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Chef de Partie

Joseph Phelps Vineyards

St Helena, CA

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Job Description:

Joseph Phelps Vineyards is a luxury winery business with two locations: St. Helena and Freestone California. Our vision is to build and inspire to be the best we can be. We strive for excellence while growing our business and people; remaining respectful to our history, legacy, land and each other.

Joseph Phelps Vineyards has an immediate opening for a Chef de Partie. This is an ideal opportunity for an individual who is not afraid to offer suggestions or creative ideas, lead by example and is committed to quality.

•  Assist the Executive Chef/Sous Chef with ordering, receiving and kitchen inventory
•  Menu planning (sometimes with a team that includes Hospitality & Events)
•  Recipe development, standardization and documentation
•  Works collaboratively with Executive Chef/Sous Chef to source ingredients and materials, creates menus to compliment the event and wines
•  Must be able to address customers/guest as part of the Wine & Food program as a representative of Joseph Phelps Vineyards, to help explain the occasion and the approach to the Wine & Food pairing as well as to promote the wines and the brand
•  Must possess a deep understanding and experience in food and wine pairing
•  Assist the Executive Chef/Sous Chef of the execution and presentation of culinary program events
•  May occasionally be asked to assist the Phelps Family with private events off-site
•  Must work in compliance with all garbage, recycling and composting guidelines
•  Understands and demonstrates proper kitchen equipment operation and maintenance
•  Performs other duties as assigned by manager
•  Assists in the maintenance of a reference file of current recipes

•  Minimum of 1-3 years related experience, preferably in a fine dining establishment, pastry shop or winery kitchen
•  Demonstrated back-of-house experience with an emphasis on fine dining
•  A strong knowledge of wine and wine and food pairing
•  Strong verbal communications skills
•  Knowledge and background of plating desserts and making Bon Bons and petit fours and experience working with breadmaking
•  Excellent presentation skills and ability to speak in front of a large group with enthusiasm and confidence
•  Demonstrated ability to work as a team player, multitask and work efficiently in high volume or high-pressure situations
•  Extreme attention to detail and accuracy
•  Must be highly organized and be able to work with limited supervision
•  Versatility, flexibility, and a willingness to work within constantly changing priorities with enthusiasm
•  Commitment to excellence and high standards
•  Passion, enthusiasm, focus, creativity, and a positive outlook
•  Ability to work weekends, evenings and holidays as required

•  High School diploma or GED, Culinary Certification preferred
•  Must have a current and valid Serve Safe Managerial Certification and have HACCP knowledge
•  1st Aid / CPR / AED certified (JPV can train)

We offer competitive salary and comprehensive benefits including medical, dental, vision, vacation, 401(k) retirement plan, employee wine discount, tuition reimbursement, educational scholarships for dependent children and a few other perks.

Additional Information:

Job Posted:
Monday, January 23rd
Type of Work:
Full Time
Job Level:
Entry Level