Aug 04, 2022

Assistant Executive Chef

  • Thunder Valley Casino Resort
  • Sacramento, CA, USA
Full time Consultant Hospitality Restaurant-Food Service

Job Description

The Assistant Executive Chef plans and oversees the management of all culinary operations, under the guidance of the Executive Chef, for Thunder Valley Casino Resort, including, but not limited to, financial, administrative, human resources, and technical responsibilities. The Assistant Executive Chef is actively involved in and provides support to restaurant Room Chefs including: menu planning and design, maintaining systems and procedures for food preparation, special event and holiday planning, ordering and storage, and ensuring food quality, safety, and costs. The Assistant Executive Chef will also assume the day-to-day responsibilities of a restaurant Room Chef during their absence. Responsibilities must be performed in accordance with all Company standards, policies, and procedures.


Essential Functions

  • Practice, support, and promote Thunder Valley Casino Resort’s "Winning Attitude" company-wide culture and demonstrate AAA Four Diamond service standards at all times. 
  • Direct and work with all culinary Team Members to successfully execute all culinary operations with an emphasis on restaurant operations.
  • Maximize financial performance in all culinary areas, meeting or exceeding individual departmental food cost targets and overall divisional food cost.
  • Assist with hiring, training, policies and procedures, evaluating, and scheduling processes with an emphasis on restaurants.
  • Evaluate and document performance of restaurant Room Chefs.
  • Oversee progressive discipline administered to culinary Team Members to ensure compliance with collective bargaining agreement.
  • Assist the Room Chefs with Team Member issues, coordinating with Human Resources.
  • Perform administrative functions including, but not limited to, policies and procedures, communication with vendors and internal departments, filing, data entry, payroll, scheduling, and shift bids.
  • Evaluate equipment, stock levels, labor, and business volume forecasting, taking appropriate actions to ensure all areas are prepared and in working order.
  • Communicate with outgoing and incoming Chefs.
  • Develop plating guidelines, food specs, and training sessions for culinary Team Members to adhere to and deliver AAA Four Diamond service standards.
  • Train and develop culinary management team.
  • Responsible for periodic performance evaluations of subordinate management levels, providing appropriate praise, coaching, and guidance.
  • Support Room Chefs in the documentation of attendance, discipline, incidents, and schedules, meeting notes, reports and any other related material using the appropriate forms provided.
  • Direct methods of food preparation, portion size, creativity, and garnishing in line with a high end culinary operation including specialty restaurants and Four Diamond food ratings.
  • Maintain knowledge of products offered including recipes, prices, presentation, and ordering.
  • Ensure proper storage of all kitchen goods in the store rooms, refrigerators, and walk-in freezers adhering to all health code principals.
  • Maintain knowledge of internal control procedures and all company, as well as department, policies.
  • Attend and complete company provided leadership and training classes.
  • Ensure all operations follow safety and health guidelines in accordance with governmental public health and sanitation regulations.
  • Remain informed of new developments affecting the operation of the casino and resort.
  • Recognize and report all broken or malfunctioning equipment, and correct such problems in a timely manner.


Minimum Qualifications

  • Five (5) years of experience in a high volume, multi-outlet food and beverage operation, including specialty and gourmet outlets and banquet facilities. 
  • Experience in a Las Vegas style casino/resort with a AAA Four Diamond rating is required. 
  • High School Diploma or equivalent required.
  • Culinary Arts degree or college degree in Culinary Management preferred.
  • Completed courses in safety, environmental, public health, and sanitation regulations and procedures.
  • Must be Serv Safe Certified. 
  • Ability to communicate effectively with Guests, Team Members and Management in both written and verbal form. 
  • Computer proficiency including Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook. Experience working with a computerized point of sale system, payroll and time-keeping system, and product ordering software.
  • At least 21 years of age.
  • Ability to obtain UAIC Tribal Gaming License.

Physical Requirements:

  • Requires normal, corrective vision range, the ability to see color and the ability to distinguish letters, numbers and symbols. 
  • Must be able to lift 50 lbs. with or without assistance.
  • Must be able to push up to 250 lbs. on a pushcart.
  • Must be able to enter walk-in units with temperatures to -10 degrees.
  • Must be able to bend and reach to a height of 6 feet with or without assistance.
  • Must be able to walk and stand for extended periods of time in a hot or cold kitchen environment.
  • Manual dexterity to operate job related equipment.

If you feel that this position is a great match for your interests and skills, click the button to apply. Thank you again for considering joining the Thunder Valley Casino Resort team!

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