Sous Chef | Gran Via Buffet at Winstar Casino

Location US-OK-Thackerville
Job ID
Spectra - Food Services & Hospitality
Location Name
Spectra FH - WinStar World Casino's Gran Via Buffet
Culinary / Kitchen Management
Regular Full-Time


The Sous Chef will actively supervise, coach, counsel, direct, train and mentor employees in meeting company quality standards and ensuring a positive, harmonious, compliant and cooperative work environment within the kitchen area under the supervision of the Chef De Cuisine.



  • Responsible for management of the assigned kitchen operation.
  • Ensures training of assigned shift kitchen staff is conducted in a timely manner.  The incumbent also communicates with all shift employees to help them understand their job descriptions and company policies.
  • Responsible for completing documentation of employee performance and attendance issues in
  • Reviews all sanitation and production charts for the kitchen operation.
  • Ensures budgeted food percentages are achieved through effective control measures including portion controls, kitchen timings, food inventory rotation measures, receiving and food storage procedures, inventory controls, transfer controls, effective purchasing procedures, kitchen security procedures and waste control. 
  • Controls labor costs through effective scheduling of kitchen staff, cross-training and development of employees. 
  • Responsible for the on-going training, development, mentoring and supervision of hourly employees.
  • Manages purchasing and preparation of all food products meet Spectra’ standards of quality and consistency.  Responsible for the development of menus, ensuring quality, consistency and style of concept are maintained. 
  • Monitors the production of food preparation ensuring recipe specifications, portion controls and kitchen timings are met.  Monitors all food served relative to appearance, temperature, sanitary and quality standards.
  • Coordinates the storage, maintenance and repair of all kitchen equipment during shift to ensure operational readiness.
  • Manages and participates in all line set-up, prep and breakdown activities.  Responsible for in-service delegation of tasks to line personnel and hands on participation during peak periods.


  • Experience levels for position include a 2 year culinary degree or a 3 year A.C.F.                       
  • Apprenticeship and/or 2 years previous experience as a Sous Chef and/or related experience.
  • Must have various experience levels in volume feeding, ala carte, fine dining, catering, baking and pastry, and purchasing storage and handling
  • Knowledge of 24 hour, seven day a week food and beverage operation.
  • Ability to communicate effectively to all levels of staff.
  • Up to date knowledge of M.S.D.S. Criteria Procedures, Safety Guidelines, First Aid/C.P.R., Environmental Health Codes, Local, State and Federal Guidelines.
  • Must possess excellent organizational and communication skills.
  • Skilled to all technical and sanitary aspects of food preparation and presentations.
  • Ability to speak, read, and write in English.
  • Professional training through a culinary education or working in a fast-paced high-volume fine dining restaurant/catering facility, full service casual dining preferred.
  • Must have a High School Diploma, G.E.D. or related Food Service Job Experience.
  • Must have a Health Food Handlers Card and/or Serve Safe.
  • Must complete approved Alcohol Certification Program
  • All employees must obtain a valid gaming license from the State Gaming Agency and Tribal Gaming Office prior to beginning work and are required to have license renewed annually.


Spectra, an industry leader in sports, entertainment and venue management, dedicated to recruiting and developing individuals with the skills, experience, desire, and values to contribute to the continued growth and success of our organization.  Together, with our 250+ sports & entertainment venue partners, we transform events into experiences! These experiences create excitement, turn heads, and make memories.  Come Join Us!  You can learn more about Spectra at www.spectraexperiences.com/


Spectra is an equal opportunity employer and our employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, handicap, marital status, or any other status or condition protected by Federal and/or State laws, except where bona fide occupational qualifications apply.


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