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Company: San Manuel Band of Mission Indians

Under the direction of the Executive Chef, the Specialty Sous Chef – Asian Cuisine is responsible for the overall success of the Asian culinary operations for San Manuel Casino (SMC). Adhering to the Health department regulations and SMC standards and expectations of food service and quality, freshness and presentation, the Specialty Sous Chef – Asian Cuisine will oversee the Asian culinary operations to include menu concepts and recipe standardization. In addition, the Specialty Sous Chef – Asian Cuisine will be responsible for the management, training, and direction of the Asian cuisine culinary staff.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

1. Creates and implements new Asian cuisine menus and individual Asian cuisine menu items for all food outlets based on current food trends and regional tastes.

2. Enforces food quality standards, freshness and presentation throughout all outlets in accordance to SMC standards and expectations, and Health department regulations. Creates a memorable dining experience for our guests along with providing great value; ensures guests satisfaction.

3. Monitors and controls the maintenance/sanitation of kitchen, equipment and related areas to ensure a healthy, safe work environment which meets/exceeds federal, state and SMC standards and regulations. Assists with food inventory and kitchen supplies.

4. Ensures that quality Asian culinary dishes are produced and served in a timely, cost-effective and flavorful manner and to see that any problems that arise are rectified.

5. Accepts responsibility for activities of Sous chefs, cooks and other personnel in preparing, cooking and presenting food.

6. Serves as the technical expert, teacher and trainer to other cooks and kitchen personnel

7. Performs other duties as assigned to support the efficient operation of the department and assumes other responsibilities, duties, tasks, and assignments that contribute to the mitigation or response to any public health emergency.

Supervisory Responsibilities

Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with SMC policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees, addressing complaints and problem solving.


  • Associate’s degree required.
  • Minimum of two(2) years experience and demonstrated knowledge working in multiple Asian cuisines (Japanese, Chinese and Korean) required.
  • Minimum of two(2) years of management experience working in multiple Asian cuisines (Japanese, Chinese and Korean) preferred.
  • Related, relevant, and/or direct experience may be considered in lieu of minimum educational requirements indicated above.
  • Solid progression through all the culinary ranks.
  • Knowledge of current Japanese, Chinese, and Korean cuisine food trends.
  • Working knowledge of office equipment including a workstation computer.
  • Previous experience utilizing purchasing and procurement software is preferred.


  • At the discretion of the San Manuel Tribal Gaming Commission you may be required to obtain and maintain a gaming license.
  • A qualified candidate/employee must have a valid driver’s license with an acceptable driving record as determined by the company’s insurance carrier.
  • Required to currently possess, or obtain and maintain a Food Handler’s, HACCP and ServSafe certificate within 90 days of employment.

Yaamava’ Resort & Casino at San Manuel will make reasonable accommodations in compliance with applicable law.

As one of the largest private employers in the Inland Empire, San Manuel deeply cares about the future, growth and well-being of its employees. Join our team today!

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