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Executive Chef at Cafés at MoMA

Full Time
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Who you are:

The Executive Chef is responsible for driving operational excellence and ensuring a superior guest experience through excellent food and hospitality. The Executive Chef partners with the General Manager and Food and Beverage Director to set, meet, and exceed the goals of the business by ensuring alignment with the mission and goals of the business and the vision and core values of Union Square Hospitality Group.  The Executive Chef is an ambassador for the Museum of Modern Art and must create a program that aligns with the goals and vision of the museum.  The Executive Chef must possess strong leadership skills, a friendly yet competitive spirit, and a passion for creating delicious food, building high-performing teams, and delivering hospitality to all stakeholders.

What you’ll do:

  • Build and lead a high performing kitchen team and maintain excellence & hospitality throughout each day’s specific service periods
  • Lead and coach the Sous Chef team in delivering consistent execution of food and timely flow of service through an effectively expedited service
  • Continually enhance, refine, and update our culinary programming to maintain our standing as an industry leader
  • Set the standard for all recipes, product, food preparations and food execution and hold the team accountable to meeting restaurant's specifications and commitment to culinary excellence, food cost metrics and food safety
  • Develop a strong partnership with leadership of the Museum of Modern Art and identify ways to collaborate through current exhibitions, sustainability and museum operations.
  • Partner with the General Manager to foster a positive, collaborative work environment for both the service and kitchen teams, ensuring clear communication at all times
  • Provide coaching and guidance to all team members, ensuring that pathways for growth and development are attainable for all team members
  • Consistently looks for internal and external opportunities to build our growing team in alignment with our goals of diversity, inclusion, and belonging
  • Build trusting relationships with other USHG Leaders to foster communication, collaboration, support, and sharing of best practices for well-informed decision making
  • Act as a partner to Home Office departments, leveraging subject matter expertise to ensure alignment and support roll outs, training, and communication of company-wide initiatives

What we need from you:

  • 5+ years of culinary leadership experience in similar environment
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office applications, restaurant scheduling, inventory and purchasing experience necessary
  • English fluency and Spanish preferred, but not required
  • Ability to stand/walk for extended periods of time

What you’ll get from us:

  • Annual salary of $110,000 – 125,000, plus bonus potential
  • Comprehensive Medical, Dental, and Vision insurance
  • Paid Time Off to support you with an active life outside of work
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Life Insurance
  • Flexible Spending Options (health care, dependent care, transit & parking)
  • Employee Assistance Program to support overall mental wellbeing
  • Exclusive access to primary care, mental health, and other healthcare services
  • Annual dining credit and 51% dining discount throughout the USHG family of restaurants
  • Matched 401(k) to help you invest in your future
  • Access to the USHG HUGS Employee Relief Fund
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