30+ days ago


Laguna Beach, CA


Surf & Sand Resort, Laguna Beach is proudly a part of JC Resorts, a proven leader in the management and operation of golf and resort properties since 1971. We are located directly on the beach in the heart of Laguna and have been part of the local history since 1948. We are looking for passionate individuals, empowered to create wow moments and lasting memories for every guest, every time. As a family owned business, we treat people like lifelong friends and believe in the personal touch.

In addition to working in the most beautiful oceanfront location in Laguna, we offer competitive and progressive benefits including complimentary meals.

Join our team of friendly, engaging, professionals who love the Hospitality Industry and want to share it with our guests.

The COOK I is responsible for organizing and prepping the Kitchen line in order to prepare food for restaurants while maintaining hotel standards of quality and quantity.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES, include but not limited to:

  • To understand and respond to all guest needs and requests in a timely and professional manner.
  • To assist, as directed, to train, schedule, support, review, and to maintain highest possible levels of employee morale and department productivity.
  • To oversee the proper and efficient preparation of food for all restaurants, employee meals, banquets, and special functions, ensuring that quality and quantity standards are being met.
  • To follow all specifications to properly and efficiently prepare and present all food items to be served, including accommodating special guest requests.
  • To follow all specifications to properly handle all product used in hotel cooking, including trimming and cutting; marinating; and covering, labeling, and storing pre-prepared foods.
  • To oversee the proper and efficient preparation of food for all restaurant and restaurant functions, ensuring that quality and quantity standards are being met.
  • To ensure that proper portions of meats, fish, and poultry, as specified, are served to each restaurant and banquet function.
  • To personally ensure the quality and quantity, as ordered, of all meats, fish, and poultry delivered to the hotel.
  • To rotate food in refrigerator to minimize waste and spoilage.
  • To promptly notify supervisor of product spoilage.
  • To follow all specified procedures to open or close the kitchen.
  • To follow all specifications to properly set up hot or cold line stations.
  • To assume all duties of the Chef de Partie in his/her absence.

JOB KNOWLEDGE & EDUCATIONAL LEVEL: English fluency required. Spanish fluency helpful. Must be culinary graduate with knowledge of all facets of kitchen operations and production. Must have minimum two years prior hotel/kitchen experience, including one year of supervisory experience. Familiar with OSHA, SB198, local Department of Health regulations, and relevant current laws governing handling of hazardous substances. Valid California driver's license required. Proof of personal automobile insurance coverage required.

SKILLS AND APTITUDES: Demonstrated ability to train staff and ensure luxury resort customer service. Strong written and verbal communication skills. Detail oriented. Organized and efficient. Safety-minded. High quality standards for production and service. Good team player. Customer service focus. Ability to effectively manage staff to maintain a high level of morale and productivity.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Stands and walks short distances throughout shift. Pushes, pulls, and lifts to perform routine job tasks. Frequently required to handle and move objects weighing up to 40 lbs. over short to moderate distances. Must be able to work under pressure. Frequent use of stairs, daily. Flexibility and good reflexes required to operate electric cart.

If you have a disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act or a similar law and you wish to discuss potential accommodation related to applying for employment at our company, please contact us at 855-318-8947 and/or email us at

JC Resorts is an equal opportunity employer committed to hiring a diverse workforce and maintaining an inclusive culture.   All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, religion, ancestry, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, marital status, medical condition, and any other status protected by state or federal law.

We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing.

Surf & Sand Resort is recognized as one of Condé Nast Traveler Readers' Choice Awards, Top Resorts in Southern California, one of Travel + Leisure’s World’s Best, is a member of Preferred Hotels and Resorts and has held the AAA Four Diamond rating for over 20 years.

Surf & Sand Resort | 1555 South Coast Highway | Laguna Beach, CA 92651                           HR direct line: (949) 376-2764 

Licenses & Certifications

  • Food Handler's
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