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Job Title:   Cook
DDC - Sahuarita, AZ
Food & Beverage

Position Summary: 
Under direct supervision of the Back of House Supervisor, prepares, seasons, and cooks a wide variety of meats, vegetables, soups, breakfast dishes and other food items.

This list of duties and responsibilities is illustrative only of the tasks performed by this position and is not all-inclusive. 

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
  • Responsible for keeping all equipment, utensils and containers clean and ready for use.
  • Receives food ingredients and supplies from main kitchen and pantry as required for daily operations.
  • Reviews production schedule to determine food requirements including variety and quantity of food for preparation and to assemble supplies and equipment needed for daily cooking activities.
  • Seasons and prepares a wide variety of foods such as vegetables, fruits, meats, soups, salads, and cereals in accordance with prescribed recipes.
  • Slices, grinds, and cooks meats and vegetables using a full range of cooking methods; Tests foods being cooked for quality.
  • Carves and displays meats, vegetables, fruits, and salads; replenishes service lines as necessary.
  • Prepares and bakes simple pastries and rolls.
  • Completes production sheets and other records as required.
  • Maintains clean work areas, utensils, and equipment.
  • Caters special events as required.
  • Attends to day-to-day problems and needs concerning equipment and food supplies; detects and ensures disposition of spoiled or unattractive food, defective supplies/equipment, and/or other unusual conditions.
  • May be required to prepare special diets according to prescribed standards.
  • Contributes to a team effort and accomplishes related results as required.
  • Performs other duties as required.

Minimum Qualifications: 
High school degree or GED required or two years of recent experience as a cook in the restaurant or kitchen maintenance area. Must be at least 18 years of age. No felony, theft or stealing convictions. Must be able to successfully pass a pre-employment drug/alcohol screen, background investigation, obtain and maintain gaming license. 

Knowledge, Abilities, Skills, and Certifications:
  • Knowledge of kitchen equipment and utensils maintenance operations.
  • Knowledge of safe practices in a kitchen working environment.
  • Ability to communicate, read, and write clearly in basic English.
  • Ability to demonstrate outstanding guest service at all times.
  • Ability to work in a busy, fast paced environment.
  • Ability to perform in a professional appearance and manner.
  • Ability to read and write.
  • Organizing and coordinating skills.
  • Ability to safely use cleaning equipment and supplies.
  • Ability to prepare a variety of food.
  • Ability to prepare and bake a variety of pastries, rolls and/or other baked goods.
  • Skill in cooking and preparing a variety of foods.
  • Knowledge of food preparation and presentation methods, techniques, and quality standards.
  • Ability to accept receipt of goods and supplies.
  • Ability to gather data, compile information, and prepare reports.

Physical Demands: 
While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly is required to stand for extended periods; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to walk. The employee occasionally is required to sit; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. 

Work Environment: 
Work is generally performed in the Casino's kitchen area with exposure to heat, fumes and steam. Evening, graveyard, holiday and/or weekend work are required. Extended hours and irregular shifts are required.

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