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

Loews Chicago Hotel
Chicago, IL

The Loews Chicago Hotel is currently seeking a Pastry Cook to join the team. Opened March 2, 2015, Loews Chicago Hotel features 400 guestrooms, including 25 suites, more than 25,000 square feet of innovative meeting space, multiple outdoor terraces for guest and function uses, spa/fitness center and ... more
Mandarin Oriental Hotel Milan

To ensure guest satisfaction is met throughout the meal experience by providing efficient and courteous service of food and beverage within the station. ... more
PF Changs China Bistro
Denver, CO

As Sous Chef, you will be a primary “go-to” for the kitchen staff. That means you have to be available to your team while staying on top of the functions and flow of the back of the house. You’ll work alongside at least one other Sous Chef while reporting to the Executive Chef/Culinary Partner as we ... more
DoubleTree by Hilton San Diego - Mission Valley
San Diego, CA

SUMMARY:The Host/Hostess is primarily responsible for greeting guests, taking them to their table and providing them with menus. S/He will be a personal representation of the overall hospitality of the hotel. ... more
Renaissance Blackstone Chicago
Chicago, IL

Plan and manage the kitchen staff in the procurement, production, preparation and presentation of all food for the hotel in a safe, sanitary work environment which conforms to all standards and regulations and achieves profitable, competitive, quality products. ... more
Mandarin Oriental Hotel Hong Kong - The Excelsior
Causeway Bay

Responsible for the kitchen operations of the outlet and maintain the highest standard of food quality and hygiene level. To achieve the target revenue and control of food & beverage cost with efficient of the outlet. To work closely with the restaurant managers and recommend new menu items wi ... more
NoMo SoHo Hotel
New York, NY

Director of Operations assists the General Manager in the administration of the hotel by directing the hotel's team efforts toward guest satisfaction, associate productivity and the hotel's profitability. A minimum of 5 years hotel management department head experience required. ... more
The Nines
Portland, OR

To ensure proper service from the front line through quality control, training of line cooks and ensure proper sanitation levels. ... more
Minneapolis Marriott Southwest
Minnetonka, MN

Assign, coordinate and supervise the set-up and food production areas within the service kitchen to maximize ... more
Hotel Monaco Portland-Red Star
Portland, OR

POSITION SUMMARY: To implement media relations strategies and tactics that maximize Kimpton Portland and Seattle's exposure in print, broadcast, Internet and other media on a national, regional and local level. ... more

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