Santa Monica's FIG restaurant is searching for passionate, creative and hands on candidates for their Chef de Cuisine position. The Chef de Cuisine directs daily kitchen operations and provides professional leadership and input to kitchen staff. They are responsible for ordering, cost control, supervision, payroll, training as well as menu planning and execution.
As a restaurant that holds high the values or sustainability, seasonality and environmental stewardship, the position demands an appreciation for and commit to working with small farms, ranches, fisheries and creameries to source the best available product.
Candidates should be prepared to run a kitchen with high expectations of themselves and those around them. This person should be energetic, motivating, and creative as well as having the discipline to stay calm and productive in stressful situations. Strong organizational skills are a must.
FIG is located on iconic Wilshire Blvd just across from the Pacific Ocean in Santa Monica's North Bay District. Chef Ray Garcia gathers much of his inspiration for the restaurant's ever changing menu from the renowned Santa Monica Farmers' Market located just blocks away. He also works closely with foragers who travel up and down the coast in search of the finest of the season. The techniques used to prepare FIG's signature dishes are simple and straightforward, focusing on the ingredient's pure flavors. FIG Restaurant was awarded with a 2.5 stars by LA Times food critic Irene Verbela. FIG Restaurant has been accredited with being one of the top 50 restaurants in LA by Angeleno Magazine's Brad Johnson. Chef Ray Garcia and FIG Restaurant Santa Monica have been invited to prepare a dinner at the prestigous James Beard House in NYC in April 2010. FIG is a locals' restaurant, the heart of the Santa Monica community.