Executive Chef

Aster Hall
Chicago, Illinois, United States
$80,000 - $100,000 USD yearly

Aster Hall is looking for a dedicated and experienced Full Time Executive Chef ($80,000-$100,000/year + Bonus Structure) to join our team!

Our ideal candidate is passionate about upholding Hogsalt’s values of harmony, accountability, and resilience.  Successful Hogsalt leaders are enthusiastic about providing genuine hospitality, consistency, and quality to guests, and actively contribute to a collaborative and positive workplace culture.

We offer a full suite of benefits, including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, a 401(k), commuter benefits, dining rewards, and paid time off!

Experience and Qualifications:

  • Minimum of 5 years working in a fast-paced, full-service restaurant. 

  • 3 years of experience as an Executive Chef or other senior-level kitchen leadership position.

  • In-depth COGS management experience and strong financial understanding, including proven strategies to positively affect a restaurant’s financial health.

  • Ability to identify problems and be solution-oriented regarding culinary and general restaurant operations.

  • Must have open availability including evenings, weekends, and holidays; schedule subject to modification and/or approval by the Culinary Director.

Responsibilities & Duties: 

  • Ensure all policies and procedures are followed, including recruiting, hiring and training, 6-month employee reviews, progressive discipline, and any other employee documentation.

  • Communicate professionally and confidently with guests, employees, vendors, and leadership. 

  • Create all back of house schedules and publish them two weeks in advance, adhering to company standards for labor management and maintaining appropriate staffing levels for the restaurant; approve payroll on a daily and biweekly basis.

  • Review and maintain store financials daily, including tracking food costs, and work with the General Manager to manage comps, expenses, labor, and overall revenue; participate in monthly financial calls for the restaurant and present solutions and understanding of P&L statements to leadership.

  • Work collaboratively with the Events, Marketing and Branding, Purchasing, and FOH teams to promote the overall financial health of the restaurant. 

  • Uphold defined standards for food quality and hold vendors accountable for all product received, altering Hogsalt’s Purchasing team of any and all vendor issues. 

  • Complete general administrative tasks including opening and closing duties, maintaining restaurant facilities, kitchen supplies, and BOH uniform inventory, and keeping the Recipe Index up to date.

  • Coordinate all training for front-of-house staff, including updating training materials and scheduling practical exams, and fostering professional development for employees and leadership.

  • Provide consistent coaching and support for all hourly employees, and possess the ability to fill into any FOH hourly position.

Hogsalt is not your typical restaurant group.  Guests know us for transportive spaces and sumptuous fare, but what we are most proud of is the generosity we extend to our teams.  Our service team reimagines hospitality with energy and a sense of fun.  Our culinary team makes classic dishes so expertly that you'll remember why they became classics.  No matter which of our 20+ restaurants you visit, you'll see we're an organization that makes people — our guests and ourselves — happy.


We look forward to meeting you!