Food Service Lead
Job Details
Harlows Restaurant - Bonsall, CA
Full Time
Up to 25%

POSITION:  Event Chef

DEPARTMENT:  Food Services

REPORTING SUPERVISOR:  Manager of Kitchen Catering Operations


FLSA:  Non-exempt

TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS:  Up to 50% local travel required as needed 

SCHEDULE:  Variable schedule to include some nights and weekends as required

The Kitchen Team delivers exceptional quality and timely service to our customers daily through organization, teamwork, empowerment, and the ability to execute a plan. The team translates the customer’s culinary vision into reality, helping create an unparalleled customer experience. Additionally, the team plays an integral part in operational efficiency through the smart use of resources, ensuring the organization’s health and ability to continue providing for our customers’ needs at an exceptional level.

Under the supervision or direction of the Manger of Kitchen Catering Operations, the Event Chef is responsible for assisting in preparing ingredients and dishes for final execution by the chef as well as plating warm food and executing cold dishes for delivery to customers during events. Energy, enthusiasm, reliability, time-management, and passion for the work, the people, and the customers are key to achieving success in this role.


  • Working effectively with kitchen team and complying with company procedures and food safety policies.
  • Preparing workstation with required ingredients and equipment, keeping station sanitary and organized throughout shift.
  • Preparing ingredients following recipes and guidelines.
  • Steaming vegetables and other basic cooking responsibilities.
  • Washing, peeling, slicing, trimming, chopping, and grating fruits and vegetables.
  • Measuring, weighing, and mixing a wide variety of ingredients including meats.
  • Ensuring ingredients are tagged, date-labeled, covered, stored and rotated effectively.
  • Overseeing food levels and restocking items on time.
  • Keeping utensils and equipment clean and sanitary.
  • Establishing stock levels at end of shift and capturing information on standardized stock sheets.
  • Performing cleaning tasks; Removing trash and clearing storage bins.
  • Maintain high standards of safety and cleanliness.
  • Adhere to grooming and appearance standards.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Education: High school diploma or equivalent 

Certification: California Food Handler’s Card required


  • Minimum 2 years of experience in restaurant cook and food prep experience
  • Catering and/or banquet experience preferred



  • Ability to stand or walk for eight (8) hours or more in a fast-paced environment requiring movement
  • Bi-lingual (Spanish and English) language skills preferred


Personal Attributes:

  • Customer focus
  • Composure
  • Time management
  • Action oriented
  • Priority setting
  • Integrity-driven and ethical



This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee(s) incumbent in this position. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by any person authorized to give instructions or assignments. All duties and responsibilities are essential functions and requirements and are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities. To perform this job successfully, the incumbents will possess the skills, aptitudes, and abilities to perform each duty proficiently. Some requirements may exclude individuals who pose a direct threat or significant risk to the health or safety of themselves or others. The requirements listed in this document are the minimum levels of knowledge, skills, or abilities. This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise, other than an “at will” relationship.