Job Summary
Years Experience
5 - 10 years
Salary
$50,000 - $80,000 Annual
Job Description

Romantic. Inviting. Original. Uncompromising quality. Our astonishing reputation has allowed Jillian’s Restaurant to serve superb cuisine in an extraordinary atmosphere to the Palm Desert community for over 28 years.

We are searching for an admirable chef de cuisine to lead and inspire our kitchen staff in the creation of culinary masterpieces. The chef de cuisine will be responsible for designing the menu, hiring, and training kitchen staff, collaborating with restaurant management, optimizing staff productivity, and stepping in to help wherever needed. Most importantly, you will continue to enhance our reputation by preparing and serving the freshest, most delicious foods we can create.

To ensure success, you should have excellent leadership skills with experience managing a team of kitchen staff in a high-pressure environment. Our ideal candidates are creative individuals with a passion for great food and excellent service.

Chef de Cuisine Responsibilities:

  • Ensuring that all food meets the highest quality standards and is served on time.
  • Planning the menu and designing the plating presentation for each dish.
  • Coordinating and managing kitchen staff, and assisting them as required.
  • Hiring and training staff to prepare and cook all the menu items.
  • Stocktaking ingredients and equipment, and placing orders as needed.
  • Enforcing best practices for safety and sanitation in the kitchen.
  • Creating new recipes to regularly update the menu.
  • Keeping track of new trends in the industry.
  • Incorporating feedback from restaurant staff and patrons to make improvements or resolve issues.

Chef de Cuisine Requirements:

  • Qualification from a culinary school.
  • 5-10 years of experience in a similar position.
  • In-depth knowledge of food principles and best practices.
  • Knife skills, butchering, and some baking professionalism.
  • Passion for creating incredible food that delights and attracts customers.
  • Excellent communication skills and leadership qualities.
  • Ability to thrive in a high-pressure environment.
  • Creative, innovative thinking.
  • Exceptional standards for cleanliness, health, and safety.
  • Experience managing inventories and stocktaking.
  • Available to work on-call, shifts, after hours, over weekends, and on holidays.

Why You'll Love Us:

We provide our stellar crew with a friendly and professional working environment as well as ample opportunities for learning and growth. Our staff works in an established business with a great reputation in a busy and beautiful, resort town. In addition, we offer 4 ½ months off each summer, great pay, and a 401(k). The salary range for our Chef de Cuisine is $50,000 - $80,000 per year.

If interested in joining our team, please submit your resume and application by clicking “Apply” on this page. We look forward to hearing from you and will be in touch soon!


EOE Statement:
Our company is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. We are an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, disability, age, or other legally protected status.

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Job ID: 338268749

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