The Chef Partner (Executive Chef) is a very hands-on position in which you will be responsible for the daily operations of all back-of-the-house functions for your assigned restaurant and for providing the finest food for our customers. You will also be free to put your own signature on the features and dishes you provide, and will interact with guests, possibly even enhancing their dining experience with special individual touches.
Your specific duties as a Chef Partner (Executive Chef) will include:
Directing and checking the progress of the prep staff and checking for food quality and consistency
Assisting in the hiring and training of back-of-the-house employees
Taking full responsibility for inventory and cost centers for all food
Checking all kitchen equipment and setting it up for daily use
Enforcing safety and sanitary practices, maintenance and regulatory compliance for the kitchen area
Ensuring that operational basics and standards are adhered to with total commitment and passion: includes line checks, testing, training, recipe adherence, window management, cook times, etc.
Supervising the set-up and food production areas within the kitchen to maximize productivity and minimize waste
Managing staffing levels and shift assignments
Keeping kitchen, dish, and storage areas clean and organized
Checking and balancing product inventory from previous day of business as well as placing food and supply orders
Serving as a role model and a source of inspiration to our Associates and Managers
As a Restaurant Chef Partner, you must be dependable, self-reliant and passionate about good food and exceptional customer service. It is vital that you combine strong organizational and prioritization skills with professional dedication and a team-oriented attitude. The ability to provide guests with that extra personal touch is also a very important aspect of this role.
Specific qualifications for the position include:
High school diploma or GED
3 years minimum as an Executive Chef, Executive Kitchen Manager or Regional Chef
Prior experience at a fine dining or casual plus restaurant, highly preferred
2 year culinary degree, a plus
ServSafe Sanitation certification
Bilingual in Spanish, a plus
As a Restaurant Chef Partner, you will be part of an established and successful company based on a strong founder-inspired concept. Our company culture is geared toward customer service, innovation and fun, and you will find plenty of support from all levels of the organization. We provide extensive training in all aspects of your restaurant, and also offer opportunities for continued professional development and advancement toward roles of greater responsibility. Your hard work and professional dedication will be rewarded with a competitive compensation package, including benefits.
Here’s some of what we offer:
Investment income based on restaurant cash flow (2% paid monthly)
5-year partner contract with re-signing incentives
Additional incentive bonus programs
Medical, dental and vision coverage
Short- and long-disability
Meal comp privileges
PTO (Paid Time Off)
Career Growth Opportunities!
Bloomin' Brands, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. M/F/D/V are encouraged to apply.
Restaurant Back of House Expert
Team Building/ Collaboration Expert
Problem Solving Advanced
Kitchen Display System Intermediate
Inventory Management Expert
Innovative: Consistently introduces new ideas and demonstrates original thinking
Detail Oriented: Capable of carrying out a given task with all details necessary to get the task done well
Leader: Inspires teammates to follow them
Financial: Inspired to perform well by monetary reimbursement
Growth Opportunities: Inspired to perform well by the chance to take on more responsibility
Entrepreneurial Spirit: Inspired to perform well by an ability to drive new ventures within the business
Ability to Make an Impact: Inspired to perform well by the ability to contribute to the success of a project or the organization
High School or better.
Associates or better in Culinary Arts or related field.
3-20 years: Experience as an Executive Chef, Executive Kitchen Manager or Head Chef
Prior experience working in a fine dining or casual plus restaurant
Licenses & Certifications
ServSafe Sanitation Cert