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Executive Chef - House of Blues

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Live Nation Worldwide, Inc.

Houston, TX

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Jobid: 245975349

Job Title: Executive Chef - House of Blues

Location: Houston, TX, USA

Job Summary:

HOB Entertainment, a division of Live Nation Entertainment, offers exceptional club venues nationwide. House of Blues Venues provide several genres of live music, from Rock, Hip Hop, Country, Rock en Español, Blues, Jazz, Reggae and Pop. House of Blues venues are also known for their southern-style cuisine, juke-joint inspired atmosphere and the World Famous Gospel Brunch.

House of Blues opened its doors on Thanksgiving Day in 1992, serving its first meal to the local shelters. Since opening, House of Blues has been committed to giving back to the community through the International House of Blues Foundation.

Who are you?

Passionate and motivated. Driven, with an entrepreneurial spirit. Resourceful, innovative, forward thinking and committed. At Live Nation Entertainment, our people embrace these qualities, so if this sounds like you then please read on!

The Role:

Responsible for all Food & Beverage; operations; related costs, procedures, quality, and all back of house labor percentages & budgets.


I. Financial Performance of Departments

Meets or exceeds budgetary expectation

Food & Beverage Cost

Labor Cost

Operating Accounts

Inventory is controlled, monitored and maintained bi-weekly

Develop menu engineering program to project and monitor trend and predict cost

II. Supervision of the Department

Ensure proper execution of all corporate mandates, SOP’s, and Specs

Assist and support kitchen management in any of their job functions, as needed

Ensure positive and creative team environment within department

Facilitate open communication with the Sous Chefs, supervisors and staff

Facilitate proper inter-departmental communications and organization

Perform timely staff evaluations (training, 90-day, annual).

Set written development and performance goals for all team members, and monitor progress

Assure complete and satisfactory on-going staff training per corporate training program

Ensure appropriate staffing levels.

Recruitment and hiring staff/supervisors, ensure that hiring/disciplinary/termination standards follow all HOB guidelines

Oversee performance evaluations, and raise recommendations to AGM and / or GM

Maintains open door policy/one on one with staff

Decisions are information based and follow up on efficiently Information is gathered, shared, and used appropriately

Hold monthly department meetings to insure proper communication and teamwork

Hold I.P.C.’s with each Sous Chef and Supervisor bi-monthly

Hold weekly Kitchen Manager meeting Ensure adherence to safety guidelines

III. Sale Building

Development, with Corporate Food and Beverage, of cost effective specials and menu changes to achieve maximum sales

Ensure menu changes 2 times a year in Restaurant and 3 times a year in Foundation Room are rolled out to Spec

Ensure food is considered excellent value for money and increases guest frequency

Participate in outside appearances and fund raising events to increase awareness of the House of Blues

IV. Maintain Operation Supplies

All staff has supplies needed to facilitate job

All staff is trained (and signed off) on equipment upon hiring (Do we have sign off sheets?)

All equipment is maintained in operable condition

All events are organized and planned per HOB specs.

All housekeeping standards are maintained in compliance with inspection guidelines / Local Health Code Final results are obtained through the use of HOB BOH tools and systems consistently HOB Specs.

Forms are updated and used to insure consistency

V. Maintenance and Update of Micros, Labor Systems and Crunch Time

All employees input prior to work

All employees are job classed and current wages are inputted

All files are maintained All menu item counts are current and maintained weekly Time Card adjustment sheets are completed, input into Labor system and tracked

VI. Food

All food standards are met per HOB Specs and not deviated from without approval from Corporate Food and Beverage

Food portions are monitored and revisions are recommended to Corporate Food and Beverage

New items are recommended quarterly to Corporate Food and Beverage

Guest and crew feedback is reported and issues resolved

Recipe adherence is 100%



Minimum 5 years kitchen management experience and Fine Dining cooking experience in management

Skilled in cooking, cost controls, management, crew training and development

Working knowledge of Kitchen and dishwashing procedures

Knowledge of Food and Beverage costs, labor costs, and product cost

Computer knowledge: Excel worksheets, databases, word processing, and Micros

Ability to run all kitchen operations

Able to lift at least 150 lbs.

Able to stand for long periods of time (10 – 12 hours) Able to tolerate extreme heat Able to work in a fast paced environment


Knowledge of operations and procedures of a multi-faceted entertainment facility

If the above description sounds like you and fits your background, apply online at

to join the Live Nation Entertainment team today!

Applicants for employment in the U.S. must possess work authorization which does not require sponsorship by the employer for a visa.


Live Nation Entertainment strongly supports equal employment opportunity for all applicants regardless of race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, pregnancy, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, age, marital status, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, sexual orientation, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by state or federal law.


The preceding job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.

Live Nation Entertainment recruitment policies are designed to place the most highly qualified persons available in a timely and efficient manner. Live Nation Entertainment may pursue all avenues available, including promotion from within, employee referrals, outside advertising, employment agencies, Internet recruiting, job fairs, college recruiting and search firms.

About Us

Named us as one of the Top 40 North American companies in attracting and keeping top talent by LinkedIn, Live Nation is the global leader in live entertainment and ticketing, and we offer a world of opportunity. Our Ticketmaster team doesn't just embrace new technology, we develop ground-breaking software and applications to support our world-leading ticketing platform. Our mix of legendary and brand new venues and restaurants, including the House of Blues, offer an array of hospitality careers. And our unparalleled roster of artists are supported by diverse professionals in all facets of finance, marketing and other corporate operations.

Generous vacation, healthcare and retirement benefits are just the foundation of supporting our full-time, global workforce of more than 10,000. We offer continuing professional development in addition to tuition reimbursement. We also provide paid time off to bond with a new child (plus a bonus to help with expenses); paid time off to care for a sick child and to volunteer for causes that are important to you. Plus, working for the world's largest live event and ticketing company means you'll have access to concerts, festivals, sports games and other events through our exclusive employee ticket concierge.

There is no bigger stage for your career. See what your future looks like at Live Nation Entertainment.


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Live Nation Entertainment is the world’s leading live entertainment and ecommerce company, comprised of four market leaders:, Live Nation Concerts, Artist Nation and Live Nation Network. is the global event ticketing leader and one of the world’s top five ecommerce sites, with a database of over 119 million fans who visit our sites. Live Nation Concerts produces 22,000 shows annually for more than 2,300 artists globally. Artist Nation is the world’s top artist management company, representing over 200 artists. These businesses power Live Nation Network, the leading provider of entertainment marketing solutions, enabling nearly 800 advertisers to tap into the 250 million consumers Live Nation delivers annually through its live event and digital platforms.

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