Ella Dining Room and Bar - Sacramento

Job 169837 - Executive Chef
Sacramento, CA

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Job Details

Location: Sacramento, CA
Employment Type: Full-Time
Salary: Competitive

Job Description

Selland Family Restaurants (SFR) is a local, family-run group of farm-to-fork focused restaurants. The group includes venerable local institution The Kitchen Restaurant, downtown Sacramento hot spot Ella Dining Room and Bar, three Selland's Market-Café locations, as well as OBO' Italian Table & Bar. SFR has been family-owned and operated for over twenty years. The restaurants are acclaimed locally, regionally, nationally.


Executive Chef Summary

The Executive Chef/Executive Pastry Chef is responsible for maintaining the kitchen’s overall efficiency and organization in their respective areas to ensure the restaurant meets guest and owner expectations in all areas.

Essential Job Duties & Responsibilities:

Reports directly to the restaurant’s General Manager and officers of the Company.

  • Trains and manages kitchen personnel, including making prep and other assignments, supervising, and coaching.
  • Supervises/coordinates all related culinary activities.
  • Efficiently coordinates the projects of AM and PM teams to ensure maximum efficiency.
  • Develops and enforces kitchen budgets and schedules.  Partners with General Manager and owners to address labor/food cost and related issues.
  • Sets progressive performance goals for kitchen staff.
  • Prepares and oversees all food orders and schedules deliveries as needed and maintains par levels of all ingredients relevant to menu production.
  • Receives, confirms and inspects all kitchen deliveries, and initials all invoices.
  • Develops and recommends recipes and menu items, and stores current recipes for future use.
  • Standardizes production recipes to ensure consistent quality.
  • Establishes presentation techniques and quality standards.
  • Plans and prices menus.
  • Ensures proper equipment operation/maintenance.
  • Ensures proper safety and sanitation in kitchen.
  • Appears for work properly groomed and dressed to facilitate sanitary kitchen production.
  • Supervises and assists front of the house employees as needed.

Minimum Qualifications and Characteristics:

  • Dedication to preparing outstanding food and providing outstanding guest service.
  • Ability to work well under pressure.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with others verbally and in writing.
  • Serve safe certificate.
  • At least 25 years of age. 
  • Ability to be at work as scheduled.


Essential Physical & Mental Functions:

  • Ability to walk on uneven ground, including mats and steps, freely accessing all areas of the restaurant, including the counter/register area, restaurant floor, stock area, and the kitchen.
  • Ability to use abdominal and lower back muscles to support part of the body repeatedly or continuously over time without “giving out” or fatiguing.
  • Ability to move hands, fingers and wrists to make fast, simple, repeated movements.
  • Ability to bend, stretch, twist or reach with body, arms and legs, and to exert maximum muscle force to lift, push, pull or carry objects.
  • Ability to be exposed to extremes in water temperature, humidity and wetness.
  • Ability to work varied hours/days as business dictates. 

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