The Restaurant at Wente Vineyards in the beautiful Livermore Valley Wine Country has an exciting career opportunity for the exemplary culinary professional. The foundation of our kitchen and focus of our cooking is the utilization of seasonal, organic ingredients, procured from local farmers and producers that embrace the value of sustainability. The restaurant also has its own organic garden that produces produce for the restaurant. The restaurant recently received 3 stars for food from Michael Bauer of the San Francisco Chronicle, and its Executive Chef, Matt Greco, was named one of the Bay Area's Top 50 Best Chefs.
The Restaurant Sous Chef position is hands-on, and under the direction of the Kitchen Management Team, is responsible for successfully directing all aspects of day-to-day culinary operations. The candidate will have prior experience in the highest quality and recognized restaurants. The ideal candidate must have high-volume experience and will have worked with the top Chefs in the industry. The successful candidate will have a minimum of 3 years experience, including a proven track record of creating acclaimed cooking.
Responsibilities include providing assistance in maintaining, managing and improving systems, procedures and business processes associated with sales, quality, safety, cost, staffing and development, sanitation, inventory analysis and control, menu development, purchasing and receiving.
Assists in running the daily operation of the kitchen, including daily lunch and/or dinner service, private dining menus, special events and concerts. Works in conjuction with the Kitchen Management Team in establishing and executing kitchen policies and procedures.
-A fun atmosphere that is serious about food, quality and hospitality. -Discounts on food, wine and golf. -Competitive wages -Opportunities for advancement -Wine education -Hospitality education -Quality training for optimal performance growth
Benefits for Full time positions include: Medical and Dental for employee and dependents 401(k) plan Paid Time Off Paid Holidays
Please note there will be no relocation benefits offered for this position.
Wente Vineyards is the oldest continuously family owned and operated winery in California. Based in the Livermore Valley, just 30 miles east of the San Francisco Bay, Wente Vineyards is a dynamic winery that continues to innovate, building on its proud history. In addition to producing world class wines, the winery offers wine country experiences, including a Restaurant, Events Center, Summer Concert Series, and Greg Norman designed Golf Course. Wente Family Estates is the national and international sales and marketing organization for Wente Vineyards as well as our other Livermore Valley wineries: Tam?s Estates and Murrieta's Well.