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Executive Chef - Cordelia Fishbar

Location: Washington, DC, United States

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Salary: $110,000 - $130,000 + Quarterly Bonus Potential

Cordelia Fishbar, a new addition to Clyde's Restaurant Group, is set to debut in the summer of 2024, situated in the vibrant heart of Union Market in Washington, DC. We are seeking a talented Executive Chef to join our team and lead the grand launch of our premier fish house and bar. Cordelia promises an unparalleled culinary adventure, showcasing an exceptional global menu centered around seafood, and emphasizing the art of charcoal-infused cooking. The new restaurant is poised to become a culinary destination for neighborhood residents and visitors alike with nearly 8,000 square feet and 240 seats which includes a large classic bar, sidewalk dining, our famous oyster bar and a private event space.

This position is ideal for an Executive Chef with experience in managing a complex, high-volume, and creatively dynamic restaurant. We seek an individual capable of delivering outstanding culinary experiences, upholding facility standards, collaborating on the development of a vibrant menu, and nurturing a high-performing team. In addition, this chef will get to join our Director of Culinary on a trip to Barcelona, Spain to train and R&D charcoal cooking techniques!  Cordelia is owned by Clyde's Restaurant Group.

You don’t have to give up creativity for stability with us. We have both! Enjoy the passion of creative menu ideation and decision-making while also enjoying the pay, benefits, and work-life balance of a large successful organization. 

  • Pension Plan – 100% company-funded retirement plan with full vesting after 1 year
  • 401k with participation immediately
  • Achievable and generous quarterly bonus plans
  • Flexible schedule with 5 day work week
  • Opportunities for rapid career growth and advancement
  • 100% complimentary off-duty dining for up to 3 guests.
  • Complimentary Shift Dining
  • Parking Benefits
  • Best in class Health plan with Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, Long Term Disability, Telemedicine, Wellness Coach, and reduced rates on acupuncture, massage therapy, fitness memberships, and more
  • Hospital Indemnity, Critical Illness and Accident Insurance
  • Behavioral Therapy resources
  • Paid Time Off & Sick Pay
  • Paid Medical/Family Leave up to 8 weeks based on jurisdiction
  • Jury Leave, Time Off to Vote, and School Activities Leave for DC restaurants only
  • Charity Donation Matching Program of up to $4,000 per calendar year
  • Employee Assistance Program – Legal, Emotional, Financial, and other support. 5 sessions per issue for employee and immediate family members.
  • Assistance Fund for employees in need
  • Digital Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Best-in-class classroom & on-premises training program
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Annual Flu Shots
  • Discount program with thousands of exclusive brands and services
  • Hardworking, attentive, and hospitality-driven with a desire to excel and maintain the highest level of service
  • 2-3 years’ experience as an Executive Chef in a high-volume restaurant, fast-paced, and highly pressured environment
  • Able to lead and respond efficiently to unanticipated problems
  • Computer literate; Microsoft Suite Skills
  • Great verbal and written communication skills
  • Think and act creatively to provide guests with exceptional service and value
  • Conceptual understanding of American food and the culinary ability to deliver American food through menu, food preparation and production
  • Disciplined and firm about standards of performance, yet fair and personable in developing employees
  • Directs kitchen staff in food handling practices, food preparation and production, and delivery
  • Programs POS computer for menus
  • Inventories prepared foods and determines portion sizes and cooking “specs” for all menu items
  • Manages monthly inventories: counting, weighing, recording and extending food items in storage
  • Monitors, prints out computer reports daily to review and control kitchen labor costs
  • Delegates food preparation assignments to kitchen line
  • Food cost percentage goals is met monthly; labor cost goal is met weekly
  • Checks quality of all prepared foods by taste, temperature, portioning and appearance
  • Demonstrates food preparation assignments to kitchen line personnel
  • Expedites food order from kitchen stations to dining rooms
  • Conducts menu class for each meal period
  • Interviews, hires, schedules and trains and develops kitchen personnel in procedures, policies and the safe operation of equipment, utensils, and machinery
  • Writes and presents Performance Appraisals to cooks and other line personnel
  • Trains and develops kitchen personnel in procedures, policies and the safe operation of equipment, utensils and machinery; assigns and enforces weekly operational goals for kitchen staff
  • Writes work schedules for prep cooks and dishwashers and enters these schedules into the timekeeping system
  • Walks and inspects the facility, the equipment and machinery in compliance with safety, health and sanitation regulations; directs and assists personnel to correct any safety or health hazards; set maintenance schedule for complete repairs of kitchen equipment and machinery
  • Consistently applies and enforces official Company “Priorities” and “Methods” of management

***You do not need to meet every single requirement. If you are excited about this role but your past experience doesn’t align perfectly with every qualification in the job description, we encourage you to apply anyways. Research has shown that women, people of color and other underrepresented groups may be less likely to apply to a job unless they meet every single qualification. Clyde’s is dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive and authentic team, so you may be just the right candidate for this or other roles. 


WHERE YOU START IS ONLY THE BEGINNING… Clyde's Restaurant Group (CRG) remains one of the most successful and enduring restaurant companies in the nation with a rich history and 11 iconic properties in the greater Washington, DC region that includes the Clyde's brand, 1789 Restaurant, The Tombs, Fitzgerald’s, Old Ebbitt Grill, and The Hamilton. Through acquisitions and concept development, we expect to double our company size over the next five years. Come grow with us.

Clyde’s Restaurant Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer and has an unwavering commitment to treating everyone with courtesy, dignity, and respect, and fostering inclusivity and belonging. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability and genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.

If you require any special accommodations in order to apply or participate fully in the application process, contact us at [email protected].



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