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Smith’s Landing Seafood Grill searches for a great chef

Friday, June 15th, 2018

Smith’s Landing Seafood Grill building has a new look. Photo by Allen Payton

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Smith’s Landing Seafood Grill – Antioch’s newest waterfront dining location, expected to open later this summer at the former Humphrey’s location – is seeking an experienced and passionate Chef de Cuisine to lead our culinary team. You will be working directly with our Executive Chef to create new menu items as well as be responsible for the day to day operation of our kitchen.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITY:

Individual must possess the following knowledge, skills and abilities and must be able to demonstrate that they can perform the essential functions of the position.
1. A GREAT ATTITUDE

2. Excellent interpersonal skills with subordinates and superiors

3. Ability to work in a fast-paced environment is required.

4. Ability to effectively problem solve

5. Ability to ensure perform proper food prep and presentation, no short cuts

6. Ability to hire quality employees as well as train, support, motivate and develop employees

7. Dependability and follow through.

8. Knowledge of food and beverage operations and equipment is required.

9. Flexible schedule,

10. Dependable transportation

11. Certain physical requirements including standing for long periods, tolerance of extreme temperatures, ability to lift / push / pull 50 lbs, ability to properly and safely use all kitchen tools and equipment

12. Maintain a professional demeanor with superiors, subordinates, peers, vendors and guests at all times. Lead by example setting a high standard for yourself and others.

13. Food safety certification (Training provided)

14. Harassment Training Certification (Training Provided)

15. Basic computer knowledge including, email, internet, Word and Excel

16. Ability to read, write and speak English

17. Good Math Skills

18. Ability to understand and properly execute recipes

19. Ability to perform basic cleaning and sanitation practices

20. Ability to handle a knife and other sharp objects with extreme caution and skill

21. Ability to handle food safely

22. Ability to convert measurements

23. Ability to work as a team player and communicate with co-workers effectively

We are looking for someone with at least three years’ experience as a sous chef / chef de cuisine in an upscale environment with extensive experience working with a wide variety of seafood. This is a working management position and requires availability on weekends and holidays. Must be able to place food orders, write back of house schedules, set pars and production and process fresh meats and seafoods. Our ideal candidate will excel working in a team environment. Our top priority is coaching and developing hourly team member to increase skill set and execution of menu items.

Email resume to contactus@zephyrgrill.com for consideration.

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Take dad to see Pete Escovedo and sons at Southern Cafe Saturday, June 16

Thursday, June 7th, 2018

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Make reservations now to celebrate Father’s Day at Lone Tree Golf & Event Center

Saturday, June 2nd, 2018

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Southern Cafe to be featured on Food Network TV show Friday, May 25

Wednesday, May 23rd, 2018


The Oakland location for Southern Café will be featured on the Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives TV show on the Food Network, this Friday, May 25 at 9:00 p.m. Check your local listings to tune and watch, as host Guy Fieri talks with owner Phillip Bell and staff, and samples their menu items.  Southern Café’s oxtails recipe is featured on the Food Network’s website, here.

Southern Café’s Antioch location is at 400 G Street in historic, downtown Rivertown where you can enjoy their same, tasty recipes. For more information visit their website at www.southerncafe2000.com.

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Celebrate Mother’s Day at Lone Tree Golf & Event Center Sunday, May 13

Thursday, May 3rd, 2018

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Smith’s Landing Seafood Grill to open at former Humphrey’s location in Antioch this summer

Tuesday, May 1st, 2018

By Allen Payton

A new restaurant will open at the former Humphrey’s location at the Antioch Marina, this summer. Smith’s Landing Seafood Grill will offer seafood, steaks and other menu items, at the premier location in the entire California Delta.

Owners Randy and Lynn Tei, who also own and operate Zephyr Gill in Brentwood and Livermore, have been working with building owner Sean McCauley since February to bring life and dining back to the location that’s been closed since Christmas Eve, 2012.

“We are very excited about opening our Smith’s Landing Seafood Grill at the Antioch Marina,” said Randy. “We feel Antioch has been underserved by upscale dining, for far too long. Our Executive Chef, Jesus Martinez, has been working diligently on recipes that feature wild seafood, and choice or prime cuts of beef. We believe the community will embrace what we will be able to bring to Antioch and we so look forward to being part of this community.”

“Sean McCauley, our landlord, has expanded and covered the outdoor deck and it will be a perfect spot to enjoy one of our classic cocktails or interesting wine offerings,” Lynn shared. “The interior of the restaurant is currently being refurbished and will have a very warm, new look.  We have also added a beautiful wine room at the entrance to the building.”

“Lastly, we owe a debt of gratitude to Allen Payton from the Antioch Herald for suggesting the historical name, Smith’s Landing,” the Teis stated. “This was the original name given Antioch by its founders, William and Joseph Smith in 1849. We think the name is ideal given the Smith brothers landed very near the location of our building.  We are proud to bring that name alive again and look forward to serving the entire community.”

They are hoping to open in July. The restaurant is located in the Marina Plaza, at the foot of L Street, just passed the Antioch Boat Launch, with views overlooking the San Joaquin River and the Antioch Marina in historic, downtown Rivertown. Follow Smith’s Landing Seafood Grill soon on Facebook.

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Construction begins Wednesday on new fast-food restaurant at Somersville Towne Center

Tuesday, April 17th, 2018

Steak ‘n Shake Antioch is hiring.

By Allen Payton

Somersville Towne Center Marketing Manager, Shannon Skinner announced on Tuesday, April 17, “Tomorrow morning(Wednesday) at 6:30 a.m., we will be commencing the construction for the new Steak ‘n Shake restaurant.”

According to the company website, Steak ‘n Shake was founded in February 1934 in Normal, Illinois. Gus Belt, Steak ‘n Shake’s founder, pioneered the concept of premium milkshakes and a “better burger”, by hand-crafting cuts of steak to create its flagship Steakburgers™.

Since then, the brand has become one of the most recognized and loyal brands in the restaurant franchising business, synonymous with freshness and quality.

Steak ‘n Shake Antioch will be located on the southeast corner of the Somersville Towne Center, located at 2550 Somersville Road, near the corner of Fairview Drive in Antioch and is expected to open later this summer.

Owners Raj and Sonia Sohal are excited about their new restaurant, which will offer a different type of fast-food experience.

It will include full-service dining, with flatware and servers, Raj shared. We wanted to bring something different to Antioch.

New Steak ‘n Shake site at Somersville Towne Center.

Opportunities for employment are available, as well. Please contact Sonia at (925) 234-5076 or visit Steak ‘n Shake’s recruitment website. Be sure to choose California, Antioch.

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Antioch author to host book signing celebration and dinner at Southern Cafe Saturday, April 14

Tuesday, April 3rd, 2018

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