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Lead Cook

Posted July 23, 2020

Winstar World Casino Hotel
Thackerville, OK

About This Job

JOB TITLE: Lead Cook

DEPARTMENT: Food and Beverage

DIRECT REPORT:  Executive Chef 


Responsible for ensuring the quality preparation of all menu items through proper food handling and storage of all food items in accordance with standards. Assists with the purchase of all food items adhering to proper practices, standards, and procedures for purchasing, receiving and storage, and assists with the development of all menus, maintaining food and labor costs.


  • Ensures complete guest satisfaction.
  • Assists with achieving financial goals regarding food and labor costs.
  • Must have the ability to produce high quality products for the brand.
  • Must have exceptional food cost control abilities while producing a high level product.
  • Must be able to produce high quality menu products that capture the hotel’s market.
  • Must have creative abilities in food presentation.
  • Must be able to work all stations in kitchen.
  • Must have knowledge of kitchen operating equipment.
  • Must adhere to purchasing standards, practices and controls.
  • Must demonstrate exceptional sanitation practices.
  • Must have exceptional cost controls in place for food and beverage.
  • Must develop exceptional relationships with all hotel staff.
  • Keeps all refrigeration, storage, and working areas in clean, working condition in order to comply with Health Department regulations.
  • Ensures that all equipment in working areas is clean and in proper working condition to comply with Health Department regulations.
  • Ability to perform duties within extreme temperature ranges.
  • Must have an exceptional understanding of kitchen safety.
  • Participates and steers the hotel Safety Committee.
  • Ensures that Quality Standards and Service are maintained for Property, Product, and People
  • Communicates daily with other management and employees to ensure quality and proper operating procedures are in compliance.
  • Must be able to work all shifts.
  • Enforces established policies and procedures for WinStar World Casino Hotel.
  • Supports hotel’s training needs and efforts.
  • Monitors Guest Service Scores on product improvement.
  • Practices the WinStar World Hotel Culture and ensures all cultural expectations are implemented and regularly practiced.
  • Supports hotel’s training needs and efforts.
  • Responsible for performing “other duties” as assigned by management.



Ability to obtain any licenses or permits that may be required by law or company



All employees must maintain a neat, clean and well-groomed appearance. Specific uniform guidelines and/or required articles of clothing will be explained to you as a part of the orientation process.



  • Culinary Degree
  • 5 years experience
  • Multiple outlet experience
  • Must have exceptionally high sanitation standards.
  • Knowledge of Federal & State laws pertaining to Health Codes.
  • Strong employee relations experience.
  • Must speak, read and write English.
  • Hospitality Experience preferred.
  • Excellent written & verbal communication.
  • Strong analytical, problem solving & organizational skills.
  • Ability to multitask in fast paced demanding environment.
  • Microsoft Office skills required.



  •  All employees must maintain a neat, clean and well-groomed appearance. Specific uniform guidelines and/or required articles of clothing will be explained to you as a part of the orientation process. 


  • Ability to obtain any licenses or permits that may be required by law or company Regulations. 


  • Food and Beverage management experience with a restaurant organization or a similar size hotel with brand knowledge.
  • Must have exceptionally high sanitation standards
  • Must complete Food Handlers Certification.
  • Must have extensive knowledge of food and beverage preparations, service standards, guest relations and etiquette.
  • Must have knowledge of all menu items and accompaniments.
  • Knowledge of appropriate table settings, service ware and menu items.
  • Must have the ability to read, speak and write the English language in order to communicate with guests.
  • Must have basic mathematical skills.
  • Must have exceptional Guest Relations Skills.


  • Physically mobile with reasonable accommodations.
  • Must be able to lift and carry upwards to 25 to 50 pounds.
  • Must be able to bend, reach, kneel, twist and grip items while working in assigned area.
  • Manual dexterity and coordination to perform all job duties including lifting of trays, cases of food, etc.
  • Read, write, speak, and understand English.
  • Operate in mentally and physically stressful situations.
  • Respond to visual and aural cues.
  • Work in cold & hot temperatures.
  • Possibly be exposed to second hand smoke. 


Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) may be required when performing work duties that may have the potential of risk to your health or safety. The hotel will provide the required PPE. Team members will be trained in the proper use and care of any assigned PPE. It is your responsibility to report defective, damaged or lost PPE, or equipment that does not fit properly, to your Manager.



About this Employer

Winstar World Casino Hotel

21444 World Way
Thackerville, OK 73459

(580) 276-3146

1,399 Room Hotel

Managed By

WinStar World Casino Hotel - Luxury at Its Best

When you walk into the WinStar World Casino Hotel from the casino gaming floor, you enter a new and exciting destination. With attractive guest rooms and deluxe suites, choose from 1399 rooms that fit your taste and comfort. Inside you’ll find sensational amenities and state-of-the-art facilities.  The hotel offers all of the luxuries of home, plus some extras like complimentary turn-down service upon request.  You will find several wonderful amenities:  Terrace View Café offering an array of delicious selections 24 hours a day, Rotunda Bar and Pool Bar serving cocktails and light food.  Enjoy some shopping at one of our two gift shops.  Enjoy our state of the art physical fitness room and then relax by your choice of resort-style two pools. 

Winston Hospitality

Winston Hospitality is a creative, energetic and passionate company, dedicated to the highest standard of service and quality in the hospitality industry.  Winston Hospitality has built a reputation in the industry for developing and operating hotels with an emphasis on quality and a focus on long-term financial success. 

Winston Hospitality offers many hospitality services, including management, development, rehabilitation, repositioning, and hotel ownership.  Our senior management team brings years of experience and a wealth of knowledge to each of these areas and is strongly committed to ensuring the satisfaction of our guests and of our partners.