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Executive Chef - J Winery

Company: E. & J. Gallo Winery
Location: Healdsburg
Posted on: June 8, 2021

Job Description:

Why Gallo?

With a global portfolio of over 100 unique wine and spirits brands, we are the largest family-owned winery in the world. Apply Today! Our Brands. Your Future.

We are currently seeking an experienced Executive Chef at one of Sonoma's premier wineries who will inspire a culinary team and share knowledge with front of house service. Just South of Healdsburg in the heart of Russian River Valley, you'll find J Vineyards and Winery, founded on plots of land selected for their remarkable soil and ideal climate for bringing fine wines to perfection. J Vineyards was the first-and has consistently remained among the best-in offering a fine wine and food pairing program. Our pairing experience includes a commitment to local ingredients drawn from a 50-mile radius of the winery. As the center of excellence and spokesperson for the brand, the Executive Chef will be responsible for all culinary activity for our coastal wineries while leading and executing the culinary vision. This is a rare and unique opportunity for a culinary expert to lead the development of food parings to accentuate J winery's premium and luxury varietals. The pinnacle of the J wine and food experience is The Bubble Room. It is a beautifully appointed space where the Executive Chef will work in partnership with winemaking to create unique dishes to highlight our sparkling, chardonnay and pinot noir tasting room only portfolio.

What You Will Do:

  • Functions as the culinary COE leading the food service operations for Gallo Coastal Wineries and Tasting Rooms.
  • Direct oversight for kitchen operations for assigned winery and tasting room; plans, develops, and tests food and wine pairings that will accentuate the winery varietals.
  • Oversees and collaborates with the Estate Chef at multiple wineries to ensure consistent high quality food service, menu, and customer service supporting food and wine pairs showcasing our varietals.
  • Functions as a Coastal Culinary winery spokesperson to media and VIP guests.
  • Plans and executes creative development of offerings for wineries across the Gallo organization including food and wine pairing ideas.
  • Supports the DTC culinary offerings and event such as private luxury wine and food pairing events.
  • Drives the development of menus and execution for various luxury event operation.
  • Supervises staff in all food preparation, including proper receiving and storage of all food and food related items.
  • Proactively researches, develops and implements innovative food ideas/concepts and new or revised menu/recipe items to increase individual restaurant's profitability.

What You Will Need:

  • Bachelor degree plus 6 years of food service experience reflecting increasing levels of responsibility; OR Associate degree plus 8 years of food service experience reflecting increasing levels of responsibility; OR High school diploma or State-issued equivalency certificate, plus 10 years of food service experience reflecting increasing levels of responsibility.
  • Superior understanding of professional classic and modern cooking techniques.
  • Knowledge of wine and food preparation, presentation and coordination.
  • Experience developing menus and recipes.
  • Kitchen supervisor experience.

What Will Set You Apart:

  • Bachelor Degree in Hospitality Management or Culinary related field, plus 8 years of food service experience reflecting increasing levels of responsibility; OR Associate of Culinary Arts degree or culinary trade school certification plus 10 years of food service experience reflecting increasing levels of responsibility.
  • Experience developing menus based on paring food with wines.
  • Experience working directly for a winery, fine wine account, or distributor.
  • Knowledge of Sonoma, Napa, Central Coast, the Great Central Valley and their relationships to other regions/wines of the world.

Gallo does not sponsor for employment based visas for this position now or in the future.

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Keywords: E. & J. Gallo Winery, Santa Rosa , Executive Chef - J Winery, Other , Healdsburg, California

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