Culinary Positions Available in Memphis

Master Chef José Gutierrez of River Oaks Restaurant is currently seeking to fill the following culinary positions.Chef Gutierrez may reached at:
or email:

Line Cook
• 1-3 line cook experience
• Good Fundamental Knife Skills
• Thorough Knowledge of Cooking Methods
• Thorough Knowledge of Stocks and Sauce Production
• Good Attitude and Eager to Learn
Available Shifts: 8:30am – 3:30pm
3:00pm- 10:30pm
Salary range $13-$15 per hour

Sous Chef
• X+ years of experience as a Sous Chef
• Understanding of various cooking methods, ingredients, equipment and procedures
• Excellent record of kitchen and staff management
• Accuracy and speed in handling emergency situations and providing solutions
• Familiar with industry’s best practices
• Working knowledge of various computer software programs (MS Office, restaurant management software, POS)
• A.A.S or BS degree in Culinary Arts or related certificate would be a plus
Available Shift: 8:30am- 3:30pm
Salary Negotiable.

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Needing Chefs to take part in a Snack Food Competition on TV

A major television network is looking for creative chefs to compete in a new snack food competition. If you are a serious chef with a serious love of snacks – from cookies to corn dogs; pies to pretzels and you want to be challenged to transform some of your favorite snacks into new culinary creations and the possibility of winning a CASH Prize, APPLY NOW!

SEEKING: Chefs from Alabama, Tennessee, Georgia and Kentucky.

AGES: must be 21 years and older to apply.

TO APPLY: Fill out our application link at –

Deadline for Applications is May 3, 2019

If interested, we are urging those to apply ASAP.

AVAILABILITY:  Must be available between June 12- June 16, 2019

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March 18th Chapter Planning Meeting

Chef Steven Leake wants to host a planning meeting for the chapter. At this meeting we will be dicussing the future existence of our chapter, so we need as many people as possible to attend and share their ideas.

The meeting will be held on  Monday, March 18th at 6:00 PM. at the Culinary Institute of Southwest TN Community College, 5983 Macon Cove, Memphis, TN 38134.

Please put this meeting on your calendar and plan to attend.  We need your input.

See ya there!

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From our Colleague Chef Ernest Dickson: “Transition!”

February 22, 2019
The Winds of Change have defined our course!!!!!

The West End Bistro will be closing its doors as a restaurant on March 02, 2019. We will continue to open for Special Events and Catered Affairs. The staff and I have enjoyed serving the West End District and the Mid- South community. We appreciate all the loyal support and hope that you will come and grow with us as we embark on our new journey!!!!

 The West End Bistro will serve as a site for Mid -South Culinary Alliance, a 501-C3 Non-profit. Theorganization will target at-risk and aspiring youth and adults. We will impact lives with training and developing. The participants will be preparing to enter/re-enter the work force with basic culinary training and necessary life skills. Become a partner with Mid-South Culinary Alliance on this Journey (you can be the village needed to enhance the lives of others).

 The West End Bistro will continue to serve the community as an event venue!!!! We will offer dining with customized menu options for special events including but not limited to: Book Club Meetings, Prayer Breakfasts, Brunches, Paint & Sip parties, Birthday Celebrations, Baby Showers, Corporate Meetings and more!!!!!!!

 Please continue to support us, Contact us at 662)223-3188

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Chef Christopher Neary

Dear ACF Members:

The American Culinary Federation, our members and the culinary community have lost of one of our finest leaders.

Chef Christopher J. Neary, CEC, CCA, AAC, current ACF Northeast Region Vice President, passed away on December 9, 2018.

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