Sous Chef


The Sous Chef is a part of the kitchen management team and is responsible for food preparation on all shifts for assigned food outlet.  The Sous Chef will also ensure all kitchen staff maintain excellent standards in food preparation and customer service. 

POSITION:                   Sous Chef

PROPERTY:                 Spokane Tribe Casino            

DEPARTMENT:           Food & Beverage                                           

REPORTS TO:              Executive Chef

STATUS:                      Non-Exempt

RATE OF PAY:             DOQ/DOE

OPENING DATE:         June 4, 2018

CLOSING DATE:          Open Until Filled 


(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 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 per standards.

5.         Assist in developing menu changes to ensure variety and food quality.

6.         Monitor and advise on storage of food items to ensure quality of food and compliance with health requirements.

7.         Must be able to effectively communicate with other including the public in the case of an issue with meal presentation, taste or quality. 

8.         Other duties as assigned.



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 knowledge of and ability to prepare all required food preparation recipes and knowledge of an ability to execute those recipes to the set standards and procedures.
  • Must have complete understanding of all operations of the kitchen.
  • Must have demonstrated organizational skills, budgeting experience and full understanding of financials.
  • Must have previous supervisory or management experience.
  • Must have a minimum of eight years progressive food preparation experience OR a culinary arts degree or accredited apprenticeship and four years of progressive food preparation experience.



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


  • Must be able to obtain and maintain required gaming license through the Spokane Tribe Gaming Commission.
  • Attend required training sessions offered by the Spokane Tribe Casino.
  • 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.



To apply for a position, please visit and follow the instructions to complete an online application.

All positions are contingent upon successfully obtaining required gaming license(s).

All positions require pre employment screening including a pre employment UA.

The Spokane Tribe Casino is an Equal Opportunity Employer that follows the Spokane Tribe Indian Preference Policy.

Please contact Jennifer Contreras, HR Representative, at (509) 818-1534 or

Melissa Kucirka, HR Clerk (509) 818-1531 or