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Executive Chef at Le Diplomate

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Job Description

Le Diplomate, affiliated with STARR Restaurants, pays sincere homage to French café culture, providing a comfortable, versatile gathering place that’s become an anchor for Washington, D.C.’s resurgent 14th Street corridor. Painstakingly built out of a historic structure that harnesses the artful spirit of a Parisian brasserie, the interior and exterior pay subtle tribute to tradition, imbuing every meal with a sweeping sense of European drama. The extensive menu features a variety of Gallic classics, including onion soup gratinée, steak frites and escargots, as well as daily plates such as bouillabaisse and cassoulet. A thoughtfully curated wine list and specialty cocktail program complete the transporting experience.

The team is seeking a lead-by-example Executive Chef with strong culinary skills and the desire to lead and mentor a large, diverse team providing exceptional dishes with care and consistency!


This position offers a comprehensive package including: 

  • A Competitive Base Salary
  • Quarterly Bonus Program 
  • Paid Vacation
  • Medical, Dental, and Vision Benefits Coverage 
  • Commuter Benefits Program 
  • Dining Discounts at over 25 Affiliated STARR Restaurants 
  • Opportunity for Career Advancement and Professional Growth


  • A minimum of 5 years of progressive culinary management experience in well-rated restaurants
  • Prior experience opening a new restaurant is a plus!
  • Prior experience and success in running expo in a busy kitchen
  • Experience hiring, training, and mentoring salaried managers and hourly BOH staff
  • Strong financial acumen with the proven ability to oversee cost control, labor management, and bottom-line profitability
  • Ability to mentor, motivate and drive performance and results of a diverse culinary workforce
  • A love for French cuisine & culture!

Le Diplomate 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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