*JOB OPPORTUNITY* Lead Kitchen Staff Needed in Watsonville restaurant!

Sous Chef ($55,000 – $65,000) and Lead Cook needed at Ella’s at the Airport in Santa Cruz County, California. Call Lupita at 831-761-2200 or email your resume to [email protected]

Lead Cook needed at Ella’s at the Airport immediately

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Ella's at the Airport

We offer fine foods without pretense, featuring deliciously approachable yet sophisticated dishes, with a unique collection of craft beers, cocktails & distinctive wines.
We pride ourselves on hand crafted creations served in our unique Airport setting, and are looking for an experienced and passionate cook to help support our team. The ideal candidate for this position has previous experience leading their kitchen, enjoys working in a busy environment and can take direction well and multi-tasking effectively.

If you have restaurant industry experience & a passion for delicious locally grown food, apply with us today!

Call Lupita at 831-761-2200 or email your resume to [email protected]


The Key Responsibilities:

  • Willingness to work weekends, evenings and holidays as required
  • Capable of working well under pressure
  • Ability to follow policies, procedures and standardized recipes
  • Able to work as part of a team in a busy kitchen atmosphere
  • Work with Owner executing catered events, brunch, lunch & dinner service.
  • Work with restaurant management to increase food knowledge of staff to properly sell menu to customers.
  • Conduct daily walk-through of all walk-in refrigerators, storage rooms, and food lines to ensure rotation, usage, cleanliness and proper sanitation.
  • Maintain a clean and safe environment by implementing federal, state and local sanitation requirements.
  • Assist in the responsibility to select, train, supervise, develop employees in accordance with policies and procedures.


  • Minimum 3 year kitchen experience
  • Must work well with others
  • Have a positive and professional attitude
  • Strong cooking skills
  • Punctual
  • "Kitchen Spanish" a plus

We serve Lunch & Dinner Tuesday through Sunday (with Brunch service on Sunday), closed on Mondays. Pay is competitive with room to grow. Our most successful employees are passionate about food and hospitality and bring their energetic spirit to our business. If you are a Lead Cook or someone who is ready to step up, send your resume today!


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