Executive Chef

Tastes on the Fly - SFO

Jun 13, 2018 - City Of San Francisco


We are looking for an organized and energetic kitchen leader with a proven track record in a  full service restaurant.

Interested? Tastes on the Fly is seeking a talented and committed Exec. Chef to join the team of our new Mustards Grill location at SFO!

Mustards Grill was named for the wild mustard flowers that bloom in the vineyards every spring, which help to nourish the soil. Mustard is an integral part of Napa Valley's wine growing diversity, makes for one heck of a condiment, and doesn't look too shabby in the springtime either!

After 30 years of feeding Napa Valley and its visitors, Mustards Grill is still the hub of the food and wine community where winemakers lunch with truckers and chefs come to dine on their night off. Alternately known as the fancy rib joint with way too many wines, Mustards is still the place to go for a heaping plate of honest American fare with worldly sophistication, washed down with a glass of the valley's finest.

 Tastes on the Fly is an expanding company with various concepts in several airports nationally. We have received numerous accolades for our commitment to providing quality food and impeccable service inside airports. We believe “airport dining” should not be an exception to “excellent dining”.

This position reports to the General Manager of the unit and the Director of Operations for our 9 SFO operations.


These are essential functions and the percentages are estimates only

15% - Product Preparation

30% - Hiring and training new employees plus coaching / directing current BOH staff and 3- 4 sous chefs

15% - Working various stations

   5% - Cleaning

   5% - Conduct regular food safety and sanitation inspections and Workplace Safety Inspections

10% - Inventory, ordering and stocking of supplies

   5% - Coordination of repair and maintenance

15% - Administrative duties including manager log entries, invoice coding, costing, scheduling and staff, documentation, employee or guest incident follow up and management



Individual must posses the following knowledge, skills and abilities and must be able to demonstrate that they can perform the essential functions of the position.

  2. Excellent interpersonal skills with subordinates and superiors
  3. Ability to work in a fast paced environment is required.
  4. Ability to effectively problem solve
  5. Ability to ensure perform proper food prep and presentation, no short cuts
  6. Ability to hire quality employees as well as train, support, motivate and develop employees
  7. Dependability and follow through.
  8. Knowledge of food and beverage operations and equipment is required.
  9. Flexible schedule,
  10. Dependable transportation
  11. Certain physical requirements including standing for long periods, tolerance of extreme temperatures, ability to lift / push / pull 50 lbs, ability to properly and safely use all kitchen tools and equipment
  12. Maintain a professional demeanor with superiors, subordinates, peers, vendors and guests at all times. Lead by example setting a high standard for yourself and others.
  13. Food safety certification (Training provided)
  14. Harassment Training Certification (Training Provided)
  15. Basic computer knowledge including, email, internet, Word and Excel
  16. Ability to read, write and speak English
  17. Good Math Skills
  18. Ability to understand and properly execute recipes
  19. Ability to perform basic cleaning and sanitation practices
  20. Ability to handle a knife and other sharp objects with extreme caution and skill
  21. Ability to handle food safely
  22. Ability to convert measurements
  23. Ability to work as a team player and communicate with co-workers effectively



  • 4+ years as Executive chef or Kitchen Manager in a similar operation with demonstrated leadership and aptitude, production experience a plus
  • Successfully pass a 10 year criminal background check conducted by the FBI and SFO security training.
  • Successfully pass computerized employment testing and in-person interview
  • Culinary school, bi lingual, breakfast experience, high volume, union staff management, food safety certification all pluses


Compensation: competitive salary, excellent bonus plan, individual employer paid medical with dental, vision and dependent coverage options, on-site parking, phone allowance, PTO, and industry leading 401k

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