Executive Sous Chef at KeyBank Center

  • Delaware North
  • Buffalo, NY, USA
  • Aug 07, 2019
Full time Chefs, Cooks, Food Preparation Workers

Job Description

Our Exciting Work Environment

Grounded in a foundation of family ownership for over 100 years, Delaware North has earned a reputation as one of the most admired family-owned hospitality companies in the world. At KeyBank Center, we provide food and beverage concessions, luxury suites catering and catering for our partners, the NHL's Buffalo Sabres and National Lacrosse Leagues Buffalo Bandits. We're working behind the scenes and on the front lines - making each guest experience, moment and memory the best it can be.

The ideal candidate will act as a team leader and motivator for kitchen staff, thus strong interpersonal skills and being a clear communicator are essential.

  • The successful associate will be responsible for assisting Executive Chef with daily supervision and production of all operations including game and non-game day events. The Executive Sous Chef supervises and works to develop the culinary staff at the property
  • Responsible for the preparation and production of food to be served throughout the facility, and any special culinary events (i.e., banquets, parties, etc.)
  • Maintains knowledge of local competition and general industry trends
  • Ensures culinary staff adheres to all Delaware North policies and procedures, Food Safety standards, GuestPath standards and all other policies and procedures
  • Training and developing of staff
  • Responsible for the procurement of all food products while following company specifications
  • Oversees weekly and monthly inventories
  • Ability to control food waste and identify opportunities for improvement of food/labor costs
  • Ensures that all progressive disciplinary procedures are followed as outlined by Delaware North and that all employees under him/her are given fair and equitable treatment
  • Creates a highly functional, teamwork-orientated back of house team
  • Seven years culinary management experience. More specifically, experience as a banquet chef or sous chef in a high-volume operation. Experience in a sporting venue preferred.
  • The ideal candidate is extremely reliable, detail-oriented, and proficient with all basic cooking techniques.
  • Strong organizational, communication and computer skills.
  • A commitment to excellence in guest service is essential.
  • Expertise with ordering and inventory procedures and health and sanitation guidelines.
  • Familiar with monitoring of food and labor cost and menu development.
  • Professional, enthusiastic, responsible, and dependable team player
  • Self-motivated, takes initiative and willing to acquire new skills
  • Serve Safe Certification & ACF Certification preferred.
  • Must obtain ACF Certification within the first 2 years of employment.
  • Candidate is required to take a culinary practical.
Who We Are

Take your career beyond the ordinary-to the extraordinary.

At Delaware North, you'll love where you work, who you work with, and how your day unfolds. Whether it's in sporting venues, casinos, airports, national parks, iconic hotels, or premier restaurants, there's no telling where your career can ultimately take you. We empower you to do great work in a company with 100 years of success, stability and growth. If you have drive and enjoy the thrill of making things happen - share our vision, grow with us.

Delaware North is one of the largest privately held hospitality companies in the world. Founded in 1915 and owned by the Jacobs family for more than 100 years, Delaware North has global operations at high-profile places such as sports and entertainment venues, national and state parks, destination resorts and restaurants, airports, and regional casinos. Our 55,000 employee associates are dedicated to creating special experiences one guest at a time in serving more than a half-billion guests annually. Delaware North operates in the sports, travel hospitality, restaurant and catering, parks, resorts, gaming, and specialty retail industries and has annual revenue of about $3 billion. Learn more about Delaware North, a global leader in hospitality, at .

All applicants will be subject to a pre-employment background check and may be subject to a pre-employment drug test depending upon the position and/or client requirements.

Delaware North Companies, Incorporated and its subsidiaries consider applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, marital or veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other legally protected status. Delaware North is an equal opportunity employer.