• LEAD COOK - Starting at $15.00/HR!

    Requisition ID
    Ameristar Casino Hotel - Council Bluffs, IA
    Food & Beverage
    Position Type
  • What would I be doing?

    Lead a passionate charge for excellence in food quality and service, every time!  In the Cook position at Ameristar, we're looking for experienced Cooks to provide magical, memorable dining experiences right from the plate.  Bring your skills to the best casino entertainment company in the world! 


    Adhere to all guest service essentials for the position

    • Demonstrate working  knowledge of basic cooking and preparation methods 
    • Prepare food items following menu specifications and standard recipes
    • Safely and effectively use all equipment essential to the position 
    • Organize and prioritize work to meet deadlines 
    • Ensure quality standards and cost control measures are followed 
    • Responsible for all routine opening, during-service, and closing functions and checklists
    • Interact with fellow Team Members in a cooperative manner 
    • Communicate clearly using appropriate language and conduct when engaging Guests and Team Members 
    • Abide by all Health Department and Steritech food safety requirements
    • Participate in all required training and meetings essential to the position
    • Work flexible hours including evenings, weekends, and holidays
    • Have a complete knowledge of MSDS location, cleaning products, equipment, PPE (Personal Protection Equipment) and supplies
    • Adhere to established department and property policies and procedures, including but not limited to: Standards of Conduct, attendance, appearance, cash handling, confidentiality, safety, and sanitation


    What are we looking for?

    A degree or certificate from a culinary arts institute desired

    • Minimum 1 year culinary experience
    • Must have basic knowledge of cooking and preparation methods
    • Able to perform all cooking duties
    • Must complete training or certification required for the position 
    • Must be able to work at a fast pace with a sense of urgency
    • Able to share or divide attention among several ongoing activities, projects or assignments 
    • Must have excellent Guest service skills
    • Ability to effectively work independently and as part of a team
    • Ability to follow all policies and procedures including but not limited to attendance, appearance, safety and security policies
    • Able to work flexible hours including evenings, weekends, and holidays
    • Able to communicate effectively to Guests, Team Members and leaders

    What would it be like to work at this property?

    Photo - Council Bluffs

    Ameristar Casino Hotel Council Bluffs, which includes the largest riverboat in Iowa, was modeled after the historic riverboats that plied the waters of the Missouri River in the 1800s. Located in the greater Omaha metropolitan area, this property has received the prestigious Four Diamond designation from the American Automobile Association and, in 2004, was named "Property of the Year" by the Iowa Lodging Association. The property also features a 38,500 square-foot casino, five dining options, three bars, an entertainment venue and 8,000 square-feet of meeting and event space.


    Ameristar Council Bluffs

    2200 River Road

    Council Bluffs, IA 51501


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