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Executive Sous Chef

Palm Desert, CA 92260

Posted: 12/05/2023 Country: US Job ID: 1476015 Salary: 80000k/year - 85000k/year State/Province: CA

Job Description

Job Title: Executive Sous Chef

Location: Palm Desert, California 92260

Salary: Up to $85,000 per annum, plus two incentive bonuses and insurance benefits

Job Description:

We are an upscale restaurant in Palm Desert, CA, specializing in elevated Hawaiian cuisine. We are currently seeking an experienced and dedicated Executive Sous Chef to join our culinary team. Our ideal candidate will have a background in fine dining, an innovative approach to Hawaiian cuisine, and a commitment to maintaining the highest standards of food safety and quality.

Key Responsibilities:

Support the Executive Chef in managing daily kitchen operations, ensuring high-quality food and efficient service

Participate in the creation and preparation of upscale Hawaiian dishes while ensuring consistent quality

Oversee and manage kitchen staff, including training, managing work schedules, and conducting performance reviews

Enforce high standards of food safety, cleanliness, and sanitation in the kitchen

Control operational costs and minimize waste

Participate in the selection of food suppliers and the sourcing of fresh ingredients

Act as the Executive Chef in their absence

Maintain a collaborative and respectful kitchen environment

Address and resolve any food quality or service complaints swiftly and professionally

Contribute to menu planning and innovation


Minimum of 5 years of culinary experience in a fine dining environment, with at least 3 years in a leadership role

Formal culinary training is preferred

Knowledge of food safety regulations and kitchen hygiene practices

Strong passion for and knowledge of Hawaiian cuisine and food trends

Ability to manage and motivate a kitchen team in a fast-paced, upscale environment

Excellent communication and organizational skills


This position offers a competitive base salary, potential bonuses, and insurance benefits.

Qualified candidates are invited to submit a resume detailing their relevant work experience and culinary training. We look forward to hearing from you!

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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