About

Careers at COTE

Our Values

At COTE, we believe in achieving excellence through dedication, precision, and, of course, a healthy infusion of joy and fun. 

We believe in the potential of all people, so we are building a company where all can belong and have the opportunity to achieve their full potential. 

We believe in the power of care - care for each other, care for our customers, and care for our community. 

With the big goal of making people happy – our customers and each other – we encourage generosity at every interaction, and work with intention and purpose on that goal.

Our values

Become a Dragon Slayer

At COTE, we believe that our success stems from the passion and dedication of our team members. We foster a culture of excellence and teamwork across all positions, from reservationists to line cooks.

Our team, or as we call ourselves – Dragon Slayers – are offered a variety of programs and benefits to grow in their roles and further develop themselves in their chosen profession.

While experience is a prerequisite for many roles on our team, we prioritize hiring team members who will add to our culture of dedicated hard work, commitment to excellence, and to care. We encourage you to reach out and let us know why you would make a great addition to our team!

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The Team Behind It All

Alex Munoz-Suarez

Chief Operating Officer

Amy Zhou

Executive Director of Operations

Christina Carrera

Assistant General Manager

David Shim

Executive Director of COTE Culinary Operations

Deegan McClung

Chef De Cuisine

Hanna Kyle

Wine Manager

Heather Carlson

VP of Financial Operations

Jacqueline Hensel

VP of Marketing & Communications

Jeffrey Beauchamp

Sous Chef

Jinae Hong

Corporate Chef

Jinwon Seo

Chef De Cuisine

Joey Fetter

Wine Manager

Kent Krekorian

Chief Financial Officer

Kyle Banks

Manager

Luis Tlamani

Sous Chef

Maria Owens

Chief of Staff

Mia Van De Water

Director of Education

Mikayla Walzog

Head of Global Events

Moritz Esser

Chef De Cuisine

Olivia Weidner

Head of Global Reservations

Paew Ford

General Manager

Sondre Kasin

Principal Bartender

Victoria James

Executive Director of Beverage

Victorino Estrada

Sous Chef

Wesley Sohn

Executive Director of Hospitality

Yusuf Hanlioglu

General Manager

Community Service &  Engagement

At COTE, we actively engage in initiatives that nourish and uplift the community around us. We are humbled by the support and accolades that we receive from the community, so we are deeply committed to reciprocating that support.

Feeding and nourishing is what we do best, and we channel this passion into various community-oriented programs. We host lunches for Apex for Youth mentees, utilizing the power of good food and community to inspire them. Collaborating with City Harvest, we participate in food rescues and community food distributions. And we contribute to the well-being of our communities by donating a portion of our specialty menu item proceeds to our non-profit partners. 

If you’re inspired by supporting the community, apply to a role on the team so that you can join us in making a meaningful impact and supporting the communities that we serve. 

Our team
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