The Cooperage, American Grille - is now hiring for an Executive Chef

Private Company

Sep 19, 2018 - Lafayette / Orinda / Moraga

If joining a team of talented and passionate hospitality and culinary professionals is attractive to you – this just might be the place for you!

Locally owned and the heart of downtown Lafayette, The Cooperage features American favorites using the freshest of local and seasonal ingredients. We have reimagined casual elegance, offering a contemporary setting that’s welcoming for all — an intimate dinner, a business lunch, weekend brunch, or dinner with the family and friends. We share a passionate commitment to great food and service. Voted "Best New Restaurant" by Diablo Magazine in 2014 & one of the "Top New Bay Area Restaurants" in 2015, The Cooperage continues to thrive and be well received by the community.

If this excites you – come join us!

The Cooperage, American Grille is currently interviewing for an Executive Chef:

The Executive Chef is responsible for the daily operations of the kitchen.  You will be responsible for both short- and long-range planning including the development and execution of new menus and pricing, equipment, and budget planning, cost control, and profit contribution to the restaurant/hotel. You will have overall responsibility for the day to day activities in the kitchen and for maintaining complete control of the kitchen. You will be responsible for maintaining food safety, sanitary and safety standards in the workplace. You will work hand-in-hand with the General Manager to focus on the vision of the restaurant. 


  • Minimum 5 years as Sous Chef, Chef de Cuisine, or Executive Chef
  • BA or related culinary degree with eight or more years of industry and culinary management experience 
  • Food Safety Certification
  • Food Handlers Certification

The Cooperage is part of Moana Restaurant Group’s collection of restaurants and hotels, one of the West's leading restaurant companies, operating over 30 unique restaurants and hotels with opportunities for career growth and advancement.  We offer discounts at our proprietary restaurants and hotels and full benefits including medical, dental, and vision.

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