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Cooking School DirectorCavallo Point - The Lodge At The Golden Gate San Francisco, CA
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Job Description

 The Cooking School Director is responsible for managing the daily and long term operations of the Cooking School department, maximizing profitability and exceeding guest expectations. The Cooking School Director is an ambassador for promoting Cavallo Point’s Cooking School within the lodge, our local and extended communities. 

Job Requirements


1. Responsible for directing day-to-day operations of cooking school including teaching private parties and private corporate cooking classes, leading the cooking school department, overall curriculum and program development, vendor relations, kitchen employee training and management, special event operations, and evaluation. 

2. Responsible for driving culinary instruction at Cavallo Point’s Cooking School including teaching a variety of courses each month.

3. Responsible for evaluating Food and Beverage Trends and being able to react by promoting these trends within the operation, keeping us ahead of the competition. 

4. Works closely and alongside the Executive Chef in the planning and execution of all Culinary School, Special Events and Lodge business. 

5. Responsible for maximizing revenue and minimizing costs. 

6. Managing inventory of food within budgetary goals. 

7. Responsible for development of revenue enhancement ideas associated with the Lodge, Events Center with the entire culinary department. 

8. Responsible for all maintenance of kitchen operation equipment within budgetary goals. 

9. Responsible for compiling all food inventories on a monthly basis. 

10. Responsible for cost control in both labor and product. 

11. Responsible for all labor scheduling of culinary staff for all aspects of the operation. 

12. Responsible for developing and maintaining the highest level of service standards 

13. Development and administration of the department budget. 

14. Hire, train, and manage all Cooking School Department staff as needed.

15. Execute a 5 day training schedule for all new staff

16. Schedules staff according to business needs, special functions, and budget

17. Know and maintain labor expenses to within budget and follows up on any discrepancies daily

18. Maintain par levels of essential supplies, working with the Executive Chef to establish purchasing protocols

19. Effectively communicate with Human Resources, Executive Chef on all staff related issues. i.e. resignations, disciplinary actions, mandated meetings

20. Maintain all employee files with 90 day and yearly reviews

21. Holds monthly staff meetings for the entire department

22. Developing management reports with weekly meetings and action plans for banquets

23. Maintain superior service levels and ongoing education of all staff

24. Follow up on all “less than expected” reviews on Market Metrix with server and managers

25. Maintain cleanliness, efficiency, working conditions and organization of all areas of the Cooking School.

  1. Maintain and follow high safety      standards and personal conduct.
  2. Follow Company policies and      procedures as established in the Employee Handbook.
  3. Embrace Cavallo Point      Approachable Luxury Philosophy and Values, creating legendary memories      with passion.

29. Attends and participates in departmental meetings, leadership meetings, BEO’s meetings, and hotel employee’s functions

30. Assists other F&B departments when needed demonstrating team work within all F&B division.

31. Proficient with Paychex to approve vacation, sick time, and time cards, payroll. 

32. Ensures meal breaks and rest breaks are taken appropriately and according the law and CP policy.

33. Processes and turns in payroll timely

34. Embraces Cavallo Point’s Approachable Luxury Philosophy Card and Culture, inspiring the employees to follow and embrace our values and goals

35. Reviews  P&L reports as it pertains to the Cooking School

  1. Attend interdepartmental meetings as      required.
  2. Sincere and warm interaction with all      guests/clients/vendors including consistent eye contact with a smile.
  3. Follow and deliver 5 Star services’      standards, delighting guests by anticipating their needs.
  4. Other      duties as assigned. 


1. Maintaining quality of the guest experience for both the Cooking School and Lodge. 

2. Ensure that the department meets the financial goals of the Cooking School and Lodge. 

3. Experienced in culinary instruction. 

4. Five years experience in multi-operation hospitality management environment. 

5. Experienced in customer service and/or event management is preferred.

6. Experienced in catering and off-site catering. 

7. Culinary degree required.


1. Advanced culinary skills. 

2. Proven leadership skills. 

3. Excellent communication skills. 

4. Comprehensive understanding of budgeting, financial analysis, management skills, cost control. 

5. Interviewing and training skills; development of personnel. 

6. Strong customer service skills. 

7. Flexible schedule to accommodate hospitality schedules including some weekends, holidays and evenings.

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Address601 Murray Circle, Sausalito, CA, 94965 View map
Property typeHotel 
room Count101-250 
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About Cavallo PointNestled at the northern end of the Golden Gate Bridge in historic Fort Baker, within the Golden Gate National Recreation Area, Cavallo Point – the Lodge at the Golden Gate welcomes you to a luxurious hotel experience achieved with an underlying green and socially responsible ethos. Certified LEED Gold, Cavallo Point was named the #1 Best Hotel in the San Francisco Bay Area by Travel+Leisure.
Green PhilosophyCavallo Point's long list of initiatives to support sustainability, stewardship and preservation reflects the commitments of all stakeholders involved in this treasured Golden Gate National Park site. Since the project's inception, environmental initiatives have been a priority. U.S. Green Building Council had awarded LEED Gold Certification to Cavallo Point, after myriad efforts to make the project as green as possible. These include dozens of activities, among them re-use of historic materials, landscape restoration with native plants, and use of green building elements. The lodge also works to meet the Green Seal Environmental Standard for U.S. Lodging Properties. Some eco-efforts create awareness among visitors, like naming our meeting rooms after local rare, threatened and endangered species, such as the Mission Blue butterfly. Cavallo Point is proud to have received numerous honors for its green efforts.
The Cavallo Point FundWhat is the Cavallo Point Fund? The Cavallo Point Fund is a nonprofit entity that provides a simple mechanism for our hotel guests to give back to our community by making contributions that are distributed to local charitable organizations. How does the Cavallo Point Fund work? To implement this program, a discretionary charge of $3.00 per room night is added to the guest’s invoice. However, those who do not wish to participate may opt out without question at check-in or check-out. For what are contributions to the Cavallo Point Fund used? 100% of all funds collected for the Cavallo Point Fund are used for charitable purposes and transmitted to tax-exempt charitable organizations that qualify under Section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code. Fund recipients are selected and amounts distributed at least quarterly.
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