Are you a natural leader who enjoys creating an amazing and unique culinary experience? Do you enjoy foraging and using local product to enhance your dishes?  Sierra Mar
, the world renowned restaurant at The Post Ranch Inn, is looking for an experienced Executive Chef to lead our culinary team.

JOB OBJECTIVE:  As a member of the Post Ranch Inn and Sierra Mar Management team, the Executive Chef will lead the culinary operations and dish conceptions to ensure a world class guest experience. Core responsibilities include, management of all kitchen staff to ensure optimal department efficiency, productivity and quality standards; keeping all menus and outlets approachable and up to date on culinary trends for the enjoyment of our diverse guests; manage culinary operations that service guests 3 times a day, with in room dining, 365 days a year. 

Our Executive Chef is an integral part of the property and must present well with guests, and feel comfortable in public representations of Post Ranch and Sierra Mar Restaurant.The right candidate will have effective verbal and written communication skills, will be able to self reflect, and provide and receive constructive criticism. This position will require someone who has strong personal development and coaching skills, to make impactful and effective decisions regarding finances, profitability, service, waste control, safety, and staffing. 


  1. Must have culinary school degree and/or equivalent work experience, with solid business and computer acumen 

  2. Must have a proven track record of guest satisfaction and at least 3 years of Executive Chef and/or Executive Sous Chef/Chef De Cuisine experience within a hotel restaurant setting

ABOUT US: Post Ranch Inn is one of the most acclaimed five star luxury resorts in the world and is consistently listed as one of the world's best places to stay. Embracing the dramatic beauty of the California coastline with its cliffs, mountains, and panoramic ocean views, the 39 guestrooms and private homes blend rustic elegance with luxury and comfort, intertwined with a strong commitment to environmental and social responsibility.

Post Ranch Inn is a member of the prestigious Preferred Boutique Hotel group, and hotel amenities include the Sierra Mar restaurant.  This Wine Spectator Grand-Award winning restaurant offers exquisite dining with a menu that changes daily, complimentary gourmet breakfast buffet and a spectacular setting with endless ocean views. Guests can relax by the pools and take in the splendid views; rejuvenate with an in-room massage, spa treatment or yoga class; or explore all that nature has to offer.  Picturesque Monterey and Carmel are a short drive away.

Post Ranch Inn offers its employees a chance to experience Big Sur at its finest. We offer very competitive benefits which include affordable health insurance, Paid Time Off, 401K Retirement Matching Contribution, discounts throughout the property and Guest Experience Stays. In addition to these wonderful benefits, Sierra Mar offers an employee culinary reference library, educational trips, ongoing culinary education and the opportunity to pick fresh ingredients directly from our garden on property. Post Ranch Inn is also proud to offer onsite employee housing (based on availability).

This is a management position
This is a full time position

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