Kojo Restaurant – Executive Chef

Hi Hospitality Group is Hiring an Executive Chef for Kojo Restaurant in Sarasota, Florida.

Our restaurant portfolio will be expanding, and we are looking to add a passionate, hardworking and motivated chef to lead our culinary team. Ideal candidates will be humble, ego-free, and have previous experience in high volume restaurants. For this position, a background in Asian cuisine is required. Relocation coverage is available for the right candidate.

Job Description:

Development and Training:

  • Develop strategies to constantly evolve and improve our culinary operations
  • Manage the quality and consistency of our kitchen administrative tools (recipe books, inventory, prep lists), that are used to train kitchen team members
  • Collaborate with key operations team members to ensure the correct training materials are always in place and used as intended
  • Solicit and incorporate feedback from guest reviews, management, & key kitchen team members to constantly improve our training materials, tools, product and consistency
  • Collaborate with our culinary director to optimize recipes, yields, and portion sizes to maintain consistency across recipe management and ordering systems

Quality Assurance:

  • Provide culinary guidance, leadership and support to all restaurant staff.
  • Maintain cleanliness at all times and A Grade from Health Department.
  • Conduct daily quality-control line checks to ensure adherence to established recipes and standards.
  • Address any issues related to food quality, taste, or presentation promptly, and work with the team to take appropriate action.

Menu Development:

  • Provide vision for ongoing culinary development.
  • Develop culinary initiatives that align with business goals, market trends and customer preferences.
  • Collaborate with Culinary Director to introduce new items to the menu.
  • Ensure recipe adherence, and execution of existing training materials, tools, and kitchen operations.
  • Research and stay current with supplier opportunities to reduce costs and improve quality of ingredients.

The ideal candidate is extremely detail-oriented, has a deep understanding for the complexities of ensuring consistency in a high volume setting, is comfortable working in a fast-changing environment, and has an unquenchable thirst to create world-class experiences for our guests.

  • Highly organized and able to juggle multiple tasks with changing priorities
  • 5 years experience working as a chef de cuisine or executive chef
  • Deep understanding for the inner-workings of a fast-paced kitchen environment and the necessary controls to ensure quality and consistency
  • Ability to collaborate with other departments, proactively identify problems/opportunities, and take ownership of deadlines and deliverables
  • Passion for Asian cuisine, and working with a like-minded and ambitious team to build something great

Compensation is based on experience. This is an exciting opportunity for those looking to join a dynamic, growing restaurant group. Relocation stipend available for the right candidate.

Hi Hospitality Group is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Employee Benefits:

  • Medical / Dental / Vision Insurance
  • PTO
  • 401k with 3% Company Match after 1 year of employment
  • Dining Discounts at all Hi Hospitality Restaurants
  • Growth Opportunity with a rapidly growing restaurant group

To apply, please send your resume to the email provided below or give them a call for more information.

Employment Type(s): Full-time

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How to apply

Email: hlowry@hihospitalitygroup.com, jleung@hihospitalitygroup.com (please email both addresses)
Phone: 774-454-8158

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