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Culinary Extern - The Resort at Pelican Hill

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Date: May 24, 2018

Location: Newport Beach, CA, US, 92657

Company: The Irvine Company

At The Resort at Pelican Hill, we’re proud of our accolades, but we know our employees are our most important asset. Newport Beach’s only Five-Star resort is looking to add Five-Star employees to our team of more than 1,000 hard working, outgoing and dedicated hospitality professionals. If you think you have what it takes to create personalized, memorable experiences for Pelican Hill’s discerning guests from near and far, we want to get to know you.

Position Summary

The Extern works directly with the Chefs and culinary team daily. They are responsible for assisting with the preparation of meals, various kitchen duties such as ensuring all necessary supplies are available for shift. They must conduct themselves in a professional manner at all times to reflect the high standards of the company.

Job Duties - Essential Functions

  • Assist with checking the available food supply, including cuts of meat, sauces, par-cooked items, spices, vegetables and other condiments needed by the chef to ensure an adequate supply for the shift.
  • Set up the cooking station by obtaining all necessary equipment and materials.
  • Assist with the preparation and plating of all items in a timely and accurate manner.
  • Follow all standard sanitation and health department guidelines; including food handling and wearing gloves.
  • Maintain a safe, organized and sanitary work area.
  • Breakdown the station, label and store food in accordance with departmental procedures.
  • Turn off equipment and ensure no safety hazard is present.
  • Notify management of unsafe conditions, needed maintenance of equipment and any accidents.
  • Follow all procedures when responding to any hotel emergency or safety situation.

Minimum Qualifications - Education & Experience

  • Currently attending a certified Culinary School pursuing a Certification or Degree.
  • Possess current health department certifications required to work in a kitchen.
  • Knowledge of different types of meats, fish, seafood and poultry and preparation methods.
  • Experience using kitchen equipment and materials.
  • Strong attention to detail and the ability to handle multiple tasks.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Ability to work with management staff and other employees in a professional manner.

The Irvine Company is committed to providing equal opportunity in all of our employment practices, including selection, hiring, promotion, transfer, compensation, termination, and training, without regard to race, religion, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, marital status, pregnancy, age, medical condition, genetic information, military and veteran status, disability, or any other basis protected by federal, state, and local law. Reasonable accommodation is available for qualified individuals with disabilities, upon request.


Nearest Major Market: Orange County
Nearest Secondary Market: Los Angeles

Job Segment: Chef, Culinary, Kitchen, Hospitality

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