POSITION: Executive Chef

REPORTS TO: General Manager of the Bayfront Convention Center

STATUS: Full-time / Exempt

FACILITY: Bayfront Convention Center

SALARY: $70,000 - $90,000 Annual Salary + Comprehensive Benefit Package.


The Executive Chef is responsible for managing the catering, and concession operation for the Bayfront Convention Center. The Executive Chef oversees all food production, culinary personnel, food inventory and financial aspects of the food and beverage operation, under the guidance and direction of the General Manager. The Executive Chef will work closely with the Culinary Director to implement strategic and operational initiatives.

The Executive Chef will create a positive atmosphere where training and mentoring is provided to personnel. The Executive Chef will also oversee the Stewarding operations at the Bayfront Convention Center.

Exceeding the client’s expectation is critical. Meeting with clients during the planning phase is the best way we learn their goals thus, the Executive Chef may participate in meetings with clients and present creative options and new concepts relative to menus, service and presentation.


The successful candidate will have a Bachelor’s Degree in Culinary Arts or related area or equivalent directly relevant experience; certified Executive Chef or Sous Chef with five years of experience in a large operation. Experience in a convention center or large banquet facility is preferred.

Candidates must have demonstrated knowledge in all aspects of a commercial kitchen including purchasing, production, inventory, food loss analysis, menu creation, product costing, management and human resource practices.

Knowledge of food health codes is required. Computer experience including Microsoft Office applications and ability to operate event database is required. Occasional lifting of objects (50 or more pounds). The Executive Chef will have exposures to food odors, heat and cold. Candidates must be able to work evenings, weekends, and holidays with regularity according to event and production schedules.


He/she must have manual dexterity and motor coordination with the ability to lift up to 50-pounds. Working conditions are those found in a banquet kitchen environment.

Why You’ll love Erie Events

Many of our jobs fit all kinds of different lifestyles and come with great benefits – Some dependent upon the role, work schedule, or location, and may include the following!

• Competitive wages paid biweekly

• Healthcare (Medical, Dental, Vision, Prescription drugs)

• Prescription Reimbursement

• Employer Paid: Life Insurance, Short Term/Long Term Disability

• Additional employee paid Life Insurance

• Flexible Spending Plan

• Flexible hours

• 9 Paid Holidays

• Supplemental Pay: Varies per position

• Paid Time Off (PTO) – Applies to Full & Part-time Employees

• Employee Referral Program

• Complementary access to events throughout our four venues

• Employee Assistance Program – 100% confidential

• 457 Retirement Plan

• Annual Employee Appreciation Event

• Behind the Scenes Awards

Erie Events provides equal employment opportunities to all applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law