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Assistant Sous Chef

Posted June 26, 2022

Desert Diamond Casino West Valley
Glendale, AZ
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Position Summary:Under direct supervision of the Sous Chef, provides supervision and coaching to all Food & Beverage staff. Assists in all menu creation, labor control, and food cost control, scheduling, ordering and procurement of food/product and daily operations of all food venues. Must have extensive knowledge of Title 4 (Arizona liquor law). Works efficiently in a team based environment and must follow Tohono O’odham Gaming Enterprise (TOGE) alcohol training as well as all TOGE internal controls, consistently. This list of duties and responsibilities is illustrative only of the tasks performed by this position and is not all-inclusive.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:•Ensures compliance with all Tohono O’odham Gaming Enterprise policies and procedures, including Internal Controls (ICs).    •Knowledge of the laws and regulations governing Food & Beverage. Ensures that all Tribal, City, State and Federal Health/Food Safety codes are upheld. •Responsible for maintaining a clean, organized and sanitized work area all while following all TOGE, tribal, City, State and Federal health/food safety regulations and codes.•Adheres to all Title 4 (Arizona liquor law) and TOGE internal controls.•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 guest 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 4 years kitchen experience with at least 2 years of lead cook experience; culinary education may be substituted for 1 year of lead cook experience. Must be 18 years of age or older. Must be able to successfully pass a pre-employment drug/alcohol screen, background investigation, obtain and maintain a gaming license and to include the following:

Knowledge, Abilities, Skills, and Certifications:•Must be able to take an assessment test to determine skill level; verbal, written and practical. •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 obtain a Food Handlers card. •Ability to obtain TIPS certification.•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 75 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. 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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All applicants must be able to demonstrate their US work authorization during the employment verification process.

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Desert Diamond Casino West Valley

9431 W. Northern Ave
Glendale, AZ 85305


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Desert Diamond Casinos & Entertainment West Valley - located in Glendale, Arizona offers a 35,000 sq. ft. Class 2 casino with bingo-style slot machines. The property opened in February 2020, offering more than 1,100 slot machines, 380 bingo seats, 36 poker-style tables, and 48 blackjack-style tables.

Food and beverage-wise, the casino offers A massive bar with a second-story mezzanine overlooking the casino floor, a food court, Nineteen 86 Steakhouse, Edge Bar and Nuovo Giorno Italian Bistro.