Chumash Casino Resort
Employment Status
Full Time
Specific Work Schedule
Food Services
Beginning Pay Rate

Executive Chef



In a competitive market where quality of food, great entertainment, and guest satisfaction can mean everything, the need for exceptional people is where it begins.

We are looking for a dynamic Executive Chef to carry on our 5 Diamond Guest Service Standards.  If you are looking for a new opportunity, come join our Team!  The Chumash Casino Resort is a premier employer in Santa Barbara County located in the beautiful wine country of Santa Ynez, California.  

The Executive Chef will manage the entire operation of all the CCR kitchens to support daily restaurant operations and banquet events.  The Executive Chef will oversee the preparation of food and inventory levels of the kitchen.  The position will be responsible for the following: Scheduling and training Team Members. Ensuring that exceptional guest service is provided. Maintaining fresh quality food product. Adhering to financial directives and cost controls



  • High School Diploma or GED Certificate.
  • Culinary Arts Degree required and a minimum 7 years experience as an Executive Chef of a four-diamond or greater hotel, resort or casino.

Additional Requirements

  • Must understand and demonstrate the fundamentals of cooking.
  • Proficient with the use of kitchen tools and equipment, knife skills and measurements.
  • Knowledge of the latest culinary trends and equipment
  • Ability to develop and convert recipes
  • Ability to create recipe costing sheets
  • Exhibit a comfort level in the Front of House by interacting and communicating with guests of diverse socio-economic backgrounds
  • Knowledge of kitchen lingo, etiquette, culture and culinary terms.
  • Must be able to plan and supervise the daily operations of the kitchen.
  • Able to follow instructions, written and verbal, and perform the job with professionalism.
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks and deploy available resources effectively.
  • Ability to produce a quality product on a consistent basis.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with a diverse team.
  • Basic computer proficiency.
  • Excellent organizational, time management and communication skills.
  • Must be flexible and be able to adapt to a rapidly changing environment.
  • Must possess or be able to obtain a CA Food Handler Card within 30 days of employment.
  • Must apply for, receive, and maintain a Gaming License from the Tribal Gaming Agency.
  • Native American hiring preference applies.