Chef Jobs

Chef jobs are ideal for professionals with a passion for food who thrive in a fast paced environment. Chef job opportunities are also on the rise as the economy improves and restaurant demand increases. Whether your interest in a career as a chef stems from a desire to create new and exotic dishes, manage a kitchen, or to simply produce great food � plenty of chef jobs are available on Hcareers that offer the opportunity to make your mark in the culinary industry.

Hcareers is the leading job board for chef employment. You'll find chef jobs from the best employers in the food service, leisure and hospitality industries including Mortons, Hakkasan NYC and Patina Restaurant Group. Chef Jobs posted by industry power houses such as Outback Steakhouse, Ruth Chris Steakhouse and Culinary Concepts by Jean-Georges often include positions for executive chefs and head chefs as well as sous chefs, pastry chefs and assistant chefs.

Professionals interested in chef jobs need not focus on traditional restaurant employers alone. Hcareers often posts open chef positions in hotels, at country clubs and on cruise ships. Job openings are also often available for personal and private chefs. Whether you want to focus on a large menu or small one, be part of a team or work independently, your chef job search is certain to be fruitful.

Required training for chef jobs varies depending on position. Executive chefs, head chefs, chef managers and chef de cuisines, are generally the most skilled cooks in the restaurant or dining establishment. These roles are responsible for developing new recipes as well as for directing kitchen staff, preparing cost estimates for food and supplies, inventory management and setting schedules. Most Chefs have extensive prior experience in food service or the hospitality industry. The majority also have postsecondary training in culinary arts. However, line cooks, prep cooks and sous chefs may work their way up to higher level chef positions over time. Many often get their start as an apprentice chef or trainee chef through an official apprenticeship program.

As of February 2012, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reports that the leisure and hospitality industry employs more than 13.5 million professionals, including many in various chef jobs. Employment within this industry is quickly increasing, with more than 41,000 jobs added in food services and drinking places in February 2012 alone. The BLS estimates that nearly half of all executive chefs and head chefs are employed at full service restaurants. Nine percent are employed by hotels, caterers and food service contractors. Eight percent are self-employed as personal or private chefs.

Chef jobs should continue to increase for the foreseeable future. The BLS predicts that supervisory chef positions will increase by 6 percent by 2018. The National Restaurant Association expects restaurant employment, including jobs for chefs, to increase to 14.3 million by 2022. Competition for positions at upscale restaurants may be fierce, but the fast pace and long hours usually generates high turnover, so chef jobs will continue to become available as those leaving the industry need to be replaced.

If you're looking for chef employment, check the Hcareers job board regularly for the latest open positions.

Most Recent Chef Jobs

The Olympic Club
San Francisco, CA
4/18/14

The Olympic Club, the nation's oldest private member athletic club, is searching for an Executive Sous Chef with proven skills in fine dining and large catering/banquet events. This role's primary kitchen will be in our Lakeside Clubhouse, located at 599 Skyline Blvd in San Francisco. However the i ... more
Hilton Lexington Downtown Hotel
Lexington, KY
4/18/14

The Downtown Lexington Hilton Hotel, a New Castle Hotels & Resorts property, is seeking a proven Executive Chef to run its Culinary operation. Illuminating Lexington's skyline, our grand contemporary hotel hosts Lexington's most prominent social and business events - up to 1000 people. Our mee ... more
Hilton Suites Atlanta Perimeter
Atlanta, GA
4/18/14

Direct the food and beverage operations of the hotel responsible for all aspects of the F&B operation, and achieving the financial and service goals of the department. Responsible for revenue generation, all expense controls including payroll, and quality/service standards. The position require ... more
Kickapoo Lucky Eagle Casino
Eagle Pass, TX
4/18/14

The Executive Sous Chef has an overall responsibility for the efficient and effective running of the kitchen and food production outlets. Ensures that all food products are of the highest quality and are ready to serve in a timely manner. This position exhibits culinary talent by personally perform ... more
Miami International Airport Hotel
Miami, FL
4/18/14

To assist the sushi chef in the day to day preparation of food and efficient running of the kitchen. ... more
Aegis Senior Communities LLC
Bothell, WA
4/18/14

Áegis Living is a leader in the senior living industry and we invite you to join our success! We were founded in 1997 by Chairman and CEO Dwayne Clark; we now have 30 communities in Washington, California, and Nevada. The Áegis vision is to be the standard by which all great compani ... more
Mandarin Oriental Hotel Las Vegas
Las Vegas, NV
4/18/14

Mandarin Oriental, Las Vegas is a sophisticated luxury hotel and residences prominently located at the entrance of CityCenter, a magnificent urban resort destination at the heart of the Las Vegas Strip. Awarded the esteemed AAA Five Diamond Award rating and the coveted Forbes Five-Star award for our ... more
Lansdowne Resort
Leesburg, VA
4/18/14

Plan, prep, set up and provide quality service in all areas of food production for menu items and specials in the designated outlets in accordance with standards and plating guide specifications. Maintain organization, cleanliness and sanitation of work areas and equipment. ... more

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