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Sous Chef


DEPARTMENT:  Food & Beverage

REPORTS TO:  Assistant Executive Chef

SPAN OF CONTROL:  First cooks, lead cooks, line cooks, prep cooks, buffet & snack bar attendants, back of house personnel



FLSA:  Non-Exempt

APPROVED:  11/10/16


POSITION SUMMARY:  Responsible for checking all food production for quality and monitoring all food storage areas (i.e. coolers, walk-in freezer, pantry, and employee dining) for waste and proper rotation of food.  Trains kitchen staff for proper food handling, prep, quality, and sanitation. Practices the Rising Star Core Values of Commitment, Integrity and Excellence.


Essential Job Functions:

  • Monitors food storage areas for waste and proper rotation of food.
  • Trains kitchen staff in proper cooking techniques and methods, effectively maintaining standards and training of proper food handling, quality, and sanitation.
  • Involved in food prep for daily operations and bringing creative and new menu ideas to the attention of executive chef.
  • Assists Executive Chef in scheduling personnel and employee performance reviews.
  • Assigns breaks for employees.
  • Gives Executive Chef written summary of daily production or problems in the kitchen.
  • Provide service to internal and external customers which reflects the company culture of Satisfaction, Togetherness, Appreciation and Recognition. (S.T.A.R.)
  • Responsible for immediately informing on-site IGC Agent on duty, Security and Supervisor on Duty of any Internal Control or State Regulation violations related to gaming activity of which you commit, witness or become aware; must report pursuant to company Self-Reporting Policy.


Other Job Functions: 

Performs miscellaneous duties as assigned.


Job Qualifications:

Experience Required:  Minimum of One year experience in a management position of a full service kitchen operation.
Education Required:  High school diploma or equivalent.
Skills, Knowledge and/or Abilities Required:  Complete working knowledge of production kitchen; ability to communicate effectively with others; understands and complies with all company and departmental rules and regulations.
Licenses, Certifications, Bonding, and/or Testing Required:  Indiana Gaming Commission Occupational License - Level 3.  Serv-Safe certified.
Other Specialized Requirements:  Must have good organizational skills, even temperament, and ability to work well with others.

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