House of Blues – Executive Chef

House of Blues is looking for an Executive Chef.

Passionate and motivated. Driven, with an entrepreneurial spirit. Resourceful, innovative, forward thinking and committed. At Live Nation Entertainment, our people embrace these qualities, so if this sounds like you then please read on!


• Meets or exceeds budgetary expectation
• Food & Beverage Cost
• Labor Cost
• Operating Accounts
• Inventory is controlled, monitored and maintained bi-weekly
• Develop menu engineering program to project and monitor trend and predict cost

I. Supervision of the Department

  • Assist and support kitchen staff in any of their job functions, as needed
  • Assist and support management in any of their job functions, as needed
  • Ensure proper execution of all corporate mandates, SOP’s, and Specs
  • Schedule shifts for kitchen staff and managing labor costs
  • Ensure that there is no unapproved overtime on shift
  • Check labor daily in Labor Management system
  • Perform all opening and or closing kitchen supervisory tasks
  • Ensure positive and creative team environment within department
  • Facilitate open communication with the supervisors and staff as well as management staff
  • Facilitate proper inter-departmental communications and organization
  • Perform staff evaluations (training, 90-day, annual). Set development and performance goals, monitor progress
  • Assure complete and satisfactory on-going staff training
  • Ensure appropriate staffing levels. Recruitment and hiring staff/supervisors, ensure that hiring/disciplinary/termination standards follow all HOB guidelines
  • Oversee evaluations, raise recommendations to GM
  • Maintains open door policy/one on one with staff
  • Decisions are information based and followed up on efficiently
  • Information is gathered, shared, and used appropriately
  • Hold monthly and or weekly department meetings to insure proper communication and teamwork
  • Hold I.P.C.’s with Chef and Supervisors bi-monthly

II. Sale Building

  • Development, of cost-effective specials and menu changes to achieve maximum sales
  • Ensure food is considered excellent value for money and increases guest frequency
  • Participate in outside appearances and fund-raising events to increase awareness of the House of Blues Brand

III. Maintain Operation Supplies

  • All staff has supplies needed to facilitate job
  • All staff is trained (and signed off) on equipment upon hiring
  • All equipment is maintained
  • All events are planned and carried out
  • All housekeeping standards are maintained in compliance with inspection guidelines / Local Health Code
  • Final results are obtained through the use of tools and systems consistently
  • Tools are updated and used to insure consistency

IV. Maintenance and Update of Labor Systems and Management of Inventory

  • All employees input prior to work
  • All employees are job classed and current wages are inputted
  • All F&B system files are maintained
  • All menu item counts are current and maintained weekly

V. Food

  • All food standards are met and not deviated from without approval from Corporate Chef
  • Food portions are monitored and revisions are recommended
  • New items are recommended quarterly
  • Guest and crew feedback is reported and issues resolved
  • Recipe adherence is 100%



  • 3-5 years high volume and fast paced experience in kitchen operations
  • 3-5 years of multi outlet kitchen experience
  • Skilled in cooking, cost controls, management, crew training and development
  • Standard food preparation/presentation
  • Food, Beverage and Labor Cost Controls
  • Ability to run all kitchen operations
  • Working Knowledge of Microsoft, Word, Excel and Access systems
  • POS knowledge
  • Must be able to lift and/or move up to 50 lbs
  • High School Diploma
  • Sanitation and Food Handling Certificates
  • Working knowledge of Kitchen and dishwashing procedures
  • Knowledge of Food and Beverage costs, labor costs, and product cost
  • Computer knowledge: Excel worksheets, databases, word processing, and Outlook
  • Able to stand for long periods of time (10 – 12 hours)
  • Able to tolerate extreme heat
  • Able to work in a fast-paced environment
  • COVID-19 vaccination will be required for this position subject to legally valid exemptions.


  • Knowledge of operations and procedures of a multi-faceted entertainment facility

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