Hong Willer asked a question
A good executive chef should be able to 1. Teach & train correctly 2. Lead without intimidation 3. Provide an organized structure in the kitchen that promotes excellence and consistency.
If they cannot provide these 3 things along with being able to cook then it is time to have a hard conversation with them. Not to say anything is what behavioral psychologist call “silent approval”…by NOT saying anything, you basically have given the approval that that behavior is okay.
In my 29 years I have seen a lot of chefs who were amazing cooks, yet could not lead a team. Today’s workforce won’t put up with chefs who cannot lead.