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Job Type

  • Culinary experience: 1 year (Required)

  • Cooking: 1 year (Required)

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401(k) matching
Dental insurance
Employee assistance program
Health insurance
Life insurance

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  • $53.5K – $67.7K a year is Indeed’s estimated salary for this role in Coronado, CA.

Full Job Description

This is intended to be an overview of the responsibilities and requirements attributed to the position of Executive Chef. It is not intended to be limited to such content nor does it describe solely what occupies a given day or week.


Plan, direct, and oversee the restaurant’s kitchen operations and kitchen staff; develop menus and create specialty dishes and recipes; monitor food preparation to ensure that food is prepared and presented by health and safety regulations and the highest standards in the industry; review cooking procedures and kitchen operations to enhance efficiency and guest experience within cost controls and budget.


  • Develop recipes, and menus, and determine the best methods for execution
  • Review menus and analyze recipes to determine labor and overhead costs
  • Collaborate with management to assign prices to menu items
  • Assist in food preparation and oversee quality standards are maintained in all aspects of culinary experience
  • Discuss menu planning and regular daily kitchen agenda with kitchen staff

Training, Development, and Management of Kitchen Staff

  • Train and educate staff on food preparation and cooking methods and adjustments to be made for new menu items and changes in procedures for current menu items; monitor and hold staff accountable for implementing the changes.
  • Provide hands-on teaching and training for kitchen staff.
  • Develop and implement strategies for improving staff performance and food quality.
  • Assist in creating a weekly schedule based on projected business demands and volume as well as actively manage schedule day to day.
  • Interview, manage, train, and recommend disciplinary action, promotions, and raises for kitchen staff.
  • Enforce restaurant uniform and grooming standards, and jewelry policy.

Manage Kitchen Operations

  • Oversee operations of the kitchen, including compliance to health codes, food cost management, and vendor/supplier contracts.
  • Follow all health and safety regulations maintain hygiene and kitchen sanitation.
  • Monitor food storage, cooking methods, food preparation, and timely service to ensure compliance with food safety regulations.
  • Manage daily tracking of invoices, revenue, and labor to meet financial targets.
  • Manage vendor’s orders, product specifications, and delivery schedules.
  • Manage kitchen equipment maintenance and repairs.
  • Review work procedures and operational needs to determine the best methods to improve service, performance, and safety procedures in the kitchen.
  • Manage budget and inventory, review costs of food and supplies, and financial transactions to ensure that expenditures are authorized and budgeted.
  • Estimate food, liquor, wine, and other beverage consumption to determine amounts to be purchased.

Guest Relations

  • Provide excellent guest service consistent with Company’s core service standards and brand attributes when on the restaurant floor.
  • Professionally resolve guest complaints regarding food or service.

Promote Restaurant Through Social Media Engagement and Digital Marketing Channels

  • Create 3-4 organic posts per week using the information provided by the marketing team for one of the following social platforms: Facebook, Instagram & Instagram Stories.
  • Share the restaurant’s Facebook posts through its channels to promote brand awareness.
  • Post and engage (via “likes,” “shares,” and “comments”) with the restaurant’s social media posts.
  • Actively engage with customer review sites such as Yelp.
  • Use social media content to promote the restaurant using various digital formats such as posting photos, videos, live stories, digital ads, etc.
  • Perform all other job-related duties as requested.

Administrative and Legal

  • Ensure all permits and licenses are maintained, up to date, and posted, as required by law.
  • Monitor compliance with food, health, and fire regulations regarding business operations, wages, food storage, preparation, and storage and liquor.
  • Monitor and take measures to minimize potential contractual, safety, and employment liability.
  • Efficiently administer human resources functions and maintain employee records according to with directions from Human Resources.
  • Ensure that employees have all required certifications validated (Sherriff Card, Health Card, TAM Card – Alcohol Awareness).
  • Respond to all government agency inquiries.


  • Prior experience as an Executive Chef and developing recipes and menus in a high-volume restaurant.
  • Prior kitchen management experience.
  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Must possess a Food Handler Safety Training Card.
  • Knowledge of food health and safety regulations.
  • Knowledge of menu and resource planning for high-end restaurants.
  • Knowledge of seasonal ingredients and recipes.
  • Knowledge of flavor conformity and palatability of dishes.
  • Excellent customer service skills and strong interpersonal skills to deal effectively with all business contacts.
  • Ability to effectively communicate in English, both verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to manage kitchen operations and supervise staff.
  • Ability to maintain a positive and enthusiastic disposition and create a collaborative and respectful work environment for all team members.
  • Ability to work varied shifts, including weekends and holidays as needed.
  • Ability to interpret a profit and loss statement.
  • Ability to stay focused and make quick decisions while working in a fast-paced and time-pressured environment.
  • Ability to maintain a clean and professional appearance at all times.
  • Ability to navigate various surfaces and tight spaces in a restaurant environment.
  • Possess the physical and mental stamina to work for extended periods.
  • Physically able to lift and carry heavy trays and equipment as well as delicate china and glassware up to 50 lbs.
  • Physically able to walk without assistance on various surfaces for an extended period.

Job Type: Full-time


  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Vision insurance

Physical Setting:

  • Casual dining restaurant
  • Fine dining restaurant


  • Monday to Friday
  • Weekend availability

Supplemental Pay:

  • Bonus pay

Ability to commute/relocate:

  • Coronado, CA 92118: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Required)


  • Culinary experience: 1 year (Required)
  • Cooking: 1 year (Required)

Work Location: One location

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