• Full-Time
  • Anywhere

Primary Purpose and Function

This position will work closely with the Head Chef assisting with the preparation of the highest standard, nutritious and health-focused cuisine, designing menus according to the Principal’s preferences. The position is also responsible for assisting with the galley management, ensuring the galley and all equipment are maintained to the highest levels of hygiene and cleanliness.

 

Essential Functions and Responsibilities  

  • Working with the Head Chef, assist with the preparation of the highest standard, health-focused menus according to the Principal’s personal preferences
  • Assist with preparation and serving the Principal, and any guests of the Principal, with up to three meals per day, on up to five days per week. The schedule will remain subject to change by the Principal
  • Assist with advance preparation of “ready to heat” meals for any number of days on which in-person meal service is not expected
  • Help plan, prepare, and oversee catering for dinner parties, cocktail parties, holiday meals, luncheons, and other entertainment of the Principal’s guests
  • Responsible for overseeing that the crew receive a healthy and varied diet, the best that the budget allows
  • Responsible for the operational and financial management of the galley, including for all the orders placed by chefs, ensuring that the correct produce is purchase and budgets are adhered to, and according to the Principal’s personal preferences
  • Responsible for the condition of all dry food and fresh produce, ensuring the excellent condition of the goods and expiration dates are monitored
  • Ensure that the galley, dry and cold stores, and all equipment are maintained to the highest levels of hygiene and cleanliness
  • Other duties as assigned by the Head Chef and the Captain

Minimum Qualifications: Experience, Skills and Certifications:

  • Culinary Arts degree
  • Experience working at five-star or recognized gourmet establishments
  • Must be open to working most holidays including Thanksgiving and New Year
  • Ability to adjust to schedule changes on a short notice, staying positive and efficient
  • Ability to work under pressure with deadlines and changing priorities, maintaining a calm demeanor
  • Must have a keen understanding of food/kitchen sanitation and able to maintain a neat and safe galley
  • Knowledge of safety standards as applied to yachts and similar vessels
  • High-energy and ability to grasp new concepts quickly
  • Organized, efficient, punctual, reliable, creative
  • Ability to gracefully accept direct feedback
  • Must be able to handle very sensitive and highly confidential issues with diplomacy and discretion
  • Longevity in past positions with excellent references from past employers

 

Expected Work Habits:

  • Be prompt and on time to all meetings, scheduled work and timelines
  • Maintain and enforce a safe and secure environment on board, reporting any safety issues to the Head Chef
  • Efficient, punctual, reliable, proactive, self-starter
  • Personable and able to work with various individuals effectively, including other members of the crew
  • Flexibility, integrity and creative problem-solving skills
  • Must have and express a positive approach to problems and situations that may arise

 

Physical Demands and Requirements:

  • Able for work actively full-time in a kitchen environment, on a yacht
  • Able to reach, bend, stoop, lift, carry, use dexterity and communicate as needed in performing job duties
  • Able to travel extensively among the Properties without assistance, including traveling internationally
  • Possess valid unrestricted driver’s license, adequate vehicle insurance coverage, and vehicle for use in performing job duties and travel among the Properties
  • Able to use a standard computer, telephone, other related equipment
  • Able to provide on-call availability and responsiveness during non business hours
  • Authorized to work legally in the US and be willing to undergo an in-depth background investigation
  • Compliance with the COVID-19 Vaccination Policy

To apply for this job email your details to Ariana@TheGrapevineLA.com