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

Buena Vista Palace
Lake Buena Vista, FL
7/31/14

Sous Chef assists in the training and supervision of the kitchen team. S/he is also responsible for assisting in food preparation according to IHR's high standards and great recipes. This individual must have the ability to obtain any government required licenses or certificates. For example; in Was ... more
The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa
Scottsdale, AZ
7/31/14

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. owns, manages and franchises some of the most well-known brands in the hotel industry. We are proud of who we are and happy to share some of those details with you. Starwood is a relatively young company; however we have a history full of stories of grow ... more
Streamsong Resort - Polk County, FL
Fort Meade, FL
7/31/14

Sous Chef assists in the training and supervision of the kitchen team. S/he is also responsible for assisting in food preparation according to IHR's high standards and great recipes. This individual must have the ability to obtain any government required licenses or certificates. For example; in Was ... more
JW Marriott Downtown Houston
Houston, TX
7/31/14

Our Executive Sous Chef reports directly to the Executive Chef and is responsible for creating leaders and fostering the Pearl culture within the Food & Beverage department for Pearl Hospitality. The Executive Sous Chef must ignite the human spirit by creating unrivaled hospitality experiences ... more
Centerplate, at the New England Aquarium
Boston, MA
7/31/14

Centerplate is one of North America's largest providers of quality food and beverage, catering, merchandise and facility management services for many of America's best-known sports, convention and entertainment venues. As our singular goal is to be #1 in Event Hospitality and the #1 Employer of Choi ... more
CONFIDENTIAL
San Francisco, CA
7/31/14

Tender Greens offers farm-to-fork, farmer's market inspired fare that highlights the best of seasonal ingredients, local farms and artisans. ... more
CONFIDENTIAL
West Hollywood, CA
7/31/14

The Executive Chef is responsible for managing the daily operations of our restaurant, including the selection, development and performance management of employees. In addition, they oversee the inventory and ordering of food and supplies, optimize profits and ensure that guests are satisfied with t ... more
Charleston Harbor Resort & Marina
Charleston, SC
7/31/14

Full-service hotel is seeking an experienced Banquet Manager to direct and supervise our banquet department to ensure compliance with the highest standards of service and to maximize customer satisfaction and profitability of the function. Must be trainable in MICROS. Must be flexible to work weeken ... more
La Playa Beach & Golf Resort
Naples, FL
7/31/14

LaPlaya Beach Club seeks a “hands on” working Chef for our exclusive Private Club. Strong leadership skills and the ability to mentor culinary team members are critical. The Club Chef works closely with Club Membership and Resort outlets. Focus on ala carte dining as well as private parties. ... more
Sheraton Tysons Hotel
Vienna, VA
7/31/14

Responsible for all aspects of managing the kitchen and kitchen personnel, ensuring the quality preparation of all menu items and proper handling/storage of all food items in accordance with standards. Coordinate the purchase of all food and maintain menus, maintaining approved food costs and labo ... more

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