Chef at the Island House in Michigan

Job Details

  • Date Posted: January 19, 2022
  • Location: Mackinac Island, Michigan
  • Company: The Island House
  • Job Type: Full Time
  • Salary: Competitive
  • Housing Offered: Yes
  • Experience: No experience required

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The position begins in late April and runs through the end of October.

We are seeking an experienced candidate to head the kitchen at Seabiscuit Cafe.

There is excellent housing available for this candidate on Mackinac Island. 401k available after term requirements met.

The pay range starts at $1250.00 per week based on experience. All candidates will also be considered for Sous Chef positions at this location, or other restaurants in our company.

Job Description

Responsible for all of the operations of the kitchen. Creates and updates menus to maximize profits and minimize loss. Tests and develops recipes. Monitors customer satisfaction. Maintains the inventory of kitchen supplies and food. Ensures that food and facilities meet all governmental regulations. May require a bachelor ‘s degree in the area of specialty, and at least 7 years of experience in the field or in a related area. Familiar with a variety of the field ‘s concepts, practices, and procedures. Relies on extensive experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals. Leads and directs the work of others. A wide degree of creativity and latitude is expected.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

  • Responsible for prep work of kitchen, including AM line and PM line
  • Responsible for cooking and plating all orders
  • Responsible for cleanliness of entire kitchen
  • Must monitor inventory at all times and ensure timely reordering
  • Responsible for receiving incoming food orders and rotating stock

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required

  • Knowledge of kitchen sanitation
  • Advanced knife handling skills
  • Advanced reading and math skills
  • Ability to lift over 50 pounds on a regular basis
  • Ability to measure ingredients accurately
  • Advanced knowledge of kitchen equipment
  • Ability to understand and carry out directions

Reporting Relationship

  • Reports to Executive Chef and Owner

The Chef works independently to oversee a staff of 14. Responsible for ordering and scheduling.


About Mackinac Island

Mackinac Island is a unique place located between Michigan ‘s rugged Upper Peninsula and Lower Peninsula where Lake Huron and Lake Michigan meet. There are no motor vehicles on the Island, which is accessible by only ferry, plane, and private watercraft. No motor vehicle means no rush hour, no commute, and no pollution.

Leave a big portion of your carbon footprint on the mainland. Walk or ride your bike to get around. When you are not trapped in a car you have a chance to see the water and see the trees. Things slow down, you suddenly have a chance to say hello to people. Mackinac Island has a sense of community as a direct result of this freedom from cars.

You can be in the woods on a secluded trail in less than ten minutes after work. You can have a rock beach all to yourself if you head a mile out of town on a bike. 80% of the Island is a State Park and it is here for all of us to share.

If you are a sea kayaker, bring your boat. The Straits of Mackinac are the real deal. You would be one of a handful of brave souls who call these waters home. You would be a pioneer in the area where you could go a whole season and see just a few other paddlers.

If you are tired of watching other people have adventures on TV, live your own!

Live it on Mackinac Island!