Executive Chef -Lifestyle Hotel Restaurant & SpeakEasy

Property The Georgian Hotel
Posted Date 2 months ago(5/4/2022 10:36 PM)
US-CA-Santa Monica

Job Summary

 “It’s Not How We Work, It’s How We Live”


Are you a person who is passionate about Italian cuisine and creating one of a kind experiences?  We are currently looking for an experienced, creative and committed Executive Chef to help us launch our exciting new restaurant concept located in The Georgian Hotel in beautiful Santa Monica.  The property is transitioning from a 3.5 star tourist hotel to a 4.5 star luxury lifestyle hotel and we are introducing an exciting new restaurant concept and Speakeasy style basement restaurant and lounge.


We envision the food and beverage program at The Georgian being one of the preeminent dining destinations for Southern California and are seeking a highly experienced executive chef who will create an industry-renowned menu, kitchen team, and dining experience. For renderings of what the hotel will look like after the transformation, please visit: thegeorgian.com.


At Evolution Hospitality, the Lifestyle hotel division of Aimbridge Hospitality, we are passionate about individuals who are unafraid to test new ideas, to shed their ego for the good of the company, and to always strive to make it better than it was before. If you believe you embody our spirit and culture and thrive in an exciting and challenging work environment, we encourage you to apply and look forward to receiving your application. 




Our ideal candidate will be an accomplished Chef with experience in Italian cuisine, menu development, team building and opening kitchens. The Executive Chef will collaborate closely with the Hotel Managing Director to create a culinary experience that supports the goal of being the preeminent lifestyle/boutique destination in Santa Monica. 

The minimum qualifications for this position are:

  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience as an Executive Chef in a 4 Star or 4 Diamond property or upscale restaurant; experience with concepting and executing Italian cuisine
  • Extensive culinary skills with the ability to teach and mentor a new team
  • Thorough knowledge of food products, standard recipes and proper preparation
  • Proven success in a high quality operation
  • Demonstrated ability to create fresh and exciting menus and individual menu items for outlets based on current food trends and regional taste
  • Must be creative, knowledgeable of current culinary trends, and a professional who realizes that they are a strategic partner in the success of the hotel
  • Ability to analyze, forecast data, and make judgments to ensure proper payroll and production control
  • Ability to obtain any governmental required licenses or certificates (for example, Serve Safe certification or any other Food Handler’s permit required in the state, county, and/or city where employed)
  • Multiple language abilities preferred. Fluency in English required
  • Experience in a Michelin-recognized culinary environment preferred
  • Culinary training in Italy preferred



The Executive Chef is responsible for managing all kitchen operations and staff on a daily basis to ensure a consistently high-quality food product while at the same time developing his/her staff and driving a positive work environment.  In addition, this position is charged with consistently improving guest and employee satisfaction and maximizing revenues.

Other responsibilities include:

  • Overseeing day-to-day operations of all in-house culinary areas
  • Developing and implementing new menus, including seasonal menu changes, for all in-house culinary areas
  • Working closely with outlet managers to ensure that the front of the house staff is knowledgeable of menu items and preparation
  • Developing and maintaining positive relationships with employees, guests and vendors
  • Ensuring employees follow safety, sanitation and security procedures
  • Responsible for all food preparation, productivity and control for all food outlets and banquet facilities
  • Hiring, training, supervising, scheduling and participating in activities of chefs, cooks and other personnel involved in preparing, cooking and presenting food in accordance with productivity standards, cost controls and forecast needs

Property Details


Welcome to The Georgian. Known since her inauguration in 1933 as Santa Monica’s First Lady, The Georgian Hotel is one of Santa Monica’s and Los Angeles’ iconic, historic hotels. History weaves throughout our restaurant and 84 guest rooms culminating in 14 ocean facing suites with some of the best views of some of the best sunsets in the world. Located on Ocean Ave, The Georgian is just steps away from the gorgeous beaches of Santa Monica and the Santa Monica Pier and a quick jaunt to the great surf of Malibu or the artisan shopping of Venice. Exciting events like Twilight on the Pier and the Santa Monica Film Festival are just around the corner, too. We promise you a charming stay at a beachfront hotel where you can explore everything that SoCal has to offer.

Company Overview

As the global leader in third-party hotel management, our growing portfolio represents over 1,550 hotels in 49 states and 22 countries, from top international lodging brands to luxury hotels, destination resorts and lifestyle hotels. Our associates around the globe are passionate about serving our guests and driving exceptional results, and thrive in a culture where everyone is inspired to be the best. Join a world of possibility with Aimbridge Hospitality.


After an initial waiting period, those hired into full time positions are eligible for a competitive benefits package that includes the following:

  • Now offering Daily Pay! Ask your Recruiter for more details
  • Medical, Dental, and Vision Coverage
  • Short-Term and Long-Term Disability Income
  • Term Life and AD&D Insurance
  • Paid Time Off
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • 401k Retirement Plan

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