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Chef de Cuisine
Wildland & Lilo
2598 State St, Carlsbad, CA
Wildland & Lilo hiring Chef de Cuisine in Carlsbad, CA

Wildland & Lilo hiring Chef de Cuisine in Carlsbad, CA

Wildland & LiloMore Info

Full Time • Salary ($100k - $110k)
Expires: Aug 12, 2024

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Required Years of Experience

3 years

Job Details

We are the people behind Campfire and Jeune et Jolie (1 Michelin Star), two pretty great restaurants (we are biased, but it’s true) in Carlsbad, CA. We are now super excited to be looking for a Chef de Cuisine for our newest restaurant, Wildland, which will be opening later this summer.

Located right down the street from Camp and Jeune in Carlsbad Village, and a few blocks from the ocean, Wildland will be a sprawling restaurant and bakery, open night and day, celebrating the creative culture of California, and representing what we think will be an original perspective on the all-day, community restaurant.

We created Wildland as our ideal restaurant for the every day. To begin, we asked ourselves, what all-day restaurant do we wish already existed? What could we imagine? Well, of course there would be super delicious food, but food that you could get quickly. We wouldn’t want reservations, no barriers to entry, just show up whenever you wanted, with however many people you wanted. It would need to have an in-house bakery, wood-fired pizza, fresh pasta and rotisserie chicken, and of course feature produce from some of our favorite local farms. It would need those things simply because we love all of those things. It would need a large central bar, but one without any stools, so that you could just stroll in and pony up for a quick drink, or hang for as long as you wanted. We would want massive speakers to pump out a vibe, playing records from artists like Townes Van Zandt, Lou Reed, Stereophonics, Bonnie Rait, and maybe even a little Womack & Womack. And it would have a lot of seating, indoors and out. Oh, and a massive coastal oak tree outside. That would be cool. Most of all, it would be a welcoming place for the neighborhood, a place where we would want to spend time with our friends, our colleagues, our kids. Any time of day, from breakfast to dinner. We liked that idea a lot. So that’s what we made.

Wildland definitely is an ambitious project, one that we’ve been working on for nearly three years, and it deserves a talented individual at the helm. So we are looking for a CDC that will lead a large and diverse team of passionate people, and who shares in the vision of creating delicious and hospitable experiences for our guests, taking great care of our employees, and doing something that we believe is both impactful and important: ensuring that the time every person spends with us, is time well-spent.

The right candidate for this role will have a lot of experience running the culinary program of high quality restaurants, and demonstrated success leading, managing and inspiring their teams, along with a deep understanding of restaurant administration and finances.  

If this all sounds incredibly exciting, that’s because it is. If you think you could be the right person for the job and want to find out more, please reach out. We’ll be looking forward to speaking with you.

-Eric Bost and John Resnick

Compensation Details

Compensation: Salary ($100,000.00 - $110,000.00)

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

Required Skills

Experience Running Culinary Program of High Quality Restaurants

Success in Leading, Managing and Inspiring Teams

Understanding of Restaurant Administration and Finances

Passionate About Creating Delicious and Hospitable Experiences for Guests

Ability to Take Care of Employees

Strong Leadership Skills

Restaurant Management Experience


New American

Bakery / Patisserie, Cafe, Fine Dining, Fast Casual, Casual Dining

Part of Restaurants by John Resnick