SLS Las Vegas

  • Banquets - Executive Chef

    Posted Date 1 month ago(2/19/2018 11:29 AM)
    Job ID
    US-NV-Las Vegas
  • Job Description

    Do you dream about creating the next great dish for an extravagant themed banquet party?  Do you sharpen your knives on a daily basis?  If you enjoy seeing the final product of great teamwork and hard work then this might be the position for you!


    This position is responsible for overseeing the culinary operations of SLS using current culinary concepts, practices, and procedures. The ideal candidate will be extremely creative with strong service skills and a demonstrated ability to energize a diverse team of culinary professionals.

    Job Focus

    Focus is on, but not limited to the following:

    • Has a passion for the craft and everything in the industry!
    • Must love and support their staff!
    • Must love and take care of guests!
    • Must say “yes” and “thank you” often!
    • Must be excited about change and an evolving environment
    • Reviews Banquet Event Orders daily and makes a prep list and product order list
    • Attend Banquet meeting BEO meetings and organizes and distributes information to the rest of the team
    • Manages the direction and oversight of all culinary operations in the banquet department by providing outstanding products to its guests/clients
    • Partners with the front of the house to achieve guests/clients goals
    • Prepares and produces all of the banquet meals ensuring food quality and exceptional presentation
    • Proposes and creates menu selections for special banquet themes and events based on current food trends
    • Exhibits culinary talents by personally performing tasks while leading the staff and managing all food related systems
    • Develops and implements creative items for the banquet menu
    • Analyzes recipes and plate presentation
    • Maintains desired food inventory levels and food costs
    • Ensures that all equipment and facilities are in good working order and is properly maintained
    • Responsible for ordering products to ensure all par levels are maintained
    • Supervises and carries out the correct procedure of preparations, presentation and portion control for all raw and cooked foods in accordance with Company standards and food regulations
    • Follows procedures for covering, labeling, dating and storing food in a timely manner
    • Works under time constraints and meet department deadlines
    • Constantly growing and coaching employees
    • Provides clear direction and achievable goals for their entire team
    • Understands and enforces federal, state and local food sanitation regulations
    • Able to reinvent a Buffet dining experience
    • Able to work with celebrity chefs and produce their needs

    Desired Qualifications

    • Has at least five to seven (5-7) years of prior experience as a Sous Chef or in the hospitality industry in a kitchen management role
    • Must be at least 21 years of age or older
    • Current with culinary concepts, practices and procedures
    • Active in furthering his/her own culinary development
    • Proven leadership and managerial skills
    • Supports an environment of colleague growth and development
    • Clear and concise written and verbal communication skills
    • Must have excellent organizational, interpersonal, and administrative skills
    • Proficient in MS Word, Excel, and Company communication technology
    • Culinary degree preferred or equal skills based training or experience at quality operations


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