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Executive Chef - Union Square Cafe

Union Square Cafe (101 East 19th Street)
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Job Description

Make an impact as an Executive Chef at Union Square Cafe!

 

Founded by CEO Danny Meyer with the opening of Union Square Cafe in 1985, Union Square Hospitality Group has created some of New York’s most beloved restaurants, cafes, and bars such as Gramercy Tavern, Maialino, The Modern, Marta and Porchlight to name a few!


An integral member of the USHG leadership, this position must lead, inspire and embody our Family Values and our philosophy of Enlightened Hospitality in all interactions with our people, guests, vendors and the community.

As an important member of our team, you’ll receive:

  • Full Health, Dental, and Vision insurance
  • Paid Time Off to support you in having an active life outside of work
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Dining credit and discounts throughout the USHG family of restaurants
  • Matched 401(k) to help you invest in your future
  • Participation in annual bonus plan and long-term incentive plan
  • Access to Mentor Programs, Career Development classes, and personalized career advancement support

Key Responsibilities

  • Meet or exceed budget expectations through controlling of P&L items
  • Increase productivity and foster positive inter-departmental communications
  • Continually enhance, refine and update our culinary programming to maintain our standing as an industry leader
  • Strengthen the relationship between the team and our community
  • Continuously build a high-performance team
  • Ensure rigorous knowledge of and adherence to all applicable laws, policies and procedures

What You Bring to the Table

  • Commitment to embodying our Family Values of:
    • Integrity- Doing the right things always- using sound judgment- even when no one is looking
    • Excellence- Doing what needs to be done, as well as it can possibly be done
    • Hospitality- Doing all that can be done for others- and more than is expected- in thoughtful ways that let people know you are on their side
    • Entrepreneurial Spirit- Seeing opportunities others haven’t- and creating opportunities others wish they’d thought of first
  • 5+ years of running a successful fine dining restaurant 
  • Proficient knowledge of systems and processes in food cost management
  • Strong financial acumen
  • Ability to lead and empower a team
  • English fluency and Spanish preferred
Skills & Requirements Qualifications

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity and inclusion at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.