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Prep Cook - Desert Diamond Casinos & Entertainment

Job ID:

43683

Job Title:

Prep Cook

Company Name:

Desert Diamond Casinos & Entertainment

Location:

Sahuarita, Arizona 85629
United States

Date Posted:

Dec 12, 2016

Ending Date:

Feb 10, 2017

Type of Position:

Full Time

Category:

Food and Beverage

Job Description
Position Summary:
Under direct supervision of the Room Chef. This position entails prepping food items, learning of cooking/baking techniques and theories, placing stock in proper storage areas, cleaning and maintaining work areas and kitchens, being an understudy of the cook/pastry cook position and overall production for all Food & Beverage venues.
 
This list of duties and responsibilities is illustrative only of the tasks performed by this position and is not all-inclusive.
 
Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
  • Learns to prepare a variety of foods, quantities, qualities, styles, according to the menu and demand of the business.
  • Performs tasks set forth by superiors.
  • Performs repetitive tasks.
  • Uses and or learns proper knife skills, cooking/baking techniques, cooking/baking methods and terminology.
  • Understands and follows standardized recipes when preparing all foods for all food venues and outlets.
  • Understands and follows through with all assigned tasks.
  • Clearly communicates with Lead Pastry Cooks, Lead Cooks, and Room Chefs.
  • Responsible for maintaining a clean, organized and sanitized work area all while following all tribal, city, state and federal health/food safety regulations and codes.
  • Responsible for making sure that all areas of their assigned venue/outlet/kitchen are taken care of and all assigned duties are completed.
  • Responsible for all food/storage areas (refrigeration, freezer, dry storage) are kept clean, organized, labeled and dated.
  • Responsible for all equipment, tools, floors, work stations and food prep areas are kept clean and organized; as well as free from all clutter, trash and non-approved items.
  • Works according to established procedures of the Casino.
  • Responsible for being able to communicate well with team members while maintaining a positive and professional work environment.
  • Contributes to a team effort and accomplishing all tasks.
  • Performs other duties as required.
Requirements

Minimum Qualifications:
 
Education and Experience:
High School Degree or GED preferred. Six months in a working kitchen or six months as a Kitchen Steward or equivalent.   Must be at least 18 years of age or older.  
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:
  • Ability to learn to safely use kitchen equipment, utensils, tools and machinery.
  • Ability to learn 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 be organized and coordinating task amongst co-workers.
  • Ability to safely use and administer cleaning equipment and supplies.
  • Knowledge of basic foods and there uses.
  • Knowledge of all food safety regulations.
  • Knowledge of metric/standard measurements.
  • Ability to learn culinary methods, techniques and principles.
  • Ability to clearly communicate to all levels of management.
 
Physical Demands:
While performing the duties of this job, the employee will be required to stand for extended periods of time sometimes in the same place.  The job will entail constant communication at all times to communicate where you are and to communicate the task at hand.  The job will require you to use your hands constantly for cutting, grabbing, lifting, washing, touching, sensing and holding items.  You will be required to walk often at a safe pace. 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, steam, second hand smoke, and a high noise level. Days, evenings, graveyards, holidays and/or weekend work are required. Extended hours and irregular shifts may be required. Will work in all venues unless specified by the Executive Chef or Food & Beverage Management.
Additional Information
All applicants must be able to demonstrate their US work authorization during the employment verification process.  

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Company Information
Desert Diamond Casinos & Entertainment
Website: http://www.ddcaz.com/index.php/
Fax: (520) 340-2154
Office hours are Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. No phone calls, please.

The Desert Diamond Casinos & Entertainment offers a convenient, memorable entertainment experience in Tucson, Sahuarita, Why and Glendale, Arizona. Amenities include unmatched gaming options, fine dining, the Monsoon Nightclub and world-class sporting events, music concerts and comedy sets at the Diamond Center. Desert Diamond Casinos & Entertainment also offers one of the region's finest convention centers and high-tech meeting facilities.

An enterprise of the Tohono O’odham Nation, Desert Diamond Casinos & Entertainment has been in the gaming and entertainment business for almost 30 years, beginning in 1985 with the opening of Papago Bingo in the Tucson area.

In 1993, the first Desert Diamond Casino was opened on Nogales Highway. Six years later, a smaller facility opened in Why, Arizona. The third Desert Diamond Casino near Sahuarita was opened in 2001. In 2007, the original casino on Nogales Highway was replaced with a new casino, hotel and convention center complex.  Our newest property, Desert Diamond Casino – West Valley opened in late 2015 and has quickly become one of the Phoenix metropolitan area’s hottest spots.

Desert Diamond Casinos & Entertainment Tucson offers over 1,000 slots, a poker room with the area's most competitive tournaments, live blackjack, high-stakes bingo and fabulous keno.The hotel located only minutes from the Tucson International Airport includes complimentary wireless internet access, a heated outdoor pool, jetted hydro-spa, patio seating with a fire pit, exercise facilities, coffee bar and lounge.

Desert Diamond Casinos & Entertainment Sahuarita offers hundreds of slots and live blackjack tables. Food & Beverage venues include three restaurants - the Agave Restaurant offering fine dining, the Diamond Buffet and the Diamond Grill, as well as the two cocktail lounges.

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