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The Silo Cookhouse at The Horse Shoe Farm is seeking an Executive Chef! Located at The Horse Shoe Farm, an 85-acre family-owned farm resort located in The Blue Ridge Mountains, The Silo Cookhouse serves both guests and the public alike with fine farm to table dining in a unique and spectacular setting. This is a one of a kind opportunity to join an exciting, new restaurant and showcase the freshest, local ingredients to our guests.

The Executive Chef is responsible for overseeing all aspects of the Farm’s food & beverage operations along with the successful operation of our on-site restaurant. The Executive Chef is responsible for designing new menus, attracting and retaining staff members, and overseeing all day-to-day kitchen operations. Top candidates are creative, collaborative, service-oriented, and level-headed. S/he will be responsible for exemplifying The Horse Shoe Farm culture as well as promoting The Horse Shoe Farm as the premier destination of choice!



  • Design new recipes, plan menus, and select plate presentations.
  • Ensure promptness, freshness, and quality of dishes.
  • Implement hygiene policies and examine equipment for cleanliness.
  • Review staffing levels to meet service, operational, and financial objectives.
  • Hire, train, and manage kitchen staff, such as cooks, food preparation workers, and dishwashers.
  • Set and monitor performance standards for all back of house staff.
  • Work closely with Front of House to ensure the highest level of customer experience.
  • Perform administrative tasks, take stock of food and equipment supplies, and complete purchase orders.
  • Create detailed reports on weekly, monthly, and annual revenues and expenses.
  • Obtain feedback on food and service quality, and handle customer problems and complaints.
  • Promote the brand in the local community through word-of-mouth and restaurant events.


  • 2+ Years of Culinary Education
  • 5+ Years of Experience in a Similar Position
  • Advanced knowledge of food professional principles and practices.
  • Advanced knowledge of restaurant management software.
  • Proficient knowledge of human resources management.
  • Excellent knowledge of BOH systems, ordering, and inventory.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Ability to meet deadlines.
  • Acute financial management skills.
  • Available to work on-call, shifts, after hours, over weekends, and on public holidays.


  • Knowledge of local markets and local business contacts
  • Bilingual – English/Spanish preferred


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an associate to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Must be able to perform major life activities: standing, lifting, bending, reaching, learning, reading, concentrating, thinking, and communicating
  • Must be able to push or pull 60 pounds and lift and/or carry 30 pounds


40+ Hours per Week, Suggested Thursday – Monday (Select Holidays Required)

On-Call as needed after hours, on weekends, and holidays



From $60,000.00 per year


Job Type: Full Time
Job Location: The Silo Cookhouse

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