Sous Chef
Big Sur Lodge

Come join our culinary team and help create a special experience! Wage starting at $25.

An incredibly special place, to create memorable experience for our team & our guest!

Year-round

Sous Chef

Big Sur Lodge
Location:
Big Sur, California
Wages/Pay:
$25.00 - $30.00 / hour
Experience:
Some experience required
Start Date:
Starts immediately!

Sous Chef, $25.00+/hour

Nestled deep in the mighty redwood forest of Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park, Big Sur Lodge has long been a haven for writers, artists, seekers of beauty, and weary travelers in search of the peace and majesty that the ancient redwoods bestow on body and soul. Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park is often called “mini-Yosemite” for its natural splendors. With the rugged central California Pacific coastline to the west and the dramatic Santa Lucia mountain range to the east, Big Sur Lodge offers a rejuvenating escape from the hectic pace of everyday life.

Join our amazing team at the Big Sur Lodge, which is well known for its exquisite beauty, dramatic vistas, and temperate climates. We work together every day to provide an amazing experience for our guests and team members alike!

We are now hiring a Sous Chef! This is a full time, year round position!

Pay is $25.00-30.00 per hour based on experience for commuters.

Our team members enjoy amazing benefits such as*:

  • Low cost, dorm-style housing available for non-local team members/generous commuting stipend for local team members
  • Employer-provided meals
  • Free parking
  • Discounts in our retail shop and restaurant
  • Discounts on lodging (based on availability)
  • Complimentary camping opportunities
  • Health insurance options
  • 401K matching
  • Paid time off
  • Employee discounts at recreational and lodging facilities nationwide
  • And more!

*Benefits may vary depending on employment type

We encourage our team members to take advantage of the property! Whether you enjoy a slow morning walk or prefer a vigorous hike through the numerous footpaths of this breathtaking 1,006-acre state park, you’ll be welcomed by some of the most scenic wonders our country has to offer.

Apply today to join our All-star team!

JOB SUMMARY

The Sous Chef is the direct management assistant to the Chef and is second in command in the kitchen.  The Sous Chef prepares foods for service according to the assignment by the Chef and General Manager.  The Sous Chef must also assist in planning; giving direction to all employees within the unit, achieving operating and financial goals, ensuring food quality, and meeting client objectives and customer needs. 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Assist in planning and developing menus, and forecasting portion specifications to unit.  Analyze and cost food items.  Ensure compliance with the established budget. 
  • Assist in recruiting, supervising, training, scheduling, disciplining, and directing the culinary staff. 
  • Control expenses. Determine food and supply needs for unit.  Maintain inventory control of food and supplies. 
  • Maintain and ensure safe facility environment including standards for food production and handling, cooking, housekeeping, sanitation, dress, cash control, and employee hygiene.
  • Plan, schedule, supervise, and participate in the culinary work of the unit to ensure proper production, distribution of assignments, and prompt and efficient preparation of foods.  Ensure food quality standards are met and amounts are sufficient to meet expected need.
  • Maintain awareness of safety issues, and report them immediately to your manager.  

SKILL AND KNOWLEDGE REQUIREMENTS INCLUDE

  • High School Diploma/G.E.D. equivalent required; Culinary or Associate’s degree in food service or related field preferred.   
  • Food Safety Certification.  Strong sanitation habits.
  • Strong customer service abilities; actively looks for ways to assist customers and coworkers.
  • Ability to interact and communicate well with the client.   
  • Ability to problem solve.    

PHYSICAL AND MENTAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Moving about on foot to accomplish tasks, particularly frequent movements from place to place within the unit.  Bend, lift, carry, reach/extend arms and hands above shoulder height frequently, or otherwise move in a constantly changing environment. 
  • Lifting, carrying, and pushing up to 25 lbs. regularly, 30-35 lbs. frequently, and up to 50 lbs. occasionally.
  • Ability to stand for the entire work day. 
  • Climbing steps regularly. 
  • Withstanding temperature extremes in freezer, refrigerator walk-in and grill areas.
  • Reading and writing work-related documents in English.
  • Speech recognition and clarity, including the ability to understand the speech of customers and co-workers and the ability to speak clearly so that you can be understood by customers and co-workers in English.
  • Constantly communicates and receives verbal communication with other employees in a fast-paced kitchen.
  • Physical presence at the job site is essential to performing job duties. 

EQUIPMENT USED

  • Commercial Kitchen Machinery, Appliances, Tools, and Utensils.

Guest Services, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.

How to Apply

Please fill out an application online to start the hiring process by clicking the apply button to be rerouted to our career site. For more information please contact Gary Sylvas at gary.sylvas@guestservices.com