Executive Chef / Kitchen Manager
Clearwater Lodge

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Seasonal Chef and Kitchen Manager at Prestigious Northern California Fly Fishing Lodge

Clearwater Lodge is on the Pit River in Northeastern California between Mt Shasta and Mt Lassen


Executive Chef / Kitchen Manager

Clearwater Lodge
Fall River Mills, California
$4,500.00 / month + tips
Previous experience required
Start Date:
Starts in 3 months. (Apr 19, 2021)

Seasonal Executive Chef/Kitchen Manager: 

Clearwater Lodge is renowned for providing guests a gourmet dining experience. Our chef is given complete latitude in determining menus and ingredients used. New meals daily allow for your creativity to soar and your star to shine.

  • Season is May 4 through October 31, 2021- arrive 2 weeks early for training and kitchen organization
  • Work schedule includes weekends/holidays, morning and evening shifts
  • Salary based on education, training, and experience with a minimum of $4,500 per month plus gratuities
  • Housing provided onsite

Job Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Ensure that meal plans are not repeated during a guest stay or that menu items are not repeated from meal to meal, that menus use seasonally available foods, and are noteworthy each day.
  • Adhere to reasonable food costs, efficient use, and limited waste.
  • Ensure quality food preparation, portion control, and appealing and appetizing plating, garnishing, and presentation of all meals and desserts.
  • Coordinate all inventory control and stocking of the kitchen; includes organization, cleaning, creating menus to use food items efficiently. Train and oversee staff in maintaining appropriate inventory levels.
  • Proper use, care, and maintenance of kitchen equipment such as refrigerators, freezers, ovens, stoves, grills, dishwasher, knives, cookware, bake-ware, mixers, food processors, blenders, butane torches, toasters, utensils.
  • Ensure Food and Serve Safe management practices are enforced in all aspects of kitchen activities such as food preparation, cleaning practices, kitchen stocking and organization, and proper food storage of dry, fresh and frozen foods.
  • Ensure management is kept informed of any special requirements, guest issues, staff issues, equipment issues, delivery issues, etc.
  • Ensure that all human hygiene and COVID-19 requirements are diligently followed.
  • Provide instruction and direction to kitchen staff for their roles in prep, serving and clean up.

Important/Desirable Qualities:

  • Customer Service/Hospitality:  Ability to provide the highest standard of customer service and hospitality to lodge guests in the form of special food preparation for dietary restrictions, food allergies or preferences.
  • Creativity and Quality Assurance: Ability to prepare interesting and appealing meals for guests using various ingredients and innovative recipes, maintaining high quality and standards. 
  • Dexterity:  Ability to walk, stand for long periods reach above and below, work at a fast pace; proper knife techniques for cutting, chopping, and dicing.
  • Time Management Skills:  Efficiently and effectively plan and manage time; multitask when necessary; take the initiative to act when needed; constructively supervise serving and dish staff in utilizing their time effectively.
  • Reliable: Must be reliable in attendance and in the performance of job duties.  The position is offered April 19 through November 1 with a 5-day workweek Tuesday dinner through Sunday breakfast, and the Chef is expected to be in strict adherence and performance as scheduled.
  • Job Performance Under Pressure: Must be able to accommodate changes in the menu, guest count, equipment failure, staff issues, guest requests, etc. with the highest level of customer service, maturity, respect, and nimbleness.
  • Appearance and Dress Code: Chef must keep a clean, groomed, and neat appearance and dress accordingly while working in the kitchen.

Language Skills:

  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business and professional publications, technical procedures, manuals, or statutory regulations. 
  • Ability to write menus, business correspondence, and standard instructions. 
  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from guests, management, staff, and suppliers.
  • Ability to order online and via phone with various vendors.

Computer Skills:

  • Must be able to access and have a good working knowledge of various computer applications and programs such as email, Google, foodservice ordering programs, Excel, Word.

Education, Experience, Certifications:

  • Degree in Culinary Arts; or, five or more years of professional culinary experience in the art of preparation, cooking, and presentation of meals
  • Extensive food and wine knowledge and creativity
  • Kitchen lead experience
  • Knowledge of inventory controls, purchasing, ordering, receiving, food costing and inventory procedures
  • ServSafe Food Protection Certification

How to Apply

Please email your resume and cover letter to info@clearwaterlodge.com

Adding photos and menus of your creations appreciated

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