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Culinary | Cook 2 ($1,500 Hiring Bonus!)

Posted June 22, 2022

Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe Resort, Spa and Casino
Incline Village, NV
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We currently have an opportunity you will really savor! Explore a career with us and join our team and it could really pay off! Our Hiring Bonus offers:

  • An extra $500 on your first check!
  • An extra $1000 after successful completion of 60 days with your new team!

If you're ready to bring us your passion, we are ready to start this fantastic culinary adventure with you!

A Tranquil Waterfront Resort on Lake Tahoe – Experience Lake Tahoe from our scenic waterfront resort, nestled perfectly into the Sierra Nevada mountains.  Spend your days exploring the area’s winding trails, relaxing at the on-site spa, and dining at our award-winning restaurants before retreating to one of our spacious rooms, upscale suites, or private waterfront cottages. We care for people so they can be their best.

Creating memorable dining experience at the Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe Resort, Spa and Casino begins behind the scenes.  Our Culinary Team is committed to safe, efficient operations and exceptional cuisine.   Your passion for managing food preparation will inspire your team to create truly spectacular food.  Join an engaging, fast-paced and professional kitchen environment!  We take pride in our profession and enjoy providing guests with meaningful and tasty experiences.  Our culinary department maintains high standards in food quality, communication, sanitation and always demonstrates teamwork.

Culinary Management at the Hyatt Lake Tahoe Resort, Spa and Casino has been consistent and our core team has been in place with long tenure, creating a stable work environment for our associates.  If you are ready for the next step in your career or want to further challenge yourself, this position will be an excellent opportunity for you.

Cook II

A Cook II is an intermediate position within our kitchen team.  This person should have a natural passion for food and desire to grow as a culinary professional.  We are looking for an individual with some experience in the profession, since this is not an entry level position.  The ideal candidate should be able to prepare and cook food according to recipes, highest quality  and presentation standards.

  • Follow all company, safety, security policies and procedures.
  • Communicate, using clear and professional language.
  • Support team to reach common goals; listen and respond appropriately to the concerns of other employees and management
  • Learn and master new stations and responsibilities within reasonable timelines and clearly distinguish themselves from an entry level cook.
  • Aim to achieve the next level of cook, by consistently demonstrating the commitment to quality, department and hotel policies as well as displaying pride in the profession.


  • Prepare meals by reviewing recipes; assembling, combining, and cooking ingredients to Hyatt specifications
  • Provide ideas suggestions towards menu items and specials
  • Consistently maintain a sanitary and safe kitchen and work environment
  • Adhere to proper food handling, sanitation, and safety procedures; maintain temperature and Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP) logs as required; and maintain appropriate dating, labeling, and rotation of all food items.
  • Store food according to established standards and local law-requirements.
  • Maintain cleanliness and sanitation of equipment, food storage, and work areas.
  • Complete cleaning according to daily and weekly schedules
  • Aim to be productive, professional and effective at all times
  • Eagerness to learn
  • Must be able and willing to train/work on any cooking line /department
  • Learning multiple stations on hot cooking lines and departments with the culinary department

Due to COVID-19 Cleanliness protocols, this role now calls for new duties to ensure safety and cleanliness of frequent touch points and all colleagues must adhere to our COVID-19 prevention plan, includes wearing mask, temperature check and cleaning/disinfecting areas outside department.

Hyatt is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.



  • Ability to guide entry level cooks towards most professional approach to work
  • Requires excellent communication skills and interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrates desire and develops skill in ability to effectively operate within team
  • Culinary experience or Culinary Diploma/Certificate desired
  • Capable of performing repetitious activities
  • Ability to stand for long periods of time
  • Ability to lift and carry 50 lbs.
  • Teamwork oriented and engaging, as well as striving to advance career within department
  • Able and willing to train and perform on a hot food cooking line, mastering all stations
  • Demonstrated knowledge and skill in ability to safely and effectively operate standard foodservice equipment
  • Two (2) years culinary experience working in professional kitchen setting desired
  • Interest to develop career and stretch comfort zone
  • Flexible schedule availability; willing to work holidays and weekends
  • This position requires the ability to communicate in English (speak, read, write)  

Why to work at Hyatt Lake Tahoe?

Enjoy free colleague meals in our colleague dining hall

12 Free Room Nights at any Hyatt Globally

Free access to the Hotel Gym facilities

Medical Dental and Vision Insurance

Retirement Savings Plan

Excellent training and professional development

Opportunities to work around the world with Hyatt Hotels and Resorts

$1,000 Wellness/Tuition Reimbursement

Our Vales: Respect | Integrity | Empathy | Humility | Creativity | Fun

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Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe Resort, Spa and Casino

111 Country Club Drive
Incline Village, NV 89451

(775) 832-1234

422 Room Hotel

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How guests experience our resort.

Discover an alpine paradise at Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe Resort, Casino and Spa. Nestled within the Sierra Mountain Range, the stunning locale of this newly renovated AAA Four Diamond Lake Tahoe hotel is a luxury lakeside setting for year-round pampering. Take a cruise on one of our private boats, and then tempt Lady Luck in the Casino. Ease tired muscles with a deep-tissue massage in our world-class spa, or bask in the sunshine on the private beach. Reconnect with family - and yourself - while enjoying the natural wonders in and around our remarkable Lake Tahoe, Nevada resort.

From delicious cuisine and inviting guestrooms to luxurious amenities and services, you'll experience an incomparable mountain escape at our newly renovated Hyatt hotel and resort in Lake Tahoe.

Does the Hyatt spirit shine in you?

Hyatt is a place where high expectations aren’t just met—they’re exceeded. It’s a place of outstanding rewards, where talent opens doors to exciting challenges in the hospitality industry.  It’s a place where career opportunities are as unlimited as your imagination. Discover your place to shine in our warm, respectful, and inclusive culture.

Hyatt associates work in an environment that demands exceptional performance, yet reaps great rewards... whether it's career opportunities, job enrichment or a supportive working environment. If you are ready for this challenge, then we are ready for you.

It's all about authentic hospitality.

We are pleased that you are exploring Hyatt. We believe our guests select Hyatt because of our caring and attentive associates who exceed their service expectations. In today's competitive environment, that says a lot about who we are.  We care about our associates and we care about our guests.

At Hyatt, hospitality isn't just a business; it’s a calling.  It’s a calling evidenced in the thousands of decisions and interactions made everyday by passionate employees throughout our company.  Because hospitality is the core of who we are, it extends well beyond our guests. Our unique brand of authentic hospitality is also experienced by our employees.  

We do this by infusing every facet of the Hyatt employee experience with the same degree of hospitality that we show our guests.