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Executive Sous Chef

posted March 17, 2019

Epping Forest Yacht and Country Club
Jacksonville, FL
Join our fabulous team of culinary professionals!
400144 l

About This Job

What is the #1 trait of our staff members? A great attitude!

Staff at Epping Forest Yacht and Country Club  enjoy a safe and beautiful working environment, various resort privileges, and an assortment of other benefits!  We are looking for qualified candidates with a great attitude to join our staff!  Team members at Epping Forest are enthusiastic, respectful, enjoy working hard and having fun.

Epping Forest Yacht and Country Club is one of the top places to work on the beach in Northeast Florida, so come join our extraordinary team and see why!

You are invited to review our open positions and apply on-line.  Applications are carefully reviewed and qualified candidates are forwarded to the appropriate hiring manager for consideration. 

EDUCATION: High School diploma or equivalent. Ability to speak, read, write and comprehend the English language at a level sufficient to communicate effectively with staff. 


TRAINING & EXPERIENCE: ACF certification as “Sous Chef” or culinary degree from recognized culinary institute and equivalent experience. Five to seven years experience in quantity food production, in an upscale hotel or freestanding restaurant. Three to five years supervisory experience in multi-outlet food production, in an upscale hotel environment. Outstanding leadership, management, organizational, and communication skills.


JOB KNOWLEDGE: Excellent culinary skills and knowledge of food production techniques and standards. Thorough knowledge and understanding of kitchen equipment use and operation.


JOB SUMMARY: To insure the food production of the kitchen satisfactorily meets the specifications of the Executive Chef with regard to quality, presentation, sanitation, and cost control.


PHYSICAL ABILITIES: Must have the ability to bend, stoop, stand, and lift 50 pounds.


Must be flexible to work all hours including evenings, weekends and holidays.


  • Paid vacation/holiday/sick time
  • Medical/Dental/Vision/Life/STD/LTD
  • 401K
  • Free Parking

Please note:

Because of the high response rate for our open positions, we regret that we cannot contact all applicants.  Your application will remain on file for six months for consideration.

All positions at our Club require the ability to climb stairs daily and most positions require the ability to lift at least 35 lbs.

For positions that require driving a utility/golf cart, a valid driver's license is required for employment.

All offers of employment are contingent upon successfully passing a pre-screening, which includes background check and drug test.

Epping Forest Yacht and Country Club is a drug-free workplace.  We are an equal opportunity employer.

Compensation: commensurate with experience


About This Employer

Epping Forest Yacht and Country Club

1830 Epping Forest Drive
Jacksonville, FL 32217

Telephone (904) 739-7200
Reservations (904) 739-7023

Yacht Club

Epping Forest Yacht & Country Club combines turn-of-the-century romance and world-class amenities in a setting of historical significance. Built in 1926 by industrialist Alfred I. duPont and wife Jesse Ball duPont as their Florida residence, Epping Forest was quickly distinguished as one of the country’s finest estates. Many illustrious guests, such as the Vanderbilts, Carnegies, Goulds, Presidents Gerald Ford and Anwar Sadat, graced its rooms for lavish parties. In the early 1970s, Epping Forest became the home of the Raymond K. Mason family. In 1984, Gate acquired Epping Forest from the Mason family. The company strongly believed that the estate should be preserved for future enjoyment of Jacksonville’s citizens. Recognized on the National Register of Historic Places, Epping Forest Yacht & Country Club now offers a traditional elegance reminiscent of times gone by, while offering the modern conveniences of today.

Meticulously restored to its original splendor, the duPont Mansion offers casual and gourmet dining with a level of service unmatched by its peers. The first floor glass terrace dining rooms and second story private dining and banquet facilities offer members and guests an unforgettable view of the English Gardens and St. Johns River. From Epping Forest Yacht & Country Club, one can enjoy a breathtaking sunset over the widest point of the St. Johns River. This view, along with award winning cuisine, exceptional service and banquet facilities, set the ideal scene for wedding receptions, private parties and group functions. Members also have access to a private marina and enjoy cruises, dock parties, sailing instruction, camps and a rental fleet.

The 12,000 square-foot Fitness Center showcases a large selection of the highest quality cardiovascular, circuit training and free weight equipment. Personal consultation and instruction are available along with an array of aerobic, yoga, Pilates and Spinning classes. Separate locker rooms are complete with steamroom, sauna, whirlpool and showers. Members also enjoy six pools, including a heated lap pool and separate adult and family pool areas. Family activities offered at Epping Forest Yacht & Country Club include our Cub’s Den nursery, children’s playground, family nights, swim team and many others. On-site tennis professionals are available to teach group and private lessons on six well-manicured, illuminated tennis courts. League play, camps and racquet stringing are also available. The Wheelhouse Café offers quick, full service menu items, seven days a week.

A Tradition of Excellence and a Lifetime of Memories.
 For an Employment Application, please complete an online application or resume on this website or visit the Human Resources Department located at the Ponte Vedra Inn & Club (200 Ponte Vedra Boulevard, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL  32082).  Applications for all Clubs are accepted only at the Ponte Vedra address. Applications are accepted Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.  The telephone number is (904) 273-7729.
Employment Application or appointment parking is in the Parking Deck adjacent to the Administration Building only.  The entrance to Human Resources is clearly marked as you leave the parking deck.  Please use this side entrance to the Administration Building.