Chef Jobs in Los Angeles
Los Angeles: Film and TV capital, sunny beaches, vibrant nightlife, exciting resorts and global cuisine! What a great city to work in as a chef. With red-carpet events, up-scale weddings, catered parties and such varied cultures, there’s so much to discover. The surrounding area of Beverly Hills, Burbank, Hollywood and Santa Monica all have something special to offer. Hcareers is a great place to search for chef jobs in Los Angeles, sous chef, executive chef or chef de partie (line cook in charge of a particular area).
The Bureau of Labor Statistics indicates that chefs in the LA area make an average of $25.08/hour, with the state of California having the highest level of employment. The mean wage for chefs at amusement parks and other recreation industries is $29.91/hour. Retirement, Assisted living and Continuing Care communities typically pay $23.77/hour in the Los Angeles area.
There are quite a variety of venues that need chefs, sous chefs, and chefs de partie. There are restaurants, hotels, care facilities, hospitals, resorts, amusement parks, caterers, performing arts complexes and much more. Casual dining, specialty foods, high-end restaurants and food trucks are all part of the foodie scene in Los Angeles.
Recruiters are looking for specific skills in a chef that will join their team. Specifically, they want someone who demonstrates skill in the following areas:
- Devise, prepare and deliver a complete menu that delights guests
- Delegate tasks to kitchen staff
- Know all sanitation regulations
- Have experience with advanced cooking techniques and non-traditional ingredients
- Inform staff of daily specials
- Monitor food stock and place orders
- Experiment with recipes and suggest new dishes
- Strong leadership and time management skills
- Ability to work weekends and holidays and special events
On your journey to honing your culinary skills, you will likely begin as chef de partie, move up to sous chef, senior sous chef, chef and finally executive chef. This path may require additional training and/or a culinary diploma and time spent working under an established chef who is a mentor.
Hcareers has opportunities in the LA area for chefs in all stages. Search the listings to see what positions work best for you.