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Assistant Kitchen Manager


Compensation: Base Pay $39,000/annually

The Assistant Kitchen Manager supervises, coordinates, and directs activities of cooks and other kitchen personnel engaged in preparing and cooking foods in the restaurants during assigned shift.  Also engages in the preparation of food items.

  • All Team Members must embrace and deliver Kiowa’s Guest Service Standards to every Guest on every shift, as outlined in Orientation, the Team Member Handbook, Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), and any other related training
  • Consistently ensures an exceptional level of service and satisfaction is achieved throughout the property, exceeding the expectations of external and internal Guests alike in a timely and effective manner
  • Assists Kitchen Manager in estimating food consumption, and requisitioning foodstuffs
  • Receives and examines foodstuffs and supply deliveries to ensure quality and quantity meet established standards and   specifications
  • Maintains all food preparation, sanitary, and safety standards in kitchen at all times, and ensures Team Members maintain these standards as well
  • Supervises personnel engaged in preparing, cooking, and serving meats, sauces, vegetables, soups, and other foods to ensure quality
  • Cooks or otherwise prepares food according to recipes, when necessary
  • Monitors cooking techniques used by staff in order to minimize waste and maximize quality and palatability
  • Cuts, trims, and bones meats and poultry for cooking to ensure quality cuts and appropriate use of kitchen food resources
  • Portions cooked foods, or gives instructions to workers as to size of portions and methods of garnishing
  • Assists Kitchen Manager in charge of the design of menus
  • Assists Kitchen Manager with budgetary constraints and cost controls on kitchen resources
  • Oversees inspections of kitchen and work areas
  • Attends meetings as required
  • Writes menus, analyzes recipes, and pre and post costs consumption specific to required reports
  • Adheres to all regulatory, departmental, and casino policies and procedures, and to the Minimum Internal Control Standards (MICS)
  • Assists with hiring, retaining, promoting, performance evaluations, training, disciplining, and terminating employee with concurrence of the Department Manager, Department Director, Chief Operating Officer/General Manager, and the Director of Human Resources
  • Must adhere to the safety rules and regulations of the Kiowa Casinos and of the Food and Beverage department
  • All other duties as assigned
  • Must adhere to departmental, organizational, state, and federal safety rules and regulations, applicable processes for safe operation, appropriate  Personal Protective Equipment, in addition to any/all related controls for personal welfare and the safety of others


  • High school diploma or GED required
  • At least 21 years of age
  • 2 year culinary degree and 2 years kitchen production experience; OR 4 years kitchen production experience
  • 2 years kitchen lead/supervisory
  • Demonstrable knowledge of classical and volume cooking techniques, recipes and proper kitchen procedures
  • Basic knowledge of culinary basics including, recipes, production methods, ordering, receiving, and tracking
  • Certification in ServSafe food safety program or equivalent (90 days to acquire)


  • Strong computer skills with experience in word processing, databases, and spreadsheets (ability to demonstrate proficiency) 
  • Strong organizational skills 
  • Excellent written communication skills
  • Excellent verbal and interpersonal communication skills
  • Accurate and detail-oriented
  • Excellent problem solving skills
  • Guest service, interpersonal, and teamwork skills necessary to maintain quality service delivery
  • Advanced aptitude in accurately completing calculations and following strict procedures is important


  • Ability to maintain high confidentiality
  • Ability to independently manage multiple tasks in a professional manner
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision
  • Ability to work cooperatively with all departments
  • Ability to manage extensive amounts of paperwork
  • Ability to operate most office equipment (computer, fax, copier, etc.)
  • Ability to maintain a professional demeanor
  • Able to prioritize tasks
  • Ability to follow direction
  • Ability to build a strong team
  • Ability to plan food production including pre-costs and post analysis
  • Ability to write menus
Kiowa Casino & Hotel

198131 Hwy 36

Devol, OK 73531

As one of the leading entertainment destinations in the region, Kiowa Casino & Hotel is expanding its team and inviting dedicated individuals to join its dynamic workforce. Take advantage of our unmatched benefits package!
Casino & Hotel

Kiowa Casino & Hotel

About the company

Kiowa Casino is located in Devol, Oklahoma. The property features 63,000 square feet of gaming entertainment, hotel, and dining space with over 800 slot machines and nearly one dozen table games.

The hotel features 63 guest rooms, meeting rooms, a fully-equipped business center, retail space and a fitness center. Casual dining options on the property include Morning Star Steakhouse, the Morning Star Buffet & Grille. Each dining option features its own unique atmosphere, menu and flavors.

Kiowa Casino Hotel Offers Great Benefits!!
Generous PTO - Earn OVER THREE WEEKS of time off the very first year
Virtual Visit - Doctors via MDlive available 24/7 for non-emergencies/Free
EAP Services - 24/7 assistance for emotional, financial & legal issues/Free
Insurance - $25,000 Life and AD&D coverage for additional peace-of-mind/Free
401(k) Matching - If you contribute, we’ll pitch in an additional percentage/Free
Gym Membership- Utilize the Wichita Falls or Lawton YMCA for $0/Free
Medical/Dental/Vision - Quality BC/BS coverage at a greatly reduced rate
Meal & Snacks - At Red River (Devol), they’re on us every workday/Free
Uniforms - Shirts, Pants & Alterations plus non-slip shoes, if required/Free