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Legends Hospitality Executive Chef in Denver, Colorado


LEGENDSLegends is a holistic agency that specializes in delivering solutions for legendary brands. We approach each project with our 360-degree service solution. Our Global Planning, Global Sales, and Hospitality service solutions collaborate on every project to ensure success across each of our six verticals including professional sports, collegiate, attractions, entertainment, international, and conventions. Our intellectual property is our people. It's our expertise that makes up Legends. We know what it's like to be on the team, business, or athletic department side, which drives our passion in creating solutions for our partners. Collectively, our leadership has over 300 years of experience in sales and sponsorship, analytics and valuation, hospitality and operations.


The Executive Chef is responsible for directing and administering the planning, preparation, production and control of all culinary operations in the venue. The Executive Chef will report to the General Manager.


  • People and product focused hands on management of day to day operations of all food outlet kitchens. Implements and enforces all departmental and organizational policies and procedures. Assures staff compliance with all standards, policies and procedures.

  • Managing associates utilizing Sous Chefs and Lead Cooks through planning and scheduling of work assignments and performance development. Administers corrective counseling process, training and development, appraisals, payroll accountability.

  • Plan innovative menus, maintaining financial responsibility for the menu mix. Analyze menu and food costs and the preparation of cost and quality efficient menus/specials. Prepare reports regarding food and menu analysis.

  • Prepare cost saving annual budgets and ensure all fiscal responsibilities are met.

  • Oversees inventory management to assure all outlets are always adequately supplied. Performs periodic inventory. Requisitioning and Purchasing. Maintains effective vendor relationships.

  • Oversees the sanitation standards of all kitchens to assure compliance with local health department standards and company standards.

  • Direct interaction with high level clients.

  • Oversees all culinary employees to achieve budgetary, food quality and customer service expectations.

  • Must have the ability to make effective use of available resources, including time, labor and materials, and adjust methodologies to maximize productivity.

  • Assists in ensuring schedules are complete based on a forecast.

  • Must communicate and work closely with General Manager.

  • Cross-train those within the department while encouraging, reinforcing and supporting your peers and team.

  • Demonstrates competent product knowledge by correct storing and handling of all perishables, maintaining quality, security, value and integrity.

  • Performing additional related duties, tasks and responsibilities as required.


To perform this job successfully, the candidate must be able to perform each essential duty above at the highest levels. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

  • Minimum three (3) years as an executive chef in a high-volume food industry.

  • Minimum five (5) years of experience as an executive sous chef in a high-volume full-service food operation.

  • Proven track record in improving kitchen efficiencies, quality, food and labor costs.

  • Must have a degree or certification from an accredited culinary arts institute, or apprenticeship certification from the American Culinary Federation.

  • Must have excellent managerial, financial analysis, team building and communication skills/customer service.

  • Must have knowledge of kitchen sanitation, operation and maintenance of kitchen equipment.

  • Must be detail-oriented and extremely organized with the ability to learn new programs and procedures quickly.

  • Must be proficient on Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

  • Must be flexible to work extended hours due to business requirements including nights, weekends and holidays.

  • Must be open to providing incidental or short-term support to other facilities in the event of a business emergency.

  • Bilingual in Spanish a plus


Competitive salary, commensurate with experience, and a generous benefits package that includes: medical, dental, vision, life and disability insurance, paid vacation, and 401k plan.





  • Communication: Expert



  • High School or better

  • Associates or better in Food and Beverage

Licenses & Certifications


  • Food Handler's

  • ServSafe-food handling