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Position Summary

Under the direct supervision of the Room Chef and F&B Back of the House Intern, this position entails using a wide array of cooking techniques to prepare food for enterprise guests, basic skill in meat and fish butchery, basic knowledge of preparation of stocks and sauces, placing stock in proper storage areas, cleaning and maintaining work areas and kitchens, 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

  •     Cooks and prepares a variety of foods, quantities, styles, according to the menu and demand of the business.
  •     Uses and or learns proper knife skills, cooking techniques, cooking methods and terminology.
  •     Reads, understands and follows standardized recipes when preparing all foods for all food venues and outlets.
  •     Understands and follows through with all assigned tasks
  •     Communicates with Room Chef.
  •     Maintains and communicates with Room Chef the foods/products needed to ensure safe par levels and proper stock levels.
  •     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.
  •     Ensuring that all venues are completely ready to open by designated time set by management.
  •     Responsible for all food/storage areas (refrigeration, freezer, and 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.
  • Minimum Qualifications

    Education And Experience

        High school degree or GED preferred and two years of recent experience as a cook or equivalent combination of recent experience and education. Must be at least 18 years of age or older. No felony, theft or stealing convictions. Must be able to pass a pre-employment drug/alcohol screen and background investigation and obtain and maintain a Gaming License and to include the following:

     Knowledge, Abilities, Skills, And Certifications

  •     Knowledge of kitchen equipment, utensils, tools and machinery
  •     Knowledge of safe practices in a kitchen working environment
  •     Knowledge of basic sauce and stock making
  •     Knowledge of basic butchery techniques
  •     Ability to obtain Food Handler’s card
  •     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 team members
  •     Ability to safely use and administer cleaning equipment and supplies
  •     Knowledge of basic foods and their uses
  •     Knowledge of all food safety regulations
  •     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 also be required. Will work in all venues unless specified by the Executive Chef or Food & Beverage Leadership.

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    Desert Diamond Casinos

    7350 S Nogales Hwy

    Tucson, AZ 85756

    Gaming Company

    Desert Diamond Casinos

    Desert Diamond Casinos offer a convenient, memorable entertainment experience in Tucson, Sahuarita, Why and Glendale, Arizona. Amenities include unmatched gaming options, fine dining, 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.

    Our gaming properties include:

    Desert Diamond Casino Sahuarita which features 185,000 square foot of gaming space with 563 slot machines and eight live blackjack, roulette and mini-baccarat table games, as well as a Sportsbook. There are two dining venues - the Agave Restaurant offering fine dining and the Diamond Grill, as well as the two cocktail lounges on the casino floor. The property provides high-tech banquet & catering, conference and business meeting rooms and the Diamond Center can cater up to 2,400 guests.

    Desert Diamond Casino Tucson which is located a convenient distance from both the Tucson International Airport and downtown.The casino offers a poker room, slots, table games including live blackjack and roulette, high-stakes bingo, and a Sportsbook. Food & beverage venues include the Diamond Café, the Diamond Grill, the Ko:Sin Ki: Buffet and the Coffee Bar, as well as two lounges on the gaming floor. The Hotel & Conference Center features state-of the- art meeting spaces, luxurious rooms with complimentary wireless internet access, a heated outdoor pool, jetted hydro-spa, patio seating with a fire pit, and a fitness center with a gym.

    Desert Diamond Casino West Valley which has nearby shopping, dining, and nightlife and is the official casino partner of Westgate Entertainment District. The casino offers a variety of table games which include live Blackjack, Craps, Roulette, Mini-Baccarat, Pai Gow Poker, Ultimate Texas Hold ‘Em, Three Card Poker, Spanish 21. The Sportsbook provides a venue to wager on sports events.Food & Beverage venues include the Nineteen 86 Steakhouse, the Edge, the Rock Bar, a Food Court and the casino Sports Bar.

    Desert Diamond Casino Why which is the smallest of our four gaming properties, which features a convenience store, gas station, and slot machines. It's a favorite stop for travelers going to and from Rocky Point, Mexico.

    You can get a job anywhere, but Desert Diamond Casinos offer you a career!

    Incredible Work Environment:

    We work hard to make sure that each property supports an environment of fun and excitement, both for our guests and our valued employees.

    Corporate Culture: 

    Our team is dedicated to the success of our enterprise & business and creating a culture where diversity is respected and values are honored. Together, our commitment to our guests, community, and fellow employees, helps us to thrive as a high performance gaming enterprise.

    Unparalleled Benefits: We offer a variety of insurance options, including medical, dental, vision, home, automobile, short and long term disability, pet and legal insurances. In addition, we offer 401K, relocation, paid time off, an employee assistance program, competitive compensation, tuition assistance and more.

    Training: Our organizational development team provides training throughout our casinos for both new hires and career employees who want to move into new positions.

    Why you’ll love working in Arizona: