• COOK - BUFFET

    Requisition ID
    2015-13616
    Property
    Ameristar Casino Hotel - East Chicago, IN
    Category
    Food & Beverage
    Position Type
    Full-Time
  • What would I be doing?

    Responsible for various assigned work stations within the kitchen, which include, but not limited to, working with equipment such as, knives, steamers, sauté station, frying, ovens, braiser, steam kettle, char broiler, griddle, rotisserie, smokers, woks, slicers, food processors, etc. The Cook will artfully prepare wholesome foods as directed either verbally or by reading order tickets or banquet event orders in accordance with the company standard recipes and presentation techniques, while maintaining all applicable state sanitation rules and regulations.

    Responsibilities

    (The following statements are intended as general illustrations of the work in this job class and are not all inclusive for specific positions.)

     

    • Deliver internal and external guest service the Pinnacle Way. Always exhibit a friendly and approachable demeanor. Be polite and courteous when speaking with guests and team members. Look for and act upon opportunities to assist guests and team members. Be sincere and genuine during all interactions. Be prepared with the knowledge and skill required to be responsive to guests’ and team members’ needs and questions.
    • Responsible for learning and being familiar with all of Ameristar’s room outlets, and for being able to answer general questions regarding the property.
    • If working with the public anticipate the guests’ needs and respond appropriately with a sense of urgency.
    • Read food orders from computer printouts, and prepare food items, according to established menu plans.
    • Prepare all food items according to standard recipes and menu to ensure consistency of products to the guests.
    • Wash, slice, peel and/or cut various foods to prepare for cooking or serving.
    • Observe and test foods to determine if they have been cooked sufficiently, using methods such as tasting, smelling or piercing them with utensils.
    • Ensure work   procedures,   quality   standards and menu specifications are adhered to.
    • In an open kitchen, guest interaction is a must. Engage the guest each time they come to your area. Explain product, ask questions and build positive relationships with the guests.
    • Coordinate and communicate on orders with dining room staff.
    • Prepare all food items accurately in a timely manner. 
    • Complete all assigned prep items as written on prep sheet.
    • Use and maintain all assigned areas and equipment in a sanitary, safe and effective manner.
    • Observe and enforce Health Department regulations regarding food handling, storage, proper steam table temperature, and cleanliness of work environment. Responsible of having a full knowledge of the MSDS program.
    • Consistent attendance at company/restaurant training programs as they are scheduled.
    • Complete opening, closing and other side duties as assigned by the supervisors.
    • Be in constant communication with Lead Cook and Sous Chefs.
    • Pass all tests given including the training in order to retain the knowledge needed to be an effective team member.
    • Maintain a well-groomed, neat and clean appearance.
    • Possess the ability to work harmoniously with coworkers.
    • Perform  all  job  functions  in  conjunction  with  the  guidelines  described  in  the  Standard  Operating Procedures manual to ensure consistent execution of company and department standards.
    • Perform all duties as assigned by management.

    What are we looking for?

    (Related education and experience may be interchangeable on a year for year basis)

     

    • At least one (1) year experience directly related to the accountabilities specified.
    • Team members may be required to obtain a Gaming Commission license, depending on position and state to be paid by Team Member.
    • Possession of and ability to obtain and maintain a valid ID.
    • Require reading and math skills for recipes and measurements.
    • Must successfully pass background check.
    • Must successfully pass drug screening.
    • Must be at least 18 years of age.
    • Demonstrated ability to prepare a wide variety of food items, to standard, in a high-volume, fast-paced operation.
    • Demonstrated understanding and knowledge of the application of sanitation procedures.
    • with  the  guidelines  described  in  the  Standard  Operating Procedures manual to ensure consistent execution of company and department standards.

    What would it be like to work at this property?

    Photo - East Chicago

    Ameristar East Chicago is known for its high-quality guest service, superior dining and luxurious hotel rooms, which won a certificate of excellence from Trip Advisor in 2017. Located just 25 miles from downtown Chicago and conveniently located only minutes away from major interstates, this property has one of the largest selections of games in northwest Indiana.

     

    Ameristar East Chicago

    777 Ameristar Blvd.

    East Chicago, IN 46312

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