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Director Culinary Operations
Company Name:Real Mex Restaurants
This position requires candidates to have a US work permit. Please do not apply if you are not legally able to work in the United States.
Applicants to this position must reside within a 90 mile radius of the property.
Position Description:Director of Culinary Operations

The Opportunity
Having recently acquired Chevys Restaurants earlier this year, we are now looking for an individual to shape the culinary future of the brand. Working closely with the VP of Marketing and the Chevys President, you will play a key role in contributing to the evolution of the menu. In addition, you will ensure that food production, food quality, and food safety are executed at the highest levels. Specific key responsibilities will include:
-Quality Control: Ensure that food quality, freshness, and presentation reflect Chevys 'Fresh Mex' brand positioning. This role will also involve developing and maintaining a strong partnership with the Purchasing Department.
-Research & Development: Provide oversight to development of all food products; ensure that recipes are properly engineered to meet taste, presentation, and execution standards.
-Supervision: Oversee four Regional Food Supervisors to ensure that all kitchen systems are in place and properly executed in all restaurants. This includes ordering/receiving, food safety and quality, inventory control, labor management, and staffing and training.
-As part of the senior team, play an active role in the development and implementation of intermediate and long term strategies to drive increased guest counts, sales, and profitability.
This opportunity is available now and will be based in our regional office currently located in Emeryville and moving to Union City within the next several months.

Who Are We?
With the recent acquisition of Chevys, Real Mex Restaurants is the largest full service, casual dining Mexican restaurant company in the United States with nearly 200 restaurants operating in more than a dozen states with sales in excess of half a billion dollars. We are proud to offer our guests the widest array of Mexican food options in the United States, from the Fresh Mex. experience of Chevys to the authentic Mexican cuisine of El Torito, to the casual California Mexican cuisine of our Acapulco Mexican Restaurants. Other concepts include El Torito Grill, Fuzio Universal Pasta. Restaurants, Las Brisas in Laguna Beach, world renowned for both its cuisine and view of the Pacific Ocean.

-Minimum five years experience working as a corporate chef or equivalent in a multi-unit restaurant environment
-Demonstrated proficiency in the research, development, and implementation of new food products
-Strong working knowledge of food production and food safety in a full service restaurant environment
-Degree from an accredited culinary school
-Broad based knowledge of Mexican and Tex-Mex cuisine

Compensation and Benefits
We offer the type of compensation and benefits package that you would expect from an industry leader, including:
-Paid vacation, sick leave, and company paid holidays
-Generous car allowance or leased vehicle
-Outstanding Deferred Compensation plan with company contribution
-Comprehensive Benefits Package including choice of medical plans with company paid life insurance equal to twice you salary, dental, long and short term disability, etc.

To be eligible for consideration, qualified candidates will need to provide salary history.
Job Profile:
Position: Other
Start Date: Immediate
Job Category: Restaurant - Casual Dining
Job Type: Full-time
Compensation: Negotiable
Experience: 5 years
Education: Culinary Arts Degree Preferred
Job Location(s): California
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