Job Description

Restaurant Associates


Position Title: Executive Chef 

Pay 15 

Reports To:

Salary: $120,000 - $130,000

Other Forms of Compensation: Bonus Plan 


Become part of Restaurant Associates, the industry’s leading provider of dining and event catering for some of the nation's most prestigious museums, performing arts centers and corporations! Voted Glassdoor's Employee Choice AwardsBest Places to Work in 2021, This is R/A !

Job Summary

Lincoln Center, the epitome of cultural prestige in New York City, seeks a dynamic, Complex Executive Chef to lead its culinary team. We're searching for a mastermind of flavor, someone who can infuse innovation into every dish while complementing the sophistication of our venue. The ideal candidate will inspire and guide our associates to create dining experiences that parallel the excellence of our performances, ensuring every visit is a culinary journey to remember.

As the Executive Chef overseeing multiple units, you will be tasked with managing all culinary operations for our dining account. Leading a team of associates, you will ensure adherence to safety and sanitation standards while delivering exceptional culinary experiences. Your responsibilities will include:

Key Responsibilities:

  • Implementing cost controls and managing expenditures for the account
  • Developing and executing menus that align with our standards and client expectations
  • Handling inventory procurement and management
  • Collaborating with the marketing and culinary teams to introduce new culinary programs

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Culinary degree preferred
  • Three to five years of culinary management experience
  • Experience in managing multiple units and outlets
  • Essential experience in high-volume production and catering
  • Proven track record in managing cost controls
  • Demonstrated desire to learn and advance within a leading foodservice company

Apply to Restaurant Associates today!

Restaurant Associates is a member of Compass Group USA

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Compass Group is an equal opportunity employer.  At Compass, we are committed to treating all Applicants and Associates fairly based on their abilities, achievements, and experience without regard to race, national origin, sex, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other classification protected by law.

Qualified candidates must be able to perform the essential functions of this position satisfactorily with or without a reasonable accommodation. Disclaimer: this job post is not necessarily an exhaustive list of all essential responsibilities, skills, tasks, or requirements associated with this position. While this is intended to be an accurate reflection of the position posted, the Company reserves the right to modify or change the essential functions of the job based on business necessity. We will consider for employment all qualified applicants, including those with a criminal history (including relevant driving history), in a manner consistent with all applicable federal, state, and local laws, including the City of Los Angeles’ Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance, the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, and the New York Fair Chance Act. We encourage applicants with a criminal history (and driving history) to apply.


Associates at Restaurant Associates are offered many fantastic benefits.

  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Life Insurance/ AD
  • Disability Insurance
  • Retirement Plan
  • Paid Time Off
  • Holiday Time Off (varies by site/state)
  • Associate Shopping Program
  • Health and Wellness Programs
  • Discount Marketplace
  • Identity Theft Protection
  • Pet Insurance
  • Commuter Benefits
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs)

Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis.

Restaurant Associates maintains a drug-free workplace.

Req ID:  1311256

Restaurant Associates 

Michael Abbey 


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