Chef de Cuisine
St. Louis, MO
Elaia is open (4) nights per week dinner only, Wednesday through Saturday. Elaia showcases original and global cuisine with a nuanced approach to fine dining: the cooking is both inspired and modernist; the service is both manicured and relaxed; the experience is a rare and delicate combination of elegance and rustic charm. Elaia's unique and extensive wine program has earned it a place in Wine Enthusiast's America's 100 Best Wine Restaurants, in 2014 and 2015. Our menu changes nightly. We offer a four-course prix fixe or a ten-course tasting menu. The entire menu is available a la carte as well. Executive Chef Ben Grupe is the captain of the American Culinary Olympic Team. Chef/Proprietor Ben Poremba is a 3 times James Beard Award Semi Finalist in the category Best Chef - Midwest.
Scope, Expectations and Requirements
The Chef de cuisine is responsible for the entire culinary operation of Elaia Restaurant. He/she will adhere to established traditions and standards while adding their influence on our menu. He/she shall collaborate with Elaia’s Executive Chef to influence future menu planning. He/she must maintain the highest professional standards for food quality and sanitation and will lead by example building a tight-knit team dedicated to excellence.
Key Expectations and Goals
The Chef de Cuisine must:
• Be hands-on – directly supervising/cooking items requiring skillful preparation.
• Have excellent culinary skills and team leadership qualities to meet guest expectations.
• Be an approachable leader – building an effective and efficient culinary team that bond together.
• Leads with presence – monitors performance of assigned staff and ensures that all procedures are completed to restaurant standards.
• Be personable and interact well with all levels of co-workers and guests.
• Engaged in their career along with a focus on the development of their team.
Ideal Candidate Profile
The position requires a strong organized leader who is committed to excellence in all matters. The right individual will be self-motivated, able to build a cohesive team, possess a modern approach to team building and menu planning and continually offer unique and distinctive dining experiences. The successful candidate must be a good fit with Elaia’s culture. He/she must demonstrate values, conduct and integrity consistent with Michelin acclaimed standards.
Salary and Benefits
Elaia offers a comprehensive package that includes a competitive base salary and health benefits. If you are interested in joining a team of culinary professional in an exceptional culinary culture, innovation and foodservice standards, send us your resume to BenGrupe@Bengelina.com
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Entry level position and a great opportunity for a sous chef ready to cut their exec teeth. This position requires somebody who has had success in all stations throughout a kitchen, especially expediting `a la carte and plate-ups of banquets 200+. Position is $60K with potential incentives up to 20% of base, relocation ($2,500), and corporate health benefits, etc.
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