Comcast Spectacor

Sous Chef

US-SD-Sioux Falls
Job ID
Spectra - Food Services & Hospitality
Spectra FH - Sanford Pentagon
Food/Beverage Management
Regular Full-Time


We are currently seeking a talented, motivated, and experienced SOUS CHEF to oversee our food service operations at the Sanford Pentagon in Sioux Falls, SD and Canaries Baseball Stadium. The Pentagon opened in 2013 and has a seating capacity of 3,250 spectators. It hosts the Sioux Falls Skyforce of the NBA Development League. The Pentagon is known for hosting a wide range of sporting events including: regional youth basketball tournaments, NCAA Division I basketball games, NCAA Division II basketball games and tournaments, Mixed martial arts events, and occasional concerts.


The Sous Chef will be a key position for the effective and profitable operation of the business. The employee must maintain excellent attendance and be available to work a variable event-driven schedule which includes evenings and weekends. Open availability, professional presentation, outstanding interpersonal skills, self-direction and strong management and independent decision-making skills are required.


  • Management of the assigned kitchen operation.
  • Ensuring training of assigned shift kitchen staff is conducted in a timely manner. The incumbent also communicates with all shift employees to help them understand their job descriptions and company policies.
  • Completing documentation of employee performance and attendance issues in accordance with company policy and practice, including independently initiating and authorizing any employment action deemed necessary.
  • Hiring and terminating employees of the kitchen operation.
  • Maintaining and updating all employee files and required company documentation forms.
  • Reviewing all sanitation and production charts for the kitchen operation.
  • Maintaining fiscal controls for profit and loss purposes.
  • Ensures budgeted food percentages are achieved through effective control measures including portion controls, kitchen timings, food inventory rotation measures, receiving and food storage procedures, inventory controls, transfer controls, effective purchasing procedures, kitchen security procedures and waste control.
  • Controlling labor costs through effective scheduling of kitchen staff, cross-training and development of employees.
  • Reviewing and analyzing daily payroll data to ensure proper coding of payroll and time for the purposes of accurate profit and loss statements.
  • The on-going training, development, mentoring and supervision of hourly employees.
  • Managing purchases and preparation of all food products to meet Ovations’ standards of quality and consistency.Responsible for the development of menus, ensuring quality, consistency and style of concept are maintained. Monitors production of food preparation ensuring recipe specifications, portion controls and kitchen timings are met. Monitors all food served relative to appearance, temperature, sanitary and quality standards.
  • Coordinating the storage, maintenance and repair of all kitchen equipment during shift to ensure operational readiness.
  • Managing and participating in all line set-up, prep and breakdown activities. Responsible for in-service delegation of tasks to line personnel and hands on participation during peak periods.


  • Experience levels for position include a 2 year Culinary degree or a 3 year A.C.F. apprenticeship and/or 2 years previous experience as a Sous Chef and/or related experience.
  • Must have various experience levels in volume feeding, ala carte, fine dining, catering, baking and pastry, and purchasing storage and handling
  • Ability to communicate effectively to all levels of staff.
  • Up to date knowledge of M.S.D.S. Criteria Procedures, Safety Guidelines, First Aid/C.P.R., Environmental Health Codes, Local, State and Federal Guidelines.
  • Must possess excellent organizational and communication skills.
  • Skilled to all technical and sanitary aspects of food preparation and presentations.
  • Ability to speak, read and write in English.




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