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Lead Cook - Amerisports Bar (FT) $1250 Sign-on Bonus!

Ameristar Casino Council Bluffs Council Bluffs, IA

Job Description



Don't just work. Work Happy.


A career in gaming? At Ameristar Council Bluffs Casino Hotel, we think you'll enjoy an exciting industry, fast-paced days and nights, diverse, enthusiastic co-workers, unlimited growth and support from one of the leaders in the industry.


An individual could be successful if they possess the following.

  • Adheres to established departmental and property policies and procedures regarding guest service standards.
  • Demonstrates ability to produce all recipes on restaurant menu in a consistent manner in accordance with menu standards.
  • Oversees and is directly involved in the production of all food items on restaurant menu.
  • Assists in work direction of kitchen staff ensuring adherence to work procedures, quality standards, and menu specifications.
  • Prepares a daily prep list and written daily orders; ensures par stock levels are maintained.
  • Maintains control of the kitchen and informs chefs if staffing levels are not appropriate based on business volumes; assumes limited accountability of supervisors in their absence.
  • Communicates effectively with Front of House staff.
  • Coaches and directs all cooks and assistant cooks to work in a productive and efficient manner; assists in training new team members as directed.
  • Works the line in different locations as needed: sauté, broiler, appetizer, pantry, pasta, grill, etc.
  • Uses and maintains all assigned areas and equipment in a sanitary, safe, and effective manner; reports equipment malfunctions.
  • Observes and enforces Health Department regulations regarding food handling, storage, proper steam table temperature, and cleanliness of work environment.
  • Attends company/restaurant training programs as scheduled.
  • Completes opening, closing, and other side duties as assigned.
  • Communicates as needed with Sous Chefs.
  • Complies with departmental policies as well as company rules, regulations, and policies set forth in the Employee Handbook.
  • Maintains strict confidentiality in all company matters.

  • High School Diploma or equivalent required; degree or certificate from a major culinary institute preferred; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Minimum two (2) years of experience in a dinner house.
  • Must have working knowledge of and ability to prepare stocks, soups, and mother sauces.
  • Demonstrated ability to prepare a wide variety of food items, to standard, in a high-volume, fast-paced operation; ability to prepare all varieties of meat and seafood.
  • Must have strong written and verbal communication skills; must be fluent and literate in English.
  • Ability to work collaboratively and communicate effectively with team members at all levels of the organization.
  • Must have working knowledge of food storage, knife handling and sharpening, weights and measures, plate presentations, recipes and yields, Health Department regulations, sanitation procedures, and safety regulations.

Penn National Gaming is more than you may realize. We have properties throughout the United States and Canada and are embarking on an aggressive growth mode. Our departments and areas of opportunity are ideal for just about any skill set. And our company-wide commitment to making sure our guests smile as much as we do means you'll enjoy a fun working environment.


Now that you have read about who we are, here is your opportunity to see what were about!




Equal Opportunity Employer


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Job Details

Date Posted April 1, 2020
Date Closes April 16, 2020
Requisition 2019-66855
Located In Council bluffs, IA
SOC Category 00-0000.00