Sage Hospitality Group Executive Chef in Santa Monica, California
The Surfing Fox, located in The Pierside Hotel, is seeking an Executive Chef to join our team in serving guests with creativity and passion!
Work Where You Belong! California Cuisine with a side of Sunshine! Fresh, SoCal flavors with an ocean breeze. The clink of glasses on that first toast of the trip. That state of mind where everything just feels so…easy. That’s what you’ll find at The Surfing Fox. Built on a menu of fresh, local flavors, Santa Monica’s newest restaurant blends the best of modern California and vintage surf culture.
We are looking for independent thinkers. Those who harness their entrepreneurial spirit so that it breaks preconceived notions. We’re not afraid to forge our own path. After all, it’s what industry leaders do. That’s why we welcome risk takers and creative spirits alike. No matter your daily role, Sage recognizes that your success is about more than the work you do—it’s really about who you are, which is why we invest in your personal and professional growth. We hope you consider joining us!
Plan and manage the kitchen staff in the procurement, production, preparation and presentation of all food for the hotel in a safe, sanitary work environment which conforms to all standards and regulations and achieves profitable, competitive, quality products.
Position is responsible for long and short term planning and day-to-day operations of the kitchen and related areas.
Recommends menu and procedural changes.
Recommends the budget and manages food and labor costs within approved budget constraints.
Performs all essential functions while adhering to all SOP's and future food programs to ensure a consistent, quality product.
Manage associates and managers in the kitchen in order to attract, retain and motivate the employees while providing a safe environment; hire, train, develop, empower, coach and counsel, conduct performance and salary reviews, resolve problems, provide open communication vehicles and discipline and terminate as appropriate.
Plan and manage the procurement, production, preparation and presentation of all food in the hotel in a safe, sanitary, cost effective manner.
Monitor and control the maintenance/sanitation of kitchen, equipment and related areas to ensure a healthy, safe work environment which meets/exceeds federal, state, corporate and franchise standards and regulations.
Develop, recommend, implement and manage the department's budget; continually analyze, forecast, monitor and control the labor and food costs through various methods to meet/exceed management/budget objectives.
Develop and implement menus and back-up (use records, production lists, pars, training, etc.) within corporate guidelines to continually improve revenues and profit margins while maintaining quality.
Execute and promote the Accident Prevention Program to minimize liabilities and related expenses.
More than two years of post high school education, but less than a degree from a four-year college.
Experience required by position is five to ten years of employment in a related position with this company or other organization(s).
Requires advanced knowledge of the principles and practices within the food profession. This includes experiential knowledge required for management of people and/or complex problems and food and beverage management.
Requires oral and written communication skills.
Must have moderate hearing to communicate with employees and to hear machinery, for safety reasons.
Must have excellent vision, for safety reasons.
Must have moderate speech communications skills to communicate with other employees.
Must have excellent comprehension and literacy to read and write, as well as analyze to fulfill budget.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an associate to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Lifting objects, 30-35 pounds, 3 to 5 times during the course of the shift (i.e. top round, prime rib, frozen boxes).
Carrying, (ranging from clipboard to food products to small equipment).
Kneeling -during times of inspections for proper cleanliness and monitoring once a week, as well as during lifting.
Full mobility is required in order to usually inspect and monitor the kitchen environment.
Continuous standing -while expediting, or cooking or inspecting. Anywhere from brief periods (15 minutes) to longer periods (1 hour). At least 50% of the day.
Inside 100% of 8 hour shift. Going in the freezer temperatures can be -10 degrees. On the front line, temperatures can be over 100 degrees.
Eligible to participate in Sage bonus plan
Medical, dental, & vision insurance
Eligible to participate in the Company’s 401(k) program with employer matching
Health savings and flexible spending accounts
Basic Life and AD&D insurance
Company-paid short-term disability
Paid FMLA leave for up to a period of 12 weeks
Employee Assistance Program
Great discounts on Hotels, Restaurants, and much more.
Eligible to participate in the Employee Referral Bonus Program. Up to $1,000 per referral.
Position Type: Regular Full-Time
Property : The Pierside Hotel
Address : 120 Colorado Ave
City : Santa Monica
State : California
EOE Protected Veterans/Disability