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Executive Chef

Dana Point, CA 92629

Posted: 09/18/2023 Country: US Job ID: 1597180 Salary: 80000k/year - 100000k/year State/Province: CA

Job Description

Executive Chef

Dana Point, CA 92629

Position Summary:

The Executive Chef at thes Ristorante will be the custodian of our storied culinary legacy. This role requires a chef who respects tradition while also being attuned to evolving culinary trends. You will be responsible for the entire kitchen operation, ensuring that every dish echoes the rich history of the our family while meeting contemporary tastes.


Curate, develop, and refine the menu in keeping with our classic Italian heritage.

Manage kitchen staff, providing training and mentorship to ensure high-quality outputs.

Oversee inventory, sourcing of ingredients, and vendor relationships, emphasizing our commitment to quality.

Implement and maintain high standards of hygiene and safety in the kitchen.

Collaborate with the management team to create memorable dining experiences and special events.

Continuously research and innovate, keeping Luciana's at the forefront of Italian dining.

Ensure cost-effective operations while upholding our standards of excellence.


Extensive experience as a chef, with a focus on Italian cuisine.

Strong leadership skills with a proven track record of managing kitchen teams.

Excellent knowledge of ingredients, culinary techniques, and current industry trends.

Demonstrated ability to design and execute a high-quality menu.

Passion for the culinary arts, innovation, and perfection.

Strong communication skills.


Competitive salary with potential for bonuses based on performance.

Opportunity to lead one of California's most revered Italian restaurants.

Work in a dynamic environment with a rich history.

Access to exclusive olive oil and other unique ingredients.

Be a part of the esteemed Luhan legacy.

How to Apply:

If you believe you can bring the passion, expertise, and dedication required to further elevate our legacy, we would love to hear from you. Please send your resume, a cover letter detailing your experience and culinary philosophy, and any relevant portfolio items to [email_address_here].

Ristorante is an equal opportunity employer and values the rich tapestry of experiences and backgrounds that our staff bring.

We await the next chapter in our story, written with your culinary flair.

Meet Your Recruiter

Lucas Andrews

Lucas Andrews has over 15 years of experience in restaurant operations and another 5 of that being in recruiting and onboarding and leadership experience. During high school, Lucas began his career as a busser and moved up the ranks and was a part of the managing team within three years while going to college. Lucas had held many different management positions before transitioning into recruitment.

He grew up in a suburb of Roseville in Northern California, then moved to Southern California to pursue his successful restaurant management career. Lucas’s’ ability to see talent and passion for others makes him an exceptional recruiter.

Lucas is a devoted family man and spends most of his free time with his wife Ashley, and his two sons – Callum and Liam, and daughter Presley. He enjoys football, boating, basketball, hiking and fantasy sports!

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