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Banquet Chef
Company Name:Irvine Company
This position requires candidates to have a US work permit. Please do not apply if you are not legally able to work in the United States.
Position Description:The Resort at Pelican Hill

The Resort at Pelican Hill in Newport Coast is an extraordinary destination located in Southern California with expansive views of the Pacific Ocean. With Palladian-inspired architecture from Northern Italy, The Resort offers 204 Bungalow guest rooms and 128 Villas that give guests the feeling of a home away from home, along with world-class restaurants in classic al fresco settings, a luxurious spa and 36 holes of golf designed by Tom Fazio. The Resort is located between the exclusive communities of Laguna Beach and Newport Beach with just a 15 minute drive from Orange County's John Wayne airport, a 30 minute drive from Long Beach Airport and a 45 minute drive from Los Angeles International Airport. The Resort at Pelican Hill is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

The Banquet Chef manages all aspects of the Banquet kitchen, including directing and overseeing the culinary staff, food preparation and costs for food and labor. Responsible for hiring, training, scheduling and supervising all Banquet kitchen staff. Extensive knowledge of cooking and food preparation for all types of banquets and special events. Experience developing employee training programs. Skilled in development of employee motivational programs, performance evaluations and discipline. Excellent interpersonal communication and negotiation skills. Ability to use appropriate interpersonal styles and methods to guide employees toward goal achievement. Strong analytical, organizational, management and computer skills. Ensure all health laws and regulations are adhered to and employees have current health and safety related certifications.

Preferred Qualifications:

-Successful track record of Banquet experience in a highly rated fine Hotel, Resort, Golf resort or similar environment.

-Thorough knowledge of all health and labor regulations related to restaurant operation.

-Extensive knowledge of cooking and food preparation for banquet functions.

-Strong written and verbal communication skills required. Ability to work in a team environment and motivate others.

-Degree in Culinary or Hospitality Management.

-Must have current California Food Handler Card or willingness and ability to obtain California Food Handling Card before first day of employment.
Company Profile:The Irvine Company is a nearly 150-year-old, privately held best-of-class real estate investment Company with operations throughout California. Its management structure is concentrated in two main operating groups: Community Development, an affiliate responsible for the planning and development of all for-sale residential housing communities and other land sales; and the Investment Properties Group, which plans and guides the development, marketing and management of the Company?s large and diverse statewide portfolio of retail, office, apartment and resort properties.

Founded in 1864, the Irvine Company is an internationally renowned, diversified real estate company known for award-winning master-planned communities, high-quality investment properties, and leadership in conservation and natural resource management. Its growing real estate portfolio encompasses office, apartment, retail and resort holdings located throughout California?s premier markets, including assets in San Diego, Orange and Los Angeles Counties, and holdings in Northern California.

As a steward of some of America?s most beautiful and scientifically important open space and parklands, The Irvine Company has donated to Orange County more than half of the historic 93,000-acre Irvine Ranch in Orange County as permanent preserve. The Irvine Ranch Land Preserve? encompasses more than 50,000 acres of permanently protected parks, trails and open space in Orange County, stretching 22 miles from the mountains to the sea. The U.S. Department of the Interior and the State of California have designated the Irvine Ranch Land Preserve parklands as ?Natural Landmarks,? one of the most prestigious land preservation designations.

Privately held, The Irvine Company traces its roots to the 1860s with the formation of The Irvine Ranch from Mexican and Spanish land grants.

The Irvine Company is the Employer of Choice in the multi-family housing industry and an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Job Profile:
Position: Banquet Chef
Start Date: Negotiable
Job Category: Other
Job Type: Full-time
Compensation: Commensurate with Experience
Experience: 6 years
Education: Culinary Arts Degree
Job Location(s): California
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