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

Parc 55 - a Hilton hotel
San Francisco, CA
2/28/15

A Sous Chef with Hilton Hotels and Resorts is responsible for assisting with the direction and oversight of all culinary operations in the hotels continuing effort to deliver outstanding guest service and financial profitability. ... more
Sodexo
GOLDEN, CO
2/28/15

Sodexo has an opportunity for Food Production Manager 2 at Colorado School of Mines located in Golden, CO. Colorado School of Mines is a premier engineering school with a total student population of just over 5,500. Campus operations include resident dining, retail dining, catering, conference and c ... more
The Embassy Row Hotel
Washington, DC
2/28/15

Responsible for the management of all aspects of the Banquet Department functions, in accordance with Hotel standards. Directs, implements and maintains a service and management philosophy which serves as a guide to respective staff to ensure 100% guest satisfaction. ... more
Sodexo
PALO ALTO, CA
2/28/15

At Sodexo we believe that Quality of Daily Life contributes to the progress of individuals and the performance of organizations. Sodexo designs, manages and delivers comprehensive service solutions through On-site Service Solutions and Motivation Solutions to create an outstanding experience for the ... more
Sodexo
Overland Park, ks, KS
2/28/15

Sodexo is seeking a talented and innovative General Manager of Food Service for our Business & Industry account new sale located in Overland Park, KS Area. ... more
Sodexo
SAINT PAUL, MN
2/28/15

Sodexo has an opportunity for a General Manager 4 for St. Catherine University located in St. Paul, MN. *RELOCATION ASSISTANCE IS AVAILABLE!* In this highly visible role, you will direct and participate in all daily operations for a core retail food court and high-end catering in a fast-paced and dy ... more
Ruffled Feathers Golf Course
Lemont, IL
2/28/15

Ruffled Feathers Golf Club in Lemont, Illinois is operated by Eagle Golf. The Pete and P.B. Dye designed course is located 30 minutes from downtown Chicago. The high-end public championship course is well-conditioned and features some of the best par 3 holes in Illinois. To find out more about the c ... more
Eden Roc Miami Beach
Miami, FL
2/28/15

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. Direct, train and monitor performance of Line Cooks. Maintain organization, cleanliness and sanitation o ... more
Sodexo
ITHACA, NY
2/28/15

Sodexo on the campus of Ithaca College is seeking a Food Service Manager 3 who will be responsible for front of the house service operations supporting a large Resident Dining location serving approximately 10-12k meals weekly. There are three Residential Dining Halls on this campus with approximate ... more
Paradise Point Resort & Spa
San Diego, CA
2/28/15

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

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