Executive Chef

  • SSA Group
  • Nov 24, 2022
Full time

Job Description

SSA Group at St. Louis Science Center is looking for a talented Executive Chef to join our team!


SSA: Built by family for families, SSA activates the moments between the experiences.


Executive Chef


We have a very unique Chef opportunity for you. The focus will be our passion for daily food service; taking fast, casual food to the next level. We expect some of the latest techniques and trends to deliver our daily visitors something they would never expect. Our chefs are and must be high profile throughout our organization and the community. The Chef will oversee all Food Service locations and assist with Catering. The ideal Chef will have high energy, strong leadership and staff development skills, culinary skills, and high-end catering experience. They will also have solid food/labor cost control knowledge and great interpersonal, organizational, and client relations skills.

Are YOU the perfect addition to our team? We are looking for the following traits:

  • Proven leadership skills with an understanding of the importance of team building/development, while fostering partnerships.
  • Creates an environment where absolute guest satisfaction is the highest priority.
  • Demand uncompromising standard of food, service, and professionalism.
  • Team oriented with high volume experience and exceptional guest service skills.
  • Excels at multi-tasking, is self-motivated and remains calm under the stress of a popular and successful restaurant.
  • Demonstrates financial management, merchandising, analytical, planning, and leadership skills.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, including the ability to articulate to our client, General Manager, and HQ personnel.
  • Demonstrates desire to lead the team in innovation and success.
  • Responsibly geared towards presenting a clean and welcome experience for guests through upholding sanitation requirements.


Requirements: Five years Chef experience in high volume restaurant, country club, catering, or cultural attraction venue; Culinary Arts degree preferred; ServSafe certified, knowledge of HACCP


PPE (face mask, gloves, apron) will be required for all shifts, Job duties will require individual to lift up to 15-35lbs and be on feet for long periods of time, please discuss with interviewing manager if accommodation is needed


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Compensation and Benefits

  • Full-Time
  • Salary - based on range in consideration of relevant job experience and certification/education; if position is physically in Colorado salary range will be posted above following EPFEW Act
  • Vacation or TAFW (time away from work) Plan - we want our team to take time as they need, so don't accrue hours but rather give you freedom to schedule within scope of the business and your needs
  • Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance; employee premiums applicable
  • Short-Term Disability and Long-Term Disability, employer sponsored; scaled-salary pay following submission and approval of leave
  • Birthing Parent Plan covers up to (6-8) weeks fully paid leave, based on birthing event
  • (4) Week fully paid Parental leave following birth, adoption or foster event, can be coupled with Birthing Parent Plan to extend above timeline
  • 401k program, eligible for enrollment after (1) year of employment during January or June open enrollment periods, company is not matching at this time
  • $75 monthly cell phone stipend


How to Apply:

Complete online application with information requested directly through this link; Resume is required, Cover Letter not required but encouraged; should you wish to submit your application directly through email, you may reach out to with the subject line: Application for Position.


SSA Group, LLC. is an equal opportunity employer. We embrace diversity and equal opportunity through our commitment to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. The more inclusive we are, the better our work will be.

Apply today!

Who are we:

SSA Group works with zoos, aquariums, museums, and other cultural attractions on integrating dining, retail, admissions and more. We increase revenue opportunities for partners across the United States. With 50 years in the business, SSA has refined the basics while pioneering better ways forward. With pillars of focus like sustainability, inclusivity, and innovation, SSA is transforming the cultural attraction industry.

SSA was built by families, for families, with a family's sense of love and dedication. We don't just rely on the best practices in our industry, we customize best practices for each partner to set the bar higher and higher, always. We do all we can to further the mission of our partners because their guests and the communities they serve, deserve it.

This job opportunity is classified as a medium exposure risk job: include those that require frequent and/or close contact with (i.e., within 6 feet of) people who may be infected with SARS-CoV-2, but who are not known or suspected COVID-19 patients. In areas without ongoing community transmission, workers in this risk group may have frequent contact with travelers who may return from international locations with widespread COVID-19 transmission. In areas where there is ongoing community transmission, workers in this category may have contact with the general public (e.g., schools, high-population-density work environments, some high-volume retail settings). Workers must comply with location specific vaccination and testing requirements.

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