Head Chef

Red Maple Cafe Burbank, CA
  • $40K - $50K Annual Salary
  • Full Time
  • Employer Very Likely to Respond

Red Maple Cafe, located in the Burbank (Toluca Lake) is looking for a Head Chef!

This is a full-time position.  Salary is negotiable.

We are looking for a Head Chef who can execute and maintain the current menu, as well as create new items, including a dinner menu.

Our Head Chef is responsible for managing the daily operations of our kitchen, by providing hands-on leadership and direction to team members and ensuring an excellent guest experience that exceeds expectations. 

Our Head Chef must have experience with ordering, recieving, cost control, labor management, expediting, and system development. 

Job duties include:

Managing the kitchen team members, directing the preparation of all meals in the restaurant, being able to estimate food requirements and food/labor costs, and offering culinary instructions to the kitchen staff.

Hours will vary and you muust be available to work nights & weekends

Please include a brief introduction of yourself along with your resume.


You must have a passion for food, strong knowledge of restaurant operations & finances, high standards of sanitation and safety, and the drive to grow and develop personally while developing those around you.

Guiding team members by exemplifying exceptional guest service and fostering an enthusiastic and uplifting environment is a necessary to achieve success in this position.

Being able to demonstrate to the kitchen team how to properly prepare, portion, garnish and store food items, as well as enforcing safe work behaviors to maintain a clean and safe environment for both guests and team members

Ensuring product quality, freshness and presentation always meet our standards

Creating back of house team member schedules

Ensuring proper ethical and legal handling of team member onboarding and offboarding, as well as during their employment

Ensuring timely follow-up and training following third-party food safety inspections

Ordering of all ingredients required to ensure all menu items are available

Verifying and uploading food and beverage inventory

Ensuring completion of line checks and checklists

Performing other related duties as needed


Bachelors and/or Associates Degree in Hospitality, Restaurant Management, or Culinary or equivalent education and work experience; preferably in a fast-paced high-volume restaurant

Must have a minimum of 2-5 years' experience in a restaurant management role

Record of maintaining high standards in restaurant cleanliness, sanitation, food quality and guest satisfaction

Excellent written and verbal communication with a positive and outgoing personality

Customer service focused and solution oriented

Capable of delegating multiple tasks

Must enjoy and be able to succeed in a fast-paced and high stress work environment

Ability to work a flexible schedule based on restaurant needs

Ongoing current Food Safety Manager certification

Physical, cognitive, social and environmental requirements include: Must be able to lift items through full range weighing up to 50 lbs. on a regular and continuing basis * Repetitive forward bend of head/neck * Some bending/kneeling/stooping/twisting/reaching required * Some repetitive motion and force required * Must be able to stand/walk for long periods of time (not all at one time) * Must be able to work in a hot kitchen environment * Sight, speech and hearing necessary to communicate with Team Members, Vendors and Guests * Sight and good sensation are necessary to prevent burning oneself while in the kitchen areas Note: All requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities.

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