Groton Station House – Executive Chef

Offering a base salary of $85k plus benefits, the Groton Station House is looking for an executive chef. This family-owned, upscale restaurant with a capacity of 200 guests is located in scenic Groton, Mass. just 45 minutes outside Boston! Their stainless steel kitchen includes a Rational oven, CVap ovens, French top, PacoJet and other top-end equipment for the professional chef. They meticulously renovated Groton’s old fire station to a magnificent turn-of-the-century restaurant replete with custom mahogany detail, twin Sub-Zero wine refrigerators, quarter-sawn white oak flooring, separately circuited lighting and numerous other details to ensure that the guest experience is second to none.

They have a strong core of dedicated guests as well as relationships with the town’s two boarding schools. In addition, a world class music school and performance center located less than a mile away will be opening in the coming year. This is a unique opportunity for an ambitious Executive Chef ready for the next career challenge!

Features of this stately brick building:

  • Outdoor brick patio for 80 guests with fire pit, beautiful lighting and landscaping.
  • Elegant Dining Room with dedicated wine refrigerators, turnbuckle construction and beautiful paintings.
  • Craft Cocktail Lounge with seating for 50 guests at the bar, high-tops, lounge, and banquettes that overlook the state-of-the-art, semi-open kitchen.
  • Beautifully secluded Private Dining rooms on the second floor with seating for up to 60 guests including its own separate, private function kitchen.

Professional qualifications of a successful candidate:

  • Experience as an Executive Chef or Chef de Cuisine in a high volume/value service environment;
  • Ability to hit expense targets for food and back-of-house labor;
  • Organization skills for tracking inventory, performing receiving, working with food purveyors;
  • Experience hiring and training a back-of-the-house team;
  • Current Manager’s ServSafe, Allergen and Anti-Choke Certifications; and
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office, Toast and HotSchedules very helpful.

Personal qualities of a successful candidate:

  • High Energy Level. They bring a powerful enthusiasm that uplifts all others around them, and this is an important part of the culture.
  • Attention to Detail. They pride themselves on providing incomparable work product and service, and they seek others who share that philosophy.
  • Honesty and Integrity. They are looking to build a collaborative, interdependent and trustworthy team of which every member conducts himself or herself with poise.

They offer industry-leading compensation commensurate with experience including health insurance and other benefits.

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