Chef de Cuisine – New Chef-Driven Pizza Concept


Brad Metzger Restaurant Solutions

Chef de Cuisine – New Chef-Driven Pizza Concept Los Angeles CA
$90000 – $95000

Successful West L.A. Chef and restaurateur is seeking a talented Chef de Cuisine to help open an exciting new concept! A trendy take on a classic pizzeria, the restaurant will feature a rotisserie and everything will be made in house. Counter service will be provided for lunch and full-service for dinner. This is a very hands-on, fast-paced role that requires someone collaborative and adaptable with an all-hands-on-deck mentality. The CDC will ideally spend a few months training at an established location before moving to the new location to spearhead the opening. Candidates should have a solid background in pizza and pasta production, and wood-fired experience is required. Great opportunity to work with an esteemed local Chef with plenty of creative input!

Chef de Cuisine Responsibilities:

  • Menu development and recipe costing
  • Collaborate with the Executive Chef
  • Ensuring that all food meets the highest standards of quality and consistency
  • Hiring and training of culinary team members
  • Maintaining proper ordering and inventory
  • Ensuring best practices for safety and sanitation in the kitchen
  • Keeping track of new trends in the industry

Chef de Cuisine Requirements:

  • 2+ years of experience in a similar position (Senior Sous Chef, Executive Sous Chef, CDC)
  • Wood-fired pizza experience is required
  • In-depth knowledge of Italian cuisine
  • Very numbers driven when managing costs
  • Excellent communication skills and leadership qualities
  • Ability to thrive in a high-pressure environment
  • Creative, innovative thinking
  • New restaurant opening experience
  • Exceptional standards for cleanliness, health, and safety
  • Experience in managing inventory and cost controls
  • Flexible schedule, including weekends, and on holidays

Compensation Package Includes:

  • Competitive Base salary
  • Bonus
  • Medical Benefits
  • PTO


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