Regional Head Chef - Iowa City


Graduate Hotel x C3 by sbe


C3 by sbe

is a cutting edge food and beverage platform consisting of an array of limited service culinary brands. C3 is focused on disrupting the food & beverage industry by capitalizing on rapidly evolving customer preferences such as food halls, ghost kitchens and mobile delivery. A global tribe of individuals, partners and progressives, devoted to creating extraordinary experiences for our community throughout our proprietary brands.


Graduate Hotels creates authentic, playful spaces that connect a community's travelers, students, and locals. Through thoughtfully curated design, creative F&B and community-focused events, we create hotels worthy of their hometown.


As the Head Regional Chef you will be responsible for cooking and overseeing food preparation, ordering supplies to maintain a fully-stocked kitchen, scheduling shifts, monitoring inventory levels, and complying with safety and cleanliness standards.


To be successful in this role, the ideal candidate will have proven culinary and management experience. In addition to being an excellent communicator, you should also demonstrate outstanding leadership and organizational abilities. The Head Regional Chef will guide the team to deliver quality food on time. Ultimately, they will ensure all plates are properly cooked, served, and packaged to meet and exceed guest expectations.

This is an exciting partnership between Graduate Hotels and C3 by sbe. You will be under the roof of the Graduate Hotel and also be a part of the C3 by sbe culinary community.


  • Order materials, supplies, and ingredients based on demand.
  • Supervise kitchen employees and organize food orders.
  • Oversee the food preparation and cooking process.
  • Recruit and train kitchen employees in designated stations.
  • Supervise food prep and cooking.
  • Check food plating and temperature.
  • Establish portion sizes.
  • Monitor inventory levels and perform weekly inventory assessments.
  • Work with the corporate chef to price and change menu items.
  • Schedule work shifts for employees.
  • Store all food products in compliance with health and safety regulations.
  • Ensure the kitchen is clean and organized.
  • Maintain weekly and monthly cost reports.
  • Uphold sanitation and safety standards at all times.


  • Proven work experience as a Kitchen Manager, F&B Manager or Head Chef.
  • Banquet/catering experience a strong plus
  • Hands-on experience with planning menus and ordering ingredients.
  • Knowledge of a wide range of recipes.
  • Familiarity with kitchen sanitation and safety regulations.
  • Ability to manage a team in a fast-paced work environment.
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills.
  • Dependable and reliable.
  • Leads by example and is available to offer support to all staff members.
  • Creates a friendly and FUN workplace for all to enjoy.
  • Flexibility to work during evenings and weekends. Ability to cover shifts as needed.
  • Current ServSafe Certification


  • More than two years of post-high school education
  • Certification from a culinary school or degree in Restaurant Management is preferred.
  • A minimum of 3-5 years of experience in a similar role.
  • In-depth knowledge of kitchen health and safety regulations.


  • Basic math skills
  • Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing
  • Strong leadership skills
  • Ability to exceed expectations of guests and team members
  • Excellent time management skills


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Regional Head Chef - Iowa City


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Job ID: 81241

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