and recipe development
  • Current knowledge of federal, state, and local food safety requirements
  • Excellent leadership and interpersonal skills to train and motivate kitchen staff
  • Strong time management and organizational skills

What Will Make Us Really Love You

List the soft skills or "nice-to-haves" that will help your candidate be successful. For example:

  • Certifications such as ServSafe or Certified Executive Chef (CEC)
  • Strong business sense to manage the financial aspects of running a kitchen
  • Knowledge of diverse culinary cuisines

What You'll Love About Us

Describe your company's benefits, culture, work environment, and anything else that makes your organization stand out. For example:

Our company's mission and values are rooted in integrity and guide every aspect of our organization, from how we serve our clients to how we interact as a team. As we've grown throughout the years, our employees remain at the heart of our success. To show our appreciation, we offer a generous compensation package that includes the following:

  • Retirement: 401(k) plan with employer matching
  • Healthcare: Medical, dental, vision, and mental wellness coverage
  • Time off: Flexible PTO policy with floating holidays
  • Career development: Professional development reimbursement program
  • Discounts and complimentary meals: Generous discounts on menu items and free meals during shifts
  • Employee recognition programs: Recognition for outstanding performance, including bonuses
  • Employee referral programs: Incentives for referring new employees to the restaurant
  • Uniforms and cleaning services: Provided uniforms and assistance with laundering

More About Our Company

Add your equal employment opportunity (EEO) statement, a note about required background checks, and other things a candidate may want to know before applying. For example:

[Company] is an equal opportunity employer. All staff members are required to complete a background check and drug screen prior to their hire date.

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