Executive Chef job summary
A good job description starts with an attention-grabbing summary of the position and its role within your company. Your summary should provide an overview of your company and expectations for the position. Outline the types of activities and responsibilities required for the job so job seekers can determine if they are qualified, or if the job is suitable for them.
Example of an Executive Chef job summary
If you are passionate about the restaurant industry and have previous kitchen experience, then we want to hear from you. Our busy eatery is experiencing rapid growth, and is in need of a hard-working, self-motivated Executive Chef to join our team. The Executive Chef will manage the kitchen, develop menus and create delectable recipes. The ideal candidate for this position is creative, enthusiastic and passionate about food. Those with previous industry experience and knowledge of Indian cuisine are encouraged to apply.
Executive Chef responsibilities and duties
The responsibilities and duties section is the most important part of the job description. Here you should outline the functions this position will perform on a regular basis, how the job functions within the organization and the title of the manager the person will report to.
- Purchase food and supplies from vendors approved by the company and monitor inventory
- Develop menus and item pricing
- Ensure that the kitchen and surrounding areas are sanitized and clean in accordance with company standards and health code regulations
- Hire, train and supervise kitchen personnel
- Stay current on restaurant industry trends
- Identify new culinary techniques and presentations
- Assist kitchen staff with food prep and recipe creation
Executive Chef qualifications and skills
Next, outline the required and preferred skills for your position. This may include education, previous job experience, certifications and technical skills. You may also include soft skills and personality traits that you expect from a successful candidate. While it may be tempting to include a long list of skills and requirements, including too many could dissuade qualified candidates from applying. Keep your list of qualifications concise, but provide enough detail with relevant keywords and terms.
- Diploma required (two-year culinary degree preferred)
- 7+ years’ experience in an executive kitchen position
- Demonstrated knowledge of current restaurant industry trends
- Must possess culinary creativity
- Strong knowledge of local, state and federal food sanitation regulations
- Comfortable providing direction and supervision to kitchen staff