Playa is an exciting Michelin Bib Gourmand Restaurant, located in the heart of Mill Valley. We are a modern restaurant encompassing a passion for locally sourced, organic and sustainable ingredients with a passion for the diversity of Mexico's regional cuisine.
Executive Chef Key Responsibilities
Lead: as the leader of the kitchen, you must maintain a high level of food service for our guests and set the tone for your team of Sous Chefs, Prep Cooks, Line Cooks & Dishwashers.
Oversee Production: responsible for food production according to recipes and directions, inventory procedures and safety standards. Oversee all phases of food procurement, production and service.
Manage: supervise all kitchen personnel and manage their shift assignments and scheduling, training and professional development, performance reviews, disciplinary actions and more.
Create: develop and test recipes and new techniques and create seasonal changing menus items.
Communicate: effectively communicate with vendors, management and staff to ensure efficient operations without issue.
Quality Check: maintain food quality standards, keeping up with inventory and ordering, food storage and rotation and conduct daily line checks, taste tests and more.
Safety & Cleanliness: maintain a clean and organized kitchen, in all service areas, follow all safety and sanitation procedures within set guidelines from OSHA, HACCP and Department of Public Health and Risk Management - and ensure your team is following guidelines as well.
Administrative: Set time for emails, paperwork, management meetings, safety observations, leadership trainings, interviews and more.
If you feel your experience and qualifications meet out requirements we would love to hear from you.
More than two years in the making, PLAYA, in the heart of Mill Valley, California is a modern indoor-outdoor restaurant destination encompassing a combined passion for Mexico's cuisine and culture. Drawing inspiration from travels and the fresh, flavorful cuisine served on the playa, local Mill Valley residents and restaurateurs, Peter Schumacher, Bill and Vanessa Higgins, have developed a setting of casual sophistication that blends the best in locally sourced, organic and sustainable ingredients with a bar highlighting a carefully curated selection of exceptional tequilas and mezcals.