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Sous Chef

Bally’s Dover
Dover, DE
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Major Focus

Ensures that all kitchen employees produce a quality food product that is prepared in a timely manner and attractively presented in accordance with our standards

Essential Functions
  • Maintains strong emphasis sanitation and cleanliness in all food preparation and storage areas, including walk-in boxes.
  • Responsible for developing recipe costs and procedures.
  • Maintains consistency in food quality:
  • Prepares standard recipes for all volume food items and trains employees to adhere to our standard recipes, assuring consistency.
  • Prepares standard plating instructions (photos of how each finished plate should look, with short instructional information) and require every kitchen employee to adhere to these standards.
  • Prepares standard purchasing specifications, together with the Chef Manager, for all volume and high priced food items, and at the time of the daily food delivery makes personal spot checks on the loading dock to verify that the deliveries conform to our purchasing standards.
  • Ensures that the kitchen is deep cleaned on a weekly basis.
  • During peak business hours, maintains a presence at the pass to ensure that the food coming out of the kitchen is of high quality and good presentation, conforming to plating standards. Ensures that orders are prepared in proper sequence.
  • Maintains food, labor and operational cost percentages based on the budget and by following these steps:
  • Avoids over production by gearing food prep to the weekly cover forecast and the respective popularity index percentage (new POS report)
  • Uses inventory sheets for daily orders.
  • Avoids production waste by regularly making employees aware of the high cost of volume food items; checks the trash cans in the prep areas. Requires employees to report food losses to the chef and keep a log of any food losses.
  • Controls high cost items like steaks, filet, etc. and compares usage to the daily tem sales summary. Controls access, keeps walk-ins locked and locks the kitchen after hours.
  • Maintains food ingredients, food preparation, and general supplies by purchasing menu ingredients; evaluating the quality of fresh food and food product deliveries; maintaining general supplies; conducting daily, weekly and monthly inventories; establishing inventory levels, re-order points, storage requirements and cost control.
  • Maintains culinary equipment by following operating instructions; instructing staff in equipment use; troubleshooting breakdowns; maintaining equipment supplies; performing preventive maintenance; calling for repairs; evaluating new equipment; making recommendations of equipment purchases.
  • Assists with budget preparation as directed.
  • Interviews, selects, hire, and retain superior employees.
  • Completes timely evaluations for subordinates.
  • Conducts formal and informal training for subordinates.
  • Conducts formal and informal coaching and counseling with subordinates.
  • Rewards and recognizes superior performers.
  • Ensures that employees work safely and follow all safety rules.
Additional Functions
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
  • High school diploma, GED.
  • Two years of supervisory experience in a Sous Chef capacity in a high volume, mid-priced restaurant required.
  • Must possess good math skills.
  • Must possess computer proficiency with Microsoft Office.
  • Must possess good oral and written communication skills.
  • Must possess good customer service and leadership skills.
  • Must be able to solve problems and deal with a variety of situations.
  • Must present an overall professional appearance.
  • Must be able to work weekends, holidays and nights as scheduled.
  • Must be able to successfully pass a background check.
  • Must be able to speak, read and write English.

The above description denotes some of the specific characteristics which are necessary to perform the principal functions of the job and are not intended to be a description of all the work requirements that may be inherent in the position.

Bally’s Dover is an equal opportunity employer.

Addendum To Job Description

These are physical and mental requirements of the position as it is typically performed. Inability to meet one or more of these physical or mental requirements will not automatically disqualify a candidate or employee from the position. Upon request for a reasonable accommodation, the Company will review for reasonableness, depending on the requirement, the essential functions to which it relates, and the proposed accommodation.

Physical Requirements




Pull (100 pounds)




Color Perception

Climb, Ascend/Descend (Stairs, Ladders)


Stoop /Kneel /Crouch


Hearing / Listening


Lift (50 pounds)




Clear Speech / Talking


Carry (50 pounds)





Drive (local / long distance)

Repetitive Motion


Dexterity /Hand

Walk for Extended Periods



Dexterity /Fingers


Stand for Extended Periods


Reach (Above Shoulder)


Push (100 pounds)


Sit for Extended Periods


Mental / Reasoning Requirements


Reading – Simple


Writing – Simple

Advanced Math Skills

Reading – Complex

Writing – Complex


Analysis / Comprehension



Basic Math Skills


Judgment / Decision Making

Work Environment


Shift Work


Pressurized Equipment

Works Alone


Extreme Heat


Moving Objects


Works with Others


Extreme Cold

High Places


Verbal Contact with Others

Extreme Noise


Fumes / Odors


Face-to-Face Contact

Mechanical Equipment

Hazardous Materials



Electrical Equipment

Dirt / Dust


The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and/or skills required of all personnel so classified.

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Bally’s Dover is a unique Four Diamond casino hotel conveniently located in the heart of the Mid-Atlantic region. Our smoke-free casino features 33 table games such as Craps, Mini Baccarat Macau Style with Dragon Bonus, Blackjack, Roulette, Emperor's Challenge Pai Gow Poker, High Card Flush, 3 Card Poker with 6 card bonus bet, Player's Edge 21+3, Heads Up Hold'Em, and Cajun Stud. Players also enjoy 2,200 slot machines, including progressives and penny machines all the way up to $100 slots.

Our luxurious AAA-rated Four Diamond casino hotel is the largest in Delaware with 500 well-appointed guest rooms and suites. The stunning Rollins Center® ballroom and well-equipped breakout rooms accommodate conventions, corporate meetings, banquets, weddings and celebrations of many kinds.

Bally's Dover Casino Resort offers a wide variety of dining options from New York-style deli to a gourmet steak and seafood restaurant.  Casual dining includes family-style Italian, specialty seafood, station-style buffet, two gourmet coffee and pastry shops and more. Food & beverage venues include Gr8 Burgers, Jerry Longo's Meatballs & Martinis, Macau Kitchen Express, The Royal Prime, Sugar Factory, Sweet Perks Too and the Winner's Circle Restaurant.

Toppers Spa/Salon offers exquisite spa treatments and salon services in a tranquil setting.  Our shops include Godiva, Swarovski, The Colonnade Marketplace and Fashions of The Colonnade featuring trendy and classic designer apparel and accessories.

World-class sports action awaits with live harness racing from November to April with a liberal purse structure to attract the best horses and drivers from Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Ohio and Canada.

Guests can wager on harness and thoroughbred horse racing from across the country, 363 days a year in our Race & Sports Book, in addition to professional football sports betting. Our casino hotel adjoins Dover International Speedway®, which hosts two thrilling NASCAR® race weekends each year.

We feature some of the best live entertainment in our region as well as live boxing events.

Our parent company, Bally’s Corporation is a global casino entertainment company with a growing presence including award-winning casinos and resorts, as well as a broad portfolio of digital sports betting and casino offerings.With approximately 10,500 employees spread in offices around the world, Bally’s Corporation is one of the fastest-growing competitors in our field. Company assets within the United States include 15 casinos, a horse racing track, and access to online sports betting licenses in 18 states. Our casino operations boast an impressive total collection of over 15,000 slot machines, 500 table games, and 5,300 hotel rooms.