Head Chef

Equilibrium Brewery

Middletown, NY, USA


$60-70k (annually)



Jul 14

Full Time Head Chef

We are delighted to be bringing new jobs to Middletown, NY. Our facility (2-8 South Street) is open seven days a week, offering a wide array of shifts for our kitchen, taproom and retail spaces. We are looking for employees who possess positive attitudes, integrity, highly honed communication skills and a willingness to learn.

Essential Job Duties & Responsibilities

Customer Service

  • Our kitchen is located within our taproom; it is an open format which makes all cooking staff visible to customers. The Head Chef will be expected to occasionally engage with customers while performing cooking duties and maintaining quality standards.
  • The Head Chef will be expected to provide the same level of customer service to their co-workers as they offer to guests.


  • Hire and train kitchen staff,
  • Set schedules for kitchen staff,
  • Responsible for ordering and overseeing inventory in accordance with kitchen budget,
  • Perform equipment maintenance,
  • Develop menu and set pricing,
  • Report sales and meet budget goals,
  • Conduct performance reviews of kitchen staff,
  • Menu development, rotation, specials and special event menus
  • Maintain kitchen cleanliness, as well as understanding and enforcing all health, safety and sanitation regulations.
  • Maintain up-to-date knowledge of craft beer.
  • Perform all duties according to Equilibrium procedures
  • Support Equilibrium brewing staff, preparing special ingredients for adjuncting beer
  • Assist during private events and special releases as necessary
  • Collaborate with guest chefs and visiting brewers for special events

Additional duties may be assigned as necessary.

Desired Qualifications & Abilities


  • 5-7 years experience in a professional kitchen.
  • Looking for a candidate who can bring a sous chef with them.
  • Experience with live fire cooking on a parilla-style grill (preferred).
  • Experience with farm-to-table cooking and adapting menus based on seasonal ingredients.
  • Must have food handlers and safeserv certifications.
  • Experience with various forms of technology, different POS systems, time clocks, etc.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Desire for constant improvement and refinement of craft.
  • Willing to work flexible schedule including early mornings, nights, weekends and holidays.
  • Ability to be a team player while working in a fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to multitask and maintain quality control.
  • Willing to communicate effectively and accurately.
  • Have the desire to succeed.
  • Stand, sit or walk for an extended period of time or for an entire work shift. Move up and down stairs and/or service ramps.
  • Must be able to bend, kneel, push, pull and walk on uneven surfaces on an occasional basis.
  • Move, lift, carry, push, pull and place objects weighing less than or equal to 50 pounds without assistance.

Compensation & Benefits

Pay is based on experience.

Job Type:



  • 401(k)
  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Vision insurance

Experience level5 years

Pay rate: Yearly pay

Work Setting: Casual dining restaurant

ExperienceCooking 5 years (Required)

Work Location: In person

Ability to commute/relocate: Middletown, NY: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Required)


To Apply: If you are passionate about food and beer and have the desire to provide great customer service, please apply! Send your resume to hr@eqbrew.com.

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