Executive Chef

Mill River is seeking a talented Executive Chef with experience designing and preparing high-end cuisine, as well as team management and organization of culinary operations. Their ideal candidate is a creative individual who is willing to participate in creating seasonal menus and designing new dishes. The Executive Chef will report to the Director of Culinary Operations, will lead their team in both culinary and customer service excellency, and effectively communicate with Mill River’s specialty kitchen staff to ensure proper food presentation and management. The successful applicant will be a professional individual who is dedicated to high food quality and will set high standards for themselves and coworkers around them.

Our client will value experience in a similar organization, a forward-thinking mindset, a passion for culinary arts and strong hands-on work ethic throughout operations. The Executive Chef will be a natural leader who always has a finger on the pulse of current culinary trends. If you are passionate about the restaurant industry and have prior experience as a Chef, we invite you to apply today!

Requirements for this position:

  • 5+ years culinary experience in a high volume, full-service restaurant
  • 2+ year education in field, or culinary school completion, is strong asset
  • Experience preparing multiple international cuisines
  • Knowledge of best practices for training kitchen staff and implementing kitchen procedures
  • High levels of creativity and reliability
  • Flexible schedule required
  • Familiarity with menu costing procedures
  • Knowledge of cooking equipment, cleaning procedures and maintenance
  • Understanding of various cooking methods, ingredients, equipment, and procedures
  • Excellent record of kitchen and staff management

General Duties:

  • Manage relationships with distributors and resolve issues with vendors
  • Follow the budget established by the Director
  • Ensure safety and sanitation practices in the kitchen
  • Manage kitchen staff and delegate tasks related to meal prep, cooking and delivering food to diners in a timely fashion
  • Maintain the schedule for kitchen staff
  • Monitor food and labour costs
  • Keep up with industry trends and create new recipes in collaboration with the Sous Chef
  • Train new and existing kitchen staff on the preparation, arrangement, and plating of dishes per the current menu
  • Ensure all staff members adhere to culinary standards, regulations, and speed of work
  • Track, record and replenish inventory as needed
  • Cross-train kitchen staff on multiple stations
  • pricing menu items and well rounded in kitchen finance and inventory control
  • Research new developments in cuisine and apply knowledge to your repertoire


  • Assisting in the preparation and design of all food and drink menus
  • Producing high quality plates both design and taste wise
  • Ensuring the kitchen operates in a timely way that meets Mill River’s quality standards
  • Resourcefully solve any issues that arise and seize control of any problematic situation
  • Manage and train kitchen staff and assess staff’s performance
  • Order supplies to stock inventory appropriately
  • Comply with and enforce sanitation regulations and safety standards
  • Maintain a positive and professional approach with customers and co-workers
  • Ensures a first in- first out rotation system and verifies all food products and properly dated and organized for quality assurance
  • Keeps cooking stations stocked, especially before and during prime operation hours
  • Create tasting menus for clients interested in contracting the food for different events (weddings, buffets, corporate dinners, catering etc.)

Interpersonal abilities required:

  • Strong management skills and leadership abilities
  • Budgeting skills to control costs
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Highly organized with incredible time management skills
  • Initiative, and strive for improvement
  • Strong communication skill, both orally and verbally

Job Term & Salary:

  • Start Date: Immediate
  • Application Deadline: July 30th, 2021
  • Work Term: Full-time, Permanent (variable hours)
  • Number of positions: 1
  • Must be available for weekends/nights as necessary
  • Annual Salary: $55,000 – $60,000
  • Industry: Hospitality and Tourism

All interested applicants can forward their resume to wei@islandrecruiting.com by July 30th, 2021. Please let us know if you have any questions or concerns regarding this position. Call Island Recruiting at 902-367-3797 for more information.


About our client:

Mill River operates in the Tourism and Hospitality Industry and prides itself on their community engagement, extensive customer offerings, valued clients, and staff, as well as a long, respected history within the Industry on PEI. Apply today if you can bring excellent culinary skill and high energy to this exciting opportunity!