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Club Chef

posted February 12, 2019

Shore Lodge
McCall, ID
Experienced Chef's Interested in a Mountain Resort Destination - World Class Opportunity for Culinary Development for our Exclusive Members
416536 l

About This Job

WHITETAIL CHEF SUMMARY:  Our Exclusive Club Chef is responsible for excellence in food preparation and production of all Club outlets; primarily Club House, Fish and Swim and Golf Grill.  A strong focus is placed on the preparation of high quality food, while keeping in mind food costing. Our successful Club Chef leads by example, providing the culinary staff with effective, on-going training and mentorship to ensure that members receive an experience that is reflective of our Private Club.

  • Building and fostering a cohesive team unit with a strong sense of culinary pride. 
  • Outlet food preparation, club banquets, off-site functions as well as in-home member functions; all while ensuring superior quality, consistency and brand identity.
  • Managing the daily operations of the kitchen, including procurement, scheduling, meal preparation and service.
  • Controlling food inventory, ordering, requisitioning, transfers and cost. 
  • Controlling labor costs and adjusting staffing according to seasonal business fluctuations.
  • Establishing and representing the culinary identity of the Club via menus, specials, promotions, events etc.
  • Accommodating member requests and challenges in a friendly and professional manner.
  • Exceeding culinary expectations for all members and their guests.
  • Assisting in recruiting, hiring and on-boarding procedures. 
  • Assisting in creating and implementing menus, events, systems and procedures.      


  • Formal, culinary arts training and on-going evaluation/knowledge of current culinary trends
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in Sous Chef, Chef de Cuisine or Executive Chef position
  • A thorough knowledge of food preparation and presentation
  • Experience working in a Club environment
  • Experience with purchasing and maintaining inventory levels
  • Strong positive and proactive communication and organizational skills
  • A hands-on, lead-from-the-front style of leadership that creates and fosters a strong sense of ‘team’
  • Ability to multi-task and work professionally under deadlines in a stressful environment
  • Thorough knowledge of all Microsoft applications and a general computer literacy
  • A sense of maturity and leadership
  • The ability to functionally multitask with speed and grace
  • A strong understanding of both front and back of the house operations


  • Manage the daily production, preparation and presentation of all food for the Club’s restaurant(s) to ensure a high quality, consistent product that conforms to all brand standards
  • Manage employee functions in the production and preparation areas of the kitchen in order to attract, retain and motivate employees while providing a safe work environment
  • Develop, empower, coach and counsel, recommend and conduct performance and salary reviews, provide open communication, recommend discipline and termination, when and where needed
  • Work to develop, maintain and strengthen the concept of ‘team’ within the Culinary and Food and Beverage structure
  • Assist Talent Acquisition Manager with recruitment, hiring and onboarding procedures
  • Schedule and manage the maintenance/sanitation of the kitchen, equipment and related areas to ensure a healthy and safe work environment which meets/exceeds federal, state, and corporate standards and regulations
  • Monitor, analyze and control all labor and food costs; prepare the appropriate reports, inventory counts, charts and schedules to ensure budgets are met/exceeded while quality is maintained/constantly improved
  • Assist in planning and development of menus and recipes, ensure the correct and consistent preparation and presentation for all food items prepared through training and demonstration, utilize creative menu planning to minimize waste
  • Maintain control systems assuring quality and portion consistency, monitor food shipments to ensure they meet established purchasing specifications and foster awareness among the team of the importance of food preparation and quality
  • Communicate with employees and other managers to ensure operational needs are met, coordinate menu tastings and pre-meal meetings to train and educate staff on food taste and preparation methods, attend regular operational meetings to ensure effective coordination and cooperation between departments; interact directly with members and their guests to assure satisfaction
  • Promote a safe working environment to minimize liabilities and related expenses
  • Perform special projects and other responsibilities as assigned.

About This Employer

Shore Lodge

501 West Lake St
McCall, ID 83638

Telephone (208) 630-0226
Reservations (800) 657-6464

77 Room Resort

Since 1948 The Shore Lodge has been offering guests the quintessential lodging experience set against a backdrop of pure Northwest Nature. 

The Shore Lodge

Occasionally you need a place free from the daily grind and filled with new frontiers…literally.
Outside our lodge you will find an unrivaled mountain lake sanctuary. Inside you’ll discover luxuriously appointed guest quarters with all the accoutrements expected from a Four Diamond Resort.

  • The Cutwater, enjoy your dining experience at the newly renovated Cutwater Restaurant and choose either the expansive view of Payette Lake or Idaho's Largest Saltwater Aquarium.
  • The Narrows Steakhouse offers fine dining with unrivaled Pacific-Northwest fare served in an unforgettable setting.
  • What’s better than coffee and shopping?
    • We proudly serve Starbucks beverages and grab and go foodies at our new coffee shop!
The Mercantile
The Mercantile offers the finest mountain couture in McCall. Luxury fashions from Patagonia, Tolani, Prairie Underground, Pistil, and many others have been hand-selected from around the country to satisfy your fashion fix!

The Cove

The McCall outdoors presents endless opportunities for vigorous adventure and sport. It is a constant fascination that lures us daily. Occasionally though we need a respite from the pursuit. An opportunity to reflect on our past excursions and take stock of our efforts. For this we have discovered another form of adventure. One for our spirit as much as our physical-self.  

Meetings & Events

We don’t know about you, but it seems like our best thinking has always been done in tranquil places. A location that inspires and resets your perspective about the issues. Our meeting spaces do just that. With thirteen venues totaling just over 19,000 square feet, we have the perfect space for your meeting or event. Our state-of-the-art technology provides the finishing touches to ensure a world-class event. We’ve been told that our approach is somewhat unconventional, but the results are spectacular.

We’ll take that as a compliment.


We’d like to think that some of the world’s most romantic weddings take place right here. Our combination of rustic elegance and natural beauty provides a backdrop for weddings like no other. No matter the season, weddings are always magical here.

The Whitetail Club

Whitetail Club embraces everything you have come to expect in fine mountain living. Beautifully crafted homes on generous lots complement the profound beauty of the land – 1,300 acres of old-growth Ponderosa pine forests, streams and trout ponds. Living at Whitetail comes with generous amenities including membership to our championship golf course, athletic complex with indoor tennis court, private Fish & Swim Club, ten miles of paved walking paths and the only McCall community with Payette Lake access. Learn more about Whitetail Club.

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