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Restaurant Chef
Company Name:Harrah's Cherokee Casino Resort
  
This position requires candidates to have a US work permit. Please do not apply if you are not legally able to work in the United States.
 
Position Description:Restaurant Chef

Job Summary:

Manage the day-to-day preparation of food and supervision of kitchen employees while working as a team with the Restaurant Manager to deliver a high quality dining experience to all guests.

Job Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

-Responsible for overall daily food preparation in assigned area ensuring meal preparation meets established standards

-Responsible for requisitioning of food supplies

-Exhibit sound culinary knowledge as well as understanding food cost and margins and how to best control them

-Perform daily checks to insure the quality of the line set up

-Maintain the budgeted food cost by adhering to recipe standards, maintaining correct inventory levels in coolers and storerooms

-Plan or participate in planning menus, preparing and apportioning foods, and utilizing food surpluses and leftovers

-Understand profit and loss statements

-Able to work all stations on the line to assist the cooks when busy or provide breaks

-Operate a productive, sanitary, team oriented working environment within budgeted guidelines

-Serve as a leader for employees by exhibiting sound decision making while fostering teamwork, employee morale, motivation and open communication

-Act as a role model and coach employees while developing their skills by providing direction and support for all staff to achieve goals and objectives through a fair application of policies and procedure

-Train subordinates, providing each with the knowledge, development and appropriate direction to perform his/her responsibilities

-Provide appropriate recognition and rewards to individuals and groups when consistent superior performance is attained as well as providing corrective actions when necessary

-Responsible for interviewing, selecting, hiring, promotion, demotion, and termination of employees

-Prepare schedules and station breakdowns in accordance to the daily need of assigned area and monitor the daily labor hours scheduled and consumed

-Conduct pre-shift meetings to communicate important information

-Build relationships with customers with periodic tableside visits during shift

-Prepare prep lists and production sheets

-Serve as communication liaison to subordinates and to Executive Chef

-Complete end of shift logs in a timely and accurate manner

-Ensure timely and accurate performance appraisals and accurate work history entries

-Able to plan and prepare VIP and special menus when necessary

-Responsible for, or actively participates in, the initiation of personnel actions including but not limited to: interviews, training, candidate selection, terminations, performance reviews, promotions, transfers and disciplinary actions

-Adhere to regulatory, departmental and company policies/procedures in an ethical manner

-If assigned to EDR:

-Adhere to internal control regulations in regards to variances

-Able to run cash register

Minimum Qualifications:

-High school diploma or G.E.D required

-Two years culinary arts program training/certification and ten years of supervisory/technical experience in food operations preferred

-Five years managerial culinary experience required including two years executive culinary experience in a high volume, multi outlet operation required

-Must have completed Exploring Supervisory Opportunities

-Must pass Super LAP
  
Company Profile:Harrah's Cherokee Casino Resort is located in the heart of the Great Smoky Mountains of Western North Carolina, and is a gaming enterprise of the Eastern Band of the Cherokee Nation.

The resort includes over 1,100 luxury guest rooms, 4,000 games including traditional slots and table games, 10 restaurants, shopping, entertainment venues, and the Mandara Spa.
  
Job Profile:
Position: Chef
Start Date: Immediate
Job Category: Casino
Job Type: Full-time
Compensation: Salary
Experience: 5 years
Education: Culinary Arts Degree Preferred
Job Location(s): North Carolina
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