Assistant Pastry Chef

Founded in 1986, the San Manuel Indian Casino (SMIC) has built a strong reputation as a premier gaming establishment attracting more than two-million guests a year! Our dynamic Food & Beverage department, the largest department in our organization, strives to create a pleasurable dining experience for all guests and prides itself on exceptional food quality and outstanding customer service.
Under the direction of the Pastry Chef, the Assistant Pastry Chef supervises Bakery hourly staff in daily overall kitchen operation for Bakery/Pastry Kitchen; works closely with the Pastry Chef for all scheduling, supervising, coordinating and training of Bakery staff; ensures that all baking staff follows all menus and recipes for Bakery/Pastry products; participates in planning, preparing and cooking of Bakery/Pastry items for all menus for all occasions including special functions and holidays, for all venues and for Casino as a whole.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities
Maintains and ensures that recipes, flavor profiles, consistency in quality, appearance and production time frames are adhered to for all Bakery/Pastry items being produced and that all food items needed for production are available to staff as directed by the Pastry Chef.
Ensure that all logs, requisitions and any other necessary paperwork are filled out reviewed and submitted in the proper form and time frame.
Possesses strong management skills; performs periodic and annual reviews of all Bakery/Pastry staff under the direction of the Pastry Chef.
Understand development of recipes, plating guides and menu cards.
Schedules Bakery/Pastry staff within budgeted labor cost; approves vacation requests ensuring that staffing needs are met.
Ensures safe working conditions are in place at all times for kitchen and food service staff; investigates and reports all employee injuries or accidents.
Monitors all kitchen areas to ensure Health Department, Gaming, Casino, IHS, FDA and OSHA codes & policies are followed at all times; reports any violation of codes and policies immediately upon discovery; participates in all Gaming, IHS and all other inspections.
Maintains acceptable attendance record; arrives in designated kitchen at scheduled time, in proper uniform and ready to work.
Reports and corrects any employee injuries, accidents or possible unsafe work environment or health code issues to management immediate when identified.
Perform any job responsibilities and or tasks deemed necessary by Pastry Chef and Executive Chef within the scope of this position and business needs of the department.
High School Diploma or GED required.
Culinary degree from an accredited culinary institute required.
College degree in related field preferred.
Minimum five (5) years' experience working in high-volume restaurant, hotel or food service establishment or management company at Sous Chef level or higher required.
Management training and/or culinary education experience preferred.
Possess a general knowledge of Bakery culinary operations.
Ability to handle high volume restaurant Pastry/Baking production, high volume catering/banquet bakery/pastry production and expediting of Bakery/Pastry products during peak periods of business in all stated areas.
Must have understanding of food cost, labor cost and other expenses relating to the Bakery.
Understands corrective counseling methods and how to properly document any issues that arise with staff.
Must possess advanced skill in hands?on staff training.
May be required to undergo and successfully pass a background investigation to obtain and maintain a Class "A" Gaming license issued by the San Manuel Tribal Gaming Commission.
Must obtain and maintain a current Food Handler's Card, ServSafe certificate and negative TB test.
San Manuel Band of Mission Indians, San Manuel Indian Bingo and Casino and the San Manuel Gaming Commission will make reasonable accommodations in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990

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