Chef de Cuisine

Waikiki Market   Honolulu, HI   Full-time     Food Service
Posted on August 1, 2022

We are currently seeking a full-time Chef de Cuisine for a new restaurant located in Waikiki Market, opening this fall in the Lilia Waikiki.

About the Store:
Waikiki Market is coming to the Lilia Waikiki this fall! Designed to be a destination for visitors and locals alike, the 27,000 sq. ft. Waikiki Market will showcase Hawaii’s favorite foods through various prepared food venues and will include a restaurant/bar on the 1st and 2nd floors.  Waikiki Market will be the only full-service grocery store in the Waikiki area and will present Hawaii’s diverse culture and passion for great food through its offerings.

Job Summary:
The Chef de Cuisine is responsible for delivering an exceptional high-quality food experience while also managing a profitable food operation. The Chef de Cuisine will work with the corporate chef to create and execute a must visit food establishment. The Chef de Cuisine will be responsible for delivering consistently outstanding dishes while implementing safe food handling practices, maintaining a clean and organized kitchen and managing food sales, and labor, food and supplies cost.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Oversee daily operations. Make changes as necessitated by the needs of the business.
  • Accountable for meeting budgets for food, labor and direct operating expenses as they pertain to the culinary department.
  • Work in tandem with restaurant manager to hire, coach, counsel and conduct performance evaluations of direct reports.
  • Collaborate with corporate Chef on on-going menu development for our standard menus, seasonal menu changes, internal menu tastings, and special events.
  • Manage and continually monitor food production execution to ensure quality, consistency, efficiency, productivity and professionalism are at highest level.
  • Take on new assignments with an eager and helpful demeanor.
  • Responsible for proper ordering and inventory control.


  • Minimum 5 years of related experience.
  • AOS Culinary School graduate or related training.
  • Passionate culinarian with great palette and sense of presentation.
  • Ability to multitask, adapt to change and work well in environment with time constraints.
  • Detail-oriented with good organizational skills, performing work accurately and efficiently while meeting deadlines.
  • Demonstrated excellent communication skills, both oral and written.
  • Demonstrated effective leadership skills including delegation skills.
  • Ability to meet budgets including labor, food and applicable direct operating costs.
  • Possesses administrative skills: knowledge of spreadsheet, database, word processing programs, general office equipment: copier, fax, scanner.
  • Able to work independently and on a team.
  • Willingness to be open, to learn and take on new responsibilities.
  • Able to lift 50 lbs. repeatedly.
  • Ability to work flexible schedule including weekend and holidays in order to accommodate business levels.
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • Must comply with all company policies and requirements including the COVID-19 vaccination policy.
  • TB Clearance required.

Benefits include competitive wages, medical insurance, paid vacation and sick time, 401k retirement plan with a company match, and more!

To apply, please attach your resume as a PDF via this posting or visit



Waikiki Market

3536 Harding Ave.
Honolulu , HI