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Cuyama Buckhorn is a timeless roadside inn & restaurant located on State Route 166 in the heart of Cuyama Valley, where community, locally-inspired food, and artistry flourish.


We are pleased to announce our resort reveal! Our resort retreat now boasts a full service, farm-to-table restaurant and bar, a craft coffee shop, and a market featuring house-made and local products. Wanderlust seekers can also enjoy a glistening pool to splash into under the warm California sun, a spacious jacuzzi to warm up in on cool desert nights, a barrel sauna with sunset views, outdoor fire pits and games to bring together friends new and old, as well as plenty of event spaces to celebrate the beauty of this unmatched haven.


We can’t wait to have you join our growing team to help create a warm and welcoming home away from home for locals and travelers, alike!

F&B

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ABOUT US


Cuyama Buckhorn is a timeless roadside resort in the heart of Santa Barbara County’s high desert.


The iconic property, originally built in 1952, has been re-imagined as an elevated retreat nestled in The Hidden Valley of Enchantment. It rests at the intersection of 4 counties, on the other side of The Los Padres National Forest from Santa Barbara proper; and is just two hours or less from Los Angeles, Bakersfield, and Paso Robles.


Cuyama Buckhorn offers an intimate getaway filled with thoughtfully crafted meals, a bar where conversation flows effortlessly, 21 newly refined rooms with stylistic nods to the past, and 2 acres of artfully designed outdoor space. The Enchanted Valley sits amidst star-filled night skies for some of the best stargazing in California and pastoral golden mountains boasting hiking trails, breathtaking wildflowers, and wilderness. The food, design, and creative spirit of Cuyama Buckhorn is inspired by the rich history of the local community and the bounty of Cuyama Valley.


This resort retreat boasts a full service, farm-to-table restaurant and bar, a craft coffee shop, and a market featuring house-made and local products. Wanderlust seekers can also enjoy a glistening pool to splash into under the warm California sun, a spacious jacuzzi to warm up in on cool desert nights, a barrel sauna with sunset views, outdoor fire pits and games to bring together friends new and old, as well as plenty of event spaces to celebrate the beauty of this unmatched haven.

THE BUCKHORN RESTAURANT


The Buckhorn Restaurant & Bar was originally established in 1952 as a roadside stop for weary travelers to enjoy a meal in good company. More than 60 years later, The Buckhorn has become a historic establishment nestled in the Hidden Valley of Enchantment, featuring treasured favorites such as Santa Maria tri-tip grilled on our historic Red Oak grill.

While The Buckhorn will always offer nostalgic classics, we have a new focus on connecting our food and beverage offerings to the local bounty of our valley. We offer thoughtfully crafted menus, in partnership with our neighboring farms, ranches and wineries, to create elevated and unexpected farm-to-table comfort food that everyone can celebrate.

F&B PROGRAM MISSION


We believe that what we eat and how we choose to eat matters. By learning where our food comes from and how it’s grown, consciously making our food choices, and investing in the localization of our food, we are able to create a more sustainable future for our local land, community, and the greater world. We draw on and collaborate with our community and like-minded organizations in order to model this ideal, bring awareness to the importance of localizing food systems, and to help complete this dependent circle in our own region.

We work to highlight the products and goods originating from our valley and our neighboring cities in every area of our property, from our food and beverage offerings in the bar and restaurant, to the mini bar trays in our guest rooms, to the retail products and farm fresh produce and groceries in our market.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Prepares a variety of meats, seafood, poultry, vegetables and other food items for cooking in broilers, ovens, grills, fryers and a variety of other kitchen equipment
  • Assumes 100% responsibility for the quality of products served
  • Knows and complies consistently with instructed portion sizes, cooking methods, quality standards, and kitchen rules, policies, and procedures
  • Excited to try new things and eagerness to learn
  • Assists Executive Chef with orders and tracking of food quantities
  • Preps, stocks and maintains sufficient levels of food products at line stations to assure a smooth service period
  • Portions food products before cooking according to standard portion sizes and recipe specifications
  • Maintains a clean and sanitary work station area including tables, shelves, grills, broilers, fryers, pasta cookers, sauté burners, convection oven, flat top range, and refrigeration equipment
  • Prepares item for broiling, grilling, frying, sautéing or other cooking methods by portioning, battering, breading, seasoning and marinating
  • Follows proper plate presentation and garnish set up for all dishes
  • Follows sanitation guidelines set forth by Health Department and Executive Chef
  • Handles, stores and rotates all products properly to ensure that the kitchen is fully stocked and that all food being served is as fresh as possible
  • Assists in food prep assignments during off-peak periods as needed
  • Closes the kitchen properly and follows the closing checklist for kitchen stations. Assists others in closing the kitchen
  • Attend all scheduled employee meetings and staff outings
  • Performs other related duties as assigned by the Chef or manager-on-duty

QUALIFICATIONS

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Passion for cooking
  • 0-2 years varied experience in kitchen preparation and cooking
  • Must live or be able to commute to New Cuyama on a regular basis
  • Must be able to communicate clearly with managers, kitchen and dining room personnel
  • California Food Handlers permit on file or obtained within 30 days of hire

We value the right personality for our company and are willing to train if there is interest or passion.

EOE STATEMENT

We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

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4923 Primero Street

New Cuyama, CA 93254

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