1440 Multiversity
  • Kitchen Table
  • Scotts Valley, CA, USA
  • Salary
  • Full Time

Full time regular employees are eligible to enroll in medical benefits; all employees have the ability to participate in programs on campus.

Named for the number of minutes in a day, 1440 Multiversity is a brand-new learning destination in the California redwoods showcasing cutting-edge weekend and 5-day programs in health and wellness, personal growth, and professional development. Part personal retreat, part conference center, and part wellness resort, our 75-acre state-of-the-art facility offers beautiful accommodations, forest trails, shops, dining facilities, a spa, and fitness center. The campus is nestled between Santa Cruz and Silicon Valley, and hosts a wide array of world-class faculty in fields including mindfulness, authentic leadership, neuroscience, integrative medicine, relationships, yoga, the creative arts, and more. 1440 Multiversity was founded by and for people interested in leading integrated lives - built around mindful, conscious choices.


Position Summary

The Chef de Cuisine is responsible for planning, implementing, directing and maintaining all kitchen activities. The CDC must ensure that all goals are met while complying with state and federal health requirements. In addition, the CDC is responsible for the hiring, training and management of all back of house staff, always trying to ensure optimal staff utilization and efficiencies. The CDC will have full responsibility for the ongoing performance of back of house operations and report directly to the Executive Chef.



  • Create dynamic menus while keeping food and labor costs in line with P&L targets
  • Develop and update seasonal, farm to table menus and conduct tastings for approvals as needed
  • Maintain recipe files for all dishes
  • Track and audit food and labor costs
  • Ability to train and grow staff in a positive and productive manner
  • Manage hiring process, training, scheduling, termination, and all other day-to-day operations of back of house staff
  • Manage all back of house staff, making sure they comply with protocols
  • Provide culinary leadership to staff
  • Consistently execute and oversee production of menu
  • Oversee portion control and food presentation
  • Keep track of and manage average time from order to delivery during wine bar service
  • Oversee food purchases and inventory control
  • Expedite and manage back of house staff during preparation and events
  • Create all documentation of prep needed for each event and update "master prep sheets" as needed
  • Ensure that food business operates as per upper management's vision and standards
  • Responsible for maintaining back of house compliance with Department of Health standards
  • Conduct regular food safety walkthroughs
  • Act as point of contact for third party vendors, including pest control and dishwashing/chemical companies
  • Review upcoming events to ensure menu and timeline are accurate
  • Coordinate menu changes as needed
  • Ensure excellent and consistent guest experience for events
  • Oversee all food related inventory including food, plates, equipment, smallwares, etc.
  • Responsible for maintenance of all kitchen equipment including fire systems, refrigeration, and dishwashers. This includes ensuring regular inspections and cleanings and when necessary facilitating work from appropriate repair companies
  • Responsible for the timely ordering of all menu items and paper/cleaning goods Accountable for following and enforcing all SOP's approved by the Executive Chef
  • Ability to work an 10+ hour shifts when scheduled
  • Oversee all areas of pre, and post meals
  • Multitask and oversee personal and team prep , while being aware of the entire needs of the Kitchen 
  • Complete and distribute prep lists
  • Check in orders safely and properly
  • Ability to enforce FIFO
  • Verse equipment maintenance in main and prep kitchens
  • Able to give and receive professional feedback
  • Communicate the needs for present and future meals in a timely fashion
  • Manage menu changes daily, and learn current and future menus
  • Conduct proper daily ordering
  • Interview prospective members of the Back of House team
  • Conduct proper inventory
  • Ability to write and present new SOP's to the Executive Chef
  • Train new members and current employees of the Back Of House, and update training guidelines
  • Lead with a calm, confident, and humble approach to all situations
  • Write and update new and old recipes. 
  • Communicate daily feedback in a respectful, and encouraging tone, with the intention to teach all Back of House staff 
  • Follow recipes as directed by the Executive Chef
  • Other duties and projects as required


Essential Skills and Experience

  • Demonstrates high level of knowledge and abilities in production of farm to table, natural foods cuisine, remaining current regarding food service and cuisine trends
  • Minimum of 8 years experience as a chef dedicated to farm to table cuisine and at least 3 years as an Executive Sous Chef or Sous chef preferably in a large scale kitchen environment
  • Proven track record of success creating a kitchen culture that is professional, respectful and compassionate.
  • Proven track record of successful relationships with both superiors and direct reports
  • Ability to foster strong relationships with local food purveyors and all suppliers
  • Energetic, flexible, collaborative, and proactive; a team leader who can positively and productively impact all areas of the food service department


AAP/EEO Statement

1440 Multiversity provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, 1440 Multiversity complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

1440 Multiversity expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of 1440 Multiversity's employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge.

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