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Specialty Chef

Harrah's Resort Southern California San Diego, CA

  • Salary $55,000 to $75,000 Annually
  • Benefits Offered Vision, Medical, Life Insurance, 401k, Dental
  • Employment Type Full-Time

Job Summary:

This position reports directly to the Executive Chef, and works as a team with the Restaurant Manager to deliver a high quality dining experience to all guests. Operates a productive, sanitary, team oriented working environment within budgeted guidelines.


  • Two years prior experience as Room Chef or above in an upscale Restaurant is preferred.
  • Sound culinary knowledge of Asian cuisine.
  • Understands food cost and margins, and how to best control them.
  • Strong knowledge of line of supply.
  • AS-400 ordering system knowledge preferred.
  • Must possess excellent people skills.
  • Must have the ability to teach and motivate staff.
  • Understands the concept of, and how to administer progressive discipline.
  • Must be able to display an active, well organized and well-groomed appearance at all times.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Facilitates a team structure between the front and back of the house staffs to assure that each guest has a positive experience.
  • Holds a daily pre-shift meeting with culinary staff to discuss the day’s business, and all other pertinent information.
  • Insures the integrity of all recipes by maintaining a current recipe file and trains all employees to follow recipe specifications and procedures.
  • Performs daily line checks to insure quality of line set up.
  • Monitors daily labor hours scheduled and consumed.
  • Adjusts to slower periods by encouraging no times and early outs.
  • Verifies accuracy of sign in sheets and turns them into payroll nightly.
  • Maintains budgeted food cost by adhering to recipe standards, maintaining low inventory levels in coolers and storerooms (J.I.T.), taking daily inventory of all high cost items, utilizing the cost transfer system, and evaluating the P mix daily to verify usage to items sold.
  • Acknowledges superior performance and corrects negative performance issues by using the discussion planner and progressive discipline as needed.
  • Maintains an active role in the training and supervision of stewards and wait staff.
  • Fills out daily Culinary shift reports and forwards to the Executive Chef.
  • Attends weekly Culinary Focus meeting and monthly Food and Beverage meeting.
  • Trains staff on emergency procedures.
  • Establishes a nightly dining room presence to solicit feed back from guests.
  • Spends the majority of time interviewing, training, and selecting employees
  • Conducts Performance Reviews

  • Makes or recommends wage increases

  • Makes or recommends promotions

  • Provides for safety and security

  • Handles employees' complaints or grievances

  • Recommends disciplinary action or disciplines employees

  • Plans work

  • Supervises and monitors work

  • Monitors legal compliance with federal, state, and gaming laws

    Physical, Mental & Environmental Demands:

  • Must be able to maneuver to all areas of the kitchen, restaurant, hotel, and casino.
  • Must be able to conduct conversations with guests and employees and speak distinctly and persuasively with others.
  • Must be able to deal effectively with diverse departments and have flexibility to work in an ever-changing work environment.
  • Must be able to work in extreme hot or cold temperatures.
  • Must be able to calculate numbers and solve complex problems.
  • Must be able to respond to visual or aural cues.
  • Must be able to react quickly to resolve problems or conflicts.
  • Must be able to cook and create new, innovative and imaginative recipes.
  • Must be able to read, write, speak, and understand English.

Harrah’s reserves the right to make changes to this job description whenever necessary.

Preference is given to qualified Rincon tribal members and members of other federally recognized tribes.

Harrah's Resort Southern California

Why Work Here?

Join us in our battle against boredom! Creativity, innovation and inspiration welcome.

At Harrah’s, playtime is never over. It keeps on going. Harrah’s offers a fun gaming atmosphere, world-class entertainment and warm, welcoming room accommodations. In a setting that’s friendly, lighthearted and exciting, Harrah’s invites you to come out and play.


777 Harrahs Rincon Way, Valley Center CA 92082
San Diego, CA


Posted: over a month ago