Head Chef - Riverbend, Destination Kohler
Kohler Co.

Kohler, Wisconsin

Head Chef - Riverbend, Destination Kohler

Work Mode: Onsite

Location:  Kohler, WI


The Chef position is responsible for leading the day to day culinary operation at Riverbend. Must meet the requirements of the department ensuring product quality, service standards and profit goals are met or exceeded. Supervise the daily ordering, receiving, and proper handling of product, develop new menu ideas, train and develop staff to ensure that all products represent Five-Star, Five Diamond standards.   

Control food & labor costs and supervise the daily preparation of all products and ensure that standard operating procedures are followed.


  • Standardize recipes, plating instructions and menu costs.  
  • Monitor freshness and inspect food products daily to uphold quality standards of the resort.  
  • Work closely with the Inventory manager and purchasing to source best quality at best price amongst food vendors.  
  • Engage daily in the preparation of food to ensure execution and quality standards are met.  
  • Ensure sanitation guidelines are met daily.  
  • Monitor sales mix reports monthly.  
  • Create specials and work with management to execute special events and marketing opportunities.  
  • Monitor overtime weekly to ensure profit goals are met or exceeded.  
  • Maintain a safe working environment and educate & train on safety practices/procedures.  
  • Participate in the annual budgeting process.  
  • Assist culinary associates as needed to ensure production is complete prior to each service/function.  
  • Direct and supervise cooks and stewards on an as needed basis.  
  • Train and develop team members on technical and professional skills for future growth opportunities.  
  • Properly integrate new associates to the department and resort standards.  
  • Complete on the job training for all new and existing associates.  


  • A graduate of a culinary institute with an associate degree highly desired or completion of equivalent apprenticeship program.
  • Food Manager Certification required or completion of this certificate within six months of employment.  
  • Requires clear, concise written and verbal communication skills, strong technical skills, excellent time management skills, strong organizational skills, excellent safety and sanitation skills and creative problem solving skills.  
  • Experience in budgeting, food cost, labor costs, and scheduling.  
  • Minimum of 5 plus years of practical restaurant management experience or related resort hotel experience.   
  • Thorough knowledge of food handling and preparation techniques.    
    Skilled in inventory control.

Applicants must be authorized to work in the US without requiring sponsorship now or in the future.

Why Work at Kohler Co.?

Kohler Co.'s mission is to contribute to a higher level of gracious living for those who are touched by our products and services. We understand that it takes investment in our associates' development to make that happen.  So, we offer ongoing investment in each individual's personal development and the opportunity to collaborate with others across functions and roles at Kohler.  

In addition to the investment in your development, Kohler offers a benefits package including a competitive salary, health, vision, dental, 401(k) with company matching, and more!

About Us

Beyond the competitive benefits and compensation, Kohler proudly offers a rich history, steeped in creativity and a commitment to our associates and communities.  We invite you to learn more about our culture and company at www.kohlercompany.com.

It is Kohler's policy to recruit, hire, and promote qualified personnel in all job classifications without regard to race, creed, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, national origin, disability or veteran status.  If, as an individual with a disability, you need reasonable accommodation during the recruitment process, please contact kohlerjobs@kohler.com.  Kohler Co. is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.  

We invite you to learn more about equal employment opportunity by reviewing the Federal EEO is the Law and the EEO is the Law Supplement .

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