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Executive Chef

Location:Bear Mountain , NY
Salary Range:DOE
Benefits:For full time employees: a choice of medical plans, dental and vision, 401k savings plan, life insurance and much more.
Employment Type:Full Time

Guest Services, Inc. is looking for an Executive Chef with a diverse culinary background to work at the breathtaking Bear Mountain inn. 


The Executive Chef is responsible for managing the daily production, preparation and presentation of all food in Bear Mountain Inn’s Restaurant, Bar Catering and Special Events. The Executive Chef must help the Team supervise and carry out day-to-day operations at Bear Mountain Inn’s Complex. The Executive Chef must also provide supervision, direction and training to all employees within the kitchens; achieve operating and financial goals; ensure food quality; and meet client objectives and/or customer needs.


  • Create, plan and develop menus, and forecast portion specifications to the restaurant, bar catering and special events outlets. Analyze and cost food items. Ensure compliance with established budget.
  • Recruit, supervise, train, schedule, discipline, and direct the full culinary, restaurant/banquet and utility staff.
  • Control expenses. Determine food and supply needs for venues. Maintain inventory control of food and supplies.
  • Maintain and ensure safe facility environment including standards for food production and handling, cooking, housekeeping, sanitation, dress, and employee hygiene.
  • Plan, schedule, supervise, and participate in the culinary work of the event to ensure proper production, distribution of assignments, and prompt and efficient preparation of foods. Ensure food quality standards are met and amounts are sufficient to meet expected need.
  • Direct the preparation and cooking of food for the restaurant, bar catering and special events outlets.


  • High School Diploma/G.E.D. equivalent required; Culinary or Associate's degree in food service or related field.
  • Food Protection Manager Certification. Demonstration of food safety knowledge and sanitation.
  • 5+ years chef experience, preferably executive chef experience
  • Computer proficiency with the ability to utilize MS Word, Excel, and Outlook required.
  • Strong customer service abilities; actively looks for ways to assist customers and coworkers.
  • Experience in analyzing financial reports.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to problem solve.


  • Moving about on foot to accomplish tasks, particularly frequent movements from place to place within the unit. Bend, lift, carry, reach/extend arms and hands above shoulder height frequently, or otherwise move in a constantly changing environment.
  • Lifting, carrying, and pushing up to 25 lbs. regularly, 30-35 lbs. frequently, and up to 50 lbs. occasionally.
  • Ability to stand for the entire work day.
  • Climbing steps regularly.
  • Withstanding temperature extremes in freezer, refrigerator walk-in and grill areas
  • Speech recognition and clarity, including the ability to understand the speech of customers and co-workers and the ability to speak clearly so that you can be understood by customers and co-workers in English.
  • Constantly communicates and receives verbal communication with other employees in fast-paced kitchen.
  • Physical presence at the job site is essential to perform job duties.


  • Commercial Kitchen Machinery, Appliances, Tools, and Utensils.
  • Typical office equipment (computers, phone system, fax, copiers, scanners, among others). 

Guest Services offers competitive pay and excellent benefits, including Paid Time Off and a generous 401(k) Match.


Veterans, Minorities, People with Disabilities and Women especially encouraged to apply.


Guest Services, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.


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