Job Description

DDC - Glendale, AZ
Starting Pay
Food & Beverage
Employment Status

Position Summary:
Under direct supervision of the Desert Diamond Casino- Phoenix Executive Sous Chef & Desert Diamond Casino- Phoenix Food & Beverage Manager, provides supervision and coaching to all Food & Beverage staff. Assists in all menu creation, labor control, food cost control, scheduling, ordering and procurement of food/product and daily operations of all food venues.

This list of duties and responsibilities is illustrative only of the tasks performed by this position and is not all-inclusive.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
*  Responsible for daily operations of assigned food venue or production areas.
*  Responsible for quality, cost, waste, and distribution of all foods to all areas.
*  Order/procurement of all food and nonfood items.
*  Ensures proper delegation of all assignments, tasks and job to team members.
*  Ensures that all Tribal, City, State and Federal Health/Food Safety codes are upheld
     and that all work areas are safe, clean, and professionally kept.
*  Provides training to staff members, organizes workloads and directs staff.
*  Creates schedules according to venue and business needs and anticipation.
*  Responsible for maintaining supplies and service ware.
*  Provides exceptional customer service to all guests.
*  Conducts performance evaluations on subordinates for purposes of job performance,
*  counseling, and/or disciplinary action and other supervisory responsibilities.
*  Works with the Food & Beverage Department to make sure that all directives are
     clearly defined and delivered to staff in a timely fashion.
*  Contributes to a team effort and accomplishes related results as required.
*  Performs other duties as required.

Minimum Qualifications:

Education and Experience:

High school diploma or GED plus 5 years kitchen experience with at least two years of kitchen management or four years of lead cook/saucier/Chef de Partie experience; or an equivalent combination of experience and education. Must be able to take an assessment test to determine skill level; verbal, written and practical.   Must be able to obtain a Food Handlers card.  Must be 19 years of age or older.  No felony, theft or stealing convictions.   Must be able to successfully pass a pre-employment drug/alcohol screen, background investigation, obtain and maintain gaming license and to include the following:

Knowledge, Abilities, Skills, and Certifications:
*  Knowledge Culinary methods and techniques.
*  Knowledge of operation of food preparation equipment and machinery.
*  Knowledge of financial reports (General Ledgers, Profit and Loss Statements, Food Cost, etc.).
*  Knowledge of menu creation.
*  Knowledge of global and local food trends.
*  Knowledge in Microsoft word and Excel.
*  Knowledge of organizational skills.
*  Knowledge of evaluating staff and writing and communicating clearly defined goals and expectations.
*  Knowledge of food ordering and procurement.
*  Ability to clearly communicate, read, and write in basic English. 
*  Ability to demonstrate outstanding guest service at all times.
*  Ability to work in a busy, fast paced work environment and to perform in a professional appearance manner.
*  Ability to work well under pressure. 
*  Ability to supervise/manage assigned staff.
*  Ability to be able to successfully handle a multitude of tasks at one time.

Physical Demands:
While performing the duties of this job, the team member regularly is required to stand for extended periods; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear.  The team member frequently is required to walk.  The team member occasionally is required to sit; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.  The team member must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.

Work Environment:
Work is generally performed in a Restaurant and Casino setting with exposure to second-hand smoke, high noise level, heat, fumes and steam. Days, evenings, graveyards, holidays and/or weekend work may be required. Extended hours and irregular shifts may be required. Will work in all venues unless specified by Food & Beverage Management.

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