Chef - Chop House

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Date: Jun 15, 2019

Location: Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, US

Company: Las Vegas Sands Corp.

Description:

The primary responsibility of the Chef is to supervise, delegate and work hands-on in kitchen functions with kitchen personnel and /or Restaurant Management Agreement (RMA) leaders to ensure high quality of food, timeliness in food service, proper food and labor costs, and a safe, sanitary kitchen. Also required to train and develop cooks. All duties are to be performed in accordance with departmental and the Sands Bethlehem (the “Sands”) policies, practices, and procedures.

 

Minimum Employment Requirements:

  • 18 years of age, proof of authorization/eligibility to work in the United States.
  • High School diploma or equivalent.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in a positive/upbeat fashion utilizing English; both in oral and written form.
  • Interpersonal skills with focused attention on guest needs to deal effectively with all business contacts.
  • Maintain a professional, neat and well-groomed appearance adhering to the Sands appearance standards.
  • Maintain consistent adherence to the Sands Customer Service Standards (Standards of Steel).
  • Must be able to work varied shifts, including weekends and holidays.

 

Specific Position Requirements:

  • Minimum of 5 years of managerial experience in a Culinary position in an upscale and/or high volume foodservice establishment.
  • Degree or certification from an accredited culinary program preferred.
  • Ability to fluently read, write and understand English.
  • Must hold a current ServSafe certificate. 
  • Must possess knowledge of all aspects of running a kitchen, including food costing, budgeting, taking inventory, forecasting, proper ordering and receiving, staff management, etc.
  • Must have full working knowledge of POS system.
  • Physical ability to access all areas of the property.
  • Ability to withstand prolonged standing, stretching, bending and kneeling without restriction, work indoors, outdoors and be exposed to various environmental factors such as, but not limited to CRT fatigue, noise, dust, cigarette smoke.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, busy, and somewhat stressful environment and maintain physical stamina, proper mental attitude while dealing effectively with guests, management, team members, and outside contacts while working under pressure and meeting deadlines.
  • Ability to lift or carry a minimum of 20 pounds, unassisted, in the performance of specific tasks assigned.
  • Ability to work with others, communicate well, receive direction; review your own work.
  • Maintain a positive attitude toward work and interface with guests in a friendly and polite manner.
  • Ability to address stressful situations with clients with dignity and the utmost tact and politeness.
  • Must be able to work with others, communicate well and receive direction when needed to achieve department goals and objectives.
  • Must be able to qualify for, apply for and obtain a Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board license if required.

Responsibilities:

POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Ultimately responsible for all food preparation and quality in Emeril’s Chop House.
  • Responsible for the preparation and production of menus, development and execution of recipes.
  • Train, develop and evaluate personnel on proper use of standard kitchen equipment and tools, techniques and skills.
  • Ability to relieve, assist or fill in for any kitchen position as needed.
  • Have advanced product and menu knowledge as related to restaurant concepts.
  • Have a genuine desire to lead the team in producing high quality products.
  • Observes workers to ensure that methods of cooking, garnishes and portion sizes are as prescribed.
  • Possess a working knowledge of all department and company policies and procedures and Rules of Conduct and must enforce the same.
  • Manage staff and organize department functions in accordance with company guidelines.
  • Delegate tasks and department assignments or projects, meeting deadlines related to those assignments.
  • Direct others in completion of a task or assignment. Render advice, and provide expertise or judgment based on information gathered, studied, analyzed or reviewed.
  • Arrange timeline to complete tasks and department assignments or projects, and meet the deadlines related to those assignments.
  • Work on actual project or service to help achieve the objectives of the department.
  • Evaluate information to render an opinion or take action based on that information that will impact the department or function.
  • Focus on achieving the goals or objectives of the department using available resources (staff and budgetary).
  • Evaluate the schedule or timelines related to the completion of assignments, while maintaining service and/or product quality.
  • Develop staff skills to enhance department effectiveness and manage resources to eliminate excess cost or unnecessary expenditures. 
  • Interview and make recommendation of candidates for new hire
  • Determine if and/or when policy or procedural infractions by Team Members occur and issue the appropriate level of progressive discipline.
  • Responsible for the timely evaluation of all direct reports and conducting introductory period and annual performance reviews.
  • Maintains an open door policy and addresses all team member issues and/or concerns in a timely manner.
  • Conducts skip level meetings with departmental management and line level staff.
  • Conducts divisional/departmental staff meetings at least once per month.
  • Develop a working knowledge of all PGCB rules, regulations and Internal Controls applicable to your position.
  • Must read and understand the Sands Compulsive and Problem Gambling Plan with regards to how to conduct business in this position and specifically the regulations prohibiting service to minors and/or intoxicated persons.
  • Create a work environment that promotes teamwork, performance feedback, recognition, mutual respect and employee satisfaction; quality hiring, training and succession planning processes that encompass the company’s diversity commitment; adherence to the company’s status quo third party representation philosophy; compliance with company policies, legal requirements and collective bargaining agreements.
  • Authority to issue a complimentary in accordance with the Sands Comp Matrix.


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