Executive Chef

Skipper's Dockside Restuarant in Key Largo, FL | Full-time, Management | Posted 8/24/2021

Job Summary

We are looking for a highly experienced and creative executive chef to join our fast-paced and growing restaurant. You must have proven success in the kitchen as a confident, effective, and efficient leader who is able to motivate and work collaboratively with kitchen staff and managers.  You will be responsible for meeting food and labor cost targets for the kitchen. You will create, cost, and document new menu items, manage and direct all kitchen staff, maintain quality control, and manage inventory and purchasing.


  • Coordinate and direct all food preparation, from prep through service
  • Monitor the quality of all food
  • Track, record, and maintain inventory stock including foods, beverages, and kitchen supplies
  • Delegate daily tasks to sous chef and other kitchen staff; manage their progress throughout the day
  • Oversee entire kitchen staff activity and ensure efficient work
  • Order and arrange delivery of foods for the day/week
  • Oversee repairs of kitchen appliances
  • Direct, design, and plating/presentation techniques for all dishes
  • Create new recipes and design overall menu, including specials each day/week
  • Help determine pricing for menu items
  • Hire and train new kitchen staff
  • Work efficiently to resolve any problems that arise in the kitchen
  • Research and implement new culinary trends
  • Maintain a clean kitchen and abide by all state food safety and sanitation laws
  • Obtaining feedback on food and service quality, and handling customer problems and complaints.


  • 2-year Culinary Arts degree and/or other culinary certification
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • 5+ years experience in a head chef or managerial kitchen position
  • ServSafe certification
  • Vast knowledge in culinary arts, including any new up and coming food trends
  • Knowledgeable and dexterous using all manner of complex kitchen equipment
  • Effective and clear communicator
  • Expert skills and experience planning, designing, and preparing meals
  • Proficiency using Microsoft word, Excel, and QuickBooks
  • Monitor and track inventory and maintain recipe records
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills
  • Proven leadership and creative abilities inside the kitchen
  • Expert problem solver who thrives under pressure
  • Top of the line customer services skills

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Applicant must be legally authorized to work in the United States to apply. Ocean Properties Hotels Resorts and its Affiliates are Equal Opportunity Employers. They do not and will not discriminate in employment and personnel practices on the basis of race, sex, age, handicap, religion, national origin or any other basis prohibited by applicable law.