• Executive Sous Chef

    Job Locations US-CA-Carlsbad
    Posted Date 2 months ago(10/17/2018 1:59 PM)
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  • Overview

    La Costa Resort and Spa


    La Costa


    Nestled among the beautiful coastal foothills of Carlsbad, CA, Omni La Costa Resort & Spa is honored as the #1 Wellness Spa by Spa magazine. Omni La Costa's acclaimed restaurants present an updated take on locally inspired cuisine and culinary delights. Steps from your door, world-class accommodations, championship golf and tennis, eight pools and more anxiously wait to welcome your arrival.


    Omni La Costa associates enjoy a dynamic and exciting work environment, comprehensive training and mentoring, along with the pride that comes from working for a company with a reputation for exceptional service. We embody a culture of respect, gratitude and empowerment day in and day out. If you are a friendly, motivated person, with a passion to serve others, Omni La Costa may be your perfect match.

    Job Description

    The Executive Sous Chef is responsible for leading dozens of Culinary professionals in multiple kitchens throughout the legendary Omni La Costa Resort & Spa including fine-dining restaurants, cafes, banquets and smaller outlets. The Executive Sous Chef will be a driver of culinary innovation and ensure exacting standards are met in the production of sensational menu items. The Executive Sous Chef reports to the Executive Chef.


    This is not your ordinary luxury Resort.

    This is not your ordinary F&B operation.

    This is the legendary Omni La Costa Resort & Spa.

    We are southern California’s premier luxury Resort and our Food and Beverage operation is second to none!


    We need an EXTRAORDINARY Executive Sous Chef to help lead our 80+ Culinary  Associates to new heights!


    Our F&B offerings are diverse and each one of them packs a punch in terms of volume, service and quality.  We have outdoor dining at the “Spa Café,” a bustling “Marketplace,” adult cocktails at the “Edge” pool and “Diversions” lounge and family offerings at “Splash.” We have all-day In-Room Dining servicing over 600 guest rooms across our sprawling campus-style Resort and a Banquets team famous for delivering a luxury experience regardless of scale.  We also deliver food and beverage offerings at our two 18-hole golf courses. All this is supported by incredibly successful and innovative culinary leaders and a top-notch stewarding department that works seamlessly with each F&B area.


    Bottom line: this is an incredible opportunity to help lead the culinary division of a premier F&B operation and we need an extraordinary leader who can manage the complexity of our offerings, inspire more positive change and take us to the next level.



    ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.



    1. Assist the Executive Chef in all areas of culinary operations.
    2. Constantly innovate and create culinary offerings that meet our guest’s needs, fit within budgeted objectives and created a sense of ‘wow”!
    3. Inspire, motivate, teach, counsel, train and mentor a team to success.
    4. Support the brand’s objectives for Food and Beverage.
    5. Understand the unique offerings for each outlet or Food and Beverage area and ensure you exceed these standards and objectives.
    6. Responsible for all purchasing and quality control in all areas of kitchen operation.
    7. Ensure Omni culture and appreciation is a part of every shift’s experience.
    8. Create and manage processes and systems to ensure product freshness, rotation and development.
    9. Communicate all safety and sanitation policies through daily dialogue with all hourly staff.
    10. Under the direction of the Executive Chef, responsible for the management and supervision of the entire kitchen operation.
    11. Develop and challenge existing processes of standardization with a focus on expense control and quality.
    12. Work with the team and other departments to ensure all equipment and areas are thoroughly maintained, cleaned and sanitized, meeting or exceeding all “Ecosure” and County Health standards.
    13. Responsible for upholding quality standard, portion control, production level and presentation of food.
    14. Responsible for the cleanliness of the Kitchen and adherence to all health regulations in food preparation, storage and service.
    15. Ensure our banquet kitchen is fully in line with service expectations according to BEO’s and the pre-planning process. Communicate with banquet Chef pertaining to the BEO's, special functions, daily pars, production problems, etc.
    16. Ensure production is completed and ready at required time of each banquet function or restaurant standard.
    17. Communicate with banquet captains, restaurant managers and hourly staff to ensure standards are met.
    18. Manage payroll and scheduling according to budgeted productivity standards and the collective bargaining agreements.
    19. Manage food cost according to Omni standards



    To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


    • Minimum of 8 years in Hotel/Resort or similar Culinary operation
    • Preferred: upscale/luxury Hotel/resort experience
    • Preferred: Banquet Kitchen experience
    • Preferred: experience leading a unionized work team
    • Minimum of 4 years Culinary leadership experience.
    • Culinary degree or Apprentice certification; or equivalent combination of education and/ or experience.  
    • Must be Food Safety Certified according to State/County standards at time of employment.
    • Strong and provable track record of culinary skill


    Omni Hotels & Resorts is an equal opportunity employer - vets/disability. The EEO is the Law poster and its supplement are available using the following links: EEOC is the Law Poster and the following link is the OFCCP's Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination policy statement 

    If you are interested in applying for employment with Omni Hotels & Resorts and need special assistance to apply for a posted position, please send an email to applicationassistance@omnihotels.com.


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