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Concessions Cook

Posted April 14, 2021

Kalahari Resort & Conventions - Sandusky, OH
Sandusky, OH

About This Job


As Concessions Cook, you 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. Concession Cook I also support and assist the Concession Manager in concessions operations, completing all necessary preparation work to keep stock up to last the given time being served.  Concession Cooks should help out the line and pizza cooks with appropriate levels of ingredients ready to efficiently cook menu items to order.  He/she is also responsible for assisting in ensuring the cleanliness, sanitation and safety in the kitchen, and storage areas while minimizing waste and maximizing cost/production ratio. 

Essential Functions

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Refer to Daily Prep List at the start of each shift for assigned duties.
  • Prepares a variety of meats, seafood, poultry, vegetables and other food items for cooking in broilers, ovens, grills, fryers and a variety of other kitchen equipment.
  • Makes pizza dough, and sauces.
  • Closes the kitchen properly and follows the closing checklist for kitchen stations and assists others in closing the kitchen.
  • Makes food runs for cashiers when needed.
  • Assists in washing dishes and putting them away in appropriate area.
  • Assists in taking out trash and cardboard.
  • Promptly reports equipment and food quality problems to the Kitchen Manager.
  • Informs Kitchen Manager immediately of product shortages.
  • Uses Standard Recipe Cards for preparing all products and does not rely on the memory of themselves or other associates.
  • Adhere to HACCP (Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point)guidelines to ensure efficient, safe and sanitary food production, preparation and presentation. 
  • Ensure that all equipment is kept clean and kept in excellent working condition.
  • Fully understand and comply with all federal, state, county and municipal regulations that pertain to health, safety and labor requirements of the kitchen areas, associates and guests.


Kitchen equipment to be operated, but not limited to are:  Flat grill, Pasta well, Steam table, Browning oven, Cheese chopper/grater, Steam jacket, Ovens, Top Burners, Pizza and Dessert Cooler, Slicer, Broiler, Steamer, and Knives.


  • Excellent interpersonal service skills and organizational skills to plan time effectively.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, busy, and somewhat stressful environment, work under pressure and meet deadlines with particular attention to detail.
  • Ability to get along well with others, to demonstrate flexibility and patience, to work as a member of a team.
  • Good knowledge of food trends with a focus on quality, production, sanitation, food cost controls, and presentations.

Physical Demands

The Associate must be able to work in a stationary position for long periods of times.  Must be able to work and be flexible with all shifts, weekends, and holidays.  Must possess the ability to access all areas of the kitchen, the ability to move frequently & freely about facility.  Must be able to withstand prolonged standing, stretching, bending, kneeling, lifting and carrying items weighing up to 50 lbs. without restriction.  Must be able to work in close quarters or small rooms and is occasionally exposed to hot, cold, wet and/or humid condition.  Work environmental factors include noise, dust, and smoke.

Other Duties
This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the Associate for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Kalahari Resorts is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


About this Employer

Kalahari Resort & Conventions - Sandusky, OH

7000 Kalahari Drive
Sandusky, OH 44870

890 Room Resort