Sycuan Casino
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Catering Sous Chef



Job Duties and Responsibilities:

(Note: Duties and responsibilities may be added, deleted, or changed at the sole discretion of Sycuan Management at any time)
1.     Maintains efficient operation of the catering operations by assigning duties to catering staff, communicating pertinent departmental information to staff, instructing personnel on food service policies and procedures, correcting out of compliance behaviors, regulating food product utilization, drafting food production sheets, monitoring catering staff performance, and performing catering duties as needed. -  25%
2.     Ensures catering accountability by processing billing and catering event orders, producing catering event orders, equipment orders, corresponding with catering guests, maintaining and updating current catering event orders, equipment inventory, and maintaining records of past and future caterings. - 25%
3.     Prepares and cooks food for guest consumption by following recipes according to established standards and as projected on the catering menu, preparing food products according to production sheets, chopping, slicing, dicing, baking, frying, basting, boiling, sautéing, steaming, grilling, marinating, portioning desserts and condiments, and ensuring cold and hot food wells are filled and replenishing as needed. - 20%
4.     Assists the Executive Chef by participating in the training of caterers, providing guidance on proper portion controls and food presentation, monitoring catering performance, communicating relevant information between shifts, monitoring team member performance, training team members, conducting performance appraisals, providing counseling, guidance, and corrective action as needed, generating appropriate paperwork, and reporting discrepancies to the Executive Chef. - 15%
5.     Ensures safe and sanitary kitchen and storage areas are maintained by checking food products for temperature and freshness, rotating food items as needed, maintaining correct cooling, reheating and storing of foods, cleaning and wiping counters, shelves, refrigerators, hot and cold wells and surrounding areas, organizing storage area as needed, storing and restocking product on the line and surrounding areas, and following proper utilization guidelines for all supplies and equipment. - 10%
6.     Maintains catering vehicles by scheduling routine maintenance as required, ensuring vehicles are clean, auditing mileage logs, and keeping up-to-date list of approved drivers in each vehicle with instructions in case of emergency, accident, or vehicle failure. - 5%
Job Specifications:
Skills and Knowledge:
  • Ability to create recipes and menus
  • Ability to communicate and interact effectively with team members and guests
  • Ability to prioritize and perform multiple tasks and assignments
  • Ability to communicate effectively in the English language
  • Ability to document and complete office forms
  • Ability to maintain filing systems
  • Ability to perform simple mathematical calculations
  • Working knowledge of word processing and spreadsheet applications
  • Ability to appear for work on time
  • Ability to provide leadership and guidance to staff
  • Ability to maintain professionalism and composure
  • Ability to understand and follow verbal directives and written directions
  • Ability to accept constructive criticism
  • Ability to routinely lift and carry up to 50 lbs
  • Ability to stand and walk for up to eight hours at a time
  • Ability to bend, stoop, push and pull
  • Ability to work in a smoking environment 
  • Working knowledge of MS Word and Excel
  • Multi-lingual 
Supervisory/Managerial Accountability:
Direct:     Caterer
Indirect:   None


Job Specifications:
Education and Experience:
  • High School Diploma or G.E.D.
  • Current Food Handlers Card
  • California Driver's License in good standing
  • 3 years cooking/catering experience
  • 2 years experience cooking in a commercial kitchen 
  • Completion of Sycuans Supervisory Certificate Program
  • Serve Safe Certified
  • Culinary degree  
  • Office administration experience