Job CategoryCulinary


Required AttributesCulinary

OpportunityExecutive Chef, Restaurant (California, with modern Japanese cuisine)

One of the largest luxury hospitality groups in our industry seeks a young and dynamic Executive Chef for their soon to open "new" Restaurant. This restaurant will follow the theme that is similar to NOBU Restaurants; modern Japanese / SE Asian cuisine. Our client is not looking for an authentic Japanese Chef, but someone who can create a totally different style of cuisine that blends well with modern Japanese and International cuisine, using new and fresh ingredients. The ideal candidate will be someone who has experience working in Celebrity and/or Michelin Star Chef's restaurants particularly in New York, Singapore, Hong Kong and Japan. The Restaurant Executive Chef must be a dynamic and enthusiastic culinary professional, with a strong background in managing and working with a well known Chef(s), and have an entrepreneurial approach. He/she must also have exceptional administrative skills to handle total leadership of the restaurant. This Chef will have to be the "Ambassador" in the absence of the Celebrity Chef. So, he/she will have to be great at engaging with the guests and front of the house team. As well, you must also have proven experience to run the business in the back of the house in regards to food cost, labor cost and menu engineering. Other "mandatory" requirements are: - Must come from a "Celebrity Chef" Restaurant background like Nobu, Momofuku, Jean-Georges, Rockpool or top level Michelin Star Chefs. - Prefer someone from USA, SE Asia or Japan. - Good skills in food and labor costs. - Must integrate well with the staff. - A very strong leader and trainer, with high goals and standards. - Asian restaurant experience will be a plus. - Has to be able to manage the business and the costs and be exceptional with leading the team and creating new concepts. - Excellent communication skills with staff and guests. Excellent Salary plus benefits and bonus for the perfect candidate. *Unless your experience matches our job description, we will not confirm receipt of your application.

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