Meadowlands Racing and Entertainment (NJ) & Tioga Downs Casino (NY)

  • Sous Chef- Buffet

    Location US-NY-Nichols
    Job ID
    Regular Full-Time
  • Overview

    Responsible for the quality assurance of all finished products of the venue and the supervision of all food productions ensuring all Company specifications and standards are satisfied. Also responsible for closing all kitchen operations at end of day, ensuring that all kitchen staff duties have been completed thoroughly and timely.



    • Provide excellent guest service to both internal and external guests.
    • Actively supports the company culture of creating a fun and entertaining experience for internal and external guests.
    • Assist executive chef in overall management of the department.
    • Ensure consistency in all venues assigned to.
    • Responsible for the training evaluating and coordination of all food production Associates.
    • Ensures all specs and food apportionment are met.
    • Maintains excellent kitchen hygiene conditions at all times.
    • Controls food and labor costs on a continual basis.
    • Makes recommendations and suggestions in hiring, terminating, suspending counseling, to the executive chef.
    • Knowledge of all State Health Department regulations and ensures all conditions and standards are met.
    • Assists in the preparation, portioning and garnishment of all foods.
    • Participates and presides over departmental and venue meetings facilitating the flow of pertinent information from management to Associates.
    • Provides all Associates with proper training and counseling as needed in accordance with the Company’s Policy and Procedures.
    • Works with executive chef in resolving venue conflicts and disputes as needed ensuring high standards of customer service and Associate relations.
    • Oversees the completion of all post-meal & closing duties by the kitchen associates daily.
    • Make adjustments to kitchen staffing levels based on daily business conditions.
    • All other duties as assigned. 


    To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
    High School Diploma or GED required. Minimum of two to four years previous experience as a Lead Line Cook in a Full-service restaurant or hotel, with progressive supervisory experience.
    Strong interpersonal and communication skills required.
    Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instruction, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.  Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or associates of organization.
    Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference.  Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.
    The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an Associate to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
    While performing the duties of this job, the Associate is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, reach with hands and arms, and talk or hear.  The Associate frequently is required to stand and walk.  
    Associate frequently lifts up to 25 pounds. Infrequently lifts up to 50 pounds.  
    The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an Associate encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
    The Associate is regularly required to lift and/or move up to fifty pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move up to one hundred pounds.
    The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to loud.


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