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Grand Central

Executive Chef

101 Park Ave, New York


Five Iron Golf is the country's premier indoor golf and entertainment experience, with 26 locations nationwide and many more on the way. Five Iron Golf’s core mission is to seamlessly meld golf and entertainment, and in the process make golf inclusive and accessible for all.  

The Executive Chef is responsible for building and maintaining a high performing kitchen staff, keen on delivering exceptional guest experiences. Continually evaluate and improve the menu, with high value and high-quality offerings for events and individuals. Ensure the kitchen operates effectively, efficiently and fiscally sound. reports directly to the Director of Food & Beverage.

Responsibilities include the following:

Leadership & Team Building:

  • Build, lead, and mentor a high-performing kitchen team, fostering a positive and collaborative work environment.
  • Hire and oversee onboarding of culinary team members. 
  • Create and maintain a culture of accountability, setting clear expectations and holding team members responsible for their performance.
  • Coach and develop Sous Chef and other kitchen staff to ensure consistent and high-quality food preparation and presentation.
  • Set the standard for culinary excellence and hold the team accountable for maintaining these standards.

Operational Excellence:

  • Oversee all aspects of kitchen operations, including inventory management, purchasing, scheduling, and food safety compliance.
  • Ensure efficient and effective kitchen operations during all service periods, maintaining a smooth and timely flow of service.
  • Partner with the General Manager to align kitchen operations with the overall business goals and objectives, including but not limited to maintaining budgeted food cost, labor cost and the successful execution of events in space. 

Menu Development & Culinary Innovation:

  • Continuously enhance and update the in-house event menu to reflect current culinary trends and guest preferences, while maintaining Five Iron Golf's brand identity.
  • Develop and test new recipes, ensuring they meet quality and cost standards.
  • Collaborate with the beverage program to create complementary food and drink pairings.

Event Excellence:

  • Develop and execute innovative and high-quality culinary offerings for events, including corporate functions, private parties, and special occasions.
  • Collaborate with the events team to design menus and ensure seamless execution of all culinary aspects during events.
  • Maintain a high standard of presentation and service to deliver exceptional event experiences.

Guest Experience:

  • Deliver an exceptional dining experience by ensuring all dishes are prepared and presented to the highest standards.
  • Address guest feedback and concerns promptly and professionally, using feedback to improve the culinary offering.
  • Foster a culture of hospitality within the kitchen team, ensuring all interactions with guests are positive and engaging.

Strategic Partnerships & Collaboration:

  • Build and maintain strong relationships with suppliers and vendors to ensure the best quality ingredients and cost-effective purchasing.
  • Work closely with the General Manager and VP of Culinary to develop and implement strategic initiatives that drive business growth and profitability.
  • Act as a brand ambassador for Five Iron Golf, representing the company at industry events and in the community.

Required Qualifications:

  • Culinary school degree or professional certifications such as CEC, or commensurate work experience 
  • Minimum 8 years significant culinary leadership experience in a high volume and fast-paced environment
  • NYC Food Handlers Certificate
  • Proven track record of building and leading high-performing kitchen teams
  • Strong culinary expertise, with a passion for food and innovation
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities and work effectively under pressure
  • Working knowledge of Google suite applications and restaurant management software
  • English fluency required; Spanish language skills are a plus

Benefits (*applies to full-time employees):

Health, Dental, and Vision insurance*

Long and Short Term Disability*

Accident and Critical Illness Insurance*

401K *

Meals while working are included for free

Job Type: Exempt 

Pay: The salary range for this position is $120,000 - $135,000 annually

Five Iron Golf is committed to celebrating diversity and creating an inclusive environment for employees of all backgrounds. Five Iron Golf provides Equal Employment Opportunity to everyone and complies with all applicable Federal, State and Local laws governing nondiscrimination in all locations. Five Iron Golf will consider all requests for reasonable accommodations as required.


101 Park Ave, New York
NY, 10017

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