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Company: The Indigo Road Hospitality Group

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Our goal is to be the best job you’ll ever have in the hospitality industry. No joke, it’s what we truly aim for. We believe that by taking care of you, you’ll best take care of our guests. It’s working. In addition to generous benefits and job openings across 30+ locations, we have internal growth opportunities for everyone who wants it. But most of all, we have heart. Founded in 2009 by Steve Palmer, IRHG sets itself apart in the industry by fostering an environment where our people come first. We want to meet you. Come join us in our mission to change the hospitality industry, forever.


Inspired by the wood-fired Robata grills of Japan, Mizu offers a refreshed take on live-fire cooking atop the Hyatt Centric in the heart of Charlotte’s SouthPark neighborhood. Led by the award-winning Indigo Road Hospitality Group, the rooftop restaurant combines the traditions of ancient Japanese cooking with Southern influences and Asian flavors. Chef Luis offers a seafood-focused menu composed of wood-fired, raw, and chilled offerings, sushi, and shareable plates. True to the word Mizu’s translation to ‘water’ in Japanese, the space’s design takes inspiration from natural elements, which are incorporated throughout the chic, minimalist restaurant, and outdoor terrace with sweeping city views.


A successful CHEF DE CUISINE (CDC) will have 4+ years’ experience managing the line for high-volume restaurants in an upscale and food focused environment. You will also have experience working with Asian flavors on a open flame grill. You will be passionate about food and engaging the local community. Procure the highest quality product to create unforgettable dishes that surprise and delight our guests at every bite.

As the Chef de Cuisine you’ll encourage staff development and promote a positive experience for staff and guests to achieve P&L goals. With the Executive Chef, you’ll look after all aspects of the kitchen including problem resolution and effective communication to get the job done. As an ambassador for Indigo Road, you’ll authentically embrace Internal Hospitality and strive to create memorable experiences for people through food.


  • Set the tone for guest experience by influencing and leading a positive, collaborative, and fun team environment where everyone is treated with respect and kindness
  • Oversee, maintain and manage food and service quality
  • Assess, implement and manage service standards by ensuring consistency across operational procedures
  • Achieve financial objectives by preparing an annual budget, scheduling expenditures, analyzing variances and initiating corrective actions
  • Create and carry out strategic business objectives that mitigate risk and maximize profit across; recruitment, finance, legal and restaurant operations (FOH/BOH)
  • Forecast financial trends to control labor, food and beverage cost
  • Partner with General Manager to ensure a positive and collaborative environment
  • Lead by example and set the tone for health, safety and cleanliness throughout the property


WHAT TO EXPECT. IN THE KITCHEN…Your schedule may vary (days, nights, weekends, holiday’s) based on seasonality, covers, and hours of operation but in general you can expect to work 55 to 60 hours a week.

  • Work Collaboratively : to achieve a one-team one-dream mentality that promotes the hiring, and nurturing of the right people ready to serve our guests, achieve financial goals and create memorable experiences
  • Practice Humility & Transparency : to support culture and an ethical environment where everyone feels safe, cared for and inspired
  • Act With Integrity: be able and willing to perform all responsibilities of each position in the kitchen when needed. Lead by example and set the tone for health, safety and cleanliness throughout the property
  • Enrich Your Community: engage local farms to source and procure fresh and quality product while also educating junior team members, advocating for their growth and development
  • Show Compassion and Empathy: listen to your team, be understanding and always provide a humane approach when individually coaching with the intent to inspire everyone to do great things
  • Leave a Lasting Impression: provide a sense of home through quality, consistency, and teamwork
  • Embrace Positivity: create a welcoming and approachable environment that is solution driven, with a smile
  • Have Fun at Work: set the tone by influencing and leading a positive, collaborative, and fun team environment where everyone is treated with respect and kindness


  • Competitive Pay + PTO : Competitive base + PTO after 90 days
  • Health Insurance : Medical, Dental, Vision, Tele-med, Life, STD, LTD, LAP (Life Assistance Program)
  • Retirement Planning: 401K (50% in match up to your first 6% investment), Roth, or both
  • Home Loan Program: A zero-interest housing loan program to help you purchase a home.
  • Working Advantage: Cost-free employee savings program for electronics, appliances, apparel, cars, flowers, fitness memberships, gift cards, groceries, hotels, movie tickets, rental cars, special events, theme parks, and more!
  • Hospitality School Loan Program: A zero-interest hospitality school loan program to help you attend college classes in the hospitality industry
  • Employee Discounts: Enjoy discounts while dining in and / or spending the night across 15 restaurant concepts and growing boutique hotel collection
  • Maternity/Paternity Leave: 4 weeks PTO


  • 4+ years’ of successful restaurant management experience
  • Thrive in high-volume, scratch kitchen, and upscale food focused environments
  • Passionate about Internal Hospitality and embrace our core values
  • Strong problem resolution skills
  • Have exceptional organizational skills and a keen eye for detail
  • Effective communication skills and the ability to navigate important conversation

Indigo Road is an equal opportunity employer. We will not discriminate against employees or applicants for employment on any basis prohibited by federal, state or local laws, including but not limited to race, color, sex, ancestry, age, national origin, religion, mental or physical disability, marital status, family responsibility, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, personal appearances, tobacco use, matriculation or political affiliation, genetic information or any protected veteran status. This policy governs all aspects of employment, including selection, job assignment, compensation, promotion, discipline, termination, and access to benefits and training.

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