Assistant Chef II - Stripsteak (Mandalay Bay)

Company: MGM Resorts International ( Learn More )

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US-NV-Las Vegas
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Job Description Grade:

The assistant chef is to assist the executive chef in handling all aspects of the kitchen operation to maintain and develop high quality food, and acts as a liaison between the restaurant and the hotel. All duties are to be performed in accordance with departmental and MGM Resorts policies, practices, and procedures.

  • Maintain and exhibit a solid knowledge and understanding of all food products and is able to skillfully apply culinary and cooking techniques.
  • Regularly restock all kitchen supplies and food items required for service.
  • Assist Executive Chef, Master Cook, Cooks, Pantry Workers and Helpers as needed in execution of service.
  • Conduct training for Master Cooks, Cooks, Pantry Workers and Helpers on job responsibilities.
  • Conduct inventory on a regular basis to ensure proper par levels.
  • Ensure all products are rotating on a first-in, first-out philosophy.
  • Ensure all requisitions are processed properly and placed in designated area.
  • Identify and safely use all kitchen equipment.
  • Properly label and date all products to ensure safekeeping and sanitation.
  • Apply advanced knife skills required for service.
  • Create, read, measure, and execute recipes.
  • Maintaining an exceptional menu knowledge and attention to detail with plate presentation.
  • Versatile in preparing both hot and cold items.
  • Maintain a solid knowledge, understanding and preparation of base sauces, stocks and soups.
  • Skillfully and knowledgeably work each kitchen stations.
  • Maintain supervisory role in the absence of the Executive Chef.
  • Ensure food quality is superior and take action to correct any irregularities.
  • Produce production list to ensure efficient execution of service.
  • Work as a team, assisting all guests and employee's needs and inquiries.
  • Effectively communicate with management and service staff in order to fulfill and address any issues or needs requested by guests and or other employees.
  • Follow all procedures and policies set forth by the company, division and department.
  • Follow all health and safety regulations.
  • Assist Executive Chef by controlling food and labor cost.
  • Assist Executive Chef by controlling of purchasing, receiving, purveyor lists and inventory of all kitchen items.
  • Prepare and administer kitchen scheduling, Payroll, Training, Issuing Discipline, and Coaching.
  • Assist Executive Chef by establishing goals and objectives that focus on profit, product and people.
  • Ensure kitchen equipment is properly maintained and functioning.
  • Performs all other job related duties as requested.
  • Required: 

  • At least 2 years of experience in a high volume restaurant, production kitchen, or fine dinning restaurant, preferably in a hotel/casino environment.
  • Ability to work without direct supervision.
  • Ability to handle a fast-paced, busy, and somewhat stressful environment, and work under pressure and meet deadlines with particular attention to detail.
  • Working knowledge of F&B preparation and presentation.
  • Working knowledge of large production kitchen equipment.
  • Possess advanced knife skills.
  • Basic mathematical skills.
  • Excellent customer service skills.
  • Able to lead and mentor a team.
  • Have interpersonal skills to deal effectively with all business contacts.
  • Professional appearance and demeanor.
  • Work varied shifts, including weekends and holidays.
  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Ability to effectively communicate in English, in both written and oral forms.
  • Preferred:

  • Associate's Degree in Food and Beverage and/or course certification from an accredited Culinary Institute, Formal Apprenticeship, or other formal Culinary Training.
  • Previous experience managing employees using a Collective Bargaining Agreement.
  • ServSafe or equivalent certification.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft applications: Word, Outlook, and Excel or equivalent.
  • Interest and/of expertise in farm to table cuisine.
  • Previous experience working in a similar resort setting.
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