Carolina Resort Company
April 6, 2023
Manteo, North Carolina
Job Type
Annual Salary: $70,000 - $80,000



Carolina Resort Company is a private, family-owned real estate investment, management, and development firm focused on delivering limited-edition hospitality experiences. Our firm owns and operates a bespoke collection of lifestyle inns, motels, and vacation rental properties throughout the coast of North Carolina, which currently include The Tranquil House Inn and 1587 Restaurant & Lounge on the Outer Banks, the Loggerhead Inn & Suites on Topsail Island, and The Beach House Motel & Suites on Oak Island, North Carolina.

As a family-owned company, we take great pride in serving other families. Ever since our founding, Carolina Resort Company and our affiliate brands have earned an impeccable reputation on an unwavering commitment to our guests, employees, and the communities we serve. Our singular focus has been on creating unforgettable, authentic experiences for our valued Guests, and giving back to the local community.


We are looking for a dynamic Head Chef with vision, drive, and experience to manage the day-to-day offerings of 1587 Restaurant & Lounge, our award-winning onsite restaurant located in The Tranquil House Inn. If you are a born leader and creative Chef looking for a home in a company that is driven by its belief and commitment to passionately create a sense of belonging for our guests and one another, then we are looking for you.

This is a rare opportunity to work and live in one of the most sought-after destinations in the world, historic Roanoke Island on the Outer Banks of North Carolina, and put his/her stamp on an iconic dining location. For over 20 years, 1587 Restaurant & Lounge has garnered an impeccable reputation as one of the Outer Banks most popular waterfront dining experiences for special occasions, parties, romantic getaway dinners, and guests of the inn.

As the Head Chef you will have the ability to craft the vision and offerings for the menu, train and develop a kitchen team, and continue to build the reputation of 1587 as a world-class destination restuarant. You will work closely with our Front of the House Manager and General Manager to delight our guests and dining patrons. With dinner only service Wednesday - Saturday, and seasonal brunch on Sunday's, you will have time to plan, organize, and come up with creative ways to surprise.


  • Food production and menu development for the restaurant, event functions, and the Inn Recruit, hire, train, supervise, develop, schedule, coach, and counsel culinary and back of house team members
  • Quality assurance, inventory, financials, vendor relations, job safety, food safety, and sanitation Reports to the hotel GM and works closely with Front of House manager and team members Must have strong computer and directorial skills


  • Solid culinary pedigree with good progression and tenure
  • At least 3 years’ experience as an upscale, ingredient driven chef, including events
  • VIP guest experience a must
  • Exceptional culinary skills: menu development, event planning, and recipe development with supporting training and quality assurance materials
  • Must not be an office chef who is afraid to get behind the stove.
  • Experience contributing to the creation of PR/Marketing campaigns and budgets


Annual Salary: $70,000 - $80,000

Bonus Details: Bonus potential based on production and agreed upon measurables.


  • Paid time off such as PTO, sick days, and vacation days
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Vision insurance
  • Retirement benefits or accounts
  • Relocation assistance
  • Other

Other Benefits:

  • Temporary housing assistance is available if necessary