California Restaurant seeking a talented Chef!

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California Restaurant seeking a talented Chef! Rotate throughout the kitchen from Garde Manger section to Entremetier position, to Fish, to Hot line to finally becoming Chef de partie!

Train at this hip Steakhouse while expereince sunny California! The restaurant stays very busy in California with private events on site and off site. Chef is ready to give back to the culinary world and train and mold a J1's life by training at his restaurant. During your time off, you'll have time to discover Cupertino and all it has to offer with their history, sporting events, wine country to the north, the beach and the mountains! Apply now before it's too late!

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Placement Remarks

Housing and transportation are your own responsibility.


We offer a chef coat, apron, and hat. Only requirement from employee is to bring their own non-skid kitchen shoes and chef tools.

It is recommended that the candidates fly into San Jose Airport.

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$17.00 per hour plus overtime hours
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Fine dining highly preferred

*Eligibility criteria for our Career USA programs:

- You are enrolled in a post secondary ministerially recognized academic institution in the hospitality industry


- You have a hospitality degree and at least 1 year of recent relevant work experience in the (ultra) luxury hotel industry (outside of the USA)


- You have 5 years recent relevant work experience in the (ultra) luxury hotel industry (outside the USA)
- You have shown consistent career growth over the last years
- You have shown serious commitment to your most recent employers

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Local attractions

As previously mentioned, this location for Alexander’s Steakhouse is located in Cupertino, California. Cupertino is a portion of the greater San Jose area, located directly south of San Francisco. San Jose is a world famous city, being the cultural, economic and political hub of “Silicon Valley”, arguably America’s most critical region for the thriving tech industry. As such, San Jose itself has become a thriving community, with countless attractions, museums, and sites to see! For example, San Jose is home to the largest building in the Western United States, The Martin Luther King Jr. Library! San Jose is also the location of the SoFA District, a local arts, entertainment and cultural hub, which plays host to numerous art galleries, theatres, and other cultural institutions! These are only the tip of the ice berg when it comes to experiencing San Jose however, and in the "Local attractions" section you can find a list of numerous activities in the area!

Leah T for TripAdvisor: “Wonderful restaurant. Deserving a Michelin star or two. Everything we had was delicious and well presented. The service and wine list - top notch.”
Cricketteer for TripAdvisor: “I've been to Alexander's a couple of hours now. Everything had always been amazing. To be able to enjoy the beautifully prepared Wagyu beef is such an outstanding experience. Many of the other items on the menu are imaginative and tasty. Great place to a special meal.”

Housing in Cupertino is very expensive varied depending on the area and size of apartment. It is recommended that you start reviewing housing in the area prior to your arrival. The average studio apartment starts around $2500 per month, unfurnished, not including utilities, outside the city center. It is advised as a J-1 exchange visitor that you look into options of sharing housing with other locals and/or J-1 exchange visitors. Below are some resources regarding housing in the area. Please note, without established credit your first and last month’s rent may be required as a deposit. HRC recommends you arrive with at least $3000 as startup capital and to help secure housing.

Transportation: Getting around San Jose is fairly simply. It is a very walkable city with plentiful sidewalks and trails, but beyond that San Jose has a fairly robust public transportation system. San Jose has numerous bus routes through out the city, as well as a number of light-rail and train options as well. That being said, if you plan to do much travelling outside of the city, you will likely want to get a car. A typical used car will cost around $400 per month, with around $100 in insurance costs as well. Other methods of transportation include Uber and Lyft, though costs could be significant if they are used as an everyday means of transportation. Below this you can find a link to the actual San Jose public transportation website, where you can find some very specific information regarding the best way you can get around San Jose!

Climate: San Jose, like most of the Bay Area, has a Mediterranean climate, with warm to hot, dry summers and mild to cool, wet winters. San Jose has an average of 301 days of sunshine and an annual mean temperature of 60.5 °F (15.8 °C). It lies inland, surrounded on three sides by mountains, and does not front the Pacific Ocean like San Francisco. As a result, the city is somewhat more sheltered from rain, giving it a semiarid feel with a mean annual rainfall of 15.82 inches or 401.8 millimetres, compared to some other parts of the Bay Area, which can receive about three times that amount.

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Library:

SoFA Disctict:

Mexican Heritage Plaza:

Kelley Park:

Winchester Mystery House:

The Tech Museum of Innovation:

Guadalupe River Trail:

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Alexander's Steakhouse
Cupertino, CA
August 8, 2022
Chef - Commis
17.00 per hour
Once you click the apply button, one of our wonderful career consultants will be notified of your interest in this position and will get back to you within two business days. When you qualify for the placement, the next step will be an introductory call to see if we can meet your expectations.
Job Rotations
Department Position Duration
Orientation Orientation 1 Months
Garde Manger Cook/demi chef 2 Months
Fish station Cook/demi Chef 3 Months
Meat/Grill station (hot line) Cook/demi chef 3 Months
Restaurant Supervisor / Chef de partie 3 Months

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