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Executive Chef

Posted May 26, 2022

Muckleshoot Casino
Auburn, WA
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JOB TITLE: Executive Chef


Grade E25

STATUS: Salaried - Exempt

Job Code 200505

POSITION REPORTS TO: Director of Food and Beverage

Job Summary

The Executive Chef is responsible for the success of the Food & Beverage Kitchen Operations by developing and monitoring food and labor budgets; overseeing and management of the culinary team; managing menu/costs and driving guest satisfaction through create and new menu items across all food production venues while maintaining the highest processional food quality and sanitation standards.

Essential Duties And Responsibilities

The statements describe the general nature and level of work only. They are not an exhaustive list of all required responsibilities, duties, and skills. Other duties may be added, or this description may be amended, at any time.

1. Practice, support and promote the Mission, Vision and Values of Muckleshoot Casino Resort.

2. Oversee the development of menu items, recipes, and culinary guides for property venues.

3. Assure culinary team is using all quality assurance tools to obtain guest satisfaction when visiting our outlets or on the casino floor.

4. Implement procedures to minimize wastage and over-production; maximize profits through careful ordering, proper and well-organized storage, use of proven recipes, and creative use of leftover food.

5. Monitor leadership team for adherence to training, financials, and quality assurance tools.

6. Coach and guide new members of the team, putting in place proper orientation training and ongoing training and development for team members.

7. Maintain and enforce high standards of sanitation, cleanliness, and safety throughout all kitchen areas at all times.

8. Monitor staffing for maximum productivity and high standards of quality; control payroll costs to achieve maximum profitability.

9. Build and leverage networks within and outside the company; encouraging and promoting an open exchange of information.

10. Actively pursue and understand food trends and in the competitive market.

11. Initiate public relations events and participate in presenting, promoting, and marketing F&B experiences and product.

12. Ensure accurate use of inventory and ordering software and related KPI Dashboards.

13. Resolve guest, team member and system issues quickly, effectively, fairly, and consistently.

14. Observe and test food to determine if cooked sufficiently, using methods such as tasting, smelling, or piercing them with utensils.

15. Create, maintain, and facilitate a positive work environment.

16. Smile and engage Guests and Team Members with a positive professional demeanor.

17. Perform other duties as assigned.

Education, Experience And Training For Position (Required And Preferred)

  • High school diploma or equivalent required.
  • HACCP, State Sanitation Certification or Serve Safe certified required.
  • Culinary Arts Degree and four (4) years combined culinary management experience required. Previous successful experience (7 years)) as an Executive Chef or equivalent experience may be considered in lieu of some Culinary Arts or formal education requirements.
  • At least five (5) years kitchen management experience in high-volume, large (200+) staff, multi-unit kitchen operations required.
  • Maintain a valid WA State Health Card/Food Handlers permit required.
  • ACF Accreditation or affiliation preferred.

Specific Skills/Knowledge/Abilities Required For Position

  • Demonstrate thorough knowledge of all phases of kitchen procedures, operations, and State Board of Health regulations.
  • Demonstrate ability to operate all types of cooking equipment.
  • Ability to operate and use inventory and ordering software and related KPI Dashboard Software
  • Demonstrate strong leadership skills and excellent client and guest service.
  • Demonstrate successful experience managing food control and labor cost, demonstration cooking, menu development and pricing and development of culinary team.
  • Demonstrate ability to create menus, do cost analysis of recipes and set menu pricing.
  • Exhibit advanced organization and team work skills and demonstrate the ability to interact with casino staff and management personnel effectively.
  • Demonstrate ability to work with and maintain confidential information and materials.
  • Demonstrate thorough knowledge of all phases of kitchen procedures, operations, and State Board of Health regulations.
  • Demonstrate advance skills and knowledge of loss prevention and waste reduction management.
  • Demonstrate excellent verbal and written communications skills. Read, write, and speak English fluently.
  • Demonstrate advanced understanding of currently acceptable practices for organizational behavior and human resources management.
  • Demonstrate advanced knowledge of health & safety standards, and safety regulations.

Job Demands


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by a team member to successfully perform essential functions of this job. Shift work, holidays, weekends, or nights may be assigned.

Ability to maneuver in all areas of casino, ascent/descent from stairs, frequent standing, walking, sitting, reaching, stooping, kneeling, or crouching, and/or prolonged periods of time focusing on tasks. Ability to lift at least 50 lbs. May regularly need to lift/ move, push or pull up material or boxes necessary to the job function, with or without assistance.
Specific vision ability includes close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, and depth perception. Visual acuity to discern and examine text, graphics, color, and symmetry. Speech to communicate clearly, express ideas and convey information in an understandable manner. Ability to hear for listening comprehension and to understand ideas presented through spoken words and sentences. Manual dexterity to operate office or required equipment and examine or update documents, records, data, instructions, logs, and files.

May have regular exposure to unusual elements, such as extreme temperatures, toxic chemicals, hazardous materials, fumes, smoke, and wet, liquid or water elements. Must be able to bend, reach, squat, push, pull and/or lift at least fifty (50) pounds. Work in tight spaces and/or confined spaces. Must be able to reach with hands or arms, use hands to grasp and finger dexterity to handle objects, tools, controls, or equipment parts.

MENTAL Social perceptiveness to assess and understand other's reactions and behavior. Critical thinking to use logic and reasoning, reach conclusions/solutions. Comprehension in assessing, analyzing, and processing alpha, numeric, and visual data and completing required tasks or documents accurately. Ability to tolerate stress and conduct tasks under critical deadlines. Ability to concentrate on task over a period of time without being distracted.
WORK ENVIRONMENT The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those team member encounters while performing functions of his/her job and in areas monitored by security or surveillance cameras. Work in casino operations and/or internal or external environments occasionally. Exposure to secondhand smoke, moderate to high noise level, bright lights, fluctuating temperatures/weather conditions.
  • This list of minimum essential functions is illustrative of the minimums ONLY and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and tasks performed by positions in this class. It does not imply that all positions within the class perform all of the duties listed as the maximum expectation, nor does it necessarily list all possible duties that may be assigned.
  • Success in this position will require ongoing knowledge and application of Company driven performance indicators that include but are not limited to interpersonal and communication skills, change leadership and teamwork, guest service and satisfaction, attendance and punctuality, integrity, and dependability.
  • All duties shall be performed in accordance with Muckleshoot Casino Resort's policies & procedures, internal control standards, and organizational objectives.
  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
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Muckleshoot Casino

2402 Auburn Way S
Auburn, WA 98002

(253) 804-4444

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About Us

The Muckleshoot Tribe is part of the widespread Coast Salish culture that has long called the Puget Sound Region home. The Muckleshoots and their ancestors have lived in the area continuously for thousands of years. Prior to their forced relocation to the Muckleshoot Indian Reservation,a result of the government treaty of the 1850’s,the Tribes homeland encompassed a vast area ranging from Mount Rainier to the salt waters of Puget Sound.
As with their Coast Salish neighbors, the salmon plays a central role in the economic, social, spiritual and ceremonial life of the Muckleshoot people. In recent years the Tribe has been at the forefront of efforts to protect endangered salmon runs, elk herds, and other natural resources. Education is also a top priority. The Muckleshoot Tribal School and the Muckleshoot Tribal College, along with a wide array of related programs, help to ensure that todays Muckleshoot youth will be well prepared to guide the Tribe when it is their turn to lead.
The Tribe is also striving to preserve its ancient culture and language. A few years ago, it was feared that the last of the Tribes native speakers would soon pass from this Earth. However, thanks to the dedicated efforts of its educators and Tribal Elders, the voices of the children can once again be heard speaking Wuhlshootseed, which for a millennia was the primary language of Puget Sound. The Muckleshoot Indian Reservation, consisting of 3,860 acres,is located about 30 miles southeast of Seattle. A nine member elected Tribal Council provides governance for the Tribe. With over 200 Tribal Government employees and a gaming employment work force of over 2,200, todays the tribe is South King County’s #2 employer and a growing economic force in the region.