Buffet Sous Chef
Ameristar Casinos - Council Bluffs, IA

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Position Summary:
To organize, supervise, and prepare all food items while maintaining quality and quantity control. Presentation of food items in accordance with established standards of quality, food cost, and labor cost.

Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Adhere to guest service requirement listed above. .
  • Must maintain the strictest confidence of any and all confidential and propriatary information disclosed by an Ameristar entity or by a guest of Ameristar Casinos
  • Adhere to established department and property policies and procedures regarding guest service standards
  • This is a uniformed position, which requires the team member is in compliance with uniformed appearance standards while on duty
  • Supervise assigned food preparation in accordance with standards of quality, quantity control, taste and presentation as established by the executive chef
  • Attend weekly Sous Chef meetings and conduct culinary meetings
  • Schedule assigned personnel according to forecasted weekly volume
  • Meet with F&B Department Heads to assist in the development and planning for concepts of service, policy, procedures, and menus
  • Prepare daily logbook
  • Ensure satisfaction of guest requests for special food items as available
  • Assign specific duties on a daily basis
  • Evaluate, counsel, reprimand and discipline all assigned key preparation personnel as necessary
  • Assist Executive Chef in Maintaining apprentice quota and training all apprentices according to Culinary Apprenticeship Program curriculum
  • Maintain communication with all other departments
  • Works with Stewarding to ensure that assigned area is kept clean, properly stocked, maintained, and works with Engineering to ensure that equipment is properly maintained
  • Establish a sound working relationship with local health/sanitation agencies
  • Comply with departmental policies as well as with Company rules, regulations and policies set forth in the Employee Handbook
  • Review all recipes regularly to ensure maximum profitability
  • Adhere to all purchasing and receiving procedures
  • Ensure that cost control procedures are adhered to
  • Review all food requisitions, inter-kitchen transfers and production quantities and verify all special food requests with Executive Chef
  • Maintain labor schedule according to forecast and adjust staffing according to daily volume to minimize labor cost
  • Regularly review tally sheets of all outlets
  • Prevent the spoiling and contamination of foods by enforcing proper sanitation practices and ensure compliance with Company policy and health regulations
  • Inspect delivery of food to endure the highest level of quality
  • Inform Restaurant Mangers as to menu changes due o seasonal availability
  • Develop daily specials
  • Assist Chef by introducing special dishes and testing new items
  • Make menu recommendations to the Executive Chef for future menu development , holidays, special events, and promotions
  • Adhere to Ameristar’s Quality Standards for F&B
  • Post food pictures and maintain recipes to ensure uniformity
  • Check all food for taste, temperature and eye appeal
  • Perform other duties as assigned by Executive Chef
  • Be familiar with safe handling of cleaning products, equipments, and supplies
  • Respond to reasonable guest requests or place guest in contact with appropriate person for assistance
  • Supervise the training and cross training of all culinary personnel for all phases of food preparation according to standard job descriptions as provided by the by the Executive chef
  • Create and maintain a sound working relationship with all preparation personnel
  • Create attractive displays
  • Must be able to work flexible hours including evenings, weekends and holidays

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