Jr. Sous Chef

Date:  Nov 21, 2022
Property:  RPH (0023)

Newport Coast, CA, 92657

Division:  Resort at Pelican Hill (RPH)
Req ID:  40305

Position Summary:

Jr. Sous Chef will assist in various areas of the kitchen doing prep, cooking on the hot line or pantry, reading ticket orders, bake shop, following recipes and plating guidelines consistently, preparing all foods to the Resort at Pelican Hill's culinary standards, expediting on the line as needed, ability to maintain composure under stressful circumstances.

Job Duties:

A Jr. Sous Chef must be knowledgeable in the Culinary field with the ability to multitask, work well with co-workers, able to work independently and supervise cooks, complete assigned tasks as directed.

Daily Duties include but not limited to:

  • Vegetable prep, plating up breakfast, lunch or dinner, put away and rotate stock as needed, assisting co-workers as needed.
  • Searing proteins to be used in banquets and/or restaurant, re-therm/cooling products to proper temperatures following HACCP guidelines.
  • Finish cooking and plate according to established standards and guidelines, generating requisitions for goods and product inventory.
  • Absence of Sous Chef a Jr. Sous Chef assumes the responsibilities and duties of Sous Chef.
  • Liaison between front of the house and cooks, ordering product, butchering proteins, administer discipline as needed, train and develop staff, develop daily specials.
  • Familiar with hotel policies, fundamentals of operation and Hotel Irvine’s mission and vision statements.


Jr. Sous Chef’s other responsibilities include:

  • Taste! Taste! Taste! The flavor of food is what makes a lasting impression
  • Commit to perfect food preparation and presentation each and every time
  • Respect the food by properly using products and minimizing waste
  • Concentrate on all details during production to ensure consistency
  • Enhance the guest experience by valuing their unique needs
  • Demonstrate Authentic Hospitality when interacting with guests and Employees
  • Actively participate in all communication to ensure food is expedited quickly and efficiently
  • Ensure your appearance is neat and professional throughout your shift
  • Create a safe and well-organized workstation
  • Embrace your passion for food. Fuel your knowledge by keeping up with culinary trends

Minimum Qualifications / Other Expectations:

To perform the job successfully, an individual must be able to do each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Must possess California Food Handlers Card.


Education and/or Experience- 2 years’ experience as a lead line cook is mandatory.


Mathematical Skills – Basic Math


Language Skills- Bilingual in English/Spanish is helpful. Ability to read and understand simple instructions.


Reasoning Ability- Ability to assess situations that arise and make thoughtful decisions.

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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Nearest Secondary Market: Los Angeles

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