Sample executive chef job description

[Restaurant X] is known for providing the best food for our customers. We are searching for a qualified executive chef to deliver excellent culinary service and effectively lead our kitchen team. The executive chef will collaborate with restaurant leadership to solve any problems that may arise. We are looking for a culinary expert with a positive attitude and enthusiasm for teamwork. A readiness to thrive under pressure is a must. Experience with varying types of cuisines is ideal. The best candidate will bring a creative and detail-oriented perspective to our menu.

Objectives of this role

  • Provide excellent food service for restaurant customers
  • Supervise a team of line cooks and other kitchen staff
  • Curate a menu and kitchen supply inventory based on restaurant needs
  • Act as a leading liaison between kitchen staff, customers, and restaurant owners
  • Oversee the enforcement of health code standards for the kitchen and staff
  • Foster a collaborative and positive work environment in the kitchen


  • Oversee the functions of a restaurant kitchen 
  • Hire, train, and manage line cooks and other kitchen staff
  • Execute food orders and deliveries
  • Communicate kitchen needs to the restaurant managers and owners
  • Manage inventory of ingredients and kitchen supplies
  • Regularly inspect and update the kitchen’s health code standards

Skills and qualifications

  • Experience working as a chef with teams of varying size
  • Deep knowledge of best culinary practices
  • Demonstrated leadership skills
  • Readiness to thrive under pressure
  • Affinity for problem-solving
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail

Preferred qualifications

  • Experience working with many culinary trends, cuisines, and cultures
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills
  • Familiarity with the business practices of a restaurant
  • Creative talent for designing a menu
  • Previous knowledge of the restaurant’s order-processing technology