You wrote that big wall of text, with a lot of buzzwords thrown around, and I'm still not sure I have any idea what you are looking for.Working with a client on a wonderful new concept, a fresh take on food within health care folding in scratch-made food, wellness, nutrition and gardening. It will involve cafe, catering, coffee, grab+go, a teaching kitchen space and a limited garden.
The idea is to start on "roller skates" and work up to the Tesla. But of course in the beginning, the leader will need to know and do and be ALL the things.
Because it's so menu-driven, and a chance to be really responsive, collaborative and creative (working with the on-site folks to move from my starter menu and recipes, to develop their dreams, menu and dishes) I feel like starting with a strong chef/kitchen and then eventually hiring for FOH management would be better (from a chef's perspective).
But in the beginning, it also involves FOH responsibility (cafe-style service, coffee, smoothies).
And ongoing, it also entails what are often owner-operator or outsourced responsibilities: marketing/social media management, and full responsibility for the financial ops.
So this position is entrepreneurial, but with a safety net. Overwhelmingly big, but super-full of fun potential.
I quickly realized we are looking for a unicorn, so I'm backing up a bit and reaching out for YOUR experience, perspective and guidance on the TITLE, and the job description (and the next few hires).
Anyone want to help me scaffold this part of the dream? I need to get out of my own head.
You want a chef who can develop the menus and cook for a cafe, and for catering, and coffee, and grab and go, while simultaneously serving customers, doing email/marketing, social media, responding to guest inquiries? Lol…ok.
what is the actual concept of the business? Like a retreat or day spa?
you didn't actually say much with your post.
You don't mention your pay rate…I'm afraid to ask. Some sort of sweat equity and low pay? No health insurance I assume?
Your question is what to call this job? The closet I could come is "owner" and it doesn't sound like the person is going to be an owner…so. I dunno.
I think I'd need more information but if you tried to sell me this job I wouldn't be buying. I see your concern with getting someone on board.