The Cliffs Hotel and Spa
  • Pismo Beach, CA, USA
  • Full Time

The Cliffs Resort

Position Description

Position: Kitchen Manager

Department: Kitchen

Status: Full-time

Reports to: Executive Chef, F&B Director

Position Summary: Oversee daily operations of Marisol kitchen based on Chef's orders. Support and follow the Executive Chef's lead and work hand-in-hand with the other Sous Chefs. This is a daytime position with a high focus on leadership, admin, and personnel functions, as well as upholding standards.

Essential Functions of the Job

The following are examples only and are not intended to be all-inclusive or restrictive, other duties may be assigned as necessary:

  • Oversee and lead daily operations of the kitchen, daytime service and daily prep work
  • Responsible for following and delegating prep checklists for kitchen stations
  • Communicating par and equipment needs so employees can do their job properly
  • Maintain positive work environment for all employees
  • Maintain a clean, sanitary, and safe kitchen for all employees
  • Onsite work required


  • 5 years prior restaurant/kitchen supervisory experience
  • Must be available to work mornings, weekends, holidays as needed
  • Positive attitude
  • Able to manage employee relations and handle stressful situations

Additional Job Duties

  • Assist Executive Chef with daily functions, banquets, and be a leader in chef's absence
  • Continue culinary education through books, magazines, schools, workshops, seminars
  • Build good morale for staff

Education, Experience, Skills

  • Highly knowledgeable in "kitchen" culture
  • Fluent in the Spanish language
  • Excellent command of English language
  • Ability to work with and manage people effectively
  • Ability to multitask and work in mentally demanding situations
  • Working knowledge of guest services in a luxury hotel setting
  • High school diploma; culinary degree preferred

Physical Requirements

  • Ability to stand continuously for the duration of the shift (eight or more hours)
  • Ability to lift small packages (excess of 50 pounds)
  • Be able to stretch, bend, bend and lift frequently up to 40 pounds in weight


  • Competitive pay
  • Hotel perks
  • Optional benefits include medical, dental, vision, and life insurance
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