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Penn National Gaming Sous Chef - VIP Lounge in Black Hawk, Colorado


Don’t just work. Work Happy.

A career in gaming? At Ameristar Black Hawk, we think you’ll enjoy an exciting industry, fast-paced days and nights, diverse, enthusiastic co-workers, unlimited growth and support from one of the leaders in the industry.

An individual could be successful if they possess the following.

Your daily responsibilities include

Provide direct and general supervision to culinary team in assigned outlet on assigned shift to ensure quality food preparation and guest satisfaction while supporting Ameristar’s vision, mission and values.Position reports to Area Chef, Chef de Cuisine. Supervises Lead Cook, Specialty Cook, Cook, Assistant Cook.

  • Staff, schedule, evaluate, train, develop and monitor culinary team. Recommend wage increases, promotions, demotions, discipline and other employment actions for team members.

  • Understand department objectives, standards, guidelines and budget to achieve effective supervision of department; adjust daily schedule according to business levels.

  • Oversee all cooking operations, including methods of preparation, portion control, monitoring timeliness of food delivery and garnishing; ensuring a high quality preparation and attractive presentation of all food to meet corporate standards and policies.

  • Observe and monitor staff adherence to health department regulations regarding food handling, storage, temperature, and cleanliness of work environment.

  • Assist Chef de Cuisine in developing and implementing department management plans including budgets, labor schedules and systems of accountability.

  • Assist Chef de Cuisine f in developing and implementing policies, procedures and rules including operations manuals, to promote compliance with company and regulatory guidelines.

  • Ensure proper communication between front of house and back of house operations while taking ownership of all responsible areas.

  • Ensure periodic quality checks for all products, i.e., temperature checks are conducted.

  • Meet daily deadlines of opening, creating, and posting table-talks for specials and produces sample dishes for pre-shifts in a timely manner and reviews nightly special postings, prep level reports, and critical inventory comparisons.

  • Ensure periodic quality checks for all products, i.e., temperature checks are conducted.

  • Monitor food purchasing, staffing, food preparation and food inventory in order to control food and labor cost and waste, ensuring adherence to the budget. Monitor and evaluate food preparation by observing cooking techniques and tasting results to ensure food quality and consistency according to standards

  • Open and close work area at scheduled times, ensuring full preparation for operation/function; ensure cleanliness and security of company assets

  • Assist in developing menu changes to ensure variety and food quality.

  • Monitor and advise on storage of food items to ensure quality of food and compliance with health requirements.

  • Coordinate with front-of-the-house staff to ensure effective expedition of food orders and service. Monitor work areas to ensure cleanliness standards are achieved and customer requests are addressed and resolved.

  • Help write and cost recipes while developing a collection of recipes in a recipe book.

  • Oversee and ensure all stations are properly stocked and set up.

  • Initiate periodic kitchen walkthroughs to ensure quality of food meets corporate specifications and cleanliness standards.

  • Oversee and ensure all kitchen equipment and working conditions are well maintained.

  • Perform other duties as assigned by management.

To be successful in this position it will require the following skill set

Completion of a culinary arts degree or accredited apprenticeship and four (4) years of progressive food preparation experience. Minimum of one year in a supervisory capacity or an equivalent combination of training, education and experience which demonstrates the ability to perform the duties of the Computer literacy to include Excel Spreadsheet and Word experience.

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS: (Licenses, Certifications, Testing, etc.):

  • Possession of, and ability to obtain and maintain a valid drivers and gaming license within assigned state of employment

  • Must successfully pass background check

  • Must successfully pass an alcohol and drug screening

  • Must be eighteen (18) years of age


Knowledge of:

Operations, services and activities of comprehensive regional operations program; general business practices, strategic planning and organizational development; broad knowledge of the gaming/casino industry and related operational activities, including products and services offered in various environments; understanding of the assigned geographic markets; principles of supervision, training, and performance evaluation;principles and procedures of proper record keeping; principles of writing and basic report preparation; principles and procedures of proper record keeping; principles of writing and basic report preparation; quantitative and qualitative analysis; methods

and techniques of budget preparation and administration;office procedures, methods, and equipment including computers and applicable software applications such as word processing, email, spreadsheets, and databases to

include excellent working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook and Power Point; pertinent federal, state, and local laws, codes, and regulations.

Something to leave you with

Penn National Gaming is more than you may realize. We have properties throughout the United States and Canada and are embarking on an aggressive growth mode. Our departments and areas of opportunity are ideal for just about any skill set. And our company-wide commitment to making sure our guests smile as much as we do means you’ll enjoy a fun working environment.

Location US-CO-Black Hawk

Posted Date 4 days ago (1/15/2020 5:00 PM)

Job ID 2019-64224


Position Type Regular Full-Time

Category Food and Beverage