Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Lake Tahoe

  • Chef de Cuisine

    Job ID
    Regular Full-Time
    Food & Beverage
  • Job Description

    From the brand that rocks the world, a career that rocks yours!



    The incumbent in this position is responsible for supervising all food preperation on all shifts for assigned food outlet to ensure quality food and guest satisfaction.

    (The following statements are intended as general illustrations of the work in this job class and are not all-inclusive for specific positions.)

    1. Maintain department objectives, standards, guidelines and budget to ensure proper management of department.
    2. Monitor food purchasing, staffing, food preparation and food inventory in order to control food and labor cost and waste, ensuring adherence to the budget.
    3. Hire, train, motivate, evaluate and supervise staff to ensure that employees receive adequate guidance and resources to accomplish established objectives.
    4. Monitor and evaluate food preparation by observing cooking techniques and tasting results to ensure food quality and consistency according to standards.
    5. Assist in developing menu changes to ensure variety and food quality.
    6. Monitor and advice on storage of food items to ensure quality of food and compliance with health requirements.

    Must have ability to:

    • Use all tools associated with the position including but not limited to knives, slicers and choppers.
    • Subject to extreme heat and cold, proper clothing is provided.
    • Review and comprehend recipes and other necessary documentation.
    • Inspect quality of all food items.
    • Communicate effectively with all levels of employees.
    • Move effectively and efficiently throughout work areas.
    • Work in varying noise levels, the severity of which depends upon customer volume.
    • Prepare all varieties of meat including veal, pork, beef, lamb, poultry, game and seafood.

    Must have own tools. Knowledge of and ability to prepare stocks, soups and mother sauces. Complete understanding of all operations of the kitchen. Demonstrated organizational skills, budgeting experience and full understanding of financials. Previous supervisory experience. These skills are typically acquired through a minimum of eight years progressive food preparation experience, or through the completion of a culinary arts degree or accredited apprenticeship and four years of progressive food preparation experience.


    In addition to the other duties described herein, each and every employee has the following responsibilities related to compliance with laws and regulations:

    • Attend required training sessions offered by the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Lake Tahoe.
    • Perform the duties described in compliance with local laws and regulations.
    • Take the necessary steps to ensure minors are not allowed to gamble or loiter in gambling areas, drink alcoholic beverages, or purchase tobacco.
    • Have knowledge of the ordinances, regulations, laws, policies, and procedures relating to the employee’s department.
    • Consult Internal Control Procedures and Policy Manuals for guidance.
    • Report illegal activity to Security or the appropriate levels of Management.

                                            The Hard Rock Casino Lake Tahoe-- System of Internal Control

    Everyone has a part in the internal control system at Hard Rock Casino. The roles vary depending upon what level of responsibility and the nature of involvement by the individual. Hard Rock Casino’ system of internal control integrates the activities, plans, attitudes, policies, skills and efforts of its associates working together to provide reasonable assurance that Hard Rock Casino will achieve its objectives and mission. Each Team Member is responsible for adhering to those performance programs, policies, procedures, guidelines and internal control standards established to guide the operation of Hard Rock Casino




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