Prep Cook

Cash & Ace Casinos Calgary, AB Canada $16.00 to $18.00 per hour

Job Overview

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.

Responsibilities and Duties

· Consistently offer professional, friendly, and proactive guest service while supporting fellow Colleagues.

· 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.

· 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.

Education and Experience

· Casino, hotel or resort experience preferred, but not required.

· 3-5 Years experience in kitchens/cooking is required

· Basic food safety required.

Skills and Abilities

· Highly responsible & reliable

· 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.

· 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

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