Nighthawk Burger Bistro, located in Lake Forest, IL - is seeking an ambitious and organized leader for the Executive Chef / Kitchen Manager position. The restaurant serves lunch and dinner, an upscale yet casual dining facility adjacent to NorthShore Sports Club. NorthShore Sports Club is the premier indoor shooting club in the Chicago lane area and the Nighthawk Burger bistro has a rapidly growing reputation as having consistent, quality service and product.
The Executive Chef / Kitchen Manager is responsible for general oversight and success of the Kitchen Department from a service standpoint to a staff development standpoint to a product improvement and presentation standpoint to a financial performance including budgeting, scheduling and purchasing. Direct Reports include the Line Sous Chef Asst Kitchen Manager, Cooks and all other kitchen staff.
Prior experience in a leadership management role in upscale casual dining environment is required. Demonstration of a solid, consistent work history as well will be required.
Necessary strong qualities will include organized and strong leadership skills, organizational skills, planning skills, coaching skills. Ability to work evenings, weekends and holidays is required.. Attention to detail, product consistency, maintaining cost controls, and staff training are all important qualities and are of the upmost importance.
The company that operates this is growing, and as a result, the chosen candidate will have potential likelihood to be presented with growth opportunities after said candidate has put in his/her appropriate time and proven him/herself.
Lastly, this company is comprised of a team of extremely hard working leaders. Leaders who are extremely accustomed to jumping in and working the operation alongside the team. Leaders who are "office dwellers" will not fit in at this property or find success in this role. The most successful leaders at this property are those who are not afraid to get dirty hands and lead by example.