As Valley View Casino & Hotel Food & Beverage Director, Archer’s responsibilities as Food and Beverage Director include the oversight of the culinary division in addition to expanding to the front of the house operations. Prior to his appointment in January of 2014, Ashley was the Executive Chef, responsible for overseeing all seven of Valley View Casino & Hotel’s dining venues including the famous all-you-can-eat Maine lobster buffet. Prior to joining Valley View Casino & Hotel in 2011, Ashley was the Executive Chef at Ameristar Casino and Hotel’s East Chicago, Vicksburg and Kansas City properties as well as at the Westin Philadelphia. He is the recipient of the prestigious Mobil Four Diamond Award and is the only chef to have placed in every category at Mississippi’s state culinary competition. Archer also had a hand in the first James Beard Foundation charity event held outside of Las Vegas, in which funds were raised for culinary scholarships.