West Sacramento

Head Chef

The Head Chef at Drake’s: The Barn will oversee & manage the daily operations of the kitchen. This position is responsible for menu creation, employee development, and maintaining the highest standard of food quality. We’re looking for someone who has a creative mind, a keen eye for details, and a passion for leadership.

Reports to: GM

Type: Full-time, Exempt


  • Direct kitchen operations, including food preparation, cooking, and cleanup
  • Plan creative menus and set prices, adjusting as needed based on the availability of ingredients
  • Maintaining acceptable costs in food, kitchen labor, and other controllable items.
  • General kitchen staff management which includes scheduling and employee development
  • Assign tasks; train & supervise cooks in the preparation and presentation of food
  • Collaborate with GM to align kitchen operations with goals for the restaurant.
  • Maintain vendor relationships & sourcing new vendors
  • Maintain kitchen equipment; schedule repairs and additional maintenance as needed


  • 3+ years of experience managing a high-volume kitchen
  • Significant experience as a chef, in addition to experience as a sous chef or line cook
  • Demonstrated ability to oversee and manage kitchen operations
  • Demonstrated experience in handling complex personnel matters
  • Demonstrate experience in labor & food cost management
  • Proven ability to work collaboratively with management, owners, and team members
  • Strong attention to detail to maintain the highest food quality standards
  • Ability to remain productive while being pulled in multiple directions