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Tommy Bahama Sous Chef in Palm Desert, California

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Tommy Bahama is looking for creative, diverse, and energetic people to help us live the island life! Tommy Bahama has grown to include both men’s and women’s apparel, home and beach goods, and a thriving restaurant and bar business. Everything that bears the Tommy Bahama name is created with an unwavering eye towards quality. More than ever, our focus is on taking our guests someplace great — through exceptional service, upscale products, and delicious food and drinks. Maintaining our unique point of view requires a diverse team that includes apparel designers, e-commerce and technology experts, manufacturing, operations, and, of course, retail and hospitality professionals. We would love to have you share your talents with us!


Responsible for delivering exceptional culinary experiences to our Guests while exhibiting Our Values and following company policies, procedures, and standards. Lead by example through motivation, support and communication.


  • Through hands on approach, develop and promote learning, nurturing environment for all restaurant Team Members that focuses on proper cooking techniques, knife skills, time management and accountability to ensure culinary, sales, and service success.

  • Create and maintain learning and nurturing environment for all kitchen team members that promotes culinary success.

  • Facilitate implementation of company learning/training programs, follow-up and monitor performance to ensure transfer of learned skills on-the-job.

  • Provide constructive performance feedback to kitchen employees.

  • Actively participate in a team environment that promotes financial and culinary success.

  • Ensure consistent execution of Company policies and procedures including but not limited to the Expo Station, Opening and Closing Kitchen Guidelines.

  • Practice open, authentic dialogue with the restaurant team.

  • Follow and enforce applicable safety and sanitation programs according to federal/state/local law for the restaurant, employees, and Guests.

  • Manage kitchen expenses ensuring budgetary compliance as requested.

  • Embrace, articulate, and reflect the Tommy Bahama Culture.

  • Demonstrate Our Values at Tommy Bahama in all business decisions and actions.

  • Co-manage Team Meetings with the Front of the House as needed.

  • Be receptive to feedback and coaching.

  • Actively participate in all restaurant related meetings and training sessions; apply learned skills on-the-job.

  • Possess complete knowledge and ensure timely execution of all food menus/recipes – including ingredients, preparation methods, and presentation.

  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Minimum 2 years of high-volume culinary/hospitality experience preferred

  • Must have current food handler’s card and alcohol service certification as required by federal/state/local law.

  • Strong leadership skills, verbal and written communication skills, listening skills, ability to check for understanding after direction is given (follow up,) basic math skills, strong organization skills, ability to multitask, team builder, proven track record of increasing experience and responsibility.

  • Food/restaurant service skills – all phases of food production and service, including storage and rotation, food preparation, recipe adherence, plate presentation, and service and production time standards.

  • Able to frequently bend/stoop/kneel and/or twist

  • Able to routinely stand approximately 8 hours per day

  • Able to travel approximately 10% of the time

  • Ability to maneuver the following types of equipment or machinery-including but not limited to convection oven, range, griddle, char broiler, fryer, tilt skillet, salamander, steamer, and other commercial appliances.

Mahalo (thank you) for your interest in Tommy Bahama!

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