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Executive Chef
Eden House Holdings LLC
108 East Channel Road, Santa Monica, CA
Eden House Holdings LLC hiring Executive Chef in Santa Monica, CA

Eden House Holdings LLC hiring Executive Chef in Santa Monica, CA

Eden House Holdings LLCMore Info

Full Time • Salary ($100k - $115k)
Expired: Dec 2, 2023

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Required Years of Experience

2 years

Job Details

We are seeking a Head Chef for our new restaurant in Santa Monica.

The Head Chef will oversee all aspects of the culinary program including training, staffing, menu development and maintaining the highest standards of hospitality excellence.  The Head Chef will ensure that all personnel and systems function efficiently so that guests are satisfied, the business achieves budgeted profit level and employee morale is maintained.

This is a new restaurant opening in early 2024. In the meantime, you will work closely with our team developing recipes, outlining operations and building the team.

40 seats, dinner reservation only, hospitality focused restaurant. 

General Duties

  • Oversee the recruitment of BOH employees.

  • Train and coach BOH team to execute on their daily roles.

  • Motivate BOH team to work hard, contribute, and overall maximize value to the team.

  • Procure the best ingredients from the farmers market, develop strong relationships with vendors, and constantly maximize the quality and reduce the cost of our ingredients.

  • Oversee the production of pre-service family meals for the team.

  • Work with ownership to procure kitchen equipment (such as pots, pans, utensils, food processors, blenders, sives etc.) required for preparation of the menu.

  • Ensure all Kitchen equipment is well maintained and kitchen cleanliness and sanitation protocols are in place and being followed at all times.

  • Oversee the Pastry Team to ensure consistent execution of menu items and costs remain within budget.

Hospitality & Guest Relations

  • Commit to working at a high quality with absolute focus for hospitality and nourishing our guests.

  • Work creatively to plan in advance and adapt menu items during service to meet our guests specific needs.

  • Greet, engage, and interact with guests by stepping out from the kitchen and cultivating relationships with regulars.

Research & Development

  • Work closely with ownership to understand and develop our culinary vision.

  • Work closely with ownership to create the opening menu, private event, and special event menus.

  • Monthly R&D of new menu items. Organize tastings with the General Manager to approve new menu items.

  • Manage the costing and implementation of new menu items.

  • Ensure that printed menus and marketing materials are kept up to reflect the latest menus.

Restaurant Management & FOH

  • Report directly and work closely with the General Manager to execute on all managerial and day-to-day duties.

  • Work closely with and maintain close relationships with ownership.

  • Participate in marketing functions and events to promote the craft behind our culinary vision.

  • Collaborate with Pastry and Bar Team to reduce food waste and create synergies in menus.

  • Attend weekly meetings with the General Manager, Bar Director, and Pastry Chef to discuss general operations and plan to execute on the specific needs of notable guests, private, and special events that are dining/ occurring that upcoming week.

  • Create regularly updated training guides for FOH Team to develop their knowledge of menu items.


  • Inspire FOH and BOH employees by teaching and sharing culinary knowledge and European cuisine.

  • Develop pride in FOH and BOH employees.

  • Hold the BOH team to the highest level of professionalism so that they are representative of our high standards.

  • Be a leader and role model for the BOH- setting a work culture of respect, creativity, professionalism, entrepreneurship, and only accepting the highest standard.

Standard Operating Procedures

  • Create, update, and ensure the execution of BOH SOP.

  • Lead BOH employees and manage their schedules to ensure the daily execution of menu items, and that labor costs remain within budget.

  • Manage costing and inventory to ensure food costs margin remain within agreed budget. Use technology to track real time food cost for each dish to ensure accuracy of data.

  • Ensure our high standards are consistently maintained during prep and service.

Laws, Regulations, Culinary Knowledge, & General Requirements

  • Possess strong knowledge of Health Department guidelines.

  • Possess strong knowledge of federal, state, and local labor laws.

  • Possess strong knowledge and passion for French and Italian cuisine and techniques.

  • Possess strong knowledge in making fresh pasta and baked bread.

  • Competency in analyzing financial data.

  • Experience using technology to track real time food costs.

  • Experience using Toast or similar POS systems.

  • Possess interest in modern culinary techniques.

  • Possess CA food manager certification.

  • Comfortable working in a fast paced kitchen, able to lift 50lbs, and work in a standing position for the duration of your job.

  • Strong computer skills with working knowledge of Microsoft Office and Outlook.

  • Flexible schedule; able to work mornings, afternoons, nights, closes and oversee the restaurant.

Equal Opportunity Employer

We uphold core values and do not discriminate based on any protected classes. We evaluate candidates based on qualifications, skills, and abilities. We value diversity, which enhances innovation and brings varied perspectives to our team.

Compensation Details

Compensation: Salary ($100,000.00 - $115,000.00)

Benefits & Perks: Health Insurance, Paid Time Off, Potential Bonuses, Dining Discounts

Required Skills

Advanced Knife Skills

Kitchen Management

Food Safety Knowledge

Menu Development

Ordering / Purchasing

Inventory Management

Recipe Development




Positive Attitude

Cleaning / Sanitation

Safety and Sanitation


Meat Butchery

Team Management

Culinary Skills

Safety Procedures Knowledge

Fish Butchery

Food Handler Certification


Organizational Skills




Attention to Detail

Plating and Presentation

Vendor Management

Training Others

Can Lift Up to 50 Lbs



Cost Management

Time Management

Problem Solving

Conflict Resolution

People Skills

Work Well Under Pressure

100 Covers Per Night

Pasta Cooking

Quality Control

Customer Service

Staff Management of up to 20



Team Leadership

Pasta Dough Making


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