Campo Event Cook

Position Overview

Rooted in History, Planting Seeds for the Future - Los Poblanos is a family-owned and managed business located on a historic farm estate with historically significant architecture, organic farming and a dynamic mix of businesses that support its mission. Hospitality, good design, and sustainability are the threads that tie all the businesses together, including boutique lodging, private events, a field-to-fork restaurant, retail and production of our own branded lavender body products, artisan food products and distilled spirits. While still run by a small, dedicated team of managers and directors, Los Poblanos is well poised to become an internationally recognized brand and destination place.

You are the team that executes the LP events. You adhere to pre-set timelines provided to ensure a quality event experience is had by all participants. You work independently of the main kitchen space so you must be well versed in pre-planning and execution of banquet style events.

Position Type: Full or Part-time, non-exempt

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Be on time and ready to work
  • Set up the kitchen space daily
  • Ensure Sani-buckets are set up and maintained throughout the shift and changed before service
  • Work clean and sanitize all counters before and after service
  • Review all resumes for the upcoming weeks and prepare for the events, keeping a focus on timelines and requirements to be successful
  • Added value food products according to the specifications provided
  • Maintain the quality that is expected from the Event Experience
  • Taste all foods and adjust before serving
  • Ensure all equipment is cleaned and maintained daily or as needed; this will include stoves, ovens, hoods, walls, floors and windows
  • Provide staff meal for Event Service/Kitchen Team as scheduled by Event Manager
  • Help dishwashers at all times (full hands in full hands out)
  • Be diligent in maintaining La Quinta as a historic building and place of employment
  • Treat the space with respect of the highest regard
  • Wash out and dry all sinks in the Commercial Kitchen and in La Quinta
  • Sweep and mop floors daily
  • Shut down and clean all equipment such as stoves, ovens, hoods and gas appliances at the end of shift
  • Check out with Event Sous Chef before you leave

Essential Job Functions

  • Clean food preparation areas, facilities or equipment
  • Inspect facilities, equipment or supplies to ensure conformance to standards
  • Prepare foods for cooking or serving
  • Cut cooked or raw foods
  • Measure ingredients
  • Mix ingredients
  • Cook foods
  • Check quality of foods or supplies
  • Arrange food for serving
  • Serve food or beverages
  • Assist chefs or caterers with food or drink preparation


  • The ideal candidate must possess experience in a kitchen environment with a farm to fork background
  • Knowledge to execute banquet events
  • Own and maintain appropriate knives for the job
  • Organized with an attention to detail, being self-motivated and able to work in a team environment
  • Exhibit strong verbal and written communication skills and consistently demonstrating the desire to be consistent
  • Able to work in a high stress environment
  • Must be able sit, stand, bend, squat, reach and walk 8 to 10 hours a day
  • Must be able to grasp, lift, carry up to 50 lbs. in short intervals throughout the day
  • Must be willing and have the ability to work a varied schedule to include evenings, weekends and holidays

This job description is not an exclusive or exhaustive list of all job functions that an employee in this position may be asked to perform from time to time.

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