Position Description

Assistant Executive Chef-Lakeside Hotel Casino, Osceola, IA
Location Lakeside Hotel Casino & RV Park, Indianola, IA 50125
Req # 3099
# of openings 1
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Assistant Executive Chef - Attractive Compensation 

Benefits Available After 55 Days of Service
Paid Vacation and Holidays After 90 Days of Service

Headquartered in Las Vegas, we are a personable, loyal, and friendly company that shares a connection with each of our customers and employees. Every employee at Affinity Gaming is committed to enhancing our guests' satisfaction by building upon our relationships and offering high-quality service at a reasonable price. With 11 properties (five in Nevada, three in Colorado, two in Missouri, and one in Iowa) we are dedicated to delivering a value-oriented product in a convenient, welcoming, and casual atmosphere. 

This position is responsible for assisting in the creation of annual budgets managing and leading the culinary operation in all forecasting, and cost controls to meet or exceed operating financial potentials and goals. Assists the Executive Chef in managing departments to ensure requisitioning production, fabrication and quality                               

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Supervises the food preparation staff, and is responsible for the hiring of new employees, termination of employees when necessary, and issuing disciplinary action as may be required.
  • Responsible for scheduling direct reports. 
  • Ensure that room chefs, sous chefs, and cooks follow standardized recipes, portions plate garnishes and stocking of line in accordance to established procedures.
  • Properly expedite, especially to assist room chefs, sous chefs, line cooks, when needed. Also is expected to assist in other areas of production when staff shortages occur.
  • Oversees team member’s schedules and evaluates employees in order to promote, train or recommend adjustments.
  • Supervises all culinary operations.  Inspects the methods of preparation and cooking and checks the sizes for portioning standards.  Inspects the garnishing of all foods.  Insures that all food preparation is economical and technically correct.
  • Plans meals, develops menus.
  • Requisitions food and equipment from respective purchasing agents, giving specifications, quantities, and quality prescriptions which must be maintained by the Purchasing Department.
  • Initiate, promote and enforce safety procedures; primarily, cooking and holding processes of hot and cold foods.
  • Safety handling of all equipment within the "Back of the House", (mixers, dicers, vegetable cutters, etc.).
  • Observe and enforce sanitary behavior and clean appearance of food preparation.
  • Schedules regular safety meetings with all cooks, pantries, kitchen workers and supervisory personnel.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

  • Five (5) or more years of progressive experience as a Room Chef or Sous Chef in a culinary operation with two or more kitchens and high volume full-service restaurants.
  • Completion of Formal Culinary Training.
  • Experience creating new menu items and new menus.
  • Management/leadership experience required.
  • Excellent verbal and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Ability to work in a fast paced, high stress environment.
  • Ability to adjust to and manage change effectively.
  • Must be able to work flexible shifts.

LICENSES, CERTIFICATIONS OR REGISTRATIONS:

  • Must be able to obtain and maintain an Iowa Gaming License. Must have a valid driver license.

EMPLOYEE BENEFITS INCLUDE: 

  •  Health, Dental, Vision, 401K with Company Match, Paid Vacation and Holidays after 90-Days of Service, Employee Discount Network, Free Meals and WiFi, Team Member Celebrations, Awards and Events and more...

DISCLAIMER:

This job posting is intended to describe the general nature of this position.  It is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required. Employee benefits may vary by location, position, length of service and employment status. 

Final candidates will be required to complete a drug test and background check.  Many positions will require a state gaming license. Affinity Gaming is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, national origin, gender, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, veteran status, or marital status. 

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