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Chef de partie
Property Name
Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa
Job Title
Chef de partie
California-San Diego
Company Name
Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa
La Jolla
Work Permit
Applicants who do not already have legal permission to work in the United States will not be considered.
Management Position
Bonus Pay
Position Categories

A Premier Hotel Management & Investment Company with Strategic Vision and Strong Core Values

Since 1987, Pacific Hospitality Group has maintained a strategic vision and strong core values as guiding principles for business success. With luxury hotel properties from Napa Valley to Southern California, PHG's growing portfolio of hotel and resort investments reinforces the company's cohesive vision and ensuing success.

PHG manages, develops, finances, and owns hotels and resorts located in California, Hawaii, Arizona and Louisiana. We currently own and manage 11 hotels and resorts, representing over 2,676 rooms and 203,650 square feet of premier indoor meeting and event space.

Job Description

Principle Responsibilities & Position Purpose:

Assist Sous Chef in all aspects of culinary operations for the hotel. Full operations of main kitchen and commissary functions to include saucier, butcher, cold production. To ensure that food quality, services and offerings are commensurate with guests' expectations and consistently enforcing the established standards while achieving all established financial goals.

  • Complete knowledge of all culinary basics; knife skills, stocks, soups and sauces, butcher (meat & fish).  Garde Manger Methods; salads, dressings, sauces marinades, displays.  Cooking methods; broiling, grilling, roasting, smoking, braising, blanching, sautéing, poaching, steaming.
  • Extensive knowledge of Food and Beverage etiquette, guest relations and service standards.
  • Ability to read, write and speak English fluently.  Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to analyze guest needs and resolve any and all guests challenges.
  • Basic mathematical skills to complete reports and working knowledge of financial statements and forecasting techniques
  • Computer skills including Microsoft Word.
  • Ability to work under pressure and deal with stressful situations during busy periods.
  • Interpersonal skills to provide overall guest satisfaction.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with public and other associates.

In addition to performance of the essential functions, this position may be required to perform a combination of the following supportive functions, with the percentage of time performing each function to be solely determined by management based upon the particular requirements of the company.

  • Conduct daily line-ups per shift to communicate hotel information, menu changes, and safety topics, review standards etc.
  • Ensure all information boards are updated daily.
  • Ensure proper inventories are maintained for all F&B products.
  • Ensure all associates have a valid food handlers' card.
  • Ensure all associates fully understand the job description and are held accountable.
  • Ensure proper coverage for all stations upon posting of schedules / late or sick calls.
  • Daily walk thru to insure organization and cleanliness standards are maintained.
  • Daily follow up with Banquet managers to review guest feedback and opportunities for improvements.
  • Performs other duties and responsibilities as assigned or required by the Sous Chef and the Executive Chef.
  • Ensure all Facilities and Safety issues are reported within 24 hours.  Insure appropriate follow up on these issues within 48 hours.


High School graduate or equivalent required.

Completion of an approved Culinary Program or Apprenticeship.


Four years prior Culinary supervisory experience in hotels.


Department of Health Food Handlers Card. 

CPR certification and/or first aid training preferred.

GROOMING- Must maintain a neat, clean and well-groomed appearance in accordance with Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa standards.

OTHER- Additional language skills preferred.

Assimilate into the Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa culture through understanding, supporting and participating in all elements of our "Image" in offering the perfect balance of old California coastal rancho setting infused with new age technology.

Due to the cyclical nature of the hospitality industry, associates may be required to work varying schedules to reflect the business needs of the hotel.

Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa is an equal opportunity and E-Verify employer 

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Job Requirements

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer that considers applicants without regard to race, sex, religion, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.