Banquets Chef

Property The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe
Posted Date 3 weeks ago(11/16/2023 3:58 PM)
US-CA-Rancho Santa Fe

Job Summary

The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe is looking for a Banquet Chef to join the team. The Banquets Chef is responsible for assisting in the preparation of all food items, based on standardized recipes, for Banquets, Outlets and Employee Cafeteria (as applicable), while maintaining the highest standards to produce an appealing and appetizing product. He/she is also responsible for assisting the Executive Chef in ensuring the cleanliness, sanitation and safety in the kitchen, work and storage areas while minimizing waste and maximizing cost/production ratio. Management-level associates are expected to work as much of each workday as is necessary to complete their job responsibilities.


Exempt managers must customarily and regular direct the work of at least 3 full-time associates or their equivalents. Primary duties must consist of administrative, executive, or professional tasks more than 50 percent of the time and job duties must also involve the use of discretion and independent judgement more than 50 percent of the time.


•Approaches all encounters with guests and employees in an attentive, friendly, courteous and service-oriented manner.
•Maintains regular attendance in compliance with Aimbridge Hospitality standards, as required by scheduling which will vary according to the needs of the hotel.
•Maintains high standards of personal appearance and grooming, which include wearing the proper uniform and name tag when working.
•Complies at all times with Aimbridge Hospitality standards and regulations to encourage safe and efficient hotel operations.
•Maintains a warm and friendly demeanor at all times.
•Assists in maintaining food costs within budget guidelines.
•Establishes and maintains a file of recipe cards according to Aimbridge Hospitality standards.
•Motivates, coaches, counsels and disciplines all Kitchen personnel according to Aimbridge Hospitality S.O.P.'s.
•Provides training on a rotational basis using the steps to effective training according to Aimbridge Hospitality standards.
•Assists with all Kitchen interviews and follow hiring procedures according to Aimbridge Hospitality S.O.P.'s.
•Ensures implementation of all Aimbridge Hospitality policies and all house rules.
•Prepares, implements and maintains a record of food specifications.
•Oversees all Banquet, Outlets and Cafeteria kitchen work areas including cooks and stewards, as applicable.
•Maintains a clean kitchen by implementing and maintaining a standard of 'Clean as You Go.'
•Maintains proper record keeping (receiving tickets, invoices, and transfer logs) according to Aimbridge Hospitality standards.
•Supervises staff in all food preparation, including proper receiving and storage of all food and food-related items.
•Completes all paperwork required by Aimbridge Hospitality on a timely basis.
•Assists in the development /adhere to kitchen budget according to Aimbridge Hospitality standards.
•Participates in and oversee monthly food inventories.
•Creates Banquet Menus and Food Presentation for plaiting and buffets.
•Ensures training of all Banquet, Outlets and Cafeteria Kitchen personnel, as applicable.
•Trains all kitchen staff to Aimbridge Hospitality standards using the steps to effective training according to Aimbridge Hospitality standards.
•Maintains a professional working relationship and promote open lines of communication with managers, employees and other departments.
•Ensures that Kitchen employees are at all times attentive, friendly, helpful and courteous to guests, all other employees and managers.
•Maintains follow through for all guest requests and complaints presented to the kitchen.
•Develops production schedule for work assignments.
•Attends BEO meetings and any other functions as required by management.
•Plans employee menus and oversee Employee Cafeteria room.
•Oversees all banquet food display merchandising, including prop use and buffet decoration.
•Maintains an organized and comprehensive filing system with documentation of purchases, vouchering, schedules, forecasts, reports and tracking logs.
•Maintains required pars of all stock.
•Performs any other duties as requested by the Executive Chef and General Manager.


•At least 3 years of progressive Banquet Kitchen experience in a hotel or a related field.
•Must be computer proficient in Company approved spreadsheets and word processing.
•Supervisory experience required.
•Must have a valid driver's license for the applicable state.
•Must be able to convey information and ideas clearly.
•Must be able to evaluate and select among alternative courses of action quickly and accurately.
•Must work well in stressful, high pressure situations.
•Must maintain composure and objectivity under pressure.
•Must be effective in handling problems in the workplace, including anticipating, preventing, identifying and solving problems as necessary.
•Must have the ability to assimilate complex information, data, etc., from disparate sources and consider, adjust or modify to meet the constraints of the particular need.
•Must be effective at listening to, understanding, clarifying and resolving the concerns and issues raised by coworkers and guests.
•Must be able to work with and understand financial information and data, and basic arithmetic functions.

Company Overview

As the global leader in third-party hotel management, our growing portfolio represents over 1,550 hotels in all 50 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

Compensation Min

USD $28.78/Hr.

Compensation Mid

USD $35.98/Hr.

Compensation Max

USD $43.18/Hr.


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