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.
***This job primarily involves teaching cooking classes to the the public***
Salary, up to $55,000 per year depending on experience.
The Essex, Vermont's Culinary Resort & Spa, the Burlington area's only Four Diamond AAA Rated resort, is currently accepting applications for a Cook Academy Head Chef. This is an exciting full-time opportunity for a dynamic individual.
Candidate will have culinary degree and strong culinary background with a minimum of 5 years post-degree culinary experience. We're looking for someone with great breadth of skill who's ready to WOW us. Ideal candidate will possess an outstanding Back of the House skill-set with an outgoing, gregarious Front of the House personality who truly enjoys working with the public.
This position requires scheduling flexibility to include weekends, evenings, and holidays as well coverage in other kitchen operational areas as needed. A very flexible schedule is required which includes weekend and evening availability. This individual will be responsible for demonstrating cooking methods and techniques to small groups, private high end dinners for 8 to 20 people. Must be very hands-on and self motivated with exceptional food knowledge, awareness of local cuisine and culinary trends, etc.
This individual will also be responsible for classroom and recipe development as well as be a spokesperson who can talk easily to our clientele and the media. Ideal candidate will have a great sense of humor, be impeccably groomed, have the ability to manage a staff and assure a consistent product to our guests. The ideal candidate will possess an understanding of basic business principles; works well under pressure and possesses outstanding time management skills.
Savor the essence of Vermont at The Essex, Vermont?s Culinary Resort & Spa, the Burlington area?s only AAA-rated Four Diamond resort. In partnership with New England Culinary Institute, this tastefully appointed Northwestern Vermont hotel resort offers inspired cuisine in our two award-winning restaurants. Spend your next Northern Vermont resort vacation at this delectable retreat, where cooking classes, a new full-service spa and salon, golf, tennis, and hot-air ballooning are just a few of the amenities awaiting you. Nestled on 18 acres between the slopes of the Green Mountains and the cultural scene of Burlington, The Essex caters to your every need, as a true recipe for relaxation.