Sous Chef

Req No.
Drakesbad Guest Ranch
Food Service
Seasonal Full-Time
Targeted Job Start Date

Company Overview

The California Parks Company is a privately owned award winning outdoor recreation, resort, retail and event management Company based in Red Bluff, California. Since 1975, The California Parks Company has been providing our superior level of service and commitment as concessionaires to our partners in local, state, regional and national agencies.


From tent camping with the giant redwoods at Big Basin to having an unforgettable company picnic on Angel Island, and having wedding ceremonies at Silver Falls State Park, you will experience some of the most spectacular places in the world managed by The California Parks Company.


We pride ourselves on providing you with great experiences in the great outdoors!


Location Overview

Drakesbad Guest Ranch is Lassen Volcanic National Park's famous retreat. It is located in a lush mountain valley within short hikes of steaming fumaroles, bubbling mudpots, and many fascinating hydrothermal wonders. Visitors enjoy overnight accommodations in the ranch's historic lodge, cabins, and bungalows; gourmet meals; and soaks in the famous hydrothermal spring fed pool. Since 1900, its guests have found hospitality, seclusion, restoration and recreation at Drakesbad.

Responsibilities & Qualifications




    • Prepare and cook restaurant orders per menu and recipe specifications
    • Delegate tasks to appropriate staff during food preparation
    • Coordinate with kitchen team to ensure food orders are relayed and prepared in timely fashion
    • Portion, arrange and garnish food, and serve to wait staff or patrons
    • Maintains clean and orderly cook station, following sanitation and food preparation guidelines
    • Assume leadership role in kitchen in Head Chef’s absence
    • Set up orders, deliveries and pick ups with vendors
    • Reports all inventory and supply issues to supervisor
    • Assist with pre-season and ongoing taining of kitchen staff
    • Interact with guests to maintain the relaxed and friendly atmosphere of dining room
    • Notifies supervisor immediately any time a guest is not 100% satisfied with their experience



  • 2 years minimum experience in restaurant food preparation
  • Understanding of restaurant/cafe operational procedures
  • Able to stand for long periods of time
  • Able to work unsupervised
  • Able to prioritize and work in fast-paced environment
  • Able to follow direction and work in team environment
  • Genuine concern for guests’ experience essential
  • Able to live on-site for duration of season (optional)
  • Possess current ServSafe certification
  • Must possess a valid Driver’s License with a clean 3-year history and no DUI convictions in the past 5 years.
  • Reliable transportation.
  • Willing and able to work varying shifts, weekends, evenings and holidays


The California Parks Company, dba Urban Park Concessionaires, California Guest Services, In., and Quagga Inspection Services, LLC, is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status.




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