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Chef de Cuisine, Outer Reef

posted October 10, 2019

Laguna Cliffs Marriott Resort & Spa
Dana Point, CA
764786 l

About This Job

Chef de Cuisine at Outer Reef celebrity chef restaurant with John Tesar

Multiple time James Beard nominee Top Chef John Tesar has partnered with Laguna Cliffs Marriott Resort and Spa to open his newest restaurant, Outer Reef. Outer Reef will be opening its doors Fall of 2019 and is positioned to be the premier restaurant in Orange County. We are looking for an experienced Ched de Cuisine to work side by side with Chef Tesar detailing the final touches for Outer Reef. This position will need to have an intricate understanding of all fine food preparation and presentation, personnel management, recruitment, service knowledge, and food handling/kitchen cleanliness requirements. Previous experience opening restaurants is a plus as is a culinary degree. If this exciting opportunity sounds like you, we want to hear from you!

Now for the details:

Job Requirements

  • Customer service focused and oriented
  • Strong communication and organization skills
  • Strong team building and morale building abilities
  • Ability to implement Company policies and procedures efficiently
  • Sound decision making and problem solving skills with the ability to resolve conflicts
  • Ability to adapt successfully in a fast-paced environment
  • Basic computer skills including the ability to browse the Internet, use email, and Microsoft Office applications
  • Minimum of 4 years kitchen management experience required
  • Understanding of profit and loss statements
  • Must be able to work an average of 50-60 hours per week
  • Previous restaurant openings strongly preferred
  • Culinary degree strongly preferred

Job Responsibilities:

  • Knowledge of basic business fundamentals including full understanding of P&L and COGS statements
  • Ensuring all productivity numbers, budgets, and sales are met
  • Build and motivate crew members by example, exemplifying the core values, passion, and culture of Laguna Cliffs
  • Applying financial tools and analyzing financial reports to identify trends
  • Ensure positive customer experiences
  • Lead, train, coach, and counsel team members
  • Resolve guest issues with Restaurant Manager effectively to ensure positive guest experience
  • Prepare appropriate weekly staff schedules based on projected business volume
  • Ensure high quality of food preparation and customer service consistent with Laguna Cliffs requirements and procedures
  • Ensure all operating activities follow company standards and procedures
  • Execution of food safety and restaurant safety standards and equipment maintenance guidelines
  • Ensure the safety of guests and team members
  • Develop daily specials
  • Ensure presentation and preparation of all food items is met or exceeded

Interstate Hotels & Resorts is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.

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If you need accommodation for any part of the employment process because of a medical condition or disability, please call (703) 387-3888 or email with the nature of your accommodation request and include the Hotel location and title of the job opening. Please allow one (1) business day for a reply.


About This Employer

Laguna Cliffs Marriott Resort & Spa

25135 Park Lantern
Dana Point, CA 92629

(949) 661-5000

378 Room Resort

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Our Resort

Uncover new levels of comfort and convenience at Laguna Cliffs Marriott Resort & Spa. Positioned in Dana Point, our beach-chic hotel boasts breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean and a prime location near Doheny State Beach, San Juan Capistrano and Laguna Beach. Throughout our resort, guests will enjoy a casually sophisticated setting across our rooms, restaurant, and full-service spa. Following a day of pampering, we invite guests to make themselves at home in one of our fully renovated rooms with luxurious bedding and modern amenities. Many of our accommodations feature balconies to take in a sunrise or sunset. When it's time to dine, visitors can order room service or stop by our restaurant for mouthwatering Italian cuisine. Providing two pools with ocean views and plenty of lounge chairs, our outdoor spaces invite people to soak up the radiant California sun, and our 15 flexible event venues offer the space and services needed for a successful event. Whatever brings travelers to the coast, Laguna Cliffs Marriott Resort & Spa exceed all expectations.