Chumash Enterprises

Lead Steward

ID 2023-1358
Food and Beverage - Kitchen
Position Type
US-CA-Santa Ynez


Under the direction of the Executive Steward or Steward Supervisor, coordinates the activities of the Stewarding team, ensuring all Food & Beverage outlets and kitchen areas are properly maintained, cleaned, and stocked to support daily operations while adhering to applicable food handling and safety regulations.


  • Coordinates and leads the activities of the Stewarding team.
  • Supervises staff in the absence of the Steward Supervisor.
  • Provides training for Stewarding Team as directed by the Steward Supervisor.
  • Performs and ensures the performance of the following duties:
    • Performs daily deep cleaning of all kitchen areas and equipment, which may include proper disassembly, soaking, scrubbing, and reassembly of items such as grills.
    • Replaces foil liners beneath all kitchen line equipment.
    • Cleans hot boxes and speed racks.
    • Deep cleans kitchen and dining floors and rubber mats by scrubbing and pressure washing.
    • Segregates compost items and recyclable materials to minimize waste; bales cardboard and utilizes a forklift as needed.
    • Keeps kitchen, food storage, cooking, preparation, and dining areas and equipment clean, sanitary, and in good working condition.
    • Keeps kitchen areas clean by washing down walls and work tables and wiping down refrigerators.
    • Keeps public areas of the dining facilities safe and free of obstruction; cleans up spills and removes any broken glass and materials.
    • Sorts and washes soiled dining and kitchen items, including, but not limited to, plates, bowls, flatware, glassware, china, pots, pans, hot pots, etc.
    • Sorts cleaned dining and kitchen items in order to replenish carts and food service lines at various establishments.
    • Complies with departmental standards in regards to cleaning policies and procedures.
    • Ensures compliance with federal, state, and local food safety regulations.
    • Sweeps and mops kitchen area and floors.
    • Supports back of house Team Members as needed.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


  • High School Diploma or GED Certification preferred.
  • Previous experience in a lead, supervisory, or similar level position, with demonstrated skills and abilities preferred.
  • Previous dishwashing, stewarding, or related experience.
  • Ability to operate dishwashing machines.
  • Ability to operate pressure washing equipment.
  • Forklift certification preferred.
  • Basic English reading and writing skills; proficient English conversation skills.
  • Must be able to read labels, ingredients, and instructions, and write basic lists, notes and directions; able to converse effectively with co-workers and guests.
  • Basic knowledge in computers, including Microsoft Office, e-mail and Internet.
  • Knowledge of cleaning detergents, chemicals, and washing equipment, and the proper safety procedures for their use.
  • Ability to operate effectively within a team, and provide team leadership, coaching and training.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with demonstrated patience and tact.
  • Detail and follow-up skills.
  • Able to effectively establish priorities and meet deadlines.
  • Multi-task oriented.
  • Must be able to work at a fast pace and maintain composure during periods of high activity.
  • Must follow safety guidelines and grooming standards.
  • Must obtain food handler card within 30 days of employment.
  • Willingness to work swing and/or graveyard shifts, as well as flexible schedules and hours, including nights, weekends, and holidays.
  • Must apply for, receive, and maintain a Gaming License from the Tribal Gaming Agency.
  • Native American hiring preference applies.


3400 Highway 246

Minimum Pay Rate

$19.52 per hour

Maximum Pay Rate

$22.96 per hour


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