MGM Resorts International Assistant Chef - Catch (ARIA) in Las Vegas, Nevada


Las Vegas, Nevada

Become one of the stars behind the show and become part of the world’s most powerful entertainment brands. Our Company has one exciting mission: To entertain the human race .

  • Provides extraordinary service consistent with the ARIA luxury brand standards and S.H.O.W. Service Basics

  • Extensive knowledge of menu/recipe development policies and requirements.

  • Create, read, measure, and execute recipes.

  • Ensure that recipe cards, production schedules, plating guides, photographs are current and posted.

  • Establish the day's priorities and assign production and prep lists for staff to execute.

  • Ensure that all staff prepares menu items following recipes and yield guides, according to department standards.

  • Conduct a frequent walk- through of each Kitchen area and direct respective personnel to correct any deficiencies.

  • Ensure that quality and details are being maintained, take action to correct any irregularities

  • Oversee daily operation of food and beverage activities.

  • Develop and maintain teamwork and morale of the culinary team.

  • Ensure that quality, fast service with excellent plate presentation is achieved.

  • Ensure that employees adhere to company and departmental policies and standards.

  • Conduct training for all department employees on respective job responsibilities.

  • Understand Stratton Warren System for purchasing and ensure completion of cost transfers.

  • Assist Executive Chef by controlling of purchasing, receiving, purveyor lists and inventory of all kitchen items.

  • Be aware of any shortages and make arrangements before the item runs out.

  • Ensure proper usage and rotation (FIFO) of all perishable food items to maintain minimal waste.

  • Purchase all goods in an educated/systemized manner to help control budgeted food cost.

  • Ensure all requisitions are processed properly and placed in designated area.

  • Maintain composure with owners and guests in demanding situations.

  • Maintain complete knowledge of and comply with all departmental policies/service procedures/standards.

  • Maintain complete knowledge of correct maintenance and use of equipment.

  • Ensure kitchen equipment is properly maintained and functioning.

  • Anticipate guests’ needs, respond promptly and acknowledge all guests, however busy.

  • Be familiar with all Hotel services/features and local attractions/activities to respond to guest inquiries accurately.

  • Resolve guest complaints, ensuring guest satisfaction.

  • Maintain positive guest relations at all times.

  • Observe guest reactions and confer with service staff to ensure guest satisfaction.

  • Review Banquet Event Order sheets and make note of any changes; post function sheets for the next 7 days.

  • Ability to skillfully and knowledgably work each kitchen station.

  • Apply advanced knife skills required for service.

  • Maintain and exhibit a solid knowledge and understanding of all food products and skillfully apply culinary and cooking techniques.

  • Maintain proper storage procedures as specified by Health Department and Hotel requirements.

  • Properly label and date all products to ensure safekeeping and sanitation.

  • Inspect grooming and attire of staff; rectify any deficiencies.

  • Monitor and maintain cleanliness, sanitation and organization of assigned work areas.

  • Monitor performance of staff and ensure all procedures are completed to the department standards.

  • Inspect the cleanliness of the line, floor, all Kitchen stations.

  • Instruct staff in the correct usage and care of all machinery in the Kitchen operation, stressing safety.

  • Complete work orders for maintenance repairs and submit to Engineering.

  • Ensure that excess items are utilized efficiently.

  • Schedule and maintain budgeted labor cost.

  • Prepare weekly work schedules for all Kitchen personnel in accordance with staffing guidelines and forecasted labor costs, adjusting schedules throughout the week to meet business demands.

  • Check and ensure that all opening duties are completed to standard.

  • Monitor and ensure that all closing duties are completed to standard before staff sign out.

  • Perform all other related duties as requested.


  • At least 3 years prior experience at a high-volume, five-star quality operation.

  • High school diploma or equivalent.

  • Ability to work in a high-pressure environment.

  • Working knowledge of knives, knife skills and small wares equipment.

  • Working knowledge of health, safety and sanitation procedures.

  • Working knowledge of weights and measures and various cooking techniques

  • Experience working with relevant products and ingredients.

  • Strong coaching and development skills.

  • Be a clear thinker, remaining calm and resolving problems using good judgment.

  • Excellent customer service skills.

  • Ability to lead and mentor a team.

  • Interpersonal skills to deal effectively with all business contacts.

  • Professional appearance and demeanor.

  • Ability to work varied shifts, including weekends and holidays.

  • Able to effectively communicate in English, in both written and oral forms.


  • Associate’s Degree in Culinary Arts or recognized formal certified training program from a national association.

  • Experience managing employees using a Collective Bargaining Agreement.

  • Experience working in a similar resort setting.

MGM Resorts International develops, builds and operates unique destination resorts designed to provide a total resort experience, including first-class accommodations and dining, world-class entertainment, state-of-the-art meeting and convention facilities, and high-quality retail and gaming experiences.

With 77,000+ employees, the Company is one of the world's leading global hospitality and entertainment companies with 23 resorts. We’re proud to be recognized for our commitment to being socially responsible, including an industry-leading diversity and inclusive culture, community engagement and philanthropy initiatives, and a commitment to environmentally sustainable approaches in development and operations.

While we operate leading resorts and amenities, ultimately it is the people of MGM Resorts who make the difference daily by providing the ultimate guest experience. We welcome you to join us.

If you are an individual with a disability and need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process, or in order to perform the essential functions of a position, please contact our Corporate Diversity and Disability Outreach department at 1-844-247-0370 or email .

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