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Restaurant Executive Chef

Saguaro Palm Springs

Restaurant Executive Chef

Palm Springs, CA
Full Time
  • Responsibilities

    About our Brand

    That colorful hotel in the desert, The Saguaro is a good time. It’s not that complicated. There’s plenty of sunshine, a buzzing pool scene and lots of local flavor.

    We are seeking a dynamic Restaurant Executive Chef to join our team. A successful candidate will have a genuine passion for the hospitality industry and an entrepreneurial spirit.


    Must be courteous and gracious, maintaining a professional demeanor at all times

    Establish and maintain good communication and teamwork with fellow colleagues and other departments within the hotel. Must have strong leadership skills

    Adhere to all standards of operations, policies and procedures, manuals, memos and verbal instructions

    Maintain “open door” communication with employees

    Control labor and operating expenses through effective scheduling, budgeting, purchasing decisions, and inventory and cash control

    Responsible for directing food preparation and managing kitchen staff to ensure food is prepared properly. Must be a problem solver, ready to come up with on the spot solutions for problems that may occur in the kitchen.

    May expedite during service of the kitchen. He or she will be responsible for arranging tickets and ordering food preparation so that guests receive food in the order it should be sent out. The expediting system may differ in different kitchen outlets.

    Responsible for ensuring that food that leaves the kitchen is of the highest quality

    Order all kitchen products in conjunction with the purchaser making sure adequate amounts of food, dry goods and equipment are stocked daily in the kitchen

    In charge of all butchering of whole animals and fish products. The butchering involves portioning and keeping track of protein counts for ordering purposes.

    Responsible for interviewing, selecting, training, managing and scheduling personnel

    Monitor and develop employee performance to include, but not limited to, providing supervision, conducting counseling, evaluations, setting annual goals and delivering recognition and reward

    Ensure staff understands their job expectations before holding them accountable

    Maintain awareness of documentation needed and retained in employee files

    Be familiar with all safety and emergency procedures including OSHA requirements

    Attend relevant meetings

    Core Competencies

    High School diploma or general education degree (GED)

    Culinary degree preferred

    Five (5) years related experience in hospitality or service industry preferred

    Strong communication skills

    Collaborative spirit

    Ethical Conduct

    Computer Proficiency: Microsoft Office, Opera PMS

    Positive Attitude

    Eye for Detail

    Problem solving abilities

    Compensation & Benefits

    We offer competitive wages and benefits while fostering a diverse and inclusive work experience.

    We thrive in being a diverse work environment. Consideration for employment will be based upon personal capabilities and qualifications without discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, or any other protected characteristic as established by law.