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Chef - Sous - Banquet

Company: Hotel Californian
Location: Santa Barbara
Posted on: November 25, 2022

Job Description:

Hotel Californian fosters a creative, entrepreneurial, and energetic work environment. We value passionate people who love to be challenged and desire the freedom to contribute to the overall success of the hotel. We strive to create a workplace culture that values family, work-life balance, and community. We help develop our teams and provide support for them to grow their careers with our organization. Our Talent is proud to work here.

The Banquet Sous Chef is responsible for overseeing and planning food preparation in a Banquet kitchen. Is also responsible for supervising other kitchen staff, as well as keeping an eye out for problems that arise in the kitchen and seizing control of a situation at a moment's notice.


Manage kitchen

Create all food menus

Complete daily market lists to ensure quality food ordering while maintaining budgeted costs

Interact closely with the Catering department to assist in function menu co-ordination and meet with clients as required

Conduct daily shift briefings with all staff

Ensure all kitchen colleagues are aware of standards and expectations

Balance operational, administrative and colleague needs

Ensure proper staffing and scheduling in accordance to productivity guidelines

Follow kitchen policies, procedures and service standards

Follow all safety and sanitation policies when handling food and beverages

Labor, overtime and payroll

Leading the culinary team including hiring, training, development and supervision

Develop, mentor, coach staff on an ongoing basis

Working closely and cohesively with the front of the house

Menu Creation

Quality control

Managing food cost

Recipe development

Placing orders

Other duties as assigned


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required

High volume fine dining restaurant experience

Extensive knowledge of wine, spirits and full service alcohol serving facility

Outstanding management, organization, communication and leadership skills

Strong and proven ability to motivate, train, develop, mentor

Ability to provide outstanding customer service

Ability to monitor labor as required by anticipating business activity while ensuring that positions are staffed when and as needed and labor cost objectives are met

Ability to develop and maintain effective operating and control processes designed to attain maximum operating efficiency while ensuring adherence to established operating criteria

Ability and experience in successfully leading and coordinating staff in a high volume, time sensitive environment

Exhibit good working knowledge of meeting or exceeding budgeting labor cost

Strong attention to detail

Ability to maintain sanitation procedures and organization of work area adhering to all OSHA and local health department regulations

Computer knowledge using hospitality and restaurant software and MS Office


Ability to perform essential job duties with or without reasonable accommodation and without posing a direct threat to the safety or health of employee or others. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Foley Entertainment Group, LLC. is an equal employment/affirmative action employer. If you need accommodation for any part of the employment process because of a disability, please send an e-mail to to let us know the nature of your request. This employer participates in E-Verify EOE/AA/Disabled/Vets Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities. The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. Associated topics: cafe, chef, commercial, grill chef, head chef, lead, pizza chef, restaurant assistant chef, restaurant chef, service

Keywords: Hotel Californian, Santa Barbara , Chef - Sous - Banquet, Other , Santa Barbara, California

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