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Banquet Chef | Newport Beach
Property Name
Balboa Bay Resort
Job Title
Banquet Chef | Newport Beach
California-Orange County/Anaheim
Company Name
Newport Beach
Work Permit
Applicants who do not already have legal permission to work in the United States will not be considered.
Management Position
Bonus Pay
Position Categories
Chef - Banquet

A Premier Hotel Management & Investment Company with Strategic Vision and Strong Core Values

Since 1987, Pacific Hospitality Group has maintained a strategic vision and strong core values as guiding principles for business success. With luxury hotel properties from Napa Valley to Southern California, PHG's growing portfolio of hotel and resort investments reinforces the company's cohesive vision and ensuing success.

PHG manages, develops, finances, and owns hotels and resorts located in California, Hawaii, Arizona and Louisiana. We currently own and manage 11 hotels and resorts, representing over 2,676 rooms and 203,650 square feet of premier indoor meeting and event space.

Job Description

Are you a self-motivated, fast thinking individual that seeks challenges with enthusiasm; has a high sense of urgency, and is able to juggle and reprioritize work as needed? Do you have a true passion for food and cooking?  Do you take pride in your ability to motivate and lead a team to ensure product and quality are consistently upheld at the highest level?  Are you efficient, consistent, and have a strong attention to detail? 

If the answer is YES, Balboa Bay Resort is looking for you!

Job Summary:

The Banquet Chef reports to the Executive Chef and Executive Sous Chef and is a hands-on experienced and production based Manager with the majority of time spent in the kitchen cooking, supervising, and training team members to ensure the quality of each dish and the experience our guests receive are of the highest level on a daily and consistent basis.   

Essential Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Leading the culinary team including input in hiring, training, development and supervision
  • Mentor, coach and discipline staff on an ongoing basis as needed
  • Working closely and cohesively with all other departments at the hotel
  • Menu creation recommendations
  • Quality control
  • Managing food cost
  • Maintaining food sanitation standards and organization in the kitchen

Job Requirements:

  • Minimum of two years culinary management/supervisory experience in upscale banquet and/or restaurant
  • Upscale banquet experience
  • Ability to work on AM, PM, weekend and holiday shifts as required by operational needs
  • ServSafe Food Handler certification

 Ideal candidate will have:

  • Proficient knowledge of wine, spirits and full service alcohol serving facility
  • Outstanding management, organization, communication and leadership skills
  • Strong and proven ability to motivate, train, develop, mentor
  • Ability to provide outstanding customer service
  • Ability to monitor labor as required by anticipating business activity while ensuring that positions are staffed when and as needed and labor cost objectives are met
  • Ability to develop and maintain effective operating and control processes designed to attain maximum operating efficiency while ensuring adherence to established operating criteria
  • Ability and experience in successfully leading and coordinating staff in a high volume, time sensitive environment
  • Exhibit good working knowledge of meeting or exceeding budgeting labor cost
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Ability to maintain sanitation procedures and organization of work area adhering to all OSHA and local health department regulations
  • Computer savvy
  • Shift times are subject to change at any time, based on Department's needs. Applicants must be able to provide flexible availability, and can be scheduled for various shift times as needed by the Department Manager.

Physical Requirements: 

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, use hands to manipulate equipment, and to talk and hear.  The employee is sometimes required to sit, walk, reach with hands and arms, and stoop, kneel, or crouch.  The employee must occasionally lift, push, pull  and/or move supplies weighing up to 50 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, and ability to adjust focus.  Finger dexterity is required to operate a computer keyboard, calculator and other office/restaurant equipment. 

About Balboa Bay Resort:

Located on 15 waterfront acres in the heart of Newport Beach in Orange County CA, halfway between Los Angeles and San Diego, the four-diamond resort property sprawls along the bay like a meandering Mediterranean villa. With a 160-room resort, a private membership club with exclusive amenities, a 17,000-square-foot spa and fitness center, and a collection of short and long-term rental apartments with stunning bay views, The Balboa Bay Club & Resort distinguishes itself as the only full-service waterfront property in Newport Beach.

Balboa Bay Resort is an equal opportunity and E-Verify employer M/F/V/D


Benefits : health package, 401k, vacation, incentive and more!
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Job Requirements

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer that considers applicants without regard to race, sex, religion, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.