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Sous Chef- Pool

Posted January 18, 2023

Palms Casino Resort
Las Vegas, NV
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About This Job

Reporting to the Executive Chef, the Sous Chef’s primary responsibility is all physical aspects of kitchen operation, supervision of kitchen personnel, preparation and serving of food, food and labor cost control, exceeding guests’ expectations as far as food quality and presentation. All duties are to be performed in accordance with departmental and property policies, practices and procedures.

Core Job Responsibilities

  • Communicates effectively with management, chefs, and co-workers with regards to the operations of the kitchen. 

  • Maintains operational control of purchasing, receiving, purveyor lists and inventory of all kitchen items when Executive Chef and/or Executive Sous Chef is not present, including creating menu(s) and/or recipes, monitoring food cost for outlet, and ordering food products. 

  • Oversees product consistency and makes necessary modifications according to business needs. 

  • Monitors waste and overproduction and ensures quality and proper presentation of food by ensuring that all such items are produced to specification. 

  • Performs various clerical duties regarding staff and kitchen operations including payroll, scheduling and staff files, and vacation planning. 

  • Maintains the overall cleanliness and equipment maintenance of outlet. 

  • Assumes responsibilities of the kitchen in the absence of the Executive Chef and/or Executive Sous Chef. 

  • Practices, models, and enforces proper food handling techniques on a daily basis, following all health and safety standards. 

  • Utilizes proper food handling techniques in accordance with local health and safety standards, including properly labeling and dating all products to ensure safekeeping and sanitation. 

  • Maintains budgeted labor costs by scheduling and staffing for appropriate business levels, including monitoring and minimizing overtime according to labor and departmental standards. 

  • Maintains budgeted food costs, including monitoring and minimizing waste and production according to departmental standards. 

  • Manages human resource responsibilities including performance management, and ensures staff motivation through recognition and engagement, including monitoring training of new employees to help them achieve higher goals. 

  • TheSous Chef performs other duties as assigned to support the efficient operation of the department and assumes other responsibilities, duties, tasks and assignments that contribute to the mitigation or response to any public health emergency. 

  • Perform other job duties as requested. 


  • Must be at least 21 years old  

  • High school diploma or equivalent. 

  • Minimum of three (3) years of experience with extensive skill, knowledge, and experience in all aspects of kitchen operation. 

  • Equivalent combination of education and progressive, relevant, and direct experience may be considered in lieu of minimum educational/experience requirements indicated above. 

  • Demonstrated experience developing department goals and action plans in accordance with property and overall company goals.  

  • Must be able to obtain a Health Card  

Physical Demands: 

  • Work is performed in an office and kitchen setting. 

  • Must be tolerant to varying conditions of noise level, temperature, illumination, and air quality. 

  • May be exposed to smoke 

  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to loud. 

  • Constant contact with executives, department management, employees, and guests. 

  • Prolonged sitting or standing and mobility. 

  • Balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, reaching, pushing, pulling, lifting, grasping, talking, hearing, repetitive motions Lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects and/or move up to 50 pounds occasionally 

  • Eye/hand coordination. 

  • Use of standard office equipment. 

  • Ability to distinguish letters, numbers, and symbols 

Equal Opportunity Employer

Palms provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws.  

Palms, its affiliates and subsidiaries will make reasonable accommodations in compliance with applicable law. 

We are committed to making a work environment where the growth and well-being of our team members is the top priority. Join our team today! 

We are committed to making a work environment where the growth and well-being of our team members is the top priority. Join our team today!

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About this Employer

Palms Casino Resort

4321 W Flamingo Rd
Las Vegas, NV 89103

Telephone (866) 752-2236
Reservations (866) 752-2236

Casino Resort

Palms Casino Resort is located just west of the center of the Las Vegas Strip off I-15 on Flamingo Road, in Nevada. It is owned and operated by the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians. 

Our property reopened in April 2022 after a stunning, property-wide $690 million renovation, ushering in the next era of gaming and entertainment in Las Vegas. 

Our guests enjoy a collection of new award-winning restaurants, a 95,000 sq. ft. casino offering over 1,500 slots and 50 table games, such as Baccarat, Blackjack, Craps ,Pai Gow, Poker, Roulette, Three Card Poker, and Ultimate Texas Hold’em, 766 luxurious rooms and suites in two hotel towers, one-of-a-kind entertainment venues, and museum-worthy contemporary art.

Our resort also includes over 190,000 square feet of meeting, convention and event space; the Pearl, a 2,500-seat theater; an expansive pool and spa area; wedding chapel; the Brenden Theatres 14-screen cinema, a recording studio and nearly 600 units at Palms Place condominiums.

Our employees are critical to our success and the foundation of our core values. We provide competitive wages and exceptional benefits, perks, incentives, and opportunities for advancement.