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Cash Casino LP was recently acquired by a new ownership group and is undertaking a transformation and modernization of its casino businesses located in Calgary and Red Deer. We are an Alberta-based, family-owned business looking to grow our casino’s team. Our current locations include Cash Casino Calgary, Cash Casino Red Deer and ACE Casino Calgary.  We are currently constructing a brand new 72,000 sq ft casino at the Calgary International Airport that is expected to open in October 2022!

The Position

The prep cook will cook and prepare a variety of food products including meats, seafood, poultry, vegetables, sauces, stocks, breads, and other food products using a variety of equipment and utensils according to the Daily Prep List. Cook, clean, assist other cooks and staff, and deliver food in a fast-paced environment. Work may include operating a grill, oven, or fryer. Previous experience in a team environment and various cooking methods preferred.

Key Roles & Responsibilities:

  • Promote, work, and act in a manner consistent with the mission of Cash Casino Calgary.
  • Refer to Daily Prep List at the start of each shift for assigned duties.
  • Understand and comply with standard portion sizes, cooking methods, quality standards, and kitchen rules, policies, and procedures.
  • Clean and sanitize work station area including tables, shelves, walls grills, broilers, fryers, pasta cookers, sauté burners, convection oven, flat top range and refrigeration equipment.
  • Store food in designated containers and storage areas to prevent spoilage.
  • Prepare a variety of foods, such as meats, vegetables, or desserts, according to customers' orders or supervisors' instructions, following approved procedures in broilers, ovens, grills, fryers and a variety of other kitchen equipment.
  • Take and record temperature of food and food storage areas, such as refrigerators and freezers.
  • Wash, peel, and cut various foods, such as fruits and vegetables, to prepare for cooking or serving.
  • Place food trays over food warmers for immediate service, or store them in refrigerated storage cabinets.
  • Portion according to standard portion sizes and recipe specifications and wrap the food, or place it directly on plates for service to guests.
  • Weigh or measure ingredients.
  • Mix ingredients for green salads, molded fruit salads, vegetable salads, and pasta salads.
  • Receive and store food supplies, equipment, and utensils in refrigerators, cupboards, and other storage areas.
  • Remove trash and clean kitchen garbage containers.
  • Assist cooks and kitchen staff with various tasks as needed, and provide cooks with needed items.
  • Carry food supplies, equipment, and utensils to and from storage and work areas.
  • Use manual or electric appliances to clean, peel, slice, and trim foods.
  • Promptly inform supervisors when equipment is not working properly and when food and supplies are getting low, and order needed items.
  • Make special dressings and sauces as condiments for sandwiches.
  • Stir and strain soups and sauces.
  • Uses the Standard Recipe Card for preparing all products; does not rely on the memory of oneself or others.
  • Complete opening and closing checklists and assists others in opening and closing the kitchen.
  • Attend all scheduled employee meetings and offers suggestions for improvement.
  • Coordinate with and assist fellow employees to meet guests’ needs and support the operation of the restaurant.
  • Fill-in for fellow employees where needed to ensure guest service standards and efficient operations.

Qualifications:

  • Highly responsible & reliable.
  • Diploma or equivalent in hospitality management or Culinary arts.
  • Casino or resort experience preferred.
  • Ability to work well under pressure in a fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to work cohesively as part of a team.
  • Ability to focus attention on guest needs, always remaining calm and courteous.
  • Casino, hotel or resort experience preferred, but not required.
  • Mandatory Valid AGLC Proserve Certification.
  • Basic food safety required.

Physical Aspects of Position (include but are not limited to): 

  • Constant standing and walking throughout shift.
  • Frequent lifting and carrying up to 30 lbs.
  • Occasional kneeling, pushing, pulling.
  • Occasional ascending or descending ladders, stairs, and ramps.
  • Ability to work nights, weekends, and holidays.

 This role requires a clear criminal record check.

Competitive compensation will be based on experience and education.  Compensation includes individual and family health, life insurance, dental benefits, and RRSP matching.

To learn more, please visit our Cash Casino website at  https://www.cashcasino.ca/ and Ace Casino website at  https://acecasinos.ca/

 

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