Jay's Coffee & Cuisine Head Chef (Chef de Cuisine) Millington, TN · Full time

Jay's Coffee & Cuisine is seeking a talented and experienced Head Chef to lead our kitchen and oversee food preparation and service.



  • Developing and updating menus in line with the coffee shop's overall vision and mission, including fresh, locally sourced ingredients
  • Overseeing all aspects of food production, including but not limited to kitchen operations, food preparation, cooking, plating, and presentation
  • Ensuring that all dishes are made to high-quality standards of taste, presentation, and safety
  • Hiring, supervising, and training kitchen staff, including line cooks and prep cooks
  • Collaborating with the barista team to develop food and beverage pairings
  • Staying up to date with industry trends and incorporating new techniques and recipes into the menu
  • Creating and implementing cost-effective strategies for food production and waste reduction
  • Maintaining inventory and ordering supplies as needed
  • Managing food costs and ensuring profitability of the food service operation
  • Maintaining a clean and organized kitchen and complying with all health and safety regulations
  • Collaborating with the owner on new food initiatives and events
  • Building relationships with local suppliers and farmers to ensure the use of fresh and locally sourced ingredients
  • Contributing to the positive work environment and culture at Jay's Coffee & Cuisine


  • At least 3 years of experience as a head chef or executive chef in a high-volume kitchen environment
  • Proven ability to lead a team and manage kitchen operations effectively
  • Strong understanding of kitchen systems, procedures, and recipes
  • Deep understanding of nutrition, culinary techniques, and ingredient pairing
  • Excellent culinary skills and creativity in developing new dishes and menus
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Knowledge of food safety regulations and proper food handling techniques
  • Availability to work flexible hours, including mornings, evenings, and weekends
  • A positive attitude and willingness to learn and grow as a chef

If you are passionate about creating delicious and healthy meals using fresh, local ingredients and have experience managing and leading a kitchen team, we encourage you to apply. Jay's Coffee & Cuisine offers a supportive and positive work environment and values employees committed to delivering exceptional food and service.