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Lead Cook - Yaamava' Resort & Casino at San Manuel

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Lead Cook


Yaamava' Resort & Casino at San Manuel


Highland, California 92346
United States

Date Posted:

May 13, 2022

Ending Date:

Sep 14, 2022

Type of Position:

Full Time


Food and Beverage

Job Description

The Lead Cook will direct, assist, train and re-train cooks in the preparation of food/food orders, as well as control production levels, proper recipe following and sanitation.


Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Oversee and guide cooks in the following job functions as well as participate in closing shift responsibilities. Gather required paperwork and ensuring all necessary items are completed. Responsible for preparation of prep and production list.
  • Responsible for preparation of all food items that are needed. Have complete understanding of all relative stations.
  • Responsible for assisting in the compliance of the San Manuel Casino Gaming Ordinance Guidelines (Chapter 19, sections 19.1 through 19.58).
  • Assist in daily inventory of product and the requisitions of same to see that shortages do not occur.
  • Assist and monitor the preparation of items served.
  • Use and store all food per rotation regulations: First-In-First-Out, and follow regulated expiration dates, date all items before use/storage.
  • Responsible for training and re-training of all kitchen personnel. Communicate and update to keep co-workers informed.
  • Be familiar with Safety policies and procedures. Attend and participate in all safety meetings.
  • Be able to function and train in all areas (all kitchens, food prep, stock and dishwasher).
  • Report all discrepancies, accidents and violations to the immediate Supervisor.
  • Responsible for notifying immediate Supervisor of any problems or concerns.
  • Responsible for cleanliness, organization and preparedness of immediate work space and adjacent areas,
  • Brief and communicate with the on-coming and out-going shifts and relay information to co-workers.
  • Assist with special projects as directed by the Supervisor including but not limited to: Monthly meetings, Deli assistance, Special banquets, concerts and special guests.
  • Keep up with emails and communication with cooks, chefs and other leads.
  • Be able to keep good notes on production levels of cooks, and daily observations.
  • Perform other duties as assigned to support the efficient operation of the department.

Supervisory Responsibilities

The Lead Cook is responsible for functional supervision of the Cooks, Preps, Dishwashers and assigned Stocks or Inventory Control personnel in their day-to-day operations.



  • High School Diploma or GED and culinary arts degree from accredited school required.
  • Minimum five (5) to seven (7) years’ experience working in high-volume line cooking or production cooking in a full-service dining establishment or food service establishment, with at least two (2) years’ experience in supervisory capacity preferred.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of food preparation and presentation.
  • Capable of following procedures and taking direction.
  • Possesses the ability to read recipes, production lists and any other necessary collateral paperwork, such as diagrams and logs, to be able to perform necessary duties.
  • Must have good basic mathematical, organizational and communication skills. 
  • Must be an exemplary employee and display the ability to work well with others.
  • Clean and proper work attire in accordance with company policy.
  • Must be reliable, pleasant and possess a good attitude.
  • Be able to provide good service to sometimes difficult situations.
  • Able to cope in potentially stressful situations.


  • At the discretion of the San Manuel Tribal Gaming Commission you may be required to obtain and maintain a gaming license.
  • Must obtain and maintain a current Food Handlers Card within 90 days of employment.
  • Will be required to obtain and maintain T.I.P.S Certification.

San Manuel Band of Mission Indians and San Manuel Casino will make reasonable accommodations in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. 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!

Additional Information

All applicants must be able to demonstrate their US work authorization during the employment verification process.

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Yaamava’ Resort & Casino at San Manuel
777 San Manuel Boulevard
Highland, CA 92346
Why you’ll want to work on our Team:
After 35 years, long time Yaamava Resort & Casino at San Manuel employees still love their jobs

Yaamava’ Resort & Casino at San Manuel – San Manuel Casino is now Yaamava’ Resort & Casino at San Manuel.

We are located just 60 minutes from downtown Los Angeles in the city of Highland, CA, Our gaming resort is owned and operated by the San Manuel Entertainment Authority. 
Phase 1 of our expansion opened July 24 with an expanded casino space offering more than 6,500 slots, five high-limit gaming rooms, live entertainment, a full array of dining options which include The Pines Modern Steakhouse, the Hong Bao Kitchen, Just Barbeque, the Serrano Vista Cafe, Rock & Brews, the Chingon Kitchen, Quick Bikes, the Big Mo’ Cafe, the TuTu’s Food Court and six cocktail lounges and bars.

Our luxury resort features a 17-floor hotel tower with 432 guest rooms and suites, an elevated pool deck experience, a lavish full-service spa and salon, expanded dining options, convenient 24-hour in-room dining. Our gaming resort offers sweeping views of the San Bernardino Mountains.

Indian gaming in California is an exciting, thriving industry. Whether working on the casino floor or providing support to gaming operations as a “behind the scenes” employee, you can contribute to a dynamic and challenging business and have opportunities to learn and grow with the gaming industry. At San Manuel, our team members define us.

Working at San Manuel is more than just a job. It is a career that will help you grow into the successful professional you want to be. 

We value our employees and offer a comprehensive Benefits Program:
Apply today to join our team!