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Head Chef

Position Summary

Executive Head Chef and Management role. Is responsible for the overall direction, coordination, and evaluation of the culinary program for Elysian Capitol Hill. Supervises and directs coaching/training of cooks, and other kitchen workers engaged in preparing and cooking foods. Ensures an efficient and profitable food service by performing the following duties personally or through the direct management of another member of your team. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the company’s policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints, troubleshooting, and resolving conflicts. Directly reports to the General Manager and overseen by the department head.


  • Establishing and maintaining culinary vision.
  • Knowledge of varying types of cuisines.
  • Proficient in executing varying kinds of services from a la carte service to buffets, from restaurant to events.
  • Ensure consistency in the preparation of all food items.
  • Continuously pushes the envelope forward by improving standards of execution.
  • Ensures consistency in execution by creating recipes and systems for team members to follow.


  • Understands execution and flow of dining services for the restaurant
  • Demonstrates ability to plan and execute banquet functions timely and profitably.
  • Creates and follows kitchen policies, procedures, and service standards.
  • Follow all safety and sanitation policies when handling food and beverage.
  • Follows all laws relating to labor practices.


  • Inspire and mentor all team members towards the goal of reaching their full potential.
  • Develop training plans for high performing team members.
  • Aides in conducting routine reviews and gives guidance to team members.
  • Demonstrate professional conduct with all colleagues, with the ability to remain calm in stressful situations.
  • Ability to positively impact and collaborate with General Manager.
  • Leads by example when completing job requirements, works with a sense of purpose, consolidates tasks, delegates, and empowers others when doing so.
  • Fosters a positive and productive work environment free of drama and negativity.
  • Proficient with scheduling and assessing labor needs based on business levels.
  • Aides in disciplinary action, promotion, hiring, and termination of staff.



  • Maintain an acceptable food cost percentage in accordance with budget and sales projections based on guidance from upper management.
  • Maintains an acceptable labor cost percentage in accordance with budget and sales projections based on guidance from upper management.
  • Adept at understanding sales, expenses, and profitability of the operation.
  • Accountable for the cleanliness and maintenance of all equipment.
  • Utilizes current systems for proper ordering of product and equipment.

Requirements & Qualifications

  • 3-5 years managing a kitchen and a team
  • Strong interpersonal and problem-solving abilities. Highly responsible & reliable.
  • Ability to work well under pressure in an ever-changing environment.
  • Ability to work cohesively as part of a team.
  • Ability to focus attention on needs the needs of restaurant, always remaining calm and courteous.


Salary: competitive 

Bonus potential

Vacation Pay

Insurance package available

Restaurant Discount 

Great work environment 

Great company perks


As a leading brewery, here at Elysian Brewing we are committed to finding innovative ways to continually improve. It's this kind of thinking that creates a unique work environment by rewarding talent, celebrating diversity and encouraging forward thinking. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.




Salary Range
$38,000.00 - $57,000.00
per Year
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Seattle, WA, 98122, US