Ditka's Sous Chef
Ovations Food Services, LP - Laveen, AZ

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Post by Jobing - Ovations Food Services, LP, an affiliate of Comcast–Spectacor, is a fast–growing industry leader, providing contract food service to public venues throughout the US and in Canada. Since our inception in 1997, annual sales have exceeded $250,000,000. Our Sports & Entertainment facilities include arenas, stadiums, baseball parks, convention centers, fairgrounds, racetracks, amphitheaters, exhibition and convention centers. Venues range from small, historic minor league ballparks to well–known basketball arenas like the Rose Garden Arena, home to the NBA Portland Trail Blazers, and major football stadiums like the EverBank Field, home to the NFL Jacksonville Jaguars.

In 2007, Ovations successfully launched its Gaming Division which provides exceptional food and beverage service in a growing number of Native American casinos in the Southwest, Southeast and in California. Please visit our website www.ovationsfoodservices.com for more company information.We are currently seeking a talented, motivated, and experienced SOUS CHEF to oversee our food service operations at Ditka's in Vee Quiva Casino at Gila River in Phoenix, AZ. The Sous Chef will actively supervise, coach, counsel, direct, train and mentor employees in meeting company quality standards, and will independently initiate and authorize all employment actions such as hiring, termination, suspension, discipline, promotion and transfer. The Sous Chef will actively and independently manage all aspects of employee relations to ensure a positive, harmonious, compliant and cooperative work environment within the kitchen area.The Sous Chef will be responsible for: • The management of the assigned kitchen operation.

  • Ensuring training of assigned shift kitchen staff is conducted in a timely manner. The incumbent also communicates with all shift employees to help them understand their job descriptions and company policies. • Completing documentation of employee performance and attendance issues in accordance with company policy and practice, including independently initiating and authorizing any employment action deemed necessary. • Hiring and terminating employees of the kitchen operation.
  • Maintaining and updating all employees’ files and required company documentation forms. • Reviewing all sanitation and production charts for the kitchen operation. • Maintaining fiscal controls for profit and loss purposes. • Ensuring budgeted food percentages are achieved through effective control measures including portion controls, kitchen timings, food inventory rotation measures, receiving and food storage procedures, inventory controls, transfer controls, effective purchasing procedures, kitchen security procedures and waste control.
  • Controlling labor costs through effective scheduling of kitchen staff, cross–training and development of employees. • Reviewing and analyzing daily payroll data to ensure proper coding of payroll and time for the purposes of accurate profit and loss statements. • The on–going training, development, mentoring and supervision of hourly employees. • Managing purchasing and preparation of all food products meet Ovations’ standards of quality and consistency.
Responsible for the development of menus, ensuring quality, consistency and style of concept are maintained. Monitors production of food preparation ensuring recipe specifications, portion controls and kitchen timings are met. Monitors all food served relative to appearance, temperature, sanitary and quality standards. • Coordinating the storage, maintenance and repair of all kitchen equipment during shift to ensure operational readiness.

  • Managing and participating in all line set–up, prep and breakdown activities. Responsible for in–service delegation of tasks to line personnel and hands on participation during peak periods. The ideal candidate MUST have the following qualifications: • Professional training through a culinary education or working in a fast–paced high–volume fine dining restaurant/catering facility, full service casual dining preferred. • Must have a High School Diploma, G.E.D.
or related Food Service Job Experience. • Must have a Gila River Environmental Health Food Handlers Card and/or Serve Safe. • Must complete Gila River approved Alcohol Certification Program • All employees must obtain a valid gaming license from the State Gaming Agency and Tribal Gaming Office prior to beginning work and are required to have license renewed annually. • Experience levels for position include a 2 year Culinary degree or a 3 year A.C.F.

apprenticeship and/or 2 years previous experience as a Sous Chef and/or related experience. • Must have various experience levels in volume feeding, ala carte, fine dining, catering, baking and pastry, and purchasing storage and handling • Knowledge of 24 hour, seven day a week food and beverage operation. • Ability to communicate effectively to all levels of staff. • Up to date knowledge of M.S.D.S.

Criteria Procedures, Safety Guidelines, First Aid/C.P.R., Environmental Health Codes, Local, State and Federal Guidelines. • Must possess excellent organizational and communication skills. • Skilled to all technical and sanitary aspects of food preparation and presentations. • Ability to speak, read, and write in English.Ovations Food Services, LP – Ovations FanFare is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

M/V/F/D encouraged to apply. No recruiter or staffing sales calls, applicant calls or walk–ins please.

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