Concept Development Chef – Leading Group


Brad Metzger Restaurant Solutions

Concept Development Chef – Leading Group Chicago IL
$160000 – $185000

Incredible opportunity to join a high caliber team of professionals in a developmental role in Chicago, IL! The Concept Development Chef is focused on new openings, R&D, and developing new concepts within an award winning group. Looking for a well-rounded individual from recent highly esteemed, chef-driven, Michelin and James Beard backgrounds. 

Individual will need to be based in Chicago and available to travel for openings.

Primary responsibilities will include: 

  • Recipe development (R&D) for new and existing concepts
  • Spearheading innovation and staying abreast of market and industry trends 
  • Assist with new concept openings 
  • Collaborate closely with other individuals on the development team
  • Liaise with culinary teams to develop and implement new ideas and SOPs based on guest and employee feedback
  • Willingness to take on other tasks as assigned


  • 2+ years as Corporate Chef, Regional Chef, Culinary Director, or VP of Culinary Operations for a respected hospitality group or 5+ years as an Executive Chef in industry-leading operations 
  • Previous experience working with highly regarded restaurant groups is required – Michelin and James Beard recognized
  • Ability to think outside of the box
  • Passion for innovation and staying on top of current industry trends
  • Highly motivated individual who enjoys working in a team environment
  • Experience with new restaurant openings is highly preferred
  • High level of attention to detail
  • Effective written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to travel for openings


Compensation / Benefits:

  • Competitive Base Salary
  • 401k plan
  • Medical, dental, vision insurance options
  • PTO Plan

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