Job Title:   Cook II - Buffet
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Ameristar Casino Council Bluffs
Council Bluffs, IA
Food & Beverage

Position Summary:
Safely prepare food items, following menu specifications and standard recipes, for service to guests in all outlets. Must strive for picture perfect plate presentation.
Essential Functions:
Adhere to guest service requirement listed above.
Always conduct oneself in a manner that reflects a positive professional image.
Requires reading and math skill for recipes and measurements
Ability to provide clear direction, instruction and guidance to subordinates
 Train lower level Cooks in proper equipment use
Ability to work with small, delicate, and sensitive equipment (knives) requiring fine finger dexterity.
Ability to operate kitchen equipment including slicer, steamer, deep fryer, ovens, broiler, grill, mixer, braiser, kettle, and flat top.
 Ability to organize and delegate work assignments/tasks
Ability to perform duties within hot to normal to cold temperature ranges.
Ability to grasp, bend, lift and/or carry, or otherwise, move or push goods weighing a maximum of 150 lbs.
Perform tasks requiring bending, stooping, kneeling, standing, and walking significant distances.
Ability to organize and prioritize work, and meet deadlines.
Actively participates with staff to cook, prepare, dish-up and assemble all outlets food.
Adheres to control procedure for food costs and quality.
Perform all assigned sidework to include replenishing/restocking work station with supplies.
Check station before, during and after shift for proper set-up and cleanliness.
Fully observe all safety procedures as well as clean as you go techniques. 
To encourage and abide by all health codes and hand washing guidelines.
Ability to read and gather all necessary items for recipe execution.
Prepare all food items according to standard recipes and menu to ensure consistency of product to the guest.
Knowledge of how to prepare sauces.
Be able to prepare an order list for recipe preparations.
Be in constant communication with Cook III’s and Sous Chef.
Ability to work the line in different locations i.e. Saute, Broiler, Appetizer, Pantry, Pasta, Grill etc. 
Preparation of hot and cold sauces.
Must have basic knife skills
 total knowledge of two stations with some familiarization of two others
To have full knowledge of the MSDS program
Ability to perform all duties at a higher level of accuracy and speed than a Cook I

Skills and Qualifications:
One year minimum experience in food preparation and food knowledge.
Must be able to perform all cooking duties.
Must be able to fast pace with a sense of urgency.
Must be able to complete any classes or certifications required by the state of Iowa or Ameristar Casinos, Inc.
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