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Executive Sous Chef | Napa
Property Name
The Meritage Resort and Spa
Job Title
Executive Sous Chef | Napa
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
Chef - Sous Chef

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

The Meritage Resort and Spa is seeking a highly motivated, skilled, self-determined and passionate individual with a strong commitment to outstanding service to join our team as Executive Sous Chef.

Are you a quick thinking, hands-on individual that meets challenges with enthusiasm and urgency in a fast paced hospitality environment?  Are you a pro-active, executive oriented, results driven, detailed, and self-motivated individual who possesses good follow through skills to ensure the job is done right?  Do you take pride in your ability to effectively and enthusiastically interact, motivate, and communicate with others to ensure a successful and outstanding operation?

If the answer is YES, The Meritage Resort and Spa, one of Pacific Hospitality Group's premier resorts, is looking for you!

Job Summary:

Reporting to the Executive Chef, the Executive Sous Chef is responsible for assisting with the management of the department within budget, to include training and supervision of the kitchen team and ensuring procedures are consistently followed.

Essential Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Assisting with training, hiring, developing the team
  • Insuring high quality product and control to include purchasing, storage, preparation and delivery
  • Forecasting, keeping waste to a minimum and strategies to reduce spoilage and waste
  • Planning and meeting deadlines
  • Creating specials utilizing seasonal items
  • Managing equipment properly
  • Assisting with food purchasing, receiving, storage and preparation
  • Communicate with Executive Chef regularly to insure planning, staffing and internal procedures are discussed 

Job Requirements:

  • Minimum of 3 years as Sous Chef in upscale resort or Executive Sous Chef or comparable position
  • Must have extensive knowledge of Food and Beverage etiquette, guest relations and service standards
  • Must work weekends, holidays, and be flexible to work AM/PM shifts according to business demands

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Experience in overall kitchen operations, staff training, inventory, ordering and cost controls
  • Strong leadership skills
  • Ability to build morale with developing a skills culinary team to include banquets and restaurants
  • Ability to hire, supervise, and develop staff
  • Demonstrated business and budget savvy
  • Assist with creative menu designing
  • Proven and progressive track record of success
  • Upscale Chef Restaurant and Banquet experience
  • Must be able to work flexible hours including evenings, weekends, and holidays
  • Ability to coach, counsel, advise, mentor and motivate associates and managers at all levels
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Perform additional duties as assigned

Physical Requirements:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to walk, sit, stand, crouch, bend, and stoop, and push and pull.  The employee is constantly required to reach and grasp.  Must be able to lift/move and exert up to 50 pounds of force occasionally.   Specific vision abilities required by this job include close and far vision, color vision, ability to adjust focus talking, smelling and hearing.  Finger dexterity is required to operate a computer keyboard, calculator and other office/IT equipment. 

For more information about this hotel and Pacific Hospitality Group (PHG), click on Hotel Portfolio tab and About PHG.

The Meritage Resort and Spa is an equal opportunity and E-Verify employer M/F/V/D


Benefits : health package, 401k, vacation, incentive and more
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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.