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Executive Chef at El Vez

Full Time
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Job Description

Affiliated with STARR Restaurants, El Vez is as bright and boisterous as a joy ride in a Tijuana taxi, exuding fun at every conceivable turn. Located at the W Fort Lauderdale, its breathtaking space is a feast for the eyes with imaginatively designed dining areas, indoor and outdoor bars, a spacious patio, and beautiful ocean vistas.

El Vez's culinary program showcases creative, yet classic Mexican fare with an emphasis on Baja-style cooking that celebrates the fresh seafood of the South Florida region. The bar offers an expansive selection of creative cocktails, signature margaritas, and a staggering list of mezcals and tequilas.

We are currently seeking an Executive Chef who has a progressive culinary background to work collaboratively as part of the management team to create moments that surprise, details that delight, and flavors that linger long after the last plate is cleared.


This position offers a comprehensive package including:

  • A competitive base salary
  • Quarterly bonus program
  • Referral bonus programs
  • Paid vacation and sick time
  • Medical, dental, and vision benefits coverage
  • Dining discounts at over 25 affiliated STARR Restaurants - and more!



  • 5+ years of progressive culinary management experience in well-rated restaurants with more recent experience of as a Chef de Cuisine or Executive Chef
  • Experience with Mexican & Spanish cuisine - preferred
  • Prior experience and success in running expo in a busy kitchen
  • Strong financial acumen with the proven ability to oversee cost control, labor management and bottom-line profitability
  • Experience hiring, training and mentoring salaried managers and hourly BOH staff

El Vez Fort Lauderdale is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.

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