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Bacchanal Chef de Cuisine

Location: New Orleans (Bywater)    Type: Full Time (55-60hrs)


Chef de Cuisine

Bacchanal is looking for an energetic, passionate and hardworking Chef de Cuisine to lead the kitchen in a bustling nerve center of the Bywater community. The Chef de Cuisine is responsible for the planning and direction of food preparation which involves kitchen management, supervising and training of the kitchen staff, creative problem solving at a moment’s notice and curating a menu with innovative, delicious food, executed impeccably in a high volume, high stress environment.

The Chef de Cuisine must be inventive and adaptable and inspire their staff to go above and beyond the expectations of their particular roles. Although we are a limited service eatery, we take hospitality very seriously and expect all of our staff to have a genuine love of people and a serious passion for wine culture and al fresco dining. This is truly a team environment with no barrier between “Front” and “Back” of the house so the ideal candidate is a natural leader who is capable of managing a large team with kindness, respect and accountability.

Required Skills

  • Spirit! Friendly & Positive

  • Passion for food & wine!!!

  • Strong Kitchen Management skills such as food costing, purchasing, scheduling, inventory & ServeSafe training

  • Strong knife and line skills: Must be able to kick ass on ALL stations - GM, Saute, Grill & Expo

  • Knowledge of and enthusiasm for the cuisine of wine producing countries

  • Knowledge of and enthusiasm for Cheese from all over the world

  • Impeccable oral and written communication and organizational skills

  • Team player and team builder

  • Superior Leadership skills with master delegation abilities

  • Work ethic of a Beast

  • this instance INTEGRITY means to have a natural inclination to be accountable for doing the right thing with honesty and superb judgement

  • Professional Restraint (There’s a lot of good wine around here…you will definitely be tested on this)

  • Flexibility

  • Observing the small details, ensuring quality of product


  • Must be able to work on your feet for long hours, reach, bend & stretch, easily navigate stairs & lift carry up to 50 lbs.



10 Years minimum of fine dining Restaurant Experience with at least 2 years as an executive Sous Chef or Chef de Cuisine.

Culinary School a plus! (However, we do not plate with tweezers)

Proficient in Microsoft Office, (specifically spreadsheets) Google Docs a plus



Competitive depending on experience


Applicant will be required to cook a 3 course tasting menu with wine pairing and a Stage as part of the Interview process.


To Apply:

Please send resume with a cover letter stating why you believe you would be a good fit as a Chef de Cuisine for Bacchanal to Please answer the following questions:


-What are your 5 favorite restaurants and why?

-What's in your refrigerator right now?

-What's your favorite wine region?

If we have an opening and feel like you are a good fit, we will contact you for an interview and a paid Stage.  (All positions must Stage)


 “Bacchanal Fine Wine & Spirits is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against employees or job applicants on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, handicap, veteran status, or any other condition protected by applicable state or federal laws, except where a bona fide occupational qualification applies.”