Posted: May 6, 2024

Executive Chef

Cornerstone Hospitality - Lynchburg, VA
Salary: $80,000.00 - $90,000.00 Annually
Application Deadline: Jul 31, 2024
Food & Hospitality


Since opening in 2007, Shoemakers and Waterstone Pizza have been the most dominate, awarding restaurants in Downtown Lynchburg. Sitting in historic buildings along the banks of the beautiful James River, Shoemakers has been a staple for locals and visitors alike. This restaurant has been winning awards for decades and consistently holding the top spots on all review sites. Waterstone Pizza with its biergarten and outdoor social activities is the neighborhood bar and hangout and has also won many awards. This combined with unique event space and an award-winning Marriott Tribute Hotel attached, the Craddock Terry Hotel, makes this a great place to work. These restaurants are waiting for a creative chef to add their own special touches that make these restaurants continue to be relevant for years to come!

Why Choose a Career with Cornerstone Hospitality:

Stability We have operated these businesses since they opened in 2007. We have clear plans for growth including an expansion plan in the works for the restaurants and hotel. We also have other restaurants and hotels in other cities should you look to grow into other properties.

A Place to Thrive We are fully supportive of our team growing and will assist in training and skill development for all team members. We also are big promoters of our people and support initiatives through our PR firm of activities, events and team led successes.

Family You become a part of our family when you join us. We promote a healthy culture of respect and camaraderie. And as a part of our family we want you to be able to spend time with your family. So, we promote a healthy work-life balance. Not every day can this be achieved, but most days our family works together to ensure all families have quality time together.

Amazing Benefits

  • We offer a competitive salary based on experience; $80,000 - $90,000
  • Employee healthcare, dental, vision and life insurance are 100% paid by the company. Allocations also are made for family plans.
  • Matching 401K
  • Ample vacation and sick time
  • An achievable bonus structure

We are looking for an Executive Chef who:

  • Has proven experience leading high functioning teams in high volume restaurants
  • Strong knowledge of culinary skills and developing strong team members
  • Creative and forward-thinking menu development
  • Passion for delivering excellent food and service
  • Strong understanding of inventory and profit controls
  • Strong kitchen management ability

Join us!

The successful candidate must have a passion for food, be creative, forward thinking, a working chef, operational minded and a developer of a great team. If you are looking for a work environment where you are supported and appreciated, join our team!


  • Education/ Experience: Culinary School degree or equivalent work experience.
  • Special consideration will be given to those who exhibit exemplary performance.
  • Certification and/or License Requirement: Alcohol awareness certification and/or food service permit as required by local or state government agency.
  • Food Service certification as required.
How To Apply:

Start your Career with Cornerstone Hospitality

At Cornerstone Hospitality, we pride ourselves on having a team who is not only knowledgeable and professional, but who is honest, eager to work and ambitious! If you are interested in working with Cornerstone Hospitality please send your resume to [email protected]