Modern Seafood Restaurant wants a Chef to join their team!

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Train in all areas of this amazing restaurant in sunny California! Rotate through Garde Manger Fish, and Meat stations before becoming a Chef de partie position!

Join this amazing culinary team while exploring all that California has to offer! Visit Bay Lookout Pointe or the Pettigrew House on your days off, while training under an amazing Chef! Patrons describe it as spectacular food, and stunning ambiance, with impeccable service! Don't miss out on this opportunity and apply now.

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Placement Remarks

The restaurant is unable to pay you without a social security card, thus make sure you have enough funds upon your arrival to cover food, transportation, and housing in the first month of training.

Housing and transportation are your own responsibility. Must bring your own knives.


We offer a chef coat, apron, and hat. The only requirement from employees is to bring their own non-skid kitchen shoes.

A meal is provided per shift.

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$17.50 per hour

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Local attractions

Housing: Our support coordinator recommends to find the apartment that best fits your needs. The cost of living in California is high, so candidates should also look into finding roommates.

What to Wear in Palo Alto:
You know how to match the temperature to your wardrobe selection, so this list focuses more on style and practical considerations you might not think of.
• Casual clothing is fine most of the time in Palo Alto, even in some of the nicer restaurants.
• A few restaurants may have dress codes. If you're thinking of high-end eating, check ahead.
• You may also want to get a little dressed up if you plan to go to a theater performance.
• Palo Alto is full of micro-climates and the temperature can change a lot in a single day. Whether or not it's fashionable, planning your wardrobe with lots of layers is a good way to go.
• Summer fog in Palo Alto is colder than you can imagine. If you're going from May through July, pack all the layers you think you'll need, then pack one more. Or be prepared to make an emergency sweatshirt purchase.
• Good walking shoes are a must, with all those hills you may want to walk up and down.

What to Pack for Palo Alto
These are a few things that we have found helpful to have along when going to Palo Alto:
• If your hair tends to frizz in humid places, bring extra products to keep it tamed.
• In winter, you might need an umbrella or raincoat. Just looking at the averages doesn't tell the whole story and weather patterns vary a lot from year to year.

Mountain View has a pedestrian-friendly downtown centered on Castro Street. The downtown area consists of the seven blocks of Castro Street from the Downtown Mountain View Station transit center in the north to the intersection with El Camino Real in the south. The transit center links the Caltrain commuter rail and Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) light rail and bus systems.

Climate: Mountain View has a warm-summer Mediterranean climate. Summers are warm and dry, while winters are mild and wet.

Transportation: You can easily use the Cal Train to travel between San Francisco and Mountain View. San Francisco is just 30 minutes to the north via car or train. San Jose is the closest biggest town, only 15 minutes away.
To get around Mountain View/Santa Clara you can use the Light Rail

Housing: Housing in this area can be very expensive so we recommend that you find a roommate or someone who already has a house or an apartment to share with you. OR The average one-bedroom apartment starts around $1500-2000 per month, unfurnished, not including utilities. Keep in mind without any credit in the USA you will need to pay the first and last month's rent as a deposit. 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. By doing so, you can reduce the costs per month to around $1000; however, the costs can also be reduced if you are willing to live outside the city and take public transportation. Below are some resources regarding housing in the area.

There are 3 buses that travel downtown Mountain View, 34, 35, and 52,( the stop is directly located outside the Patisserie) and bus 22 travels up and down El Camino. (bus stop is located on the corner of El Camino and Castro.

When booking a flight, The San Jose airport (SJC) is more convenient than the San Francisco airport (SFO) to reach Mountain View.

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The Sea by Alexander's Steakhouse
Palo Alto, CA
January 9, 2023
Chef - Commis Chef - Chef de Partie
17.50 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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