Posted: Feb 2, 2023

Executive Chef

Stable Craft Brewing - Waynesboro, VA
Salary: $40,000.00 - $75,000.00 Annually
Application Deadline: Feb 28, 2023

Job description for Executive Chef 

Executive Chef Position is located in Waynesboro, VA - Hours Wed-Sun.

To be considered for the role of Executive Chef, please submit an up-to-date RESUME & 3 PROFESSIONAL REFERENCES - (cover letters are nice, too)

Stable Craft Brewing is a farm brewery and winery situated in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains of central Virginia, just outside of Charlottesville. We offer an agri-pub farm brewery experience. We complement our hand-craft beers & ciders with a culinary-inspired farm menu.

Stable Craft Brewing & Cidery is hiring a hands-on Executive Chef to work with our existing staff in developing banquet menus, quick-serve menus, manage food costs and kitchen procedures.

This job has the opportunity to develop into a full-time Executive Chef position for the right candidate. We operate a Wednesday through Sunday schedule, evening hours and weekends.

Salary paid vacation, PTO for Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Years Day and July 4, Available Health insurance, continuing education.

Culinary Perks

  • Greenhouse on-site available to grow vegetables, herbs
  • Farm eggs on-site
  • Brewery grain exchanged for beef with local farm
  • Air-conditioned kitchen
  • New equipment and an appropriate budget for tools/equipment
  • Professional hospitality management
  • Career culinary owner

Executive Chef Responsibilities and Duties
Restaurant and In-House Catering Operations

  • Lead BOH hiring & training.
  • Direct & manage BOH operations in a manner that assures a professional and well-run kitchen that puts the same high standards into every plate
  • Lead Menu Development and recipes within the company vision in collaboration with the full management & ownership team.
  • Works collaboratively with the FOH team to assure an exceptional guest experience, proper costs, and cohesive operations.
  • Develop & Implement policies and procedures that meet or exceed health code, safety, and sanitary standards
  • Unyielding in their cleanliness & food safety standards as well as exceptional at proper at food cost controls.
  • Lead hiring & training systems that will attract & retain the highest quality team members
  • Lead in ongoing repair, maintenance, & cleaning programs for all aspects of the BOH.
  • Hands-on & active shift management that leads and manages by example while remaining in control in a high volume, demanding environment all while maintaining a positive, fun work environment.
  • Expected to lead from the line during rush, actively cooking when busy.
  • We are a hands-on, active management team. We work our line, we work our floor, we are not just directors of the team.
  • Lead in developing beer dinners & the culinary aspects of special events collaboratively with the Head Brewer, Hospitality Director, and Marketing Department

Executive Chef Administrative & Business Management

  • Manage Inventory & Purchasing procedures that assure the highest quality and proper inventory levels for expected business.
  • Embraces and can develop management systems with proper recipes, pars, training, and controls.
  • Manage BOH cost control systems including labor, supplies, and other restaurant-level operating costs.
  • Assist with the development & implementation of systems that achieve financial & sales goals of the company
  • Manage location level bookkeeping & accounting duties including Payroll, Invoice Management, Store level vendor payments.
  • Manage all areas of the Kitchen & BOH team.

The ideal Executive Chef will:

  • Embrace craft beer and the craft brewery culture, incorporating our beer and our culture into the ideas, menu items, and management you bring to the company.
  • Passionate about our beer & food, and how they are served together.
  • Knowledge or experience with the ingredients of beer, cooking with and pairing with craft beer.

Executive Chef Required Experience:

  • 5+ yrs experience in a full-service kitchen as Chef, Kitchen Manager, Sous Chef, or similar experience; hotel and resort experience a bonus.
  • Successful history of controllable costs result
  • Dynamic and assertive leadership skills and the ability to motivate teams
  • Open and unrestricted availability.
  • A positive attitude that presents itself in the outstanding leadership of our team.
  • Basic computer proficiency including Google Docs and Aloha POS.
  • Micros or similar Point of Sale systems
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Must be willing and able to pass background checks.
  • Must be able to become ServSafe Certified.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $40,000.00 - $75,000.00 per year


  • 401(k)
  • Dental insurance
  • Employee discount
  • Food provided
  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off