Kitchen Manager/Head Chef

Affinity Gaming Black Hawk, LLC - Black Hawk, CO


SUMMARY: Oversees all aspects of Food operations. Manages and coordinates the activities of team members; implements, communicates, and ensures the achievement of operational goals and objectives, marketing strategies, and budgets; ensures compliance with policies and procedures; and monitors forecasts, budgets, costs, and operating results.


  • Supervises the entire food preparation staff, and is responsible for the hiring of new employees, termination of employees when necessary, and issuing disciplinary action as may be required.
  • Responsible for scheduling direct reports.
  • Oversees team member’s schedules and evaluates employees in order to promote, train or recommend adjustments.
  • Supervises all cooking operations. Checks the methods of preparation and cooking and checks the sizes for portioning standards. Inspects the garnishing of all foods. Insures that all food preparation is economical and technically correct.
  • Plans meals, develops menus, and assists the Food and Beverage Director with banquets, parties, and other special events.
  • Requisitions food and equipment from respective purchasing agents, giving specifications, quantities, and quality prescriptions which must be maintained by the Purchasing Department.
  • Initiate, promote and enforce safety procedures; primarily, cooking and holding processes of hot and cold foods.
  • Safety handling of all equipment within the "Back of the House", (mixers, dicers, vegetable cutters, etc.).
  • Observe and enforce sanitary behavior and clean appearance of food preparation.
  • Schedules regular safety meetings with all cooks, pantries, kitchen workers and supervisory personnel.


  • Five (5) or more years of progressive experience in food and beverage operations
  • Completion of Formal Culinary Training preferred
  • Experience creating new menu items and new menus.
  • Management/leadership experience required.
  • Excellent verbal and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Ability to work in a fast paced, high stress environment.
  • Ability to adjust to and manage change effectively.
  • Must be able to work a flexible shifts.


Paid meal periods and subsidized bus passes


Health, Dental, Vision, 401K, PTO, Employee Discount Network, Meals, Celebrations, Awards and more....


This job posting is intended to describe the general nature of this position. It is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required. Employee benefits may vary by location, position, length of service and employment status.

Final candidates will be required to complete a drug test and background check. Many positions will require a state gaming license. Affinity Gaming is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, national origin, gender, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, veteran status, or marital status.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $55,000.00 to $65,000.00 /year


  • relevant: 3 years (Required)

Work Location:

  • One location


  • Health insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Vision insurance
  • Retirement plan
  • Paid time off

Pay Frequency:

  • Bi weekly or Twice monthly

This Job Is:

  • A job for which all ages, including older job seekers, are encouraged to apply
  • Open to applicants who do not have a college diploma
  • A job for which people with disabilities are encouraged to apply


  • Weekends required
  • Holidays required
  • Day shift
  • Night shift
  • 10 hour shift