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Ameristar Casino Council Bluffs Council Bluffs, IA

Job Description

How would you like to be the decision-maker in the kitchen? Bring your own creativity to the menu and to your very own team in the Chef De Cuisine position at Ameristar Council Bluffs Hotel!  Use your talents for innovative menu development.  Were looking for chefs like YOU to bring in the WOW factor for our amazing guests!  Apply today at the best casino company in the world!


  • Strategically train and develop for succession Sous Chefs and hourly Team Members 
  • Train team in cooking methods and mentor to develop advanced skills 
  • Help the development of menu items focused on increased revenue and improved Guest service
  • Manage execution of food preparation in venue or department according to quality standards, presentation techniques, portion control, and retention of nutrients
  • Analyze and recognize any deficiencies or problem areas and provide corrective action to accomplish desired results
  • Manage venue / department financial operating expenses including, but not limited to, budget, P&L, labor costs, controllables, and cost of goods
  • Adjust or balance the size of staff in order to maximize productivity or control labor costs without sacrificing Guest service
  • Implements, adheres, and monitors all department and property policies and procedures including but not limited to standards of conduct, attendance, appearance, cash handling, confidentiality, safety, Signature Sequence of Service, and sanitation  
  • Resolve food quality and service opportunities; communicate with appropriate Team Members and leaders on Guest feedback
  • Interact with Guests and Team Members by maintaining a visible presence in Team Member and Guest areas
  • Supervise all aspects of employee relations including, hiring, coaching and mediating hourly team members

Degree or certificate from a Culinary Institute desired

  • Minimum of five (5) years Culinary experience with a minimum of three (3) year leadership experience
  • Strong problem solving, mediation, coaching, and consulting skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills.
  • Knowledgeable of applicable federal, state, and local regulations.
  • Fully Competent in Microsoft Office
  • Ability to create innovative menu items, develop recipes, and provide unique food presentation 
  • Ability to demonstrate excellent verbal and written communications skills
  • High organizational skills and ability to complete several ongoing activities, projects, or assignments to meet deadlines
  • Ability to manage the performance of others effectively
  • Ability to demonstrate a high level of energy and enthusiasm 
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team with a high degree of honesty and candor

Photo - Council Bluffs

Ameristar Casino Hotel Council Bluffs, which includes the largest riverboat in Iowa, was modeled after the historic riverboats that plied the waters of the Missouri River in the 1800s. Located in the greater Omaha metropolitan area, this property has received the prestigious Four Diamond designation from the American Automobile Association and, in 2004, was named "Property of the Year" by the Iowa Lodging Association. The property also features a 38,500 square-foot casino, five dining options, three bars, an entertainment venue and 8,000 square-feet of meeting and event space.


Ameristar Council Bluffs

2200 River Road

Council Bluffs, IA 51501

Job Details

Date Posted November 21, 2018
Date Closes December 6, 2018
Requisition 2018-35089
Located In Council bluffs, IA
Work At Ameristar Casino Hotel
SOC Category 00-0000.00