• CULINARY - LEAD COOK

    Job Location(s) US-FL-Tampa
    Seminole Property
    Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa
    Position Type
    Full Time
    Shift
    Varies
    Category
    Food & Beverage - Culinary
    Requisition ID
    2018-22100
  • Overview

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    Whether you want to make your debut or go back on tour after a long hiatus, starting a career at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa can feel more like play than work. This expansive property is the premier entertainment destination of Central Florida & features high stakes table games along with thousands of the hottest slot machines. Owned & operated by the Seminole Tribe of Florida, this electrifying casino destination boasts rock star amenities at its AAA Four Diamond rated hotel ranging from seven award-winning Zagat-rated restaurants, a newly renovated Rock Spa® & Salon and VIP services galore.

      

    Our Commitment to Service:

    We don’t have customers, we have Guests. Unparalleled Service isn’t just a part of our mission statement at Seminole Gaming; it’s a commitment to each and every one of our current & future Guests. Our staff spends their time making sure that every single one of our guests gets the rock star treatment, but the Seminole Hard Rock family also rolls out the red carpet for our employees with competitive benefits & a great work environment.

     

    Benefits & Perks:

    We offer rockin' benefits that include Medical, Dental, Vision & Life Insurances, 401K, Paid time off, Annual Bonus Opportunity & much more! Please visit http://www.gotoworkhappy.com/benefits to see our full list of benefits! 

     

    Appearance:

    How we look & appear to each guest provides an important impression of our Company. Non-permitted guidelines include unnatural hair color, visibly explicit or offensive tattoos, facial tattoos, ear piercings that alter the shape and/or size of the ear, any visible body or facial piercings other than two (2) piercings per ear, facial hair longer than ½ inch in length or mustaches that extend past ¼ inch below the upper lip. Please note this list is not all-inclusive, as well as exceptions to these rules may apply for certain departments.

     

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    JOB DESCRIPTION

    Responsibilities

    The Lead Cook is responsible for consistently providing our Guests with an experience expected of a high-end, multi-dimensional restaurant. Food quality is at the highest level for where many of the items are prepared to order for our guests. In addition, this position will assist the Executive Chef and the Room Chef with recipes, staff, menus, preparation and presentation, as well as supervising the daily operations of the kitchen.

     

    Essential duties include, but are not limited to:

    • Responsible for scheduling employees.
    • Directly communicates with all supervisors, chefs and line employees on a daily basis regarding needs, requirements and expectations.
    • Instructs employees on daily responsibilities, following their progress in completing tasks time-frame allotted to ensure proper production. Counsels, guides, trains, and instructs assigned personnel in the proper performance of their duties.
    • Controls production levels in order to minimize waste and advises Chef of progress. Institutes cost control procedures and standards of operations and performance.
    • Implements operations, standards and procedures established by Chef including sanitation, tasting of products and presentation.
    • Ensures all food is prepared in accordance with operation standards.
    • Interacts with guest as much as possible to create a memorable experience.
    • Assists other line employees with daily responsibilities.
    • Strives to eliminate over-production and over-purchasing.
    • Ensures all food items are produced in accordance with established standards in respect to preparation, storage and accountability.
    • Ensures that production and storage areas are maintained in accordance with city and state health department codes and that health and sanitation standards are met.
    • Promotes positive public/employee relations at all times.
    • Maintains a clean, safe, hazard-free work environment within area responsibility.
    • Provides project leadership and project management as assigned.
    • Other duties as assigned.

    Qualifications

    • Minimum of two (2) to four (4) years of supervisory experience in a high volume kitchen required.
    • Two (2) year culinary arts degree preferred or the combination of education and experience.
    • Must be able to manage and reduce food cost.
    • Must have strong administrative skills and computer skills.
    • Must be able to demonstrate and deliver a high level of service to our guests.
    • Have strong verbal and written communication skills.
    • Has ability to lead and develop a cohesive culinary team.
    • Can interface effectively with FOH staff to produce a positive guest experience

    Work Environment:

    • Duties and responsibilities are typically performed in a fast-paced kitchen environment, as well as the back of house of the casino, which can be faced-paced with excessive noise. Also, there may be times where you will need to be on the Casino Floor or pass through this area. On the Casino Floor, you may be exposed to casino-related environmental factors including, but not limited to, second hand smoke and excessive noise.
    • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms, talk or hear; and taste or smell. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close, distance, color, and peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

     

    Native American Preference Policy:

    The Tribal Council gives preference in all of its employment practices to Native Americans. First preference in hiring, training, promoting and in all other aspects of employment is given to members of the Seminole Tribe who meet the job requirements. Second preference is given to members of other federally recognized Native American Tribes who meet the job requirements.

     

    Employment Process:

    Seminole Gaming’s employment process requires candidates to obtain gaming licensure by successfully completing a background check with Seminole Gaming Compliance and Regulations, prior to beginning employment. These background checks may include, but are not limited to:

    • Credit Check
    • Criminal Background Check
    • Drug Screen    

     

    Disclaimer
    While this is intended to be an accurate reflection of the current job, management reserves the right to revise the current job or to require that other or different tasks be performed when circumstances change, (e.g. emergencies, changes in personnel, workload, rush jobs or technical developments).

     

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