Chef de Cuisine

***Please note this position is based in Santa Barbara and requires relocation – ASSISTANCE PROVIDED***

Intimate locally-inspired Santa Barbara restaurant is looking for a talented Chef de Cuisine. Great opportunity for a Chef that enjoys sourcing local product, working with the best ingredients, and flexing their creative muscle. Past experience in respected chef-driven restaurants required. Dinner only and a solid team with low turnover.

Chef de Cuisine Responsibilities:

  • Menu development, R&D, recipe costing 
  • Sourcing and utilizing ingredients with an emphasis on local to SB/SLO/Ventura counties, where possible
  • Hiring, training, and mentorship of culinary team members
  • Culinary administrative responsibilities pertaining to financials, ordering, inventory, scheduling, etc
  • Ensuring best practices for safety and sanitation in the kitchen
  • Communicate with vendors regarding ordering, new product offerings, pricing, and all other product-related issue

Chef de Cuisine Preferred Requirements:

  • 2+ years of experience in a similar position as Executive Chef or open to an up-and-comer with 3 years experience as a Senior Sous Chef, Executive Sous Chef, or Chef de Cuisine
  • California cuisine background and knowledgeable on the seasonal patterns of CA
  • Excellent communication skills and leadership qualities
  • Creative, innovative thinking
  • Exceptional standards for cleanliness, health, and safety
  • Experience in managing inventory and cost controls
  • Flexible schedule, including weekends, and on holidays

Benefits Include:

  • Salary in $90-$110k range
  • Medical Stipend
  • PTO
  • Relocation Stipend

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