Executive Chef

  • Monarch Casino Resort Spa - Black Hawk
  • Black Hawk, CO, USA
  • Oct 31, 2019
Full time Chefs, Cooks, Food Preparation Workers

Job Description

Monarch Casino Resort & Spa has opened an exclusive Executive Chef to be part of our growing property.

The Monarch property is opening a 23 story resort that will have over 500 rooms, 4 restaurants, and a full service spa/salon which is expected to open soon! Our new upscale resort has guest rooms that are uniquely appointed with incredible mountain views. Venture to our rooftop indoor pool and luxuriously designed Spa and Salon. Expect delicious cuisine at one of our four restaurants including our fine dining Steak House. Our expanded casino floor has over 1,200 slots and video machines, 40 tables games, and a live poker room coming soon.

Monarch Casino Resort and Spa is located in historic Black Hawk, Colorado surrounded by the majestic Rocky Mountains. Conveniently located only 45 minutes from Denver and the first resort you see when entering Black Hawk from Highway 119.

Key Responsibilities

•Implement exemplary Guest service standards throughout the department.

•Monitor the operation of all food outlets to ensure compliance with all standards.

•Maintain a constant "Floor Presence" to observe the food and beverage operations and interact with guests and Team Members.

•Maintain the appearance, presentation, cleanliness and overall service of the facilities, rooms, entrances, kitchens.

•Implement all Policies and Procedures and Company standards to ensure that quality of service is maintained to the highest level.

•Inform Engineering of any issues and concerns that need to be taken care of to ensure the safety of our Team Members.

•Assist the Director of Food & Beverage in establishing budget goals and objectives, monitoring financial aspects of the Department and developing effective cost controls for the entire department.

•Monitor and review schedules to ensure that there is proper coverage for holidays, events and day to day business levels.

•Address any guest issues or concerns regarding the food and beverage department and the resort facilities.

•Know all food products, preparation styles, and recipes being utilized on property.

•Ensure that preparation and work station cleanliness standards are being met and exceeded.

•Assist in designing, creating and implementing all menus changes, additions or modifications for all outlets.

•Accurately calculate food and plate costs and percentages, as required.

•Conduct inspections for restaurant outlets to ensure that Departmental Sanitation and Health Department policies and procedures are being implemented and followed.

• Provide input on purchasing decisions for all product.

•Ensure that the physical property and equipment are protected, maintained, and utilized efficiently and effectively.

•Understand financial reports and apply the information in a timely and practical fashion to improve the operations.

•Assist in implementing operating strategies within the Food & Beverage department

•Perform all other duties as assigned, delegated or directed.


•Monitor Team Members ensure that they provide excellent guest service.

•Lead the culinary team to identify, evaluate, and develop strategies to enhance revenue, increase profitability, increase guest satisfaction with the department's services and facilities.

•Direct, manage, evaluate and monitor the performance of the culinary team. Coach, counsel and train Team Member whenever necessary.

•Assist in operating the Food & Beverage departments in accordance to the department and company policies and procedures.

•Conduct meetings with the back of the house Team Members to ensure that issues and concerns are being addressed regarding the kitchen or any other related departments.


•Must possess an Associate's degree or higher from an accredited university, or culinary school or other institute of higher learning with an emphasis in Food and Beverage Management, Culinary or a related field. A Bachelor's or Master's degree is highly preferred.

•Must have attained certification as an Executive Chef from the American Culinary Federation.

•Must have a minimum of five (5) years of previous experience as an Executive Chef and have an understanding of all culinary styles. Previous experience in multiple outlets or venues is preferable.

•Must have a minimum of ten (10) years of additional progressive experience as a Chef, Room Chef or Kitchen Supervisor in a high volume production environment.

•Must have attained recognition from a nationally recognized organization.

•Must possess superb written and oral communication skills in dealing with executives, leaders, distinguished guests, clients, staff, and other department personnel in order to increase business and meet established company goals.

•Must display a professional presence and consistently demonstrate honesty and fairness in dealings with Associates.

•Must possess the ability to mentor and inspire Food and Beverage Associates to provide the highest levels of professionalism and quality service.

•Must demonstrate superb team leadership/development and partnering ability. The candidate must be able to accomplish all assigned duties in a positive manner.

•Must have the ability to handle multiple tasks and to deploy resources effectively.

•Must be Serv-Safe certified or become certifiable within 180 days.

•Must be a creative thinker who can develop new and exciting ways to provide or project value to our guests.

•Must be able to work flexible shifts, nights, weekends and holidays as required.


•Regular moderate physical effort is required

•Must be able to lift in excess of fifty (50) pounds.

•Excessive walking and standing is required for approximately 80% of the assigned shift.

•Must be able to stand and talk for periods in excess of 4 hours at a time.

•Must be able to frequently walk, sit, and perform functions with each hand and arm.

•Bending, kneeling, stooping, pushing and pulling maybe required throughout shift.

•Moderate use of computer during shift/minimal eye strain

Full Time Team Members Will Enjoy:

· Paid Vacation

· 6 Observed Holidays

· Health Benefit Insurance Package (medical, dental, vision, disability, and more)

· 401k Retirement Plan with Company Match

· Team Member (TM) Referral Program - Not only do we pay our current TM up to $600, we pay your referral up to $1,600

· Education/Tuition Reimbursement up to $6,000 per calendar year

· Career Development and Advancement Opportunities

· Flexible Work Schedules

· Up to $100 in Weekly Cash Prizes

· Paid Trips to Atlantis Casino Resort and Spa

· 1 Free Meal per Shift

· Round Trip Bus Tickets for $4 per Day

· Free Parking

· Additional Premium Pay in Select Positions