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Sports Bar Chef - Wekopa Casino Resort

Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation and Enterprises Fort McDowell, AZ

  • Posted: over a month ago
  • $60,000 to $78,000 Yearly
  • Full-Time
  • Benefits: 401k, dental, life insurance, medical, vision
Job Description


The Sports and Entertainment Bar Chef will oversee the all back of house kitchen operations in the Sports and Entertainment Bar for the New We Ko Pa Casino Resort!  We are looking for a strong Chef with creativity, passion and drive to oversee our kitchens.  Under the direction of the Executive Sous Chef the Sports and Entertainment Bar Chef will be tasked to assist with the new restaurant menus, recipes, back of house operations and opening of this brand new restaurant.  Our vision is to be the place to be for Sports, Entertainment, Gaming and more!

In addition the Chef will support as demanded by business all banquets, restaurants, buffet and quick serve restaurants at the casino resort.   Under the direction of the Executive Sous Chef, the Sports Bar Chef will be responsible for seasonal menu rotations and competitive set analysis.  Daily, the Sports Bar Chef will oversee all meal periods to ensure maximum efficiency in recipe consistency, food costing, and scheduling of all back of house team members.  The Sports Bar will also oversee all group dining menus and special event execution for the restaurant. We will demonstrate and promote our We-Ko-Pa-Way Service Culture at all times.



Minimum requirement of 3 years’ experience as Chef in a high volume kitchen.  This candidate must be highly skilled in overall kitchen operations and menu planning.   Must have experience in high volume multi-unit operations.  4-5 Diamond resort and/or casino experience preferred.  Culinary degree preferred.


  • Provides exceptional guest service to both external and internal guests by maintaining and exhibiting the Casino Resort We-Ko-Pa Way Service Standards
    • Smile and Greet
    • Name and Meet
    • Thank you and Goodbye
  • Accountable to all standards set forth in the We-Ko-Pa Way Casino Resort service guide.
  • Under the supervision of the Executive Sous Chef manages costs, innovative and on-trend menu development, plate presentations, production, stewarding and staffing for the Sports Bar and offers support as needed for all back of house operations.
  • Responsible for executing the successful opening of the newest Sports and Entertainment Bar in Arizona
  • Oversees execution of the back of house restaurant service for the Sports Bar and supports resort banquet and special events.
  • Maintains culinary training initiatives to ensure all of the culinary team is skilled in food safety, sanitation and cooking procedures. This also includes and is not limited to the use and care of the steel, the use of knives and other culinary tools. Keeps safety and sanitation uppermost in mind.
  • New restaurant or resort opening experience highly preferred.
  • Must be compliant with all state health regulations and maintain optimum efficiency in food safety and sanitation practices.  Must ensure all proper labeling and storage of food while controlling waste.  Must be in compliance on all IHS health inspections
  • Teaches the art of butchering, carving, and basic cooking fundamentals in each of the areas supervised.
  • Oversees back of house cooks, stewards and leads and food preparation of the assigned area of responsibility as required by production sheets.
  • Is responsible for the efficiency of all service lines to ensure a 4 diamond experience. This requires the oversight and implementation of standard operating procedures, menu spec books, recipes and build-sheets for all outlets including but not limited to: portion control, plate appearance, and proper food preparation.
  • Ensures training of all line cooks the importance of sanitation, cleaning, and safety. Ensures all employees to “clean as they go”.
  • Contributes to a team effort and accomplishes related results as required.
  • Candidate is required to take a culinary practical.
  • Must have valid food handler’s permit and be Serve Safe certified.
  • Must have valid title 4 training and liquor management training.
  • Performs other related duties as required.
  • Must be able to lift in excess to 50 pounds and push or pull 100.
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain State/Tribal License (including extensive background check).
  • Must pass pre-employment drug test.



While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to:

  • Bend, reach, stand, walk for 34-66% of work day.
  • Eye/hand coordination for 34-66% of work day.
  • Exposed to hot/cold temperatures for 34-66% of work day.
  • Exposed to dust for 1-33% of work day.
  • Sit for 1-33% of work day.
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain State/Tribal License (including extensive background check).
  • While working on casino floor, employee is exposed to high levels of noise daily



Preference will be given to qualified applicants who are members of federally recognized Indian tribes. To be considered for Indian Preference, you must submit your Certificate of Indian Blood (CIB) with your application.

Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation and Enterprises


Fort McDowell, AZ



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