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Chef
Merenda Wine
1931 South Coast Highway, Oceanside, CA
Merenda Wine hiring Chef in Oceanside, CA

Merenda Wine hiring Chef in Oceanside, CA

Merenda WineMore Info

Full Time • Salary ($75k - $90k)
Expired: Jul 10, 2024

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Required Years of Experience

3 years


Job Details
The Chef is a key component of our leadership chain; a food-obsessed individual passionate about service, consistent quality and growing the skills of their team. You’ll be in charge of all back of house operations for our small but mighty scratch kitchen. You’ll collaborate with our founders and Chef Advisor to perfectly execute and evolve our eastern Mediterranean-inspired menu. This role offers the freedom to innovate and push culinary boundaries while embracing the ethos that food should evoke a sense of place, whether real or imagined. Let’s do this.

Key Responsibilities

  • Schedule and supervise line cooks and back-of-house staff.
  • Lead and organize menu preparation and execution.
  • Innovate and create daily/weekly specials.
  • Manage inventory and purchasing processes.
  • Ensure consistent high-quality food standards.
  • Maintain and update the Recipe Book.
  • Uphold workplace safety and sanitation standards in accordance with health guidelines.
  • Manage back-of-house team to:
    • Prepare and plate food with precision, cleanliness, and efficiency
    • Adhere to standardized procedures and time guidelines
    • Maintain cleanliness and organization of workstations, kitchen, and prep areas
    • Implement proper receiving, stocking, storage, and rotation procedures
    • Practice safe food handling, including labeling and dating
    • Operate and clean kitchen equipment safely and effectively
    • Conduct regular deep cleanings of the kitchen
    • Perform station inventories and checklists

Required Skills

  • A team-oriented and ego-free attitude.
  • The ability and desire to engage deeply and broadly about some aspect of art, music, food, or beverages.
  • Professional integrity.
  • Strong leadership abilities.
  • Effective time and inventory management skills.
  • Extensive wine knowledge (a plus, not required).
  • Familiarity with POS systems.
  • California Food Handler Card.

Ideal candidates possess

  • Strong sense of urgency.
  • 3-4 years fine dining experience in a back of house position.
  • Capacity to remain positive and composed under pressure.
  • High energy levels, organizational skills, and ambition.
  • Unreasonable hospitality mindset (iykyk).

Physical Requirements

  • Ability to stand and walk for extended periods.
  • Capable of handling objects with hands.
  • Frequent bending, reaching, and stooping.
  • Capacity to lift, move, and carry at least 50 pounds as required throughout shifts.
  • Conversational proficiency in Spanish and English (preferred but not required).

Compensation Details

Compensation: Salary ($75,000.00 - $90,000.00)

Benefits & Perks: Health Insurance, Dental Insurance, Vision Insurance, Paid Time Off, 401k, Commuter Benefits, Potential Bonuses, Dining Discounts, Wellness Program


Required Skills

Kitchen Management

Leadership Abilities

Food Safety Knowledge

Menu Preparation and Execution

Inventory Management

Innovation in Creating Specials

Leadership

Inventory and Purchasing Management

Team Development

Maintaining High Quality Food Standards

Culinary Skills

Recipe book maintenance

Ordering / Purchasing

Workplace Safety and Sanitation Standards

Recipe Development

Food Preparation With Precision, Cleanliness, and Efficiency

Menu Development

Proper Receiving, Stocking, and Storage Procedures

Safe Food Handling

Operation and Cleaning of Kitchen Equipment

Effective Time and Inventory Management

Extensive Wine Knowledge (a Plus)

Familiarity with POS systems

California Food Handler Card

Sense of Urgency

Fine Dining Experience

Remaining Positive Under Pressure

High Energy Levels and Ambition

Unreasonable Hospitality Mindset

Physical Requirements: Standing, Walking, Lifting, Bending, Reaching, and Stooping

Conversational Proficiency in Spanish and English (Preferred)

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Mediterranean, Tapas / Small Plates

Wine Bar, Upscale Casual, Wine Store

Merenda, a wine bar and bottle shop arriving at The Flats boutique mixed-use project on Coast Hwy in South Oceanside, will open its doors to guests this summer 2024. With its name borrowed from Patience Gray’s Honey From a Weed (a cookbook, memoir, and love letter to Southern Europe and the Mediterranean), Merenda is the brainchild of a proud Oceanside local who brings a broad palette of cultural experiences to his coastal roots.

Merenda will showcase a curated selection of local and international wines, with a focus on producers who employ low-intervention and sustainable practices in the vineyard and the winery. Offering a wine club, tasting events, and wine classes, in addition to retail and on-site options boasting a wide range of styles and price points, there will be something special on offer for everyone, from wine novices to seasoned connoisseurs.

Merenda's culinary offerings will be a celebration of simplicity and quality ingredients. From artisanal salumi and cheeses to small plates highlighting the beauty and diversity of the culinary traditions of Southern Europe and the Mediterranean, Merenda will be the spot for an intimate dinner for one at the bar or casual snacking amongst friends over a bottle of wine, or three.

Merenda hopes to bring a slice of Mediterranean life to Oceanside, inviting guests to revel together in a space where time slows down...