About Roost Cafe and Bistro

Award winning coastal Maine restaurant seeking, creative, motivated, sincere leader to add to our team family, a Head Chef who will continue and increase the preparation of food quality and uniqueness of a scratch kitchen  (farm to table is so over used),  of an eclectic International/American menu. As owners we encourage a “have-at-it” creative spirit (caveat – no Sea Urchins, LOL, unless NYE) to meet and exceed the  accolades of -Best Brunch of the Seacoast, OpenTable 4.3-4.7, TripAdviser  4.5+ & Certificate of Excellence 2016-2018. Be innovative & creative, ask yourself always, how does this kitchen separate us and make us stand out and above others.  Our passion is hospitality. We prepare outstanding and consistent quality with the goal of guest satisfaction. Accolades and awards are best made from our guests. We have a very desirable large kitchen cooking area with enviable equipment and tools, separate bakery room, 2 large walk-ins, large storage areas.  FOH co-workers have been long term + 6 yrs, and BOH 4-8 yrs, and are one unit working together for the same goals.  The responsibilities are:  creative menu development in conjunction with the hands-on working owners, staff training/hiring and development, scheduling, purchasing, inventory control and utilities management. On-line cooking and expediting a must.  Being located in a resort area on the seacoast of Maine, our season is balls to the walls, Mid June to Mid Sept, 7 days a week. As the seasonal season changes, we close 2 days a week, Mondays and Tuesdays.  We are open 52 weeks of the year. November to April is twittle your thumbs time frame, while getting our locals to come once weekly with a themed weekly menu.  It is also time to salvage the wounds from the 12 weeks of summer…and spend times with loved ones, if there are any left.  Finally, 2 things: we walk into the restaurant every day, and want to be smiling along side all of our co-workers and if there is someone who would like to take over the operations, we could be reasonably looking at retirement.  Cheers, Rob and Aldo Oh, and PS. We have total 180 seats… 2 Barn style dining rooms with 50 seats each, a super bar with 18 seats and  8 high tops, and an upstairs function area of 30 seats.  www.roostcafeandbistro.com


Year round Maine coast destination town. 100 seat casual fine dining plus 35 bar with high end tavern fare. Extra Large kitchen and prep areas. Cozy French Country Barn decor. High rankings in Opentable and Trip Advisor.

  • Head Chef ($50,000 – $60,000) needed ASAP at Roost Cafe and Bistro in Ogunquit, Maine !

    Roost Cafe and Bistro 5 Day Work Week - Sept - June - then 6 days July and August
    • Full Time
    • 2 weeks ago