Culinary Extern

Date:  Sep 10, 2019
Property:  RPH (0023)
Location: 

Newport Coast, CA, 92657

Division:  Resort at Pelican Hill (RPH)
Req ID:  30325

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:
  • 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 / Other Expectations:
  • 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.


About Us:
The Resort at Pelican Hill (a part of Irvine Company’s Coastal Collection) is one of the world’s finest Five-Star, Five-Diamond destinations offering unparalleled service and luxury.

Perched upon 504 acres of unrivaled coastal beauty, The Resort at Pelican Hill is a world unto itself with seven exceptional dining options, 36 holes of world-class golf and the #1 Spa in California.

Our employee community is comprised of hard-working, dedicated hospitality professionals who create memorable experiences that stay with guests long after they’ve left. It’s an environment populated with talented, passionate and experienced people, a collaborative spirit and abundant opportunities.

Apply today to join our employee community, and learn more about Irvine Company, our legacy and our guiding principles.


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.


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