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Nova Hospitality Executive Chef Multi Unit in Austin, Texas

We are currently seeking not just an Executive Chef to join us, but a passionate leader to be part of our growing and evolving group. You will be part of creating a place where our teams are happy at work, a place where we collaborate and care about one another. You will lead and support a team that takes ownership and care in creating and delivering a meaningful guest experience.

This role will oversee multiple restaurants, each with their own brand and standards. The Executive Chef will be present during service hours, working side by side with the teams. The standards are high and commitment is a priority.

We offer a competitive salary, generous cost sharing for Medical, Dental, Vision, bonus opportunities, paid time off and parking.

What To Expect:

  • You will select and develop recipes; execute pre established recipes; standardize production recipes to ensure consistent quality and establish/uphold presentation technique and quality standards

  • Supervises all kitchen areas to ensure a consistent, high quality product is produced- daily line checks and quality control

  • Establishes result oriented objectives for the culinary team and kitchen operations

  • Ensures the profitability and successful operation of the kitchen

  • Controls direct labor costs associated with the kitchen staff-creates weekly schedules, ensuring productivity levels are maximized through the effective utilization of all colleagues and providing hands-on support as required

  • Plan and price menus independently and in a collaborative group setting

  • Develop recipes and portion specifications in accordance with venue brand, product specifications, ease of preparation and established procedures and budgetary standards

  • Collaborate with multiple departments for marketing, special events and catering with attention to deadlines and participation in meeting group objectives

Being Part of the Team

  • Come to work not to just work, but be part of a community

  • Not afraid to change or innovate

  • Committed to learning all about the food and beverage we offer

  • Comfortable with receiving feedback and brave enough to deliver it

  • Living in the “We” and not always the “I or Me”

  • Sometimes being in the weeds and ready to help each other clear a path

  • Dedicated to learning and understanding

  • We lead with gratitude

  • You take responsibility and not leave it to others

  • Genuine care for others

  • You are kind

  • You say 'thank you' a lot

You Should Have

  • Current with culinary, asian cooking & sushi concepts, practices and procedures will be paramount in this role

  • Proven ability to estimate food consumption and requisition accordingly

  • Experience and know how to use systems and software for kitchen operations, PNL review, order planning and scheduling

  • Must be able to curate, price and prepare selected items for large scale events and private dining groups

  • Experience as a multi unit Executive Chef

  • Proven record of management of kitchen activities

  • Good at solving issues quickly and effectively

  • Three to five years of progressive culinary or Executive Chef experience, depending upon formal degree or training

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