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Executive Chef Asian Cuisine

Location: Highland
Posted on: June 6, 2021

Job Description:

Under the direction of the VP of Culinary Operations, the Executive Chef Asian Cuisine is responsible for the overall success of the Asian culinary operations for San Manuel Casino (SMC). The Executive Chef Asian Cuisine adheres to Health Department regulations, SMC standards, food service expectations, and quality to ensure freshness and visual appeal. The person in this role oversees the Asian culinary operations to include menu concepts and recipe standardization, quality control, cost control, menu planning and development, preparation, and execution, and is responsible for the management, training, and direction of the Asian cuisine culinary staff. The Executive Chef Asian Cuisine also collaborates, initiates, and supports opportunities with other functional departments by championing the goals and priorities of the Tribe in a manner that faithfully reflects and upholds the Tribes vision, mission, and values.

The Executive Chef Asian Cuisine believes in and helps grow our BEST IN CLASS behavior and culture. This position includes responsibility for implementing innovative new Asian cuisine concepts, analyzing current trends, and is responsible for managing the overall Asian cuisine operations.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

1. Creates and implements new Asian cuisine menus and concepts, individual Asian cuisine menu items for all food outlets based on current food trends, regional tastes, and seasonality.

2. Responsible for trendy and eye-appealing garnishes, ice carvings, and other cutting-edge garnishes to raise the guest's experience and expectations. Accepts responsibility of and for Sous chefs, cooks, and other personnel in preparing, cooking, and presenting food.

3. Creates standard operating procedures to include recipes and pictures for all Asian food on property. Creates training programs for Asian food production, Garde Manger/Amenity program, and Sushi Program for all Asian outlets on the property.

4. Collaborate with SMC leadership to control labor and operating expenses through effective planning, budgeting, purchasing decisions, and inventory control while focusing on creative cost control and revenue generation solutions to maximize profit. Work closely with the VP of Culinary Operations on costing, production, and control for proper recipe execution and waste management

5. Enforce food quality standards, freshness, and presentation throughout all outlets in accordance with SMC standards and expectations, in addition to compliance with Health Department regulations. Maintain high quality of food inventory selection and kitchen supplies. Monitors and controls the maintenance and sanitation of the kitchen(s), all equipment, and related areas to ensure a healthy, safe work environment that meets/exceeds federal, state, and SMC standards and regulations.

6. Oversees daily restaurant service, which includes but is not limited to developing menus, operations, recipes, financial responsibility, portion and inventory control, food quality, and employee supervision. Control costs and maximize financial success. Work with SMC leadership on the strategic planning of monthly, quarterly, and annual forecasts of food COGS. Control and maintain appropriate levels of expense as it relates to food and culinary operations.

7. Completes all administrative duties required by this position to include ordering/requisitions, schedules, month-end inventories, and performance evaluations as directed by established due dates. Continually promote service excellence among all members of the department. Maintain effective communication and interaction across all departments.

8. Lead a high volume, culinary operation creating a memorable culinary experience for guests and VIPs and providing great value by exceeding guests' expectations, ensuring quality control & consistency with all food prep activities before, during, and after service.

9. Schedules all BOH employees while reviewing staffing levels to meet service, operational and financial objectives. Mentor, coach, develop, and inspire our culinary team to remain curious by continuing to learn and teach. Serve as the technical expert, teacher, and trainer to other cooks and kitchen personnel.

10. Assumes other responsibilities, duties, and tasks as assigned.

Supervisory Responsibilities

Carry out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, reviewing, and directing work; evaluating and appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.


* Minimum of seven (7) years of experience in a management capacity and demonstrated knowledge working in multiple Asian cuisines (Japanese, Chinese, Vietnamese, and Korean). Fluent communication skills in one or more of those languages.

* Solid progression through all the culinary ranks.

* Knowledge of current Japanese, Chinese, and Korean cuisine food trends.

* Must have intermediate proficiency in Microsoft Outlook, Word, and Excel.

* Previous experience utilizing purchasing and procurement software is highly preferred.

* Strong leadership skills required with excellent motivational and collaborative emphasis; communicates change effectively, overcomes resistance, and builds commitment.

* Ability to delegate, multi-task, lead and prioritize effectively in a dynamic, fast-paced environment with demonstrated organizational and time management skills.


* Must obtain and maintain a ServSafe certification within 90 days of employment.

* At the discretion of the San Manuel Tribal Gaming Commission, you may be required to obtain and maintain a gaming license.

* A qualified candidate/employee must have a valid driver's license with an acceptable driving record as determined by the company's insurance carrier.

San Manuel Band of Mission Indians and San Manuel Casino will make reasonable accommodations in compliance with applicable law.

As one of the largest private employers in the Inland Empire, San Manuel deeply cares about the future, growth and well-being of its employees. Join our team today!

Keywords: SAN MANUEL INDIAN BINGO & CASINO, Highland , Executive Chef Asian Cuisine, Other , Highland, California

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