Executive Sous Chef

  • Belmond
  • Santa Barbara, California
  • Jun 07, 2022
Full time

Job Description

El Encanto, A Belmond Hotel, has been meticulously restored to capture all the romance and glamour that endeared it to both the local Santa Barbara community and visitors alike. Ninety-two quintessential, California-styled suites and bungalows dot the lush, terraced grounds featuring seven-acres of gloriously landscaped gardens with sweeping views of Santa Barbara and the Pacific Ocean. Original architectural features have been lovingly restored, including the historic, trellis-lined Arbor and Lily Pond. Modern additions to the expansive outdoor zero-edge pool and a new beautifully appointed boutique spa enhance the journey for today's luxury-seeking guest.

We are seeking a passionate and dynamic Executive Sous Chef to be part of our team. This individual will report to the Executive Chef and utilize his/her culinary and managerial skills to maintain and enhance our guests' satisfaction. In addition, responsibilities will include managing and training kitchen staff, establishing schedules, assessing staff's performance, ordering supplies to stock inventory appropriately, complying with and enforcing sanitation regulations and safety standards, and maintaining a positive and professional approach with coworkers and guests.


Requires a Bachelor's Degree (B.A.) for a four year college or university, or three years of related experience and/or training, or equivalent combination of education and experience. Minimum of three years Sous Chef experience in a high-volume, Four-Diamond, Four Star, multi-outlet Food and Beverage operation. Two years prior inventory/cost control experience. Social Banquet experience a must. Well-rounded food background with extensive knowledge of all kitchen equipment. Demonstrated proficiency in butchery, pastry and garde manger. Knowledge of proper food handling, sanitation regulations and preparation procedures. Knowledge of Health Department regulations and state, local, Food Safety, MSDS and OSHA. Knowledge of American Cuisine and fresh fair as they relate to and are the inspiration for our HCC food concepts. Knowledge of proper food handling, sanitation regulations and preparation procedures. Knowledge of Health Department regulations and state, local, Food Safety, MSDS and OSHA. Excellent people and conflict resolution skills and a well-groomed appearance. Excellent communication and math analyzation skills. Prioritizing, working under pressure and meeting deadlines. Ability to analyze and solve problems. Clear fluent conversational English. Ability to read and interpret documents such as recipes, memos, safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and requisitions. Effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients, and other employees of the organization. Demonstrates a positive attitude and leads by example.


El Encanto offers a full array of benefits, including medical, dental and vision coverage. In addition, the company pays for basic life and AD&D as well as short term disability. Team members can choose additional coverage to include voluntary life/AD&D, spouse life/AD&D, dependent life, critical care, hospital indemnity, accident and flexible spending.

The Company offers paid time off, sick pay, a 401(k) program with Company matching, and an employee assistance program. Team members enjoy free cafeteria meals and discounts on food and beverage, spa treatments, and retail boutique items.

The Discovering Belmond program offers complimentary accommodation for team members while on leisure travel outside their region at any Belmond hotel and resort. It also offers food and beverage at a discounted rate. In addition to the complimentary offerings, discounted rates are available for safaris, trains and cruises.